We are grateful to Galway City Council which supplied the school again this year with daffodil bulbs. On Tuesday November 20th all classes got busy planting. We decided this year to put all the bulbs in window boxes which we will be placed on the window ledges at the front of the school when they come into flower in the Spring. No doubt they will add to the beautiful display of Spring flowers we have every year. Pictured opposite and below are pupils from Senior 3 busy planting. While on the subject of the school garden we were delighted to hear that we were awarded a prize from the Tidy Towns competition. Awards will be presented in the Galway Bay Hotel on December 5th.
This week was devoted to the promotion of science in schools and to the development of an understanding of the relevance of science in everyday life. In St Joseph's pupils had the opportunity to participate in experiments which developed their understanding of materials, energy and forces, living things and environmental awareness and care. Check out Senior 4 and Senior 3 to see some of the experiments.
Science investigations are recorded by staff and posted on the science notice board. At the end of Spring term Mary Loughman -our science co-ordinator and Mary Lillis- our maths co-ordinator will submit a log book detailing the work done in these curricular areas to Discover Primary Science & Maths. It is hoped that the work done over the year will merit an award of excellence in these areas.
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.