We had a little ceili in the hall on Friday. Check out the video for the highlights. Thanks to Annette, James and Johnny who provided the music.
Ciaran and Hanna Burke spent two hours with us on Monday. First they told a story to the pupils about seeds growing and then everyone had an opportunity to make plant pots out of newspaper and plant nasturtium seeds in the pots. It was a very nice activity and we will be tending the seeds over the next few months making sure they have water and light and observing the growth of the plants.
We are just coming to the end of National Tree Week. Check out Aran's Blog to learn a little about the trees in the school grounds.
On Monday next March 11th all pupils will have an opportunity to learn a little about gardening. The school is hosting a workshop which will be delivered by Ciaran Burke. Ciaran is a horticulturist and his workshop covers re-cycling, composting, sowing seeds, growing food and healthy food. There will be hands-on activities where pupils will make plant pots out of newspaper and sow seeds. More information on Ciaran's workshops can be found at www.thegardenschool.ie and www.scoodoos.com. Thanks to Galway City Council for funding this project
Continuing the gardening theme we are delighted to be included again this year in the Incredible Edibles programme. Senior classes have been involved in this for a number of years. The pupils have an opportunity to grow vegetables and complete worksheets around plant growth and healthy eating. More information on this programme can be found at www.incredibleedibles.ie and www.quickcrop.ie
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.