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

Weekly Roundup

The Weekly Roundup for St Joseph's from Monday 18th November - Friday 22nd November 2019
Weekly Roundup

Monday 18th November - Friday 22nd November 2019

A very very busy week in St Joseph's this week. Here's a run down of what's been happening this past week:

  • TY, 5th & 6th year students represented St Joseph's in The Model United Nations which happened in Cork last weekend. Huge thanks to Ms Davidson & Ms Keane for affording our students the opportunity to participate and engage on such a successful level.

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  • Congratulations to Ruby Atkinson of 3rd Year who won the interprovincial tournament last weekend with Leinster Girls. A fantastic achievement for Ruby and we are all so proud of her here in St. Joseph's.

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  • College Awareness Week was launched in school. A jam packed week of events, activities and talks.
    Check out the full College Awareness update here
    This update includes a synopsis of some of the wonderful talks our students had the opportunity to go to and the video summary of our much anticipated and enjoyed speed careers event.

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  • A mix of our musically inclined students attended the NAPD Creative Engagement event. Here they showed off their music skills to like minded teachers and students. Their performances were raved about. Thank you to Ms Davidson & Mr Dowling for affording the students the opportunity to get involved in this event.


  • Success for the u16 Gaelic Footballers this week.

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  • A narrow defeat for the u19 Badminton team who had their first competitive outing with this new extra curricular team lead by Mr Reilly. Congratulations to the team who gave a great performance throughout the tournament. We look forward to watching this team grow and wish them every future success.

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  • TY Friendly Voices are in full festive swing ahead of "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" - a joy to hear them practicing, creating a beautiful Christmas Buzz around the school.
  • 2nd Year JCSP Students participated in a very cool workshop with Ireland's biggest independent comic publisher.

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  • 5th Year Politics & Society students attended the empowering #childtalks2019 event in Dublin. This event engaged students in issues relevant to their own lives and encouraged them to advocate for their rights.

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  • Our senior cycle options meeting for students, parents & guardians saw a great turn out last week.
  • Mr O' Connell celebrated the inaugural meeting of the St Joseph's "Astronomical Society" with an amazing turnout for the first gathering. We look forward to seeing what wonderful things this group get up to over the academic year!
  • It was great to see Minister Joe McHugh, the first Minister of Education to visit St Joseph's walk through the doors on Thursday night. Our TYs last year left a lasting impression with their upbeat message asking for a new school.

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  • Final preparations are underway for the TY Musical "Seriously Elle?!" which premieres this coming Wednesday. We have seen huge dedication and hard work from our TY students in preparation for this showstopper which we know will translate on the stage. We wish all involved a great week ahead, metaphorically break legs!

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Dec 05
SVP Fundraising Campaign begins
Dec 07
Senior Cycle options for Students
Dec 08
Dragons Den Competition Final Submissions
Dec 12
School Closed
The annual Christmas fundraising appeal for SVP will begin next week. Please support this very worthy cause.
CAW 2022 will start this Tuesday 22nd Nov. A great chance to think about future plans , career options and further study. CAW is blended this year with in person and online Talks from Colleges & Universities ,advice from past pupils.
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