Six athletes travelled to Sligo yesterday (May 15th) to compete in the Connacht Track & Field events. We had a great day and were relatively lucky with the weather in that it only rained four times and the sun actually made an occasional appearance. Nothing however, could dampen the spirits of our pupils who tried their best and, as you can see from the picture on the right, were rewarded with medals in many of the events. For more pictures and a more detailed account of our success go to our Special Olympics page. This is the last event for this school year. Thanks to our PE teacher Karen Ridell and Margaret Creaven for training the athletes for this event. Thanks to all on the Special Olympics Committee for their work throughout the year.
We would like to remind parents and guardians again about the need to be vigilant when children are on the internet as there is a considerable amount of adult content posted on the web. There are tips for parents on http://www.webwise.ie which show how children can be kept safe from such material.
We have just got notification that we were successful in our bid to get an award. Congratulations to all. Below is a comment made by the project manager of Discover Primary Science and Maths
Thanks to all involved for participating; the assessment team were very excited to see all the hard work done by teachers and students. The standard of log books and the wide variety of science and maths work being carried out is very impressive; it is clear that teachers and pupils are using a wide range of resources (including the DPSM and Greenwave websites) and engaging in hands-on investigation in the classroom and beyond.
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.