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

This Week in St Josephs'

Monday 8th April - 12th April 2024

Monday: Attendance Drive continues, Prosper Panto rehearsals for TYs

Tuesday: 4 TY students attend Bridge to College



Friday: Attendance Poster competition closes.

Monday 18th March - 22nd March 2024

Monday: School closed public holiday

Tuesday: Attendance Drive continues, 4 TY students attend Bridge to College, 1st 2nd & 3rd Yr students receive their positive behaviour awards.

Wednesday: Uganda Immersion project begins for 33 TY & 5th Yr students

Thursday: Third Year students visit Armagh Planetarium, Non uniform Day Wear Red - show racism the red card.

Friday: 23 TY students help with Daffodil day at the Community Centre,

Monday 11th March - 15th March 2024

Monday: Attendance Drive continues , Let’s Read Literacy initiative continues with all TY students, AWARE workshop 4A & 4C, TY German class welcome students & Teachers from Germany, Senior girls soccer semifinal, TY YSI Speakout Drogheda

Tuesday: Emmanuel 2024, Sixth Year mentoring, 6 TY students attend Bridge to College

Wednesday: Friendly Voices & Friends celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Awards, Leaving Cert Applied students visit Baldoyle Training Centre,

Thursday: TY Gaisce walk, Walk for Water , Cycle against suicide, 3rd Yr Maths students @ ∏ Day Quiz in ArdGillian

Friday: TY Gaisce walk, Walk for Water

Monday 4th March - 8th March 2024

Monday: School closed for students Staff training day.

Tuesday: Attendance Drive continues , Let’s Read Literacy initiative continues with all TY students, #andshecycles with THe Bike Hub bike maintenance workshop for girls

Wednesday: Green Schools inspection,

Thursday: World Book Day non-uniform Day €1 Dress up as your favourite book character

Friday: Scholars Ireland continues for 12 2nd Yr Students , Green Schools Water Poster deadline , SciFest deadline

Monday 26th February - 1st March 2024

Monday: Attendance Drive continues , Let’s Read Literacy initiative continues with all TY students, TY Module 3 begins, 15 TYs attend Bridge to College , Senior Girls soccer match

Tuesday: 6th Yr LCA Theatre trip, Junior Girls GAA match

Wednesday: English classes (EFL) and iPad classes for Parents begin @6pm,

Thursday: LIFT mentoring @3:05pm

Friday: Scholars Ireland continues for 12 2nd Yr Students

Monday 19th February - 23rd February 2024

Monday:Attendance Drivelaunched with Year Group Assemblies , Let’s Read Literacy initiative begins with all TY students during 12:00 class this week, 1st Yr Boys Gaelic match,#andshecycles ambassadors, 3rd year Stephanie, and TY students Cerys and Lillie were all awarded €500 grant for purchase of a new bike.

Tuesday: 2nd Year JCSP Students fieldtrip to Butlers Choclate

Wednesday: TY Street Law group visit Blackhall Place,


Friday: Scholars Ireland continues for 12 2nd Yr Students , Senior Boys Hurling Match

Monday 5th February - 9th February 2024

Monday: Public holiday school closed

Tuesday: Mock exams continue for Third & Sixth Year pupils. Let’s Read Literacy initiative continues with all 1st & 2nd Yr students during the 8:45am class. U14 Girls Gaelic match. TY work experience begins.

Wednesday: Uganda Immersion ProjectFundraiser in Millbank Theatre, Fujitsu Interviews for Fifth Year students

Thursday: 5th Yr Physics students attend Tyndall Lecture in DCU.

Friday: Scholars Ireland continues for 12 2nd Yr Students

Monday 29th January - 2nd February 2024

Monday: Mock exams begin for Third & Sixth Year pupils.Let’s Read Literacy initiative begins with all 1st & 2nd Yr students during the 9:45am class.

