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 !

Féile Fichille Chess Tournament in Wicklow

Three strong teams of chess players represented the school last week at the Féile Fichille Chess Tournament in Wicklow Educate Together NS. The 24 pupils who attended each played 6 games throughout the course of the day against opponents from other schools. Plenty of tactical skills were on display, as well as great respect shown at the beginning and end of each game, regardless of a win or a loss. We were absolutely delighted that our junior 3rd & 4th class team came in 1st place overall, an incredible achievement for these young players at their first ever chess tournament. Our two senior teams of 5th & 6th class pupils also performed fantastically, coming in 2nd and 6th place overall in their Masters category. We look forward to more exciting tournaments during the school year!

The Stars Are Brightly Shining!

Well done to all the children in our school who each designed a star for our annual display in Gorey Shopping Centre. It looks wonderful! Be sure to visit and see if you can spot yours.

Creepin’ it real