Parish Information Meeting – Info from Parents Association

YOU ARE INVITED TO A PARISH INFORMATION MEETING

On Wednesday 17th January @ 8.30pm in St Joseph’s N.S. Aughavas

To discuss

  • How we can promote our country school, how it benefits the children & families of our parish.
  • How to sustain the parish NS as a three teacher school.
  • Future enrolment issues, afterschool care and other related matters.

We would appreciate your attendance to support your parish & local school

Refreshments will be served on the night.

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Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Blitz

On Thursday 11th January the children from the middle room attended a hurling blitz in Ballinamore Sports Complex.

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School Shop

Maths/ Enterprise Project

We, the pupils of 6th Class, have recently set up a shop within our school as part of an Enterprise Project. We were first divided into different groups, each with different roles. Our Market Research Team initially carried out research to find out whether there was a need for a shop and to identify our target market. Once the need was established, we set up our shop with a total of nine investors- eight pupils and our teacher.

Our Purchasing Team rang many suppliers to try and obtain the most suitable supplier. We had lots of fun haggling and bargaining to get the best discount! Once our suppliers were secured, the Pricing and Accounts Team drew up our first order. They calculated the cost price, the selling price and subsequently and most importantly our profit margins!

Our teacher then purchased our first line up of stock, which included pencils, rubbers, sharpeners, pens, rulers, copies, math sets and pencil grips. The Merchandising Team prepared the shop making it very attractive for all our prospective buyers.

Our shop launched on Wednesday, the 13th of December.  It was a great success and continues to be. Our Advertising Team did a great shop promoting the shop around the school and they continue to develop new promotion strategies to entice new customers.

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Carol Service 2017

On the 8th December a carol service was held in our school. The children sang songs,played tin whistle tunes, read prayers and took part in a short nativity to show the story of Christmas. After the carol service the Parents Association kindly organised refreshments for everyone. They also organised a raffle which took place on the night. Thank you to everyone who came on the night and supported the raffle.

On the night each person was given a Christmas decoration made by the children in the school.

 

MAKING THE DECORATIONS:

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Christmas Plays 2017

On Thursday 21st December we held our annual Christmas performance where children from each classroom were involved in a play. The junior room play was called ‘A Snowman at sunset’. The middle room play was called ‘Hey Ewe’ and the senior room play was called ‘Lotto Dreams’.

 

 

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Christmas Raffle 2017

 

Please click on the above image to view winners in our recent Christmas raffle.

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful 2018.

Seamus and staff of St. Joseph’s N.S.

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Book Fair Competition Winners

A competition was held within the school in conjunction with the Book Fair. One child from each class was chosen as a winner and their prize was a lovely new book. Thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair.

Junior infants – Amy McBrien

Senior infants – Kurt Kennington

1st class – Gráinne Cooke

2nd class – Darragh McBrien

3rd class – Chloe McIntyre

4th class – Joey McBrien

5th class – Conor Shortt

6th class – Zach Galligan

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Book Fair 2017

The Book Fair will be arriving at the school on Tuesday next, 21st November for one week. Children will have the opportunity to browse the book fair on Wednesday 22nd November  and can purchase books on Thursday 23rd , Friday 24th & Monday 27th November.

On Thursday evening from 2p.m. – 4p.m. parents are invited to visit the book fair – an ideal Christmas shopping opportunity! This is also a great way of helping the school as we get commission on orders to buy books for the school.

Your child has been sent home with a  brochure with some of the books available. There will also be many more books at the book fair. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 23rd November.

Yours sincerely,

Ceri Gooheen              Marian Crinnigan

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Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2017

Yet again this year our school took part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Team Hope give our Christmas Shoebox gifts right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received.

It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement –

It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox !

We would like to thank everyone who donated shoeboxes to this worthy cause. In total 55 shoeboxes were collected.

Thank you everyone for sharing your Christmas with children who have so little – It means so much to them.

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St Joseph’s Ladies – County Champions

Saint Joseph’s Ladies became the Leitrim senior football champions after beating Dromahair in their county final replay by 0-11 to 0-09. This team is made up of a number of past pupils. Some of the team and management visited our school with the winning cup.

 

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