Well done to all of our fantastic cross country runners!
On Wednesday 19th of October our cross country teams traveled to Valleymount to participate in long distance races. We had four winning teams and five individual medal winners. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
See our sports page for more details and pictures!
The 5th class children reached the summit of Keadeen today, with spectacular views and a great sense of humour all the way. More images and reflections to follow in the coming days.
Our Trip Up Mt. Keadeen
It was 10:30am, the 11th of October 2016 and we were walking out of our school, Scoil Naomh and getting on a bus to hike up Keadeen Mountain. I was sitting beside Callum. We were going through Rathdangan. It was very quiet as most of the children were in school and the adults were in work. We arrived at the foot of Keadeen at 11:00. We started our walk after we met Ms. Murtagh, Mr. Hannafin, Pat and Ms. Casey’s dad, Michael Casey.
As we climbed Michael told us about his breathtaking mountain climbs in the Alps and Kilimanjaro. On some he had dangerous experiences. Mr. Murphy was very excited as it was the first mountain he had climbed in Wicklow. As we progressed near the top we had to go through a squelshy, unpleasant, mucky bog. Lots of people got mucky and lost some shoes. Ms. Casey had to do a few search and rescues for shoes!!!
As we progressed we finally got to the top. We put some stones on the cairn for good luck. We ate our lunch, took a few photos and made our way back down the mountain and we came to the bog again. I told Charli and Clare that I was going to take a ‘‘photo’’ and they walked backwatds into a pool of boggy water. When we came near the bus we had to pass through by bellowing fire and the smoke stank. We arrived at the bus and went home. Shout out to Ms. Casey for organising the day.
The Mt. Keadeen Trip
We went up Mt. Keadeen on Tuesday the 11th of October. We went up because our teachers wanted us to learn more about history and geography. Ms. Casey, Pat (our wonderful caretaker), Ms. Murtagh, Mr. Hannafin, Mr. Murphy, Dave (our savage bus driver) and Michael Casey (Ms. Casey’s dad) came with us. Ms. Casey organised it. My partner on the trip was Katie. It took us about 30 minutes to get there.
We arrived there about 10:05am. We then started our climb. In the middle we stopped and found deer footprints. Then we all took a drink of water. It took us about two hours to get up. When we arrived at the top there was a pile of rocks on top of each other. Ms. Casey said to place a rock on the top for good luck. Then there was a load of pictures take. We then had some lunch. After that we started climbing down. There was a lot of bogs. Clare and I fell into them face first!! Then Clare and I were linking arms and Clare slipped into a muddy hole and she dragged me in too. We then went around a bunch of smoke. It smelled awful!!! We eventually arrived at the bus. My rating for the trip was 100 out of 100.
Baltinglass Senior Football Team visited Scoil Naomh Iósaf on Monday morning following their tremendous win in the Wicklow Senior Football Championship against St. Pats on Sunday.
There was great excitement in the P.E. hall as the children cheered and welcomed the team, many of whom are past pupils of Scoil Naomh Iósaf. We gave the team high fives and some children had a chance to hold the cup. The team also visited the Junior and Senior infant classrooms.
We are proud of Mr. Walshe who is part of the management team that trained and mentored the team to make their dream a reality. The staff and pupils of Scoil Naomh Iósaf wish the team every success in the Leinster Championship on October 30th. Ár frása na seachtaine ná 'Tá bród an domhain orthu'. (Our Irish phrase of the week is 'They are very proud!') Well done to the team.