What a fun day we have had at sports day today. We jumped, jumped, balanced and crawled through an obstacle course. We blew bubbles and carried water for a race. We played hurling, golf and football. We jumped on the trampoline and practiced our throwing skills. It was so much fun.
We visited the beach recently in Senior 3 and collected all sorts of items - shells, seaweed, sand, shale - and we explored their textures and properties, matching them to each other and sorting them according to their characteristics. We worked as a group to create a beautiful mandala. When we finished we cleared it away, keeping the materials, ready to create another piece in the future!
Music Assembly in Senior 3
We love to sing in Senior 3 and to play the guitar. This week we performed our two favourite songs for assembly - Hakuna Matata and I Wanna Be Like You. Here is a video of the process and performance!
Spring and Summer Garden Flowers
We harvested our cabbages and the pupils each brought some home. It was time to plant something new for Summer. We chose these beautiful flowers from Dangan Nurseries. The pupils dug the ground, planted the flowers and then watered the plants. Hopefully when our wild flowers bloom we will have a colourful summer garden, a playground for our precious bees.
We were delighted to dig up our cabbages which we planted in October. We dug, weeded and raked the soil. We are keeping a close eye on our wild flowers which we hope will bloom shortly and yesterday we visited Dangan nurseries to buy new flowers for summer planting.
Spring has Sprung!
The rain has stopped (for now!). The sun is shining, the skies are blue and we are out and about in our local community examining the changes in the season and walking to our local shops. We see buds on the trees, flowers are blooming and the weather is warmer.
Sunny Days at the Playground
You have to play when the sun shines and we did that today at a local playground. Our pupils loved the climbing frame, slides and the seesaw.
There is nothing we love more than a birthday celebration. One of our pupils turned 18 this month and we made his favourite buns to celebrate. Happy birthday!
Happy Valentine's Day
Love is in the air in Senior 3 so we made cards and Valentine's day brownie bites to send home to our families as a token of our love.
January Birthdays - We Love Them!
Nothing beats the January blues than having a birthday to celebrate. We made rice krispie buns and had lots of treats to celebrate a very special birthday in our class this week
"We are the Elves"
We were working nine to five in Senior 3, with help from Senior 6, but we FINALLY got those presents packed for Santa's Sleigh.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...
Christmas cheer is spreading all around St Joseph's as we make our decorations, prepare Christmas art work and practice for the Christmas play. We are busy busy bees...
Nice Day for a Stroll
Preparing for Halloween
Spooooooooky business afoot in Senior 3...
Tending to the Garden
We popped out to our veg patch on a beautifully sunny day to tend to the weeds and water the garden. Signs of growth!!
One of the best things about Autumn is it's delicious seasonal fruits. We have been lucky with an abundance of apples and berries this year and we made great use of these beautiful fruits to make a berry and apple crumble this week. With flour, butter and sugar on top and butter, sugar and fruit on the bottom, we're not going to lie...it was the tastiest crumble we've eaten!
Assembly and LÁMH
We performed our assembly with the help of some other classes in St. Josephs. We hope you enjoy and learn some LÁMH signs too! Many thanks to the wonderful cinematographers in Senior 4 for filming us so well.
Horticulture in Senior 3
We visited Dangan Nurseries to purchase plants, soil and seeds for planting. Today we prepared the garden by weeding it, raking the soil, adding additional soil and compost and planting a combination of wild flower seed and cabbage plants. Fingers crossed we get a good winter for growing!
Welcome Back to School
We are delighted to welcome our pupils back to senior three. We've had a busy start to the school year and are immersing ourselves in all things autumnal - collecting leaves, making tree prints and cooking delicious lunches and dinners using autumnal root vegetables as our main ingredients.