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AIB Better Ireland Award

We are delighted to have won second prize in the Better Ireland Awards in the Sligo Branch of AIB recently. We have won 3000 as a result. Thank you to all those students, staff member, parents and friends of St. Joseph's who helped us win this prize. We will be collecting our cheque on April 14th- look out to see if you will see our picture in the local papers.


St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

On Tuesday March 16th, we had a very enjoyable afternoon of traditional music and dance to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The hall was decorated with bunting, shamrocks, balloons and pictures.
We were delighted to welcome Mr. Sheridan who played the accordion for us. Our visiting dancers Keeva, Orla, Evan and Orna impressed everyone with their dancing. We all tried to
join in in the "Clap dance", "Shoe the Donkey" and the "Stack of Barley". Ms O'Kelly danced a reel for us and also joined Mr. Sheridan in playing some tunes for us.
It was lovely to see the many parents and family members who came to celebrate with us.
We all enjoyed the potato cakes, the boxty and the cake and buns afterwards.


Gardening Project

Steffi Otto has begun working with all students on the garden project. Steffi came to meet everyone on February26th . The following Friday Steffi came to school and worked with the students in Senior 2 and 3 in creating miniature greenhouses. This activity was to teach
us all about how seeds germinate.
On Friday 12th , Steffi came to work with all the students from Senior 1 and Junior 2 on their greenhouses. Everyone is keeping an eye on their seeds to see the progress that they are making.
On Thursday March 18th, Steffi was back to work with Junior 1 and help them with their greenhouses.

Senior 3 helped Steffi mark out and measure out one of our vegetable beds and were busy

helping to dig out this bed. Then it was hard work drilling holes in buckets - we planted potatoes in these buckets and hope that these will produce their crop before we get our summer holidays.
Two different types of potatoes were planted in the buckets.
All classes have been working hard on garden plans, growing seeds in their class and learning about fruit and vegetables.
Senior 1 and 2 are working on the Incredible Edibles project as well as taking part in the garden project. They have lettuce, spinach, carrots and strawberries growing in their classrooms.
Senior 3 are growing herbs in pots in their classroom.

Sligo Feis Ceoil

Every year students enter the art competition as part of Sligo Feis Ceoil. All those who submitted entries this year were successful. The official presentation of medals took place on Sunday March 7th in the Sligo Park Hotel. Marian Harkin, MEP presented the medals to the prize winners. Those who couldn't make it to the official presentation received their medals at assembly on Monday March 8th.
Well done everyone!
Click on the slideshow on the right to see our entries.

"Celebrity Jigs and Reels"


Sligo Lions Club organised a fundraising "Celebrity Jigs and Reels" competition which took place on February 5th 2010.
St. Joseph's was selected as one of the charities to benefit from this.
Ms Elaine O' Kelly Marsh, S3 Class Teacher and Acting Deputy Principal, danced with Mr Tom Mc Sharry for St. Joseph's School.
Ms O'Kelly and Mr McSharry came 3rd overall in the competition. You can see them dance on
www.youtube.com.
Thank you to veryone who sponsered Ms. O'kelly- we raised nearly 3000 through this event.




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