Hello from Ms. Cleary!

Dear parents,

I hope you are all safe & well. I miss seeing & teaching your children. Below is some general information on what your children could be doing. These are only suggestions & so there is absolutely no pressure to complete them. Remember home activities such as gardening, baking, exercising, playing lego, jigsaws, board games etc are all valuable educational activities. If you have any questions at all, however big or small, please do not hesitae to contact me at brid.cleary@stjosephsgorey.ie .I would be delighted to work with you.

Bríd Cleary

Some General Information:

READING for 20 minutes daily
Keep a record of the book, dates & pages – A book you have at home or storytimeonline.net or getepic.com

Write a few sentences -include dates, capital letters & full stops!

Those doing SNIP, continue it -the lists are free on snip-newsletter.co.uk



Chess Winners from St.Joseph’s !


On Wednesday 4th March , almost 30 children represented our school playing chess.We travelled to Enniscorthy to play in the Ficheall.ie Regional Tournament , in Gaelscoil Inis Corthaigh.

We entered one team of eight from 5th/6th classes & two teams of eight from 3rd/4th classes. All our super subs. played also. Each child played six games. The emphasis was on participation & fun ,so we did not get the following news of our success until the following week .

THE MASTERS ( 5th /6th classes )

1st Gorey Gladiators 29 points ( St. Joseph’s)

2nd Bunclody Beats 28.5 points

3rd Ríthe Inis Corthaigh 23.5



1st Andrew Hennell 6 points

2nd Oran Duffy 5.5 points

3rd Diarmuid Cronin 5points

Highly Commended : Max Finn


THE BUDDING MASTERS ( 3rd /4th classes )

1st Gorey Gangsters  ( St Joseph’s)

2nd Gorey Gurus ( St Joseph’s)

3rd Ballon Chess Pros.



1st Luke Gill

2nd Nathan Vos

3rd Anna Garamvolgi

Highly Commended : Ruadhan Cullen, Danny Dowling, Brooklyn Fleming, Seán Morris & James Murphy .

WELL DONE TO ALL WHO TOOK PART. We are very proud of you .

Scór na bPáistí

18 students from St. Joseph’s participated in four categories of the 1st annual Scór na bPáistí. All of our talented singers, dancers and musicians did us proud and three groups have even made it through to the semi-final.