Welcome to our Photo Gallery, where you can get a flavour of school life in St. Joseph's. We hope you enjoy viewing our pupils engaging in a variety of wonderful and exciting activities.
EUROPEAN FOOD WEEK
European Language Day was on the 26th September and to celebrate this the canteen held a European Food Event where the children enjoyed tasting a variety of food from various European Countries including Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Ireland.
On Wednesday 20th September our Primary Seven children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to radar in Belfast which is Northern Ireland's first fully interactive, safety and life skills education centre. Radar has been designed to engage an inform young people on how best to keep themselves safe.
CLUB COLOURS DAY
Friday 22nd September
A sea of green and yellow here today in St. Josephs in support of the club as the Camogie, Minor and Senior Hurling Teams prepare for a big weekend. Thank you to Charlie Brogan and the musicians who sang their hit song "We're the Team". The children joined in and the atmosphere was fantstic.
Thank you to Maura(a very familiar face) and Anne who visited our school today. They are volunteers with the NSPCC and they delivered a programme called "Speak Out, Stay Safe". This is an interactive programme and with the help of their mascot "Buddy" it taught the children how to stay safe in a friendly memorable way.
|The staff would like to wish Alice good luck for her upcoming wedding on the 21st July and every happiness for the future. Alice's children Aidan and Aoife present her with a gift from her colleagues.|
PTA FUN DAY (27th June)
We would like to thank our dedicated team in the PTA for arranging the fun day and providing bouncy castles and ice-cream for everyone. The children had an action packed day. The older children got the opportunity to cycle around the pitch while the younger children walked around it. In the playground anything went from two wheels to four wheels. Sustrans would have been proud. Thank you to all the adults for escorting the children safely to and from school.
WATER WORLD AND PORTRUSH BEACH
Year Five and Six
Monday 19th June 2017
Year Five and Six had an enjoyable morning at Water World followed by fun on the East Strand at Portrush.
16th June 2017
PRIZEGIVING 15TH June 2017
Another very busy year here in St. Josephs as you can see from the many prizes that were presented to the children in recognition of success in various areas of the curriculum including the sporting field, excellence in reading, maths, endeavour awards and for showing good manners throughout the school year.
CARNFUNNOCK COUNTRY PARK
Wednesday 14th June 2017
The children had a great day at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne where they enjoyed a mini train ride, the maze, a bouncy castle and the play park.
YEAR THREE AND FOUR ZOO TRIP
Wednesday 7th June
The children had a great day out at the zoo, the sun was shinning and the animals were out in force.
YEAR THREE ASSEMBLY
Through drama and song Year Three children showed us how important it is to be kind to each other and to look after our friends. Well done boys and girls!
SPORTS DAY 2017
A great day was had by all. Well done to everyone for taking part.
YEAR THREE TEAM SPORTS
Our Easter Draw
Congratulations to all our Easter Draw winners. The money raised went towards our Lenten Collection which this year amounted to £2320.00. Thank you for your continued support for such worthy causes.
GROWING CHICKS IN P1/2
As part of their 'Growing and Changing' topic P1/2 have been hatching chicks. The children watched as 12 eggs were put into an incubator. The temperature was set at 37.5 degrees and the humidity to 45 percent. The eggs were programmed to rotate every hour. On day 6 the eggs were scanned with a candler and the children were very excited to see some small veins. They were scanned again on day 12 and movement could be seen through the shells. On day 19 the eggs stopped turning and the temperature was reduced, the humidity increased and the children waited patiently on the arrival of the chicks.
By this time news travelled throughout the school about our eggs and we had frequent visitors to our classroom. On day 22 our first chick hatched and P1/2 were delighted to experience their arrival. Over the next few days 4 more chicks hatched. A very exciting time in Mrs McCarry's class!
Chick Naming Ceremony
St. Patrick's Day
Congratulations to the children who won prizes at the Green Raffle.
Thank you for your continued support for our Lenten Collections.
Primary One children went to Portglenone Forest on Monday 3rd April. They had a great morning which was enhanced by their guides Ann and Clare.
PRIMARY SEVEN RETREAT
Primary Seven were involved in a full day retreat with Saint Brigid's Cloughmills, This was hosted by Living Youth and was based around our preparation for confirmation. We had a wonderful day of prayer, meditation, songs, games and then to finish off Fr. Blaney said a special mass in the chapel.
St. Joseph's Primary School is doing their bit to help keep Dunloy school and community tidy.
The P4 children have signed up to litter pick around the school grounds and and the P7 pupils are extending their help to litter pick around the GAA grounds.
They had a very successful day on Tuesday 7th March and one of their favourite 'picks' was an umbrella!!
We are also delighted to say that some of the P7 pupils dedicated their own time to create fantastic posters to ask you all to 'please stop dropping litter'.
These posters are going to be placed around the school and GAA grounds within the next week or so along with other posters created during class. Well done to all involved and let's hope that they won't have much litter to collect in the near future.
PRIMARY SEVEN VISIT STORMONT
The P.7s had a great day at Stormont on Friday 27th January which was enhanced greatly by their guide James who hosted a debate about school uniforms. Watch out for the up and coming Politicians.
BOOK AND BEAR NIGHT
Monday 30th January
Primary One and two enjoyed a lovely evening and were thoroughly excited coming to school in their P.J.s.
ST. BRIGID'S CROSSES
To celebrate the feast of St. Brigid Primary Six and Seven made St. Brigid's Crosses with the help of Vincent, Kathleen, Marie and Anne.
