Some lucky pupils from the Senior Classes were chosen to go to Petersberg Adventure and Education Centre. It was co-ordinated by Paul Tannian from Ability West/Foroige. The pupils each had a partner to help, support and encourage them. The pupils and staff alike had a wonderful day in the sun. They did two activities: gorge walking and an obstacle course. The pupils were so brave and tried their very best at everything. Please click on the picture below to view a slideshow of the days events.
The whole school was over the moon with excitement when we heard that Ciara from Senior 2 had got a gold medal in swimming at the National Games. Delighted also with the performances of our past pupils Kawthar, Michelle and Eilish. They visited with their family members on Tuesday morning to show off their medals and to join in a victory parade at assembly. Sincere thanks to Karen our wonderful PE teacher for all the hard work and for being chaperone to the girls in Dublin. Thanks also to the Special Olympic committee in the school and to our swimming teachers in Leisureland who continue to give their time and expertise free to St Joseph's.
Great excitement at the train station this morning as we waved off our past pupils and current pupil as they boarded the train to dublin. They are representing team Connacht this weekend. Looking forward to welcoming them home next week and hearing all about the fun the have.
We have been blessed with great weather for two outdoor events Funday on May 30th and Sports events at Dangan track on June 6th. Thanks to organisers of Funday Karen and Sarah and to Karen for organising the track and field events in Dangan. Thanks to the parents and friends who provided cakes and snacks for Funday and who dropped in to visit during the day. Special thanks to Stephen McGinley for entertaining everyone with his juggling skills.
Check out some of the class pages to see photos of the 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.