Tuesday: TY EU Young Ambassadors attend virtual meeting with Ciaran Cuffe MEP

Wednesday: Johan J, Marian D, Isabelle HC & Cathal P compete in the Fingal Music Showdown Final @The Lark, Balbriggan


Friday: Incoming 1st Yrs 2024/25 visit St Josephs, Scholars Ireland continues for 12 2nd Yr Students

Saturday: Senior Boys Gaelic Football Leinster Semi Final

Monday 22nd January - 26th January 2024

Monday: Catholic Schools Week ( all week), TY EMBER team lead daily prayer. Let’s Read Initiative continues with all 1st & 2nd Yr students,


Wednesday: First Year students attend Mass in St Maurs Church


Friday: Coffee Morning for 3rd Yr & TY Parents , 12 Second Year students begin their Scholars Ireland journey.

Saturday : Feargal Quinn Awards 2024 presented to Mia, TJ, Chloe and Jake, Leaving Certificate Applied class of 2023

Monday 15th January - 19th January 2024

Monday: Let’s Read Literacy initiative begins with all 1st & 2nd Yr students

Tuesday: 15 TY students @ Bridge to College Leadership Project Launch, 6th Yr Art History Trip to the National Art Gallery

Wednesday: Minor Boys soccer match

Thursday: 24 TY students @Street Law, U17 Boys soccer semifinal V Ardgillan, 5th Yr PTSM


Monday 8th January - 12th January 2024

Monday: U16 soccer match,

Tuesday: 2nd round of the Irish Angus Beef competition 4 TY girls competing,

Wednesday: BTYSTE 2024 begins in the RDS 13 Projects will represent St Josephs, senior Boys Soccer match, TY Subject Options Fair, U16 Gaelic Football match

Thursday: BTYSTE 2024 continues, 17 TY Girls on Site visit to Bank of America

Friday: BTYSTE 2024 continues. Eight awards received at BTYSTE Award ceremony in RDS.

Monday 18th December - 22nd December 2023

Monday: Word of the week ‘ Yearning’ TY psychometric assessments, Senior Girls GAA match, Music Group sing in Rush Nursing Home

Tuesday: 24 TYs @Street Law 11-1 , Attendance Award winners Trip

Wednesday: Music Group sing in Dublin Airport ,Minor Boys soccer match,Student Council Christmas Door competition winners announced

Thursday: Winners announced TY GAA Future Leaders Wall Ball Event

Friday: Christmas Quiz

Monday 11th December - 15th December 2023

Monday: School Closed

Tuesday: 1st Yr JCSP Buy a Book Trip , Music Group @ Parish Carol Service , 3 Award winners Mia, TJ, Jake Senator Fergal Quinn National award for excellent overall LCA results, 4 TYs@Bridge to College, TY Girls@STEM event.

Wednesday: 2nd STJsings 4 SVP video released, School Carol Service@St Maur’s Church

Thursday: SVP Christmas Jumper & Hat Fundraiser, TY Mini company Christmas Fair, Carols by Candlelight @7:30pm

Friday: Sixth Year Parents Coffee morning@11am , TY Girls @ @STEM passport for inclusion in Maynooth University. Senior Boys Gaelic Football match

Monday 4th December - 8th December 2023

Monday: Word of the week ‘Winter Solstice’ Senior Girls Soccer match, 5th Yr History students Trip,

Tuesday: TY trip to Dundrum,

Wednesday: Green Schools workshop

Thursday: School closed for pupils JCT training Staff

Friday: First Year Parents Coffee Morning @11am Hall, 5th Yr student Markuss plays with Lenister FAI Interprovincial tournament, U16 Gaelic Football match

Monday 27th November - 1st December 2023

Monday: Word of the week ‘Ensemble’

Tuesday: Remembrance Mass @11am livestream. 5th Yrs in St Maurs for Mass, 5 Second Yrs @TCD Med Day, 1st Yr Coding class start AWS GetIT training, Senior Hurling Match

Wednesday: TY Musical Back to the 80s, Senior Boys soccer.

