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

This Week in St Josephs'

Sept 26th to 30th

Monday: Sixth Year Tour Carlingford Adventure Centre, Third Year Tour Dublin Zoo , EU Day of Languages

Tuesday: TY Hairdressing Workshop

Wednesday: School Trip First Years Causey Farm, School trip Second Years Navan Adventure Centre

Thursday: JCT training for Staff

Sept 19th to 23rd 2022


Tuesday: Erasmus + STEM teachers and Gaiety School of Acting , Sixth Year Staff Mentoring 1

Wednesday: Green Schools' Walk to School Day, 5th & 6th Yr Ag Science and Construction classes at the Ploughing Championships 6E hold Coffee Morning, St Josephs' Golf League, Friendly Voices start back, TY letters to Rush Nursing Home

Thursday: Sixth Year students at Higher Options RDS, TY Girls at the Microsoft Dreamspace Project in Maynooth University, Debate Club first meeting, Junior Book Club first Meeting

Friday: Mercy Day Mass @11am St Maurs' Church

Sept 12th to 16th 2022

Monday: Nika, Betka (Slovenia) EU ErasmusPlus visit, 62 5th Yrs receive their Gaisce Bronze Award

Tuesday: School Clubs & Extracurricular activities noticeboard , Presentation to Ryan C and Stephen B for Fundraising help. St Josephs' Golf Society Day 2 Rush Golf Club

Wednesday: Sixth Year Biology on Ecology FieldTrip to Dublin Zoo, Sixth Yr Leaving Cert Applied visit Work Skills Ireland at the RDS, First Guth na nOg meeting

Thursday: Learning Leaders Meet, GLEE Club back,

Friday: Fifth Year Tour Carlingford Adventure Centre

Saturday : PDST Ag Sci Polytunnel Day

Sept 5th to 9th 2022


Tuesday: St Josephs' Golf Society outing in Rush Golf Club

Wednesday: TYs in Carlingford Adventure Centre

Thursday: TYs in Carlingford Adventure Centre , Open Evening

Friday : Mass inOratory Fr Kevin Sr Basil with Oratory Team ,

June 4th : JD Kelly TY wins All Ireland silver in 800m

May 23rd to 27th

Monday: TY Work Experience 2 ( all week) Junior Boys Cricket Match , Third Yr Girl Band Performance

Tuesday: Sixth Year Graduation Mass in St Maur's Church , Sixth Yr Bowling

Wednesday: Sixth Year Graduation Ceremony & reception Green Schools Flag raising Ceremony

Thursday: Dragons Den @st Josephs

Friday: Zara Jones TY wins UCC Irish Fossils Art Competition wins tours of Labs UCC exhibition at Gluckman Art Gallery

May 16th to 20th 2022

Monday: JD Kelly, Ciaran Leddy and Emilia Zivkovic on a TY Placement with the Air Corps all week

ISL (Irish Sign Language ) Awarding of certificates to participants( TYs Adam Jane)

Tuesday: First Year Soccer final v Ardee in Drogheda (lost 7-5 ) First Years Fair Trade Day ( TYs ,bannas)

Gaeltacht scholarships awarded to ten students.

Wednesday : TY Awards & Graduation, Final of Lunch time soccer league. 1st Yr coding student Lily will compete in the Scratch National final competition

Thursday: Animal Care Fieldtrip to Dublin Zoo (Adam Jane) TAP Educational Achievement Awards ceremony in TCD 12 students received awards


Saturday : TY Ball, Athletics Lenister Finals JD from TY will run in 400m and 800m competitions(won both)

May 9th to 13th 2022

Monday : Europe Day celebrated in St Josephs' organized by TY EPASP Young Ambassadors treasure hunt, face-painting, Kahoot , Music @Lunchtime. Rush Tidy Towns Sunflower trail sow seeds.

4D self -defence techniques workshop

Tuesday : Green Schools Award Ceremony in Radisson Blu Hotel GS Water Ambassors Charlie Savage, Keilan Noonan Dublin Regional winners Lucy Learmonth Poster Award winner

TY Girls Public Speaking Workshop

Wednesday: Senior Boys Cricket

Thursday: TY and Fifth Years trip to Paris Senior Girls Cricket

Friday: TY and Fifth Years trip to Paris , EU VIP visitor to St Josephs

May 2nd to 5th 2022

Monday: No classes Public Holiday

Tuesday : Launch of Wellbeing Week All week Energiser and Drop Everything and Move Cake sale , Face Painting, Go Orange Day ,Cycle against sucide

2nd & 5th Year students awarded certificates - Fujitsu Programme

Wednesday : Walk for Water ( 3rd & 6th Yr)

1st Yr Boys Gaelic Football Final v St Pauls Raheny (won) Tom Quinlan Cup Champions!

Senior Girls Cricket Match v

Senior Boys Cricket Match v

Thursday : School Tour Third Years Jumpzone, Omni Centre , Movie Dr Strange

Fruit Pots for all 5th & 6th Yr students .

NEWS: 1st year student in Scratch National Final & 1st year girls group in the Semi Finals of AWS Get IT

Friday : SciFest@College DCU and TU Dublin Grangegorman 1st, 2nd & TY present Projects ( 20 Awards 7 Trophys )

Junior Boys Cricket Match

Eleven TY students ' Young Ambassadors ' present at an EPASP (European Parliament Ambassador School Programme) event

April 25th to 29th 2022

Monday: 5 TY students spend the week with the Irish Air Corp.

