Welcome to St. Joseph’s National School Cobh Website
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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
Here are some St. Patrick’s Day messages from Scoil Iosaef Naofa.
We know it’s a very different one this year but we hope you are all staying safe and enjoying spending time at home with your families. We look forward to seeing you all soon and hearing all your news. In the meantime, keep those brains busy and remember to wash your hands!
Say hello to our newest addition!
On 9th March, St. Joseph’s became the first primary school in Cork to have a Sensory Pod.
The Sensory Pod is a futuristic calming space for the school environment, full of amazing features and is sure to be a popular addition to the school for teachers and students alike!
The Sensory Pod has a mood light ceiling which can be changed instantly to the favoured colour. It has a built-in flat screen tv and speakers, along with a heated soft base with custom vibration. The pod is fun, relaxing and appealing to any child, or adult, to spend any length of time. It is already being used successfully in Special Needs environments and Universities, seeking an Autism Friendly Environment.
Trip to The Everyman
On the 28th February, Mrs. McGowan’s 3rd class went to The Everyman to see Revolting Rhymes. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes have been delighting audiences young and old for generations. The show brought together some of the finest musicians in the country and a great time was had by all.
On the 5th March, our 2nd class boys celebrated their First Confession. Congratulations to all. Sincere thanks to Ms. O’Regan and Ms. Scannell for all their work in preparing the children for the sacrament. A big thank you also to Mr. O’Donovan, Mr. O’Loingsigh and Ms. Donovan who provided the beautiful music on the night. The children now turn their focus towards their First Holy Communion which will take place on Saturday 6th June.
On 5th March, some of our fifth and sixth class took part in the FAI five-a-side tournament which was held in Mayfield AFC. Our team emerged as the winners!
School Soccer League News
Team Barcelona were the eventual winners.
School Soccer League News
Team Celtic were runners up.
Many thanks to Cobh Credit Union for presenting the school with €10,000 for our new playground. Everybody is delighted with it!
Scoil Iosaef Naofa – Annual School Walk
Sunday 13th October – 11.30am
3 Draws – Sponsors’, Sellers’ & Walkers’
Please support our major fundraiser.
Cross Country Running
In September our school took part in the East Cork Primary Schools Cross Country Running Competition which was held in Ballymacoda. Up to 100 runners took part in each race and the first 15 each received a medal. We had eight medal winners in all. These were: Ben Healy, Michael Bradley, Luca O’Rourke, Cillian Dorgan, Jakub Wolny, Sam Cronin, Oisin Dorgan & Ryan Abramson. All our other runners performed very well and finished just outside the medals. These were: Bartosz Ratajczak, Evan Kavanagh Byrne, Fionn Walsh Connick, Oliver Derdowski, Ronan O’Rourke, Mikey Felix O’Sullivan, Ciaran Clancy, James Burke, Roan Fallon, Will O’Keeffe, Cillian Kelleher, Nico Pindelski & Conor Leahy. Many thanks to Ms. Finn, Mrs Ahern & Mr. Fleming for preparing the runners and looking after them on the day.
Junior Infants – Fáilte! Welcome!
Thursday 29th August
9.45am – 11.00am
Back to School!
The new school year begins on Thursday 29th August.
Closing at 12.30pm
A message from the Principal
A very warm welcome to our website.
We hope this website will serve many functions. It will improve communication between parents and the school. We wish to highlight all that is best about Scoil Iosaef Naofa. The range of school policies available on the site will be expanded over time. We want to communicate with you our achievements as a school community.
Please let us know what you think of our new site. Along with the Parents’ Association facebook page, our text a parent service and our school newsletter it will be a valuable source of information.
Over the next few months we have some very exciting developments coming on stream. Plans are being drawn up for the resurfacing and fencing of our smaller playground into an astro-surface area.
The music room will be completed at the back of the school as well as a small sensory play area. We also intend to upgrade our sensory room which is adjacent to An Droichead, our special class.
Keep in touch with this website for more details.
We believe our pupils are really special people and so this website will primarily be about them and their learning. It is sometimes amazing to me to witness the range of learning activities going on in the various classes. We wish to share these experiences with you.
Tony Kenneally Principal