Thursday: TY Musical Back to the 80s, 2nd Yr Language students @ #ThinkLanguages event . Under 16 Boys GAA Match Minor soccer match

Friday: TY Musical Back to the 80s

Monday 20th November - 24th November 2023

Monday: College Awareness Week , First Years donated 72 Shoes boxes to Team Hope. Word of the week ‘Scholarship’

Tuesday: Speed Careers Event Second Year Students , 5 TY students@ Bridge 2 College all week. TY girls@STEM Passport for Inclusion Maynooth University.

Wednesday: College Fair for TY, 5th & 6th Yr students and Parents , 5th Yr students Fijutsu workshop@9:45

Thursday: Colaiste Dhulaigh trip , Junior boys Soccer match, Senior Girls GAA match

Friday: Kamaya & Amy @SciFest National Finals

Monday 13th November - 17th November 2023

November Assessments for students , TY Work experience all week

Friday: Senior students represent St Josephs @National Model United Nations (NATMUN) in UCC( Best Delegation award , Aisling K Best Delegate award )

Monday 6th November - 10th November 2023

Monday: 7 students attend Great Minds workshop in DCU, TY Barista Workshop 4F,4E,4A, 15 TY students @ Restorative Practise training,

Tuesday: Awards Ceremony Second Years, Third Years, TY Barista Workshop 4B,4C,4D ,Senior Hurling Match, 2 students @Water Ambassador training

Wednesday: 12 TY German students @Workshop

Thursday: Awards Ceremony Sixth Years , Planet Youth Survey 3 Yrs & TY , 6 TY attend Planet Youth event,

5 students @ #andshecycles Ambassador training


Monday 23rd October - 27th October 2023

Monday: Staff Fundraiser Breast Cancer Bake Donate @10:45am, Sixth Year Geography Field trip,

Tuesday: Second Years trip to TCD, Junior Hurling Quarter final,

5 successful #andshecycles ambassadors TY students Sophie M, Louise McC, Lillie F and Cerys H and 3rd Year Stephanie C D. Green Schools Water Ambassador programme are TY students Maedbh B Charlie H

Wednesday: 13 Project Proposals qualify for BTYSTE 2024

Thursday: Third Year Parent Teacher and Student meeting @4:15pm

Friday: 22 TYstudents @ Street Law,

18 5th Yr students @STEM passport for inclusion graduation in Maynooth University.

Monday 16th October - 20th October 2023

Monday: Senior Boys Gaelic Match, Maths Week activities begin, Climate action week activities for SPHE

Tuesday: 1D visit to Rush Library, 35 TY STEM Passport for Inclusion in AMD, CItywest. 1st Yr Maths Treasure Hunt with TY students. Sixth Year Mentoring 1-2

Wednesday: TY Community Care group plant up a new Pollinator area, Junior Cycle Results @ 2:35pm

Thursday: Sixth Year photos

Friday: 1st Yr Maths Treasure Hunt with TY students.

Monday 9th October - 13th October 2023

Monday: Junior Hurling Match

Tuesday: First Year retreat to Glendalough TY Ember Group, TY: 11 Girls Code Plus, TY : 20 Girls STEM passport, Girls Camoige Match

Wednesday: 1E visit to Rush Library, Farmophobia tickets on sale

Thursday: Parent Teacher Student Meeting Sixth Years

Friday: TY Etiquette workshop 4C 4D, Senior Girls GAA match, 1F visit Rush Library, Student Flu vaccines

Monday 2nd October - 6th October 2023

Monday: BTYSTE Projects submitted

Tuesday: Drop Everything & Survey,

Wednesday: Senior Camogie Match,

Thursday: School Tours First, Second ,Third, Fifth & Sixth Years

Friday: LIFT mentoring 1: 1st & TY, 2nd & 5th, 3rd & 6th, Junior Hurling match

Monday 25th September - 29th September 2023

Monday: School closed

Tuesday: European Day of Languages@St Josephs

Wednesday: WSP, Sixth Year Mentoring 1(postponed )



