St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
Europe's first CFES School of Distinction

Weekly Roundup

The weekly roundup for St Joseph's from Monday 25th November - Friday 29th November 2019
Weekly Roundup

Monday 25th November - Friday 29th November 2019

Here's a rundown of what's been happening in St Joseph's in the last week:

  • St Joseph's u19 boys took part in the Dublin Schools Badminton League on Monday 25th November. By agreement with the other 4 teams involved in their section all 4 matches were played on the same day. Each of the 8 Boys involved played in two matches. All players acquitted themselves very well and they managed to win one of the 4 matches. Everyone had a most enjoyable day.

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  • SciFest for STEM saw 5th Year Student Daniel O' Brien represent St Joseph's with his project on "Seal Whiskers - Bioinspiration for Oceantech" an opportunity to meet like minded people.

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  • TY Musical week was upon us and our current TY students embraced the busy lead up like pros. Sold out shows for 3 nights to rave reviews. It was the reaction that the students deserved for their hard work and dedication over the last few months. Ask anyone who was there, extra seats had to be add for the last night due to its popularity. The singing, the dancing, the acting, the accents the colour. A very appropriate reflection of the year group we are working with in TY in St Joseph's this year. Well done to all the students and of course the immensely talented teachers who help get them to their best!

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  • Christmas came early for St Joseph's Music Department with the arrival of a beautiful new upright piano for the department. A passion project for the teachers and students of St Joseph's it was a great day to see this vision arrive through the school doors. A massive thank you to all the teachers, students, parents and members of the community who supported our fundraising over the last few years to be able to purchase this instrument for the school. We promise to take great care of it and make magnificent music with it. Check out a short video clip of the piano in action by clicking here!
  • A fascinating talk by Dave Glennon who works with Ubisoft Singapore who gave up his time to speak to interested students about game design and his career path. Dave skyped in from Singapore where it was 10pm at night for him. We really appreciate giving up his time and the students who engaged in this talk were riveted from start to finish. Maybe we have some future game developers in our midst?

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  • Fantastic win for our u15 boys football team this afternoon, sealed with an excellent long range goal from Senan Groome. The lads played some brilliant football in challenging conditions and were deserving winners.
  • Thursday saw a busy day celebrating Thanksgiving and thanking our entire school community for making us who we are. Big shout out to third year Student Forum reps, Leadership Team and our amazing parents & guardians for always being there to lend a hand. Our student leaders welcomed the staff with cakes & coffee at small break just to say thank you. A lovely gesture which was much appreciated.

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Rush local and past pupil Ciara Reddin has asked us to help collect plastic bottle caps. Please collect these up for us and keep them from ending up in the sea. The collection point is up at the front door.
Well done to the 6th year Computer Science students that made it past the final elimination and will next week have their experiments run on board the ISS as part of ESERO/ESA's Mission Space Lab competition.
Monday sees a welcome return to in-person learning for all Students. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again. Please read the return to school information carefully and watch the videos ahead of Monday's return.
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