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P-Tech

P-TECH was first developed in 2011 in Brooklyn, New York, by IBM and local educators. Since that time, P-TECH has grown to more than 200 schools in 27 countries across the world, with more than 600 businesses participating and over 200 college...
Applied Technology

Applied Technology

The Tech Wing Applied Technology is a hands on, design and make subject which encourages students to develop the necessary understanding, disciplinary skills and subject knowledge to investigate and solve real-life problems. New technologies...
Civic, Social and Political Education

Civic, Social and Political Education

CSPE- A Citizenship Course Student voice and contribution is vital for students' development on an individual and collective level. At Scoil Iósaif students are encouraged to become active in their own education and society. Civic, Social and Political ...
Coding

Coding

Coding- A PTECH Module As part of our PTech programme, our students are given the opportunity to engage in the Junior Cycle short course for Coding. The PTech programme was adapted into our school in correlation with our business partners, IBM and...
English

English

The English Department English is a core subject at junior and senior cycle, with state exams at the end of each cycle. The English department in Scoil Iósaif is focused on allowing our students to achieve academic excellence while exploring the ...
Games

Games

Physical Health and Exercise Games and Sport have always been a massive part of life here in Scoil Iósaif. Each year group is timetabled for 'Games' one afternoon per week. Over their time in the school, this consists of Football, Basketball, Tennis, ...
Geography

Geography

The Geography Department Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth's surface and the human societies spread across it. ... Geography seeks...
Life Skills

Life Skills

Teaching the Basics Lifeskills was introduced in Scoil Iosaif in 2017.  It forms a part of Well Being classes in the New Junior Cycle. The Well Being subjects are - SPHE, CSPE, PE and Life Skills. By participating in weekly life...
Mathematics

Mathematics

Maths Department The Mathematics department in Scoil Iosaif strives to create a positive, caring learning environment for all students. Our use of differentiation creates a sense of inclusivity across all class levels and our learning methodologies...
Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

MFL Department- French and Spanish St. Joseph’s C.B.S. currently offers 2 Modern Foreign Languages, French and Spanish. As an MFL department, we are proud of and committed to our tradition of excellence and achievements to date and continue to e...
Music

Music

The Music Department Music has traditionally been a valuable part of Scoil Iósaif curriculum. Currently all students study Music throughout their first year. They are then offered a choice to pursue it to Junior Cycle. Music is also offered as ...
Religion

Religion

The Religion Department Throughout the 6 years in Scoil Iosaif, the Religion classes focus on education in the World Religions. An understanding of human nature through religious and non-religious worldviews is an essential part of our curriculum....
Robotics

Robotics

Robotics- A PTECH Module Robotics is a new and exciting subject which is only offered in 3 schools in Ireland. Robotics is part of the P-tech programme. Robotics is extremely relevant in today's society. Students get to use their imagination and...
Roinn na Gaeilge

Roinn na Gaeilge

“Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan Anam” - Pádraig Mac Piarais Our school strives to focus on students' positive engagement with the Irish language through the study of literature, the spoken language and grammar. Gaeilge is one of the core subjects and ov...
Science

Science

The Science Department All students in their first 3 years at Scóil Iosaif take Junior Cycle Science, then in 5th year, students have the option to study biology, physics and chemistry for their Leaving Certificate. Our goal is to develop students' ...
Social, Personal and Health Education

Social, Personal and Health Education

SPHE Our Social, Personal and Health Education strives to foster students' well being, self-confidence and give them a sense of belonging throughout their six years of secondary school. SPHE develops students' sense of personal responsibility for...
Visual Art

Visual Art

The Art Department “Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” ~John Lubbock (1834-1913), “Th...
Transition Year

Transition Year

A Year of Self-Discovery Transition Year at Scoil Iósaif is a year in which the students can take the time to learn new skills, discover new talents and areas of interest and explore their skills and interests in relation to career paths beyond ...
Biology

Biology

The Study of the Living The Senior Cycle course strives to build on the knowledge built at Junior Cycle.  The biology department in Scoil Iósaif shares their passion for biology in every class and engages students through a very visual ...
Business

Business

Business, Accounting and Economic Business Studies aim to stimulate students’ interest in the business environment and how they interact with it. It develops skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that allow them to make informed and responsible d...
English

English

Literary Excellence English is a core subject at junior and senior cycle, with state exams at the end of each cycle. The English department in Scoil Iósaif is focused on allowing our students to achieve academic excellence while exploring the written ...
French

French

Aims and Objectives The modern foreign languages taught in Scoil Iósaif share common aims and objectives, amongst these we seek: To enable students to acquire the four main linguistic skills to the best of their ability - listening - speaking ...
Games

Games

Personal and Health Education Games and Sport have always been a massive part of life here in Scoil Iósaif. Each year group is timetabled for 'Games' one afternoon per week. Over their time in the school, this consists of Football, Basketball, Tennis, ...
Geography

Geography

Moving through land and time Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth's surface and the human societies spread across it. Geography seeks...
History

History

A Modern Student of Ancient Ireland At Scoil Iósaif, students study History at both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. The aim of the History department is to encourage students to develop an interest in the History which took place around them and ...
Mathematics

Mathematics

Numbers- The Universal Language The Mathematics department in Scoil Iósaif strives to create a positive, caring learning environment for all students. Our use of differentiation creates a sense of inclusivity across all class levels and our learning ...
Music

Music

When Words Fail.. Music Speaks Music has traditionally been a valuable part of St. Joseph’s C.B.S curriculum. Currently all students study Music throughout their first year. They are then offered a choice to pursue it to Junior Cycle. Music is a...
Physics and Chemistry

Physics and Chemistry

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Leaving Certificate Physics and Chemistry aim to stimulate and sustain learners’ interest in, and enjoyment of, the subjects while developing an understanding o...
Religion

Religion

The Religion Department Throughout the 6 years in Scoil Iosaif, the Religion classes focus on education in the World Religions. An understanding of human nature through religious and non-religious worldviews is an essential part of our curriculum....
Roinn na Gaeilge

Roinn na Gaeilge

“Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan Anam” - Pádraig Mac Piarais Our school strives to focus on students' positive engagement with the Irish language through the study of literature, the spoken language and grammar. Gaeilge is one of the core subjects and ov...
Social, Personal Health Education

Social, Personal Health Education

The Most Important Relationship- The One with Yourself Our Social, Personal and Health Education strives to foster students' well being, self-confidence and give them a sense of belonging throughout their six years of secondary school. SPHE develops...
Spanish

Spanish

Aims and Objectives The modern foreign languages taught in Scoil Iósaif share common aims and objectives, amongst these we seek: To enable students to acquire the four main linguistic skills to the best of their ability - listening - speaking ...
Visual Art

Visual Art

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Students who pick art in the Senior Cycle have already had a broad and varied experience with materials.  Art History and Appreciation is added to their Cur...
Extra Curricular

Extra Curricular

It's What Happens Outside the Classroom that truly makes a School Extra Curricular Activities are an important part of life in Scoil Iósiaf. They provide pupils with a wide range of opportunities which complement the academic curriculum, allowing ...