Monday 18th September - 22nd September 2023

Monday: Study Skills Super Generation Workshop Fifth Years, TY Etiquette workshop 4A,4B,4F

Tuesday: Study Skills @ 9:45am Drop Everything and POKER , Study Skills Super Generation Workshop third Years

Wednesday: Study Skills Super Generation Workshop Second Years

Thursday: Study Skills @ 9:45am Drop Everything and POKER, Mercy Day Mass in St Maurs Church @2:15pm

Friday: Sixth Years @ Higher Options and Worldskills Conference RDS,

Monday 11th September - 15th September 2023

Monday: Golf Classic in aid of Uganda @ Rush Golf Club, WSP meeting for Staff

Tuesday: Sixth Yr History trip

Wednesday: Sixth Yr Ecology trip , 10 Fifth Year students @ research seminar St Pats,LCA Parents Meeting 7.30 pm ,TY Parents meeting 7.30 pm



Monday 4th September - 8th September 2023

Monday: TY Induction 4A,4C with MCondra(1 hr)

Tuesday: TY Induction 4B,4D, 4E, 4F with MCondra(1 hr)

Wednesday: TY trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre

Thursday: TY trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre, Open Evening 6-8pm

Friday: Golf Classic in aid of Uganda @ Rush Golf Club(& Mon)

Monday 28th August - 1st September 2023

Monday: All First Year students ICT Induction , 2nd & 3rd Yrs meeting Form Teachers @8:45am

Tuesday: All First Year students ICT Induction




Monday 22nd May -26th May


Tuesday: SambaDrumming workshop for 1st 2nd Yrs JCSP students, Graduation mass @12pm St Maurs Church , 2nd Yr Boys GAA Awards/ Celebration

Wednesday: 5 Yr Leaving Cert Applied Coffee Morning , Sixth Year Graduation Celebration @7:30 St Maur’s Church.

Thursday: Exams begin Second Yrs & Fifth Yrs

Friday: Two2nd Years Martha,Lily represent St Josephs @ Young Environmentalists Final Convention Centre

Monday 15th May -19th May

Monday: 1st 2nd Yr Boys Cricket match V St Columba’s College, Fifth Yr boys Soccer match, SciFest Awards , Gaisce Awards, Girls Cricket Match

Tuesday: 18 TY students @ Languages Initiative in TU Dublin

Wednesday: TY Awards Ceremony 11-1pm TY Graduation @7:30pm

Thursday: TCD Academic Achievement Awards 2023 Ceremony in TCD

Friday: Charity Football match for Sixth Yrs V Staff

8th May - 12th May

Monday: TY tour Northern Italy ( May 6th -9th)

Tuesday: SciFest@DCU

Wednesday: Ability Day Presentation @11:00 Old socks and shoes Day, Friendly Voices & Prosper Fingal Performance , 3rd Yr JCSP Trip and Profile awarded

Thursday: EU Day Celebration, Face painting, Kahoots, Music Scavanger Hunt for 1st Yrs, 25 TYs Pathways to Geography Awards ceremony in TUD:


1st May - 5th May

Monday: May Bank holiday School closed


Wednesday: 21 TYs @ SciFest TU Blancharstown, TY Wellbeing Fair

Thursday: 5th Yr Italy Trip, TY students @DCU Open Day

Friday: 5th Yr Italy Trip

24th April- 28th April

Monday: TY &Prosper Fingal Panto Matinee, 2 TY girls @Code Plus ( Mon- Fri), LCA2 community centre (Senior Citizens bingo)

Tuesday: 2nd Yr JCSP trip , Drop everything and LIFT, visit by LIFT Ireland @11am

Wednesday: TY &Prosper Fingal Panto Evening Performance, All 5th Yr students visit Maynooth University, Zara J (5th Yr) Irish Elk picture awarded 2nd place in Fossil Art competition , Senior Boys cricket Match


