Happy Halloween

Pupils have the option of dressing up this Friday, 23rd October. Pupils may wear a costume over this school uniform. Nothing too scary or too revealing please. Weather permitting all pupils will be going to the yard so something warm, if possible, and pupils should bring a coat to school. This is optional. Pupils can also wear their school unifrom to school on Friday. Friday 23rd October will be a full school day.

The school will be closed for one full week from Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October. The school will reopen as normal on Monday 2nd November.

School staff wish all pupils, parents and families a happy and safe Halloween.

Annual Admission Notice

In line with DES guidelines the BOM have published the schools Annual Admission Notice which can be found below and under the new Admission tab. The Admission tab also contains the schools new Admission Policy and the schools Applcation Form for Admission to the school. These are also located below.

St. Joseph’s N.S. will start accepting applications for Admission to the school for next year (September 2021 to June 2022) from 1st October. The closing date for all applications will be 14th January 2021. The BOM will relay the decision regarding admission to parents by 1st February 2021 and parents must accept places by 18th Feburary 2021.

It’s in our hands!

Please see the joint statement on behalf of the Chairperson of Leitrim Co Co, Chief Executive of Leitrim Co Co, Chief Superintendent of the Garda Siochana and Director of Public Health HSE North West which has been uploaded to the school Covid 19 page on this website.

In short the statement appeals to the people of Leitrim to maintain social distance and limit the number of social contacts in the next few day and weeks in order to combat the spread of Covid 19.

School Grounds

The BOM of St. Joseph’s N.S. wish to remind everyone that access to school grounds is reserved for BOM employees, pupils enrolled in the school (and their parents) during school hours. There is no unauthorised use of school grounds. The school premises and school grounds are protected by 24 hour CCTV. The BOM will contact the gardai and report individuals on school grounds without permission from the BOM.

We thank you for your co-operation in relation to this matter.

The BOM of St. Joseph’s N.S.

Fifth Green Flag

We end this school year with some fantastic news. The school has just been awarded the 5th Green Flag on the theme of Biodiversity.

Thanks to Mrs Ryan our Green Schools Co-ordinator, The Green Gchool committee (members change every year so many pupils have served on the committee), Mrs McGowan, Mrs McNabola, Mrs Gardiner, Terri McGourty, Michael our caretaker, Geraldine in Drumsna Garden Centre, Martina Butler and the many parents that have donated items and helped us over the past number of years.

To achieve our fifth green flag work had to be undertaken to renew each of the four previous flags on waste management, water conservation, energy conservation and travel. Pupils participated in a varitey of curricular based lessons on these themes. We held many walk to school mornings. Children bring a lunchbox to school and bring home any uneaten lunch and waste items. Children practice the good habits of turning off lights when they leave the classroom and not wasting water.

Over the past two years we have developed a school garden at the back of the school. Classes have grown flowers, fruit and vegetables, some from seeds and transplanted them into the garden. Work has continued on the school garden even since the school closed thanks to Mrs Ryan, Mrs McNabola, Mrs McGowan, Terri and Michael.

Thanks to each and every parents that hepled us and supported the various Green Schools events over the years. We hope children have learned lessons for life.

We look forward to celebrating and raising our fifth Green Flag in safer times.