Message from St. Joseph’s Parents Association: As you may be aware, the school recently completed allocating places for 120 new first years who are due to start in August 2019. Unfortunately, due to a demand for places, we are left with 104 pupils on our waiting list. Whilst the Board of Management are addressing this with the Department of Education, the Parents Association feels it is time that the voices of the parents and students are heard.
St Joseph’s as it currently stands is inadequate for the needs of both the current and future students. Fingal has the highest levels of house building in the state but the necessary amenities required for the families in these homes have not been provided. We need a new school – there is limited space on the current site for more prefabs and our children are losing out.
On Wednesday October 24th, a large group of our TY students travelled into Dublin city centre to protest outside Dáil Éireann. Thanks very much to all the parents that supported us.