Friday: 12 TY girls Code Plus Graduation, 15 TYs @ EPAS Awards Ceremony, 2nd Yrs Martha Lily shortlisted for the finals of the Young Environmentalist Awards 2023, Junior Girls GAA Quarter Final

17th April- 21st April


Tuesday: 5 TY students attend Future Learning( Tue-Fri)

Wednesday: 1st/2nd Yr Boys Cricket match, TY Glendalough Gaisce walk , 3 5th Yrs @CEIST Student Leadership Conference in St. Patrick's College Drumcondra, EPAS Ambassadors Webinar@11am, EP Parliament Office online inspection vis Zoom@1:55- 2:45pm, St Josephs’ Golf Society outing to Rush Golf Club

Thursday: TY Glendalough Gaisce walk


27th Mar- 31st Mar

Monday: Bake -Off Competition and Cake Sale Fundraiser, 5th Yr Gaise students walking part of the Camino de Santiago (Mon-Wed) 4 TYs attend TCD Creative Arts Festival( all week), 14 TYs @ Bridge 2 College,Let’s Read literacy initiative 20 mins during the 2:35 class all week, First Yr Boys Gaelic match

Tuesday: 7TYs @Bridge2 College ( Tue-Fri)

Wednesday: 20 TYs involved with Prosper Fingal performance, 18 students represent st Josephs’ @PE Expo

Thursday: 5 EPAS students travel to Cyprus ( Thur & Fri), Senior Boys Gaelic Match V Fingal CC

2nd year students and 20 5th year students Complete their @BITCIEducation World of Work Programme 2023.

Friday: TY LIFT activity, 3TY students represent St Josephs’ in Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition.

20th Mar- 24th Mar

Monday: Let’s Read literacy initiative 20 mins during the 1:35 class all week. All TYs @ virtual work experience with Amazon Web Services 11-1, TY student @ National Gallery of Ireland , Design your Future City, Architecture TY Programmes. 10 TY students attend Future Learning ( Mon -Thurs)

Two 5th Yr qualified and took part in BTYSTE Bootcamp.

Tuesday: All TYs @ virtual work experience with Amazon Web Services 11-1, TY student @Aer Lingus TY Programme( Tue -Wed)

Wednesday: 14 TY students @ Bridge to College 8:45 -9:45, 2nd Yrs Martha Lily @ Eco Den Semi Finals UCD ( Young Environmentalists),

Thursday:All TYs @ virtual work experience with Amazon Web Services 11-1, YSI Speak out

Friday: TY and some 5th Yr students receive their Junior Certificate Profile of Achievement.Daffodil Day (Wear Yellow), Senior Boys Hurling Semi Final, Community Garda & 6th Yr ‘ Use your Brain not your fists’

13th Mar- 16th Mar

Monday: Seachtain na Gaeilge TY Irish students watch An Cailín Ciúin Millbank Theatre, U14 Gaelic Football match , Let’s Read literacy initiative 20mins during 2nd class all week.

Tuesday: Code Plus 2TYs attend , Forensic workshop Assassination of JFK TY and 5th Yr History students, First Yr Boys Gaelic football match,2nd Yr Business students visit Fujitsu

Wednesday: TY Gaisce walk training

Thursday: TY visit Croke Park Skyline and stadium tour, Non Uniform Day fundraiser for Parents Association, 2nd Yr CSPE Bake Sale in aid of SVP & Peter McVerry Trust. U14 Gaelic Football match, Scholars Ireland Graduation TCD

Friday: St Patrick’s Day school closed, Aniela S 5th Yr plays violin with Cross border Orchestra performs NY Carnegie Hall

6th Mar- 10th Mar

Monday: First Years ‘ Let’s Read ‘ Literacy initiative ( 20 mins every day) 5th Yr & TY German students @ Bridge 21in TCD with German students from Gelsenkirchen, 9 TYs @ Future Learning, 2 TY students @ TCD Zoology,

