The pupils enjoyed a lively ceilí in the hall in the afternoon to traditional Irish music. Cormac the music teacher was at hand to play a few instruments for us. The pupils were busy in class all week doing fabulous St. Patrick day art pieces which were displayed throughout the school. Enjoy the St. Patrick's Day celebrations this weekend from all the staff and pupils At St. Joseph's Special School.
Pupils from St. Joseph's were delighted to meet Aoife Murdock from Dogs Trust. Aoife gave a very informative presentation on dogs, she asked the pupils lots of questions and showed them how to deal with dogs if they were scared. Both pupils and staff really enjoyed the presentation. A big thank you to Aoife Murdock from Dogs Trust for calling to St. Joseph's.
St. Joseph's Special School are delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of the charities for the TESCO IRELAND Community Fund!!!!
For the next month, you can vote with your blue token for St. Joseph's Special School in TESCO ORANMORE.
For more details, please follow the link: https://food-and-community.tesco.ie/home/supporting-local-communities/community-fund-stories/what-is-community-fund/
Experienced and new St. Joseph's Special Olympic athletes enjoyed a development day for athletics in the IT Arena in Athlone. First they warmed up in mixed groups with other athletes, then they practiced running, relays, throwing, jumping and much more. The athletes really enjoyed the training day and everyone gave their best effort on the day. Click the picture below to see more photos from the day
St. Joseph's said their goodbyes to Mary today. She is retiring after 40 years of service in St Joseph's Special School, She will be remembered fondly and missed dearly by staff and pupils. This morning at assembly Mary was presented with cards of well wishes from all 12 classes and received a parting gift from the social committee as well. A few tears were shed as Mary did her goodbye lap of the assembly hall. Best of luck Mary in your retirement. A new chapter begins!
St Joseph’s is a special school under the patronage of the voluntary organisation Ability West. Education in all aspects of the primary school curriculum is provided for pupils between the ages 4- 18 who have moderate general learning disabilities. Programmes are designed to meet individual needs so as to enable pupils to reach their full potential.