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

Weekly Roundup #WR4

The weekly roundup for St Joseph's from Monday 6th of January 2020 - Friday 10th January 2020. #WR4
Weekly Roundup #WR4

Monday 6th January - Friday 10th January 2020

Past Pupil named Footballer to Watch for 2020

Very proud of past pupil Ciaran Archer who was named 2nd in Donnchadh Boyle's Irish Independent article: "2020 vision - Ten footballers who are primed for a stellar year ahead". We wish Ciaran a super footballing year ahead and hope he sees the success he deserves. See what was wrote about Ciaran below but read the full article here:

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What a year for St Joseph's at the 2020 BT Young Scientist Competition

Check out the following summary of St Jospeh's participation in the BTYS 2020. Detailed article to follow during the week.

Productive Week Back for the Art Department

Mr Byrne shared some great tweets of the work being done in his senior art classes. The talent on display is out of this world - but don't take our word for it check out some of his posts here:

5th Year Life Sketching Exercise

15 Minute Tonal Sketches Exercise

Observational Drawings Examples

Irish Diplomat Visits St Joseph's

Irish diplomat Laoise Moore who is Ireland's Consul General in Boston made a trip to St Joseph's on Thursday as part of the Global Schools Programme. Consul General Laoise and Corporal Andrew McKinney met with and spoke to a range of students from our school community. The students study History, Politics & Society and some of them have been to Uganda as part of the Aidlink Ireland Immersion project, others have participated in Model UN and EYP while others are off to the European Parliament next month. The students were well informed and engaged in the talk and Consul General Laoise praised the quality of the questions the students had for her rating them as "some of the toughest and most insightful questions of her career". Well done to the organising teachers and participating students.


Uganda Immersion Project 2019 - Update

We were delighted to receive confirmation that the trees planted by St Joseph's students in Masaka, Uganda are growing really well. We planted these trees to offset the carbon emmissions of our flights for the trip. It was important that we kept our carbon footprint in mind while we participated in this project. Huge thanks to Eco Brixs for looking after our trees for us in Masaka.

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Congratulations to Past Pupil named in the Irish Squad ahead of 2020 Six Nations Championships

Linda Djougang has been selected for the Irish squad set to compete at the 2020 Six Nations Championship next month. Djougang made her first appearance in an Irish shirt at the competition, coming off the bench in Ireland’s 22-5 win over Scotland in Glasgow. Djougang has gone on to pick up four more caps for the national side.

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Forget-Me-Nots Choir Opportunity

St Joseph's was delighted to welcome Karen Meenan of the Making Hay Reminiscene Theatre Company and The Foget-Me-Nots choir to workshop with a group of TY Students. Students learned how to make drama by gathering memories. Students will be working with senior students in 2 weeks time. Watch this space for further updates.


Apr 06
Easter Holidays
May 04
SCHOOL CLOSED Public Holiday
May 07
2nd & 3rd year end of the year JCSP celebration
May 08
1st year end of year JCSP celebration
All updated letters and publications from school, deparment of education and HSE.
Updated information from St Joseph's & The Department of Education in relation to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The 2nd installment of our Transition Year Blog. March 2020.
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