February Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

TABLE QUIZ: The annual table quiz took place on Thursday 12th February.  It was most enjoyable.  A special thanks to all the teachers, parents and friends who attended to support the school.

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR: Copy of the schools code of Behaviour was sent out to each family.  Please return to the school the last page signed by parent if you have not already done so.

SAVINGS:The school runs a savings club for all children. It can be used to save for anything-school books, trips, swimming, holidays.  Bring money to school on a Friday and get a savings card to record your savings.

CERMONY OF LIGHT: The Service of Light is on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church for all Confirmation Girls.

FIRST CONFESSION: Will take place on Tuesday 8th March at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church.  Please go over the format and prayers with your child.

DANCE: Parents who are paying by the term should forward €10 to cover the dancing to Easter.

ARKLOW MUSIC FESTIVAL: The school have entered the School choir in the Arklow Music Festival.  This will be in St Mary’s College Hall on Sunday 8th March at 1.30pm.   Girls should wear their school uniform.

STARGAZING IN ST JOSEPHS: The girls in St. Josephs were treated to a cosmic spectacular when celebrity astronomer David Moore came to speak to us.  We were absolutely mesmerised by all the information he gave us about space who knows we might have an astronaut from Rathnew in a few years!

GREENSCHOOLS: Things are hotting up for our Greenschool application in St. Josephs.  The committee has been busy distributing questionnaires and are making posters.  This year our theme is Global Citizenship so stay tuned for news about our endeavours to promote Fair trade, recycling and energy conservation in the school.

DEBATING: Our debaters continued in the tradition of teams of years past by doing us extremely proud in a recent friendly with Holy Rosary.  Our speakers were Margaret Moorehouse, Shannon Gouling and Chelsea Clare and they eloquently and articulately defeated the competition.  The topic was “Social Media does more good than bad” and we were opposing the motion.  All of the research was expertly gathered by the rest of the debating theme.

FOOD DUDES: Is running in the school from Jnr Inf to 2nd class at the moment.  Third to 6th class will be starting on Monday 29th Feb.  Each child will get to taste different fruit and vegetables which will be supplied to the school.

6TH CLASS RETREAT:Confirmation Girls will be doing a retread on Monday 7th March in Emmaus House, Swords.  Each girl has been given a permission letter that should be returned to the school.

HEARING AND VISION: Girls in Junior Infants will have hearing and vision tested by the Public Health Nurse on Tuesday 5th March