I would like to congratulate Ms. Curran on her retirement from teaching. She gave 15 wonderful years service to St. Joseph’s N.S. and her workrate, dedication and experience will be sorely missed. She gave her time to schools camogie teams, swimming teams, setting up the school garden, preparing children for the sacraments and leading the green schools initiative in the school as well as many other initiatives.

On the day of our holidays we had a beautiful ceremony in the school lead by Fr. O Gorman. We had blessings for Nuala and the children sang Nuala a beautiful song. We had a presentation from the Parents Association and from the children of the school to Ms.Curran. We finished the occasion by planting a tree in her honour in the school garden which she set up. There was beautiful sandwiches and cakes supplied by parents to have with our tea afterwards. A big thank you to everyone who contributed in making it such a special day.


Congratulations to Caoimhe Hennessy on the success of her entry in the Irish Pride Acrostic Poetry Competition. Caoimhe didn’t collect first prize but she was the only pupil from 4th class in Ireland who had her poem published in the June edition of Primary Planet. She competed against pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th class from all over Ireland, so to be one of only 8 poems selected for publication is a great achievement and we are all very proud. Well done to Caoimhe and to all the other students who entered the competition from the school.