News from St. Josephs Secondary School, Castlebar

May 2017

West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon

The following news was kindly shared by Caroline McGrath of St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
The May bank holiday weekend in Castlebar is synonymous with the West of Ireland Women’s mini marathon (10K) event.
This year 4 staff members and 83 students took on the challenge.
The event which is hosted by Mayo Sports Partnership also includes a competition, aimed at getting as many teenage girls involved as possible.
The competition is called ‘It’s for Girls’ and the award of a trophy and a €1000 voucher for Achill Adventure centre is presented to the school with the greatest percentage of its school population involved in the 10K.
St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar claimed the title for the second year in a row and Ms Caroline McGrath pictured above accepted the trophy on behalf of the St. Joseph’s students.
On the Friday before the mini marathon the school held a non-uniform day and all proceeds from the day were donated to Rock Rose House – a local charity who provides support to those who have cancer.

St. Josephs Secondary School, Castlebar, Students Receive ITS Award

Congratulations to 2nd year science students from St. Josephs Secondary School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo who received an ITS award for educational excellence at Women in ITS Interest Group Seminar in Dublin on Wednesday 26th April 2017.
ITS Ireland exists to promote the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for safer, more efficient and more sustainable transport.
Pictured above is Mr John Davis, Chairperson of Executive Governing Board of ITS Ireland presenting the award to Ms. Fionnuala Lynch, Science Teacher, St Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar along with students Niamh Ward, Manmehak Kaur, Brianna Moran, Ugne Budrecktye, Nicole Bukovska & Lilly Behan.