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Welcome to Our School Our school, St. Joseph's GNS, is situated in the village of Rathnew in Co. Wicklow. Our school is named after St. Joseph the worker. It is a listed building, which was built in 1932. It was a mixed school until 1965 when St. Ernan's BNS was built to cope with the increase in numbers of pupils enrolling. The main building comprises of three classrooms and a multi-purpose room. There are two further classrooms and a learning support room to the rear of the school. We have 112 pupils, 4 mainstream teachers, 1 Learning Support/Resource teacher, and 2 Resource teachers. In September 2016 we will be moving into a brand new state-of-the art school and merging with St. Ernan's B.N.S. to become co-ed. Click here to read more about our new school.     Click here to see options for our brand NEW SCHOOL UNIFORMS   Click here to download the new school plans.
Junior Infants Hello, we are Junior Infants! We are settling in very well at school. We enjoy using our Play Rota in the morning, where we can play and learn at the same time! We sing songs every day, and love drawing and listening to stories. We think the Interactive Whiteboard is great and we are brilliant at using it during lessons.

Our teacher's name is Ms. O' Shea.
Senior Infants The Senior Infants are learning lots of exciting things and our teacher is Ms O' Shea. We've been learning about how we can help each other.

To see some of the other activities, photos and projects from our Senior Infants visit our class room and blog page.
1st Class Students As you can see we're a very happy, friendly bunch, always full of smiles!  We get on really really well together, and have lots of fun every day in our classroom and out on the yard.

We love our school work and we work very hard every day.  We do lots of Maths, Reading, and Writing.  We particularly enjoy doing our tens and units work with lollipop sticks and boards, listening to stories, singing our Alive O songs, and of course, doing Art projects!

Our teacher is Ms Sumner.
2nd Class Students We share our classroom with the 1st class girls and just like them we are a really bubbly, happy, friendly bunch. We get on really well together and we definitely know how to have fun in our class! But we take our school work very very seriously too.  We always try our best and we love to Read, Write, work out Maths problems, listen to stories, Sing, and do all kinds of Art activities.  Agus is maith linn Gaeilge a labhairt chomh maith.

This is a very special year for us as we are making our First Holy Communion in May. We can't wait!

Our teacher is Ms Sumner.
3rd Class Students This year we have been learning to join our handwriting. We practice every day and we are getting really good at it. We are also busy learning our tables and they really help us with our maths.

We especially look forward to Wednesdays when we do art. Look at our class page to see what other work we do at school!

Ms. O' Kelly is our teacher.
4th Class Students We work really hard every day. We are really good at writing stories and we also love library time, when we get to read our favourite books and then discuss them afterwards.

We love to sing and this year we have learned lots of new songs. Go to our class page to see more work that we have been doing!

Our teacher is Ms. O' Kelly.
5th Class Students Hi, we're fifth. We're funny and smart our teacher is Ms. Cahill. We enjoy school and we all get on really well together.

We love Art and Drama.  We learn lots of different subjects including English, Irish, Maths, P.E., History and Geography.
Our hobbies are football, recorder and swimming.

To learn more see our class page.  
6th Class Students Hey, we're sixth class. We're cool and funky. We're the best of friends. Our teacher is Ms. Cahill. We're working extra hard because we are preparing for secondary school (Cannot wait!!) We're learning English, gaeilge, maths, drams, history, geography and other subjects.

Our favourite subject is Art, followed by Maths and English. This is a special year for us as we're making our Confirmation in April.
To learn more see our class page.  
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Awards Our School Has Received

StarSite Award Junior Spider Award Green Schools Primary Science Award