CAROL SERVICE 19TH DECEMBER
Each class took part in our Carol Service. Primary Five children presented the Pageant and a number of Primary Six and Primary Seven children played instruments.
MRS DAVISDON'S RETIREMENT DINNER
A great night was had by all and we hope you enjoyed a great send off Dolores.
CHRISTMAS DINNER 7TH DECEMBER 2016
The children enjoying their Christmas Lunch. A big thank you to the kitchen staff who cooked a beautiful meal for all the children and staff.
The KS1 and KS2 children are out in force clearing the raised flower beds and pots while the Foundation children planted onions and prepared the window boxes for future planting.
Ditch the Dark Day
25th November 2016
A wonderful array of colour today, thanks to everyone for such a great effort, in both walking,cycling etc. to school especially on such a frosty morning.
Thank you to the girls who came from the Dairy Council to talk to the P.6 and P.7 children about the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Well done to Cillian in P3 for drawing a lovely poster showing how important it is to look after our environment.
Our Primary Three Pupils experienced what life was like 200 years ago when they visited Arthur Cottage in Cullybackey.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make our parade a huge success. We hope you enjoy the photos.
Foundation and ks1 children enjoying their Halloween Disco
PRIMARY THREE AND FOUR
The children are enjoying a variety of activities during Maths Week.
The children in Foundation Stage had fun during Maths Week using their bodies to create shapes and patterns.
Our Primary Two children enjoyed a great day when they travelled from Bushmills to the Giant's Causeway on a mini railway.
EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
On Thursday 9th June the P5 and P6 classes enjoyed an E.L.S. lesson focussing on the recovery position which was delivered by Mrs Devlin.
JET CENTRE TUESDAY 7TH JUNE
SPORTS DAY FRIDAY 3RD JUNE 2016
Congratulations to the Primary Four children who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 14th May. The children received certificates from Mr McGuckian.
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
We were very busy during Road Safety Awareness Week. Many children walked to school or part of the journey. On Wednesday members of the Dunloy Cycling Club gave a very informative talk about bike safety and accompanied the Primary Sevens on a few laps around the hurling field. Again thank you to Declan, Denise and Margaret for their time.
On Wednesday 13th April during Road Safety Awareness Week all children from P1 to P7 walked a few laps of the hurling field which they thoroughly enjoyed.
Primary Two children had a wonderful trip to Portglenone Forest on Friday 8th April and a big thank you to their guide Liz O'Connor who helped them to explore the forest.
EASTER DRAW WINNERS
Our Lenten Collection raised £2534 this year which included £334 from Dunloy Comhaltas. A huge thank you to everyone for supporting our Lenten Campaign.
During Science Week the children were entertained with a visit from the W5 Outreach Science Show. As you can see from the photos the children and adults enjoyed the fun.
St. Partick's Day Celebrations
On the 16th March after Mr Shiver's Assembly some of the children who attended the Traditional Music after schools club played a few tunes for us. They were accompanied by Christine Black, Charlie McNamee and Christina Neeson. A big thank you to the children and adults for making the celebrations special.
World Book Day Quiz
We celebrated World Book Day by having a quiz for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 on Thursday 10th March. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and showed a great knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of novels. Congratulations to the two winning teams!
The children who won prizes in our spring draw for Trocaire on 3rd March.
Congratulations to our Primary Seven children who made their Confirmation on Friday 26th February.
The children had a great time at our valentine school disco on Friday 12th February.
Short Videos of our school disco.
The Primary Three and Four children received certificates after their joint pre-sacrament ceremony, in preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
ST. BRIGID'S DAY
A big thank you to Vincent, Kathleen, Ann and Marie for taking the time to help Primary Six and Primary Seven children make St. Brigid's Crosses.
NO SMOKING DAY 9TH MARCH
We would like to thank Hannah and Emma from Kenndey's Chemist who gave a very interesting presentation to P6/7 about the dangers of smoking.
INTERNET SAFETY WORKSHOP
Social Networking sites have become a huge favourite with children allowing them to stay in touch with friends and share photos and videos. Helen Dixon facilitated a very productive workshop to our P6 and P7s which will help to make the children's experience online both safe and fun. Thank you Helen for taking the time to help the children be more aware of their Safety Online.
CHRISTMAS STORY BOX
The Arty-Fact Theatre Company presented a drama production "A Christmas Story Box" for all the children on Monday 14th December. The children were thoroughly entertained and some even got the opportunity to take part.
Primary One enjoy a great day out at Portglenone Forest learning all about their environment.
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
As part of our celebrations Primary Five Girls performed a reel taught by Miss Mc Neill during their After Schools Club
BOOK AND BEAR NIGHT
Foundation Stage children really enjoyed their Bedtime Book and bear night on Tuesday 10th of February. There was much excitement in the three classrooms as they listened to stories and had a special supper ... and all in their PJs. A night to remember!
SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
St Joseph’s Primary School Dunloy has added a professional element to the recent very successful school council election. Four candidates from each class P4-P7 stood for election and Mrs Rae Kirk, Area Electoral Officer for North Antrim & Mid Ulster attended the results declaration to make the official announcements. Mrs Kirk also rubber stamped the election process and congratulated all the candidates on the success of the event. As head of the local election office, she also provided the school with an authentic polling booth and an official ballot box to help proceedings run on guidelines closely resembling those of a local or national election.
BIG IF CAMPAIGN
The whole school enjoyed creating the word 'IF' in support of the 'Enough Food For everyone Campaign', ahead of the G8 leaders meeting in N.Ireland. The children have enjoyed researching the campaign and have created posters in support of this cause.