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The Cross Border Orchestra - Peace Proms

Our school choir is taking part in the Cross Border Orchestra Peace Proms Concert City Hall, Cork on the 19th February 2011. You can hear the songs in this web page.

The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) was established in 1995 as a means of bringing young people together from different backgrounds and communities, through the powerful medium of music. Composed of 130 young people from many parts of Ireland, the CBOI is one of Ireland's flagship peace initiatives and has become the most acclaimed youth orchestra that Ireland has ever produced. In addition, the CBOI provides essential musical education for 5,000 children in schools all over the country.

The CBOI performs regularly to sell out audiences in major venues across Ireland working with top professional musicians including Ireland's premier conductor, Maestro Gearóid Grant, Tenor, Emmanuel Lawler and Uilleann Piper, Patrick Martin. The orchestra performs music of many genres, including specially commissioned works which celebrate the fusion of cultures on the island of Ireland. The CBOI has gained National and International acclaim for the exceptional opportunities, experiences and education it provides for thousands of young people. To find out more about the Cross Border Orchestra click here.

Following the huge success of their 2009 schools concert series the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) has launched their 2010/2011 Concert Series. Over 200 schools (over 6,000 children) have registered to participate in this invaluable and unique music project which will culminate in concerts at:

• Newry Town Hall: 6th November 2010
• Saval Community Centre: 7th November
• Waterfront Hall, Belfast: 5th February 2011
• The Helix, DCU, Dublin: 6th February
• Leisureland Galway: 12th February
• The Royal Theatre, Mayo: 13th February
• City Hall, Cork: 19th and 20th February

Each year the CBOI works with up to 5,000 school children in counties throughout Ireland providing them with the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra. We are taking part in the City Hall concert in Cork on the 19th February 2011.

The 2010/2011 Schools Concert Series will be led by Ireland’s premiere conductor Maestro Gearóid Grant, and will feature Ireland’s best loved tenor Emmanuel Lawler, renowned Uilleann Piper Patrick Martin, and outstanding Violinist Patricia Treacy in addition to drum and piping corps. The programme is packed full of family favourites and showstoppers like “Abba” as well as powerful anthems from the Ulster Scots and Irish traditions. The unique and magical sound of the CBOI is the best imaginable way to introduce young people to music. The CBOI has changed the concept of Orchestra into something powerful, moving and very very exciting.

Interview with CBOI violinist, Deirdre Kenny filmed at rehearsals on 26-09-10.

JUnior Infants September 2010 Sr. Mary's Class

New Junior Infants September 2010

Our new Junior Infants have settled into life in St Joseph's.
To see some more pictures of their first days in school click here.

Junior Infants Sept 2010 Ms. Cronin
Senior Infants and First Class All Ireland Supporters

Senior Infants and First Class Cork Supporters

Mrs Creedons Class dressed up to support the Cork team for the All Ireland Footbal final. all the class dredd up on the Friday before the All Ireland Football Final.

Healthy Eating

We are proud of our healthy eating policy here in St Joseph's. In general ever child does their best to have a 'healthy lunch'. This year we hope to get offical recogntion from the HSE. This will mean taking on some new initatives and re-enforcing what is already good practice here in school.
The following links are helpful Food for Young Children click here, the website 'Little Steps' click here

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