St Josephs College Borrisoleigh notes 18th September

On Tuesday last, 15th September our First Year group set off to the Lough Derg Yacht Club in Dromineer.  The objective of the day was two-fold: to reward the students for the excellent effort each and everyone had made in settling in to Secondary School life, and to allow them to get to each other in a more social environment.

The day was a wonderful success.  On arrival at the venue, the students were kitted out in wet suits and lifejackets before a thorough lesson in water safety and sailing.  They spent two glorious, fun-filled hours on the water, sailing around the shores, while also being given the opportunity to experience the thrill of power-boating.

We would like to thank the staff of Lough Derg Yacht Club for a great day.  Congratulations are also due to our former student, Aisling Keller, a member of the Yacht Club, who recently came 6th in the world in her category at sailing.  We wish her every success in her future endeavours.

The first school mass of the year took place on Friday the 18th of September to celebrate the beginning of the school year. We prayed for a good and studious school year and to congratulate the excellent Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students on their outstanding results. Newly ordained Fr Vincent Stapleton celebrated the mass accompanied by Fr Everard. Fr Stapleton is a Borrisoleigh local and a past pupil of St Josephs College.

On Wednesday 9th September, our Junior Certificate students of 2015

received their examination results. This showed the customary outstanding

results achieved by students in St Joseph’s College. A special

congratulations to the 3 students who received the highest results Jack

Cullen, John Ryan and Cathail Ryan. 87.5% of our students who took honours

papers received honours grades. Congratulations to all students and

teachers on their success, hard work and dedication.


The teachers and students of St. Joseph’s College participated in the Score4Eddie challenge. On Thursday the 17th september. Students who donated money had the chance to take a penalty on their teacher of choice. The Score4Eddie challenge is a fundraiser to raise money for Eddie Connolly, a 29 year old from Loughmore Castleiney. In late 2013, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The money raised goes towards his treatment.17th September  was a particularly pertinent date as it also was National Hospice day.

St Josephs College Borrisoleigh notes 18th September







Above Ms Regan Deputy Principal taking part in the Score4Eddie.


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