St. Joseph's National School


Co. Westmeath


Telephone: 044 9222512

Mobile: 087 1131259


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By Michelle Maleady, Jun 21 2019 10:34PM

Our tag rugby coach, Claire, very kindly brought in the Champions cup and the Pro 14 trophy won by Leinster to the school. Many thanks to Jack for bringing them around to all of the classes and explaining to the children about each of them.

By Michelle Maleady, Jun 21 2019 10:21PM

Alma Murray was invited into our school to present her with half of the money raised from our bake sale. Abbie and Nicole presented the money to her and said a few words on behalf of the school. We were delighted to donate to such a worthy cause. Well done to all involved!

By Michelle Maleady, Jun 21 2019 10:14PM

Our fifth and sixth class organised a bake sale in the school recently. Many thanks to all of the pupils and parents who supported. We were delighted to raise such a large amount of money. Sixth class decided to donate half of the money raised to Ben's lifeline and the remaining money to school funds.

By Michelle Maleady, Jun 21 2019 09:59PM

Pupils from 3rd to 6th were invited by local politicians to visit the Dáil recently. It was a very informative visit but unfortunately there was no sitting in either the Seanad or the Dáil. Nevertheless an enjoyable day was had by all.

By Michelle Maleady, Jun 21 2019 09:40PM

The pupils from Junior and Senior Infants, along with Mr Foy were invited to afternoon tea hosted by the pupils in the Reach class, Mrs Christie, Brian and Imelda. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

By Michelle Maleady, Jun 21 2019 09:18PM

On Sunday 3rd February, the choir took part in the Peace Proms. This was held in the RDS, Dublin and the children from 3rd to 6th class from our school. They sang along with choirs from lots of schools and with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. The boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed their day out and they did themselves really proud!

By Michelle Maleady, Feb 6 2019 09:09PM

We have signed up for the Aldi schools competition which is running from now until April 7th. For every €30 spent you will receive one sticker. Please help us reach the target of 300 stickers.

Prizes include…

Two Primary Schools will win €50,000 each to develop their playing facilities. A primary school in each province will receive €2,500 worth of training equipment for their school, a training session with Paul O’Connell including a new set of school jerseys and Aldi branded water bottles. Every school who enters a fully completed poster will receive an Aldi Play Rugby kit bag, 4 rugby balls, a water bottle holder and 6 water bottles.

By Michelle Maleady, Feb 5 2019 10:05PM

Last Wednesday, Grandparents travelled from near and far to celebrate Grandparents day in our school. We prepared for the big day over the past few weeks by learning songs, making art and learning poems.

Grandparents visited the boys and girls in their classrooms.

We were delighted to welcome such special people into our school. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 31 2019 06:08PM

Pupils from 5th and 6th have been showing off their interior design skills over the last few weeks. Their task was to create a 3D model of a bedroom. Grandparents who visited on Grandparents day were very impressed with the finished products.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 27 2019 10:10PM

This week marks the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Grandparents day will take place on Wednesday 30th January at 11.30am. Fr Coleman will conduct a prayer service, followed by refreshements and a visit to the classrooms by the Grandparents. We look forward to welcoming you all!

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