A Farmer visited Room 1

Last week Junior Infants in Room 1 were learning about the farm.   A farmer visited our class and he brought in a 6 day old lamb for us to pet.  We all came up with a name to call the lamb and the most popular name was Rosie.  We asked the farmer questions about farm animals and we talked about how we can stay safe on a farm.  We then made our own lambs in Art and we sat in our artist chair and talked about our art pieces.

World Book Day

World Book Day 2018 takes place on Thursday, March 1st. As part of this event we are encouraging children (and parents) to enjoy the pleasures of reading and SHARE A STORY on World Book Day… and every day. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it’s fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.


For ideas and more information, please click here to see the World Book Day website.






Book Club

Hi everyone. Our new Book Club leaflets went home yesterday. Please return your orders to the class teacher by next Wednesday 28th February .

You can also order online. Go to http://schools.scholastic.ie/st-josephs-cbs to browse the latest books and order online. For every €1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25¢in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by February 28th, 2018.

The children also received their World Book Day Tokens. The tokens can be used with the Book Club Order. Just deduct €1.50 from the total cost and send the token in with the order.

Alternatively, when you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookseller, the Bookstation, and swap it for one of the exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books.

Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get €1.50 off any full price book instead.

Then all YOU have to do is take your book home and enjoy it.

The World Book Day book tokens are valid from Monday 26 February–Sunday 25 March 2018.


Chess Jamboree ( Co Wexford Primary Chess Challenge ) in St Joseph’s PS

What a night ! Over 230 children from all over the county had great fun playing three rounds of chess each . 19 teams of six in the senior section {5th /6th classes – aged 11 and 12 approx. ) and the same entry in the junior section!

Parents suggested to the organisers that it should be called The Co Wexford Primary Chess Jamboree! It certainly was a large gathering of enthusiastic children from Duncannon up to Kilanerin , having funplaying chess,socialising & having refreshments organised bythe amazing, St Joseph’s PS Parents’ Council!
(… sandwiches/ biscuits/ tea/coffeeand juice for players and their families and friends.)
And thanks to Deirdre who keeps the whole event running smoothly!

There was a big welcome for our new entrant : Loreto Gorey who entered four teams. Arklow also entered for the first time. If Galway can play in the Leinster GAA final , we can welcome our near neighbours in Arklow to play chess with us!

We were lucky to have Manuel Gardenes as one of our arbitrators and also Eamonn Barrett, who founded the chess challenge 26 years ago in Piercestown NS.

Gorey Chess Club have been supervising the 300 games plus for the last five years in St Joseph’s PS. A big thank you to Club chairman, Seamas Halpenny, and also to Steven, Remy, Mel & Robbie .

We could not run this celebration of chess without the help of our secretary Geraldine and our caretakers, Jackie and Alan .

So the results : Seniors – 1. Duncannon NS; 14 & 1/2 points. 2. Kilanerin 14 pts. New Ross 14 pts. 5. St Joseph’s 1. 13 & 1/2 pts. 6. St Joseph’s 2. 13 pts
Juniors – 1. Kilanerin 2. Piercestown 3. New Ross

The event was presented by Eamonn Barrett, retired principal of Piercestown, and Bríd Cleary, St Joseph’s PS.