1D visit Rush Library

Tuesday: 1A visit Rush Library

TY students Katherine, Finn, Lorcan, Keilan, Cathal, Charlie and Aniela represent St Josephs Sec School in the Science Gallery TCD

Junior Boys Cricket( won)

Wednesday: TY etiquette workshop for 4A, 4E,4F

Second Year JCSP Trip

Senior Boys Cricket Match, Senior Girls Cricket Match

North Leinster Track and Field Championship. Congrats to JD Kelly TY Gold in track and field 400 m and 800 m in North Leinster.

Camogie Match: Junior U14 Girls (won)

Thursday: TY students attend DCU Open Day.

1E and 1F visit Rush Library

Friday: TY students Katherine, Finn, Lorcan, Keilan, Cathal, Charlie and Aniela represent St Josephs Sec School in the Science Gallery TCD

Congratulations, Lily 3rd prize in the Senior German Poetry Competition of the GDI ( German Teacher’s Association )

April 4th to 8th 2022

Monday: First year JCSP students trip to see Sing 2

2A,2C,2D,2F) will be working alongside 32 TYs to complete their first LIFT leadership round table. LIFT leadership flag awarded one of ten schools in Ireland.

Gardai Talk for 4B,4D, 4F .

Tuesday: Second year students at MED day in Trinity College

First Year GAA semi-final( won)

TY GAISC trip to Glendalough

Wednesday: TY GAISC trip to Glendalough

U14 Camogie

PE EXPO in DCU students will present their Projects( 3 awards including Junior Overall Award)


First Year students trip to Causey Farm

TY etiquette workshop for 4B, 4C,4D

U15 Soccer Final ( Won U15 North Leinster FAI Cup )

Friday: Gardai Talk for 4A,4C, 4E

U18 GAA match

First Year Soccer semi-final ( Won )

March 21st to 25th 2022

Monday: TYs help to get the schools' polytunnel back to working order.

CLEAR MEMORIES a TY mini- Company wins award at Fingal Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Awards.

Ability Awareness week begins.

Tuesday: VIP guests arrive for Great Minds presentation and performance.

Odd socks and shoes Day

Seeds planted by Ag Science students

Minor Camogie match v Loretto

Minor ( First Year Boys ) Gaelic Match v Gaelcholaiste Reachrann

Wednesday: Five TY students attend the CEIST Student Leadership Conference this team are leading the renovation of the Schools Oratory.

Walk for Water in Glendalough

TYs and First Years mentoring meeting

Friendly Voices are back , meet & greet with senior citizens 6th Yrs and TYs then some singing.

Twelve second year students received their Certificates from Scholars Ireland at an Award Ceremony in TCD

Thursday: Three TY students represented St Josephs at Planet Youth programme

Green Schools Inspection Day , the Green Schools Team members explain all to the Inspector

Girls Junior Soccer and Minor Soccer Match v Loretto

Friday: Fifth and Sixth Year Leaving Certificate Applied students attend Restart Youth Careers Expo

Daffodil Day fundraiser , Wear Yellow non uniform Day , Bake sale, Buy a Daffodil

New Stations of the Cross installed in the Oratory organised by the TY Oratory Team

European Parliament Ambassadors attend information session with MEP Barry Andrews via Zoom

March 8th to 15th 2021

Gentle reminder our 8,000 steps per day challenge starts this week (the entire week, so no resting on Saturday or Sunday...)

We aim to encourage students, staff and parents to get out and reach 8,000 steps per day, please send any pictures of where you are walking, your step count, anything interesting you come across. If you are happy to post on your own social media please use the #SJRStepsChallenge and tag @stjosephsrush and @AnneKinsella

Two TY students will take part in a Concern TY Programme, best of luck to Darragh on a TY programme in Leinster House.

Six students represent St Josephs' at Euroscola Online in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on Friday 12th March Best of Luck. Bon Débat.

March 1st to 5th 2021

SPHE and CSPE classes take part in Fairtrade Fortnight. Enter the Poster Competition email with your entry.

Two new literacy and numeracy challenges for you, Comedy Caption Challenge and Emoji Questions information during SPHE JustEat vouchers available for the winners.

TY students this week are participating in programmes with Concern, a Leadership programme. TY girls attend iWish STEM Conference on Thursday

We celebrate World Book Day 4th March with a Kahoot #Bookshelfie, can you guess the Teachers' Bookshelf thanks to Ms Morrissey for the idea ,teachers for the photos and Ms Murphy for putting it all together

The Student Forum launch their latest Challenges 8,000 Steps a day.

Oct 03
Friendship Week
Oct 04
Study Skills Workshop(2 hr)
Oct 20
6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Oct 31
October Midterm Break
Transition year students & some teachers are taking part in Bike 4 Life. They aim is to cycle 220km by October 10th World Mental Health Day.This is a fundraiser for Cycle Against Suicide. & to generate awareness for Suicide prevention. Your support
St Josephs' is recruiting a number of past pupils/parents/business leaders/community Leaders, to receive training and act as mentors in our school, delivering 3 structured mentoring sessions throughout the academic year to a group of students from 2n
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