Today we welcome Sarah McGinley back from her maternity leave. Sarah is the new Principal of St.Josephs School. Sarah is looking forward to the role. Siobhán Butler has been acting principal in her absence, we would like to thank Siobhán for all her work.
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 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.