Students from Junior 3, Junior 4 and Junior 5 celebrated their First Holy Communion on Saturday the 20th of May. Everyone looked wonderful and really enjoyed the day. The months of hard work from the staff and students made us feel very proud on their special day.
On the 10th of May eight of our students took part in the Special Olympics Connaught Regional Athletics Event in Sligo. It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a fantastic time. We took home a great selection of medals and ribbons. Karl and Stanlin took part in the 100m and the Javelin and took home a gold, silver and bronze medals plus a 5th place ribbon. Gabrielle, Ciara, Craig, Kawthar and Chelsea took part in the 50m and softball. They won a gold, four silver, two bronze and three 4th place ribbons between them. Michelle also took part in the softball and the 25m and won gold in both! We are so proud of all our students, well done everybody!
On Thursday our students took part in the Special Olympics Athletics in Sligo. They did us all so proud and came home with a great selection of medals! Our boys took home Gold and Bronze in the 100m, Silver in the 50m, Silver and a 5th place ribbon in the Javelin and a 4th place ribbon in Softball.
The girls did great also winning two bronze medals and two 4th place ribbons in the 50m, two golds and three silver in the softball and a gold in the 25m! Well done everyone, a great day was had by all!
The weather has been really great since the Easter break and classes have been using the opportunity to get out to the school garden. Pupils following the Level 2 Junior Cycle programme are doing a short course called Grow, Cook, Eat. Below are pictures of some of the plants that they are hoping will grow and that they will be able to use in cookery classes. There is so much that pupils learn from these practical activities
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.