World Book Day Celebrations 2023

World Book Day was a huge success here in St.Joseph’s Primary School. To celebrate World Book Day each child was given a World Book Day token to encourage reading . Every child could dress up as a favourite character from their favourite book and there was some fantastic costumes parading the school for the day . As a whole school we celebrated this day through a special announcement of DEAR time over the intercom . Classes were busy designing their own book covers as well as drawing their favourite characters . It was a positive experience for all and great effort was invested by parents, teachers and students . We all thoroughly enjoyed the day . Happy Reading !

School closure- Mrs Murphy’s groups!

I hope that everyone is safe and well, I have allocated work in each class for the children that come out to me. I realise that some parents may not be in a position to do as much as they would like to because of work commitments or family care. Don’t worry do what you can as this is just suggested work and not the end of the world if they don’t get it done . The work I have given is the same as what they have been doing all year and therefore the children should be able to do the majority by themselves. Also remember during this stressful time that children learn so much from baking, lego, gardening or painting with their parents. Try include them in anything you are doing and don’t stress we will work hard when we get back to school. If you need to contact me do not hesitate ,I would only be delighted to help as much as I can. You can contact me on



Kind regards,

Orla Murphy



Biz World

On the 8th and 9th of February both 5th classes became dragons and entrepreneurs for real. Bank of Ireland praised them for their outstanding ideas, work ethic and communication skills when delivering their pitches to two Bank of Ireland managers. The businesses that received most “Biz Bucks” investments included:

  1. Stepocharger which is a phone charger powered by movement.
  2. Tornado Box: a lunch box which regulates temperature.
  3. Super Pets: a GPS dog collar to track down dogs.
  4. Scushions: cushions to make school chairs more comfortable.

Well done to all the boys and girls involved and watch this space Gorey!!