St. Joseph's National School


Co. Westmeath


Telephone: 044 9222512

Mobile: 087 1131259


School Blog

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By Michelle Maleady, Jan 17 2019 10:30PM

Children from Junior, Senior Infants, 1st, 2nd classes and the Reach Class will be attending the panto “Aladdin” in Gainstown N.S. on Tuesday 22nd January. The bus has very kindly been paid for by the Parents Association. This is always a very enjoyable experience for our Junior classes.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 17 2019 09:57PM

This week pupils from the Reach class, as well as Junior & Senior Infants and 1st & 2nd classes started football with our visiting coach Alan. They showed lots of potential and really enjoyed their first session. Alan was very complimentary of their footballing ability.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 17 2019 08:38PM

We are delighted with the recent news that our school has been approved for a replacement of the existing prefab.

The new building will contain 1x 80m2 Mainstream room with ensuite toilet & 1x WC for assisted users & 1x SET room. Work is due to commence in the coming months and it is hoped that it will be completed later in 2019. This will be a very welcome addition to our school.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 15 2019 09:05PM

This week, all classes from 1st to 6th class will begin our new programme as part of our S.P.H.E (social, physical & health education). Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 1st-6th class. The images below provide a clear overview of the programme.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 15 2019 08:52PM

Congratulations to our girls football team, who ground out a well deserved win against a strong Coralstown team today. This means that they will qualify second place in their group. The next stage of the Cumann na mbunscol will take place before Easter. Well done to all involved!

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 10 2019 10:29PM

This week we began station teaching in 3rd & 4th class. This is our second block of station teaching and this time we are focusing on maths. Every Tuesday we do maths stations. We really enjoy this as it gives us a chance to practice some of the tricky work we have learnt up until now! Last week we had 4 stations and we all got a chance to work at each station for 12 minutes, we were all practicing our concept of time, problem solving, times tables and maths games.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 10 2019 09:12PM

We are hosting an open day for prospective pupils on Sunday 20th January from 2pm- 4pm in our school. All are welcome to attend. Following this, enrolment week will run from Monday 21st January to Friday 25th January.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 7 2019 09:18PM

The pupils from 3rd to 6th class started their first of six swimming lessons today in Mullingar swimming pool. Aquatics is an important part of the P.E curriculum in Primary school. They will learn about the strand units of aquatics over the course of the six weeks.

These include-

1. Hygiene

2. Water safety

3. Entry to and exit from the water

4. Buoyancy and propulsion

5. Stroke development

6. Water-based ball games

7.Understanding and appreciation of aquatics.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 7 2019 09:04PM

Santa made his annual visit to our school on the day of the school holidays. The boys and girls were delighted with the beautiful presents that they received. He was very impressed with their singing ability.

By Michelle Maleady, Jan 7 2019 08:58PM

The boys and girls from Junior Infants to 6th class were treated to a fantastic show put on by the Reach class Christmas week. They performed Jack and the Beanstalk. They got a standing ovation and everybody was very impressed with their performance. Well done to all involved!

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