We had a WONDERFUL day on Saturday! Pupils from Junior Three and Four made their First Holy Communion. We had a special guest from Galway Educate Together National School. It was a beautiful ceremony. Thank you Fr. Martin! The pupils wore their outfits to school on Tuesday to show them to all the staff. Junior Three and Four are looking forward to showing the school their Communion Books this week. Hooray!
We are delighted to announce that our application for the International Green Flag has been successful. This is our sixth time to get the award. A lot of work went into developing an understanding among the pupils of the theme which was global citizenship.
The Green Flag will be presented to the school by An Taisce on May 21st in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Congratulations to the Green School Committee.
The Board of Management has just issued a policy on swimming and a policy on parent-staff communication. It is important that these documents be read by parents and carers. Click on the policies tab above on the right hand side. Click on the documents to download to your computer. Printed copies of both policies will be issued shortly.
Just back at school today and Senior 2 have started to tackle the school garden. Senior pupils in a few classes are participating in the Incredible Edibles project again this year. Packs containing seed potatoes,a variety of vegetable seeds, strawberry plants and compost have arrived so we will be busy planting over the next few weeks. Click here to to find out more about this excellent project.
Planting and caring for vegetables and flowers is a great practical activity for our pupils. It develops both an understanding of where food comes from and of how plants grow.
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.