Tuesday: German students visit St Josephs,7 TY @ Bridge to College, Senior girls soccer match, Junior Hurling match

Wednesday: St Josephs’ celebrates International Women's Day, visit by Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee, 5 students @TY programme Balbriggan Garda Station, 2nd Yr Boys Gaelic Leinster Semi-Final,

Thursday: 3rd Yr English trip to see Romeo& Juliet

Friday:U16 Boys Gaelic match V Lusk CC, TCD Access school survey

Feb 27th - Mar 3rd

Monday: Diversity Awareness Week , TY Aware workshop, 1st Yr Coders webinar with Amazon 11-1pm, Visit from Baldoyle Training Centre re Apprenticeship opportunities , Second Yr Business students Sustainability workshop with Roisin@Fujitzu

Tuesday: 14 TYs @Bridge to College, 3 TY students in Rush N.S & St Catherine's N.S working with their cricket teams.Senior girls Soccer match,14 TY Jigsaw One Good School Programme

Wednesday: Sixth Year Mentoring 4

Thursday: Music Group perform @Emmanuel Helix DCU , TY Bodywhys Webinar 12-1pm

Friday: TY and 1st Yr mentoring 12-1pm, African Drumming Workshop (TY), Colours Day for Stand Up Awareness. 10 5th Year Art students @NCAD

Feb 20th - Feb 24th

Monday: TY Literacy Initiative runs all this week ,

Tuesday: 2A & 2F at Sky Go Media workshop, TY student in Rush N.S & St Catherine's N.S working with their cricket teams.

14 TY Jigsaw One Good School Programme. First Year Boys GAA V Fingal CC

Wednesday: 2C & 2B at Sky Go Media workshop,14 TY students @ Bridge to College meeting,First Year soccer match.

Thursday: 2D & 2E at Sky Go Media workshop, Senior Boys GAA match, Dragon's Den First Year PTM

Friday: 4A,4E 4F take part in a Sky Go Media workshop, Fundraiser for Turkey/Syria, 1st Yrs Attendance Hero certs awarded, U14 Girls Gaelic Match (won)

Feb 6th -Feb 10th,

Monday: Bank Holiday School closed, Internet Safety Week

Tuesday: Mock exams continue for Third and Sixth Yrs, TY students on Work Experience

Wednesday: 25 Fifth Year students visit Fujitsu,

Thursday: 1A & 2C Best Class Attendance for the second week of our Be An Attendance Hero Campaign/ 1B & 2B Best Class Attendance for the third week of our Be An Attendance Hero Campaign


Jan 30th -Feb 3rd

Monday: Mock Exams begin for Third and Sixth Year students , Two students in Deloitte ,Air Crops TY experience for week

Tuesday: TY student Hassan will be in Rush N.S and St Catherine's N.S running cricket workshops ,2nd Yr Boys GAA final V St Paul’s Raheny ( 3-09 to 3-08 after extra time) ,1E & 2E Best Class Attendance for the first week of our Be An Attendance Hero Campaign

Wednesday: 18 TY students take part in Street Law , TY students attend Jigsaw talk, CEIST CEO Gerry McGuill and Sr. Basil to celebrate Ceist ceiliúradh day face painting, Tree planted

Thursday: U16 boys Gaelic Football match Versus Lusk CC

Friday: All TY students involved in Gaisce training walk , Ten 5th Year & TY European Ambassadors attend Q&A event with President of the European Parliament Ms. Roberta Metsola. Incoming First Years 2023/24 CAT4 tests, 2nd Yr Hurling match

Jan 23rd-27th

Monday: Catholic Schools Week,Wellbeing Week, Drop Everything and Breathe @9:45, Energiser @1:35 Mindfulness colouring SPHE

Tuesday: Energiser @1:35, Minor Boys Soccer Semifinal V St Marys

Wednesday: Drop Everything and Breathe @9:45 Energiser @1:35, First Year students in St Maurs Ceremony of Light @1:35pm, TY Cycle Against Sucide event School goes Orange, Subject Fair for TY students, First Year JCSP Trip.

