Cookery lessons in January have focussed on the importance of breakfast in the daily diet. Pupils have a had a chance to practice making scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, waffles, omelettes, granola breakfast bars.
Our school opened on a part time basis 50 years ago this week. To mark this important event Fr Martin from the Cathedral celebrated a mass for pupils and staff. We remembered the people who started our school and all the staff and pupils who have passed through our doors since 1964 and we celebrated the work being done in the school today.
As April was the month in which the school opened on a full time basis and received official recognition we intend to have our big celebrations around that time.
1964 - 2014
We are looking forward to a very exciting term as we are going to be celebrating the foundation of the school. We will have a few events throughout the year where we will be looking back at the last 50 years remembering the people who helped establish the school, the pupils who attended it and staff who worked here. We will of course also be celebrating the achievements of the current pupils.
To start the anniversary year we are having a mass for pupils and staff in the school on January 27th. This is a significant date for us in that it was on this day in 1964 that the school opened on a part time basis in a house on Newcastle Rd. It was later in the year when it opened full time and was officially recognised as a primary school by the Department of Education.
We will keep you posted on events and hope that you will be able to attend our celebrations.
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.