Thursday:Energiser @1:35, #andshecycles awareness event cycle to Rogerstown.

Friday: Drop Everything and Breathe @9:45, North Leinster Schools Running event, Senior Girls Soccer match

Róisín and Annemarie from @fujitsu_ie Presentation Skills Workshop to Ms. Skelly's 2nd Year class as part of our World of Work Programme

Jan 16th -20th

Monday: 4 TY student represent St Josephs’@Angus Beef Competition

Tuesday: Sixth Year Mentoring 3 @3:35 pm, 7 TY students @ Bridge 2 College, 8 TYs @Data Bytes final , 12 TY Girls @ CODE PLUS ( Tue - Fri)

30 TYs visit to Wheatfield Prison, 1st Yr Soccer Match , Junior Girls Gaelic Match


Thursday: Second Year PTM

Friday: TY EPAS Ambassadors Zoom call with MEP Frances Fitzgerald.

Jan 9th-13th


Tuesday: Evan P and Luke B represent St Josephs’ at the Launch of BT YSTE 2023, First Yr Coders Zoom Talk with Amazon.

Wednesday: 17 students (11 Projects) represent St Josephs’ @BT YSTE 2023 in RDS( W,Th,F,S), Senior Hurling Match

Thursday: All Second Years visit TCD and EPIC , 50 supporters( 3rd & 1st Yr) travel into RDS to visit BT YSTE , U16 Gaelic match

Friday: BTYSTE Awards ceremony

Jan 5th- 6th


Friday: Junior Boys Soccer quater-final ( they won ) , Senior Girls Soccer match too C

Dec 19th - 21st

Monday: Sixth Year Leaving Certificate Applied Social Ed trip to Kilmainham Gaol


Wednesday: Christmas Table Quiz , Fifth Year Debaters through to the Knockout Rounds of Concern Debates

Dec 12th to 16th

Monday: School closed

Tuesday: Leading Learners Student Conference visit from Presentation College Wexford,10 5th Yr students in Final Concern debate

Wednesday: School Carol Service St Maurs Church

Thursday: Carols by Candleight in Hall @7pm Music group & RE Dept


Dec 5th to 9th

Monday: 2 TY students @ Microsoft for the week , TY student @ Douglas Hyde Gallery, Christmas ‘Door ‘ decoration competition starts, SVP Campaign launches with 'Fields of Gold'

Tuesday: Junior Girls Gaelic Football match, TYs YSI & Green Schools plant 4 trees with Dale Threadwell,

Wednesday: U16 Gaelic match V Balbriggan, Minor Boys Soccer match, SVP Campaign 'Days Like this' Launched


Friday: Christmas Themed non- uniform day in aid of SVP,2nd Yrs Gaelic Football semi final( they won)

Nov 28th to Dec 2nd

Monday: Nine 5th Yr studentsConcern Debates Round 2 V Presentation Bray, 5F Coffee Afternoon for invited guests, Senior Boys match V ,

9 Second Yr Students involved in i-Stem Erasmus all week,

Tuesday: 8 TY students attend bridge to College @TCD ,4F Aware workshop, 6ú Bliain Ceannsaíocht na Scoile presented with their Badges at Assembly. BTYSTE 2023 Certs presented to 44 students who submitted Proposals,

Wednesday: TY Musical Grease opens to Public, First Yr Boys soccer match

Thursday: TY Musical Grease

Friday:TY Musical Grease

Nov 21st to 25th






Nov 14th to 18th

November Assessments for all year groups, TY students on Work Experience Week1, rehearsals for TY MUsical Grease continue

Wednesday: TY STEMP groups final presentations @Microsoft

Nov 7th to 11th

Moday: TY Drama Film Festival , Senior Girls Soccer Match

Tuesday: Junior Boys Soccer Match

Wednesday: 1E, 1F Rush Library Visit

Thursday: 1A, 1B Rush Library Visit


Oct 24th to 28th

Monday: 6 TY representing St Josephs' @ Future Learning ( all week), Visit of the Latvian Ambassador, talked to EU Ambassodor students and 5th 6th Yr Politics & Society students

Tuesday: Partial Solar Ecplise viewing @ Break time (Weather Permitting), 11 BTYSTE project proposals sucessful: 18 students will present Science Projects @BTYSTE 2023

Wednesday:PE Xpo visit to winning Students ( 2nd Yrs), U19 Girls Basketball V Ballbriggan CC

Thursday: Street Law begins for TY students , Halloween Make Up Workshop for TY students, Scholars Ireland launch TCD 2nd Yrs

Friday: Non-Uniform/ Costume Day fundraiser for Aidlink, 5th Yr Mentor Training TCD, Minor Boys Soccer League match V Boyne CC

Oct 17th to 21st

Monday: Maths Week Daily Activities,TY NCI Data Bytes Workshop, TY Barista workshop 4A,4D,4A. 6 TY students involved with Future Learning ,

Tuesday: PISA testing , TY Barista workshop 4B,4F,4C, 12 TY students @TCD

Wednesday: 5th Yr Debaters Concern Debates Round 1 V Maynooth CC, 6th Yr History Trip Glasnevin Cemetry


Friday : 22 TY Girls at the Microsoft Dreamspace Project in Maynooth University, TY European Studies group attend Euroscola online.

Oct 10th to 14th

Monday ; 6 TY students @ Future Learning all week, One minute silence solidarity people of Cresslough

Tuesday: 6 TY students @ Planet Youth, 5th Yrs Senan Elizabeth in TCD @ PhilSpeak Pro-Am debating competition. U19 Basketball match V Lusk CC

Wednesday : Senior Girls GAA match, U15 Minor soccer Cup Match, St Josephs Golf society Final Round (congrats Shane B)

Thursday: Debating Teams @ UCD Newman Building TY NCI Data Bytes workshop

Friday: 12 TY Students @Google, U19 Boys & Girls Basketball V Grange CC ( both won )

Oct 3rd to 7th

Monday: Friendship Week begins FUSE anti-bullying lesson all form classes and form teachers , 1E 1F Active flag run , First Yr Movie

Guth na nOg positve comment board for students , Face painting by 6E, Students signed up to the SORA app , reading for pleasure initiative, Senior girls soccer match against Donabate Community College (won 4 - 2). TY NCI Data Bytes workshop

Tuesday: First and Fouth Yr mentoring , FUSE anti-bullying lesson all form classes and form teachers , Guth na nOg Music engagement board ,

Senior Girls Gaelic football match

Wednesday: Fruit cups for Sixth Yr students , Third and Sixth Yr mentoring , National Teacher Appreciation Day ( cakes and messages

Thursday: Second Yr Quiz ( TY ) , Fifth Year positivi TEA in the Hall, TY NCI Data Bytes workshop

Friday: Second and Fifth Yr Mentoring , 1A ,1B Active Flag run , First and Second Year Parents coffee morning

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

Friday: School Choir &Music Group perform at the CEIST conference.

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.

Apr 19
LIFT Mentoring 6 (1 hr)
Apr 22
Prosper Fingal Show
May 01
Sixth Year Mentoring 4
May 01
Whole School Planning Meeting for Staff
Third Year science students travelled to Armagh Planetarium for an Earth & Space workshop.
TY students volunteered in Rush Community Centre, students and staff wore yellow to support this wonderful organisation.
Our school of sanctuary team co ordinated a bake sale, music and face painting in the hall at lunch time with a prize for the student wearing the most Red. All donations went to the immigrant council of Ireland.
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