November 2017- The Equine Project has begun in St. John the Baptist. This involves classes on Horse Care, Maintenance, Feeding etc. every Tuesday and a trip to the National Stud and the Curragh in Kildare!
October 2017- The MIC Children's Choir has now started in the school and will work towards a production in the Lime Tree Theatre.
September 2017- We have 3 new teachers to welcome to the school this year, Mr. Goggin, Ms. Kiely and Mr. O'Driscoll.
May 2017- The boys First Holy Communion went great. Everyone was decked out and the day stayed bright and dry. The boys sang their hymns beautifully and it will be a day they won't forget.
Jan 2017- The FAI coaches, under the guidance of Jason O'Connor, have been training the boys' every Friday mornin with each class receiving intensive sessions under the coaches watchful eye. The sessions have been a huge success with many boys signing up to Geraldine Football Club as a result.
Christmas 2016- Our school productions of 'Lights, Camel, Action' and 'Away with a Manger' were a huge success with productions taking place, one for St. Johns Infant Boys' and Girls School, one for the Ladies Group in Garryowen and one for the parents.
Oct 2016 - A new music room has been created upstairs with guitar lessons, led by Mr. Twohig, happening on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of every week.
Horse riding- Horse riding continues to be a huge success and the boys absolutely love it! It takes place every Wednesday and teaches the boys horsemanship skills, horse care and of course appreciation for the great outdoors.
New School Safety Measures- The school, with the help of City Councillor,Cian Prenderville, has increased safety measures at the school entrance. This was achieved by moving safety signs, having images painted on the roads and the installation of double yellow lines.
Fundraising Events 2016:
Bag-packing in Dunnes is a great success, we managed to raise over €1600!! We are so greatful to the boys, parents and staff who helped us all day. We received excellent feedback from customer and the staff in Dunnes could not have praised the boys highly enough.
Sponsored Walk 2016:
The sponsored walk raised €800, it was another great success. We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved. Parents, family and friends really got behind the school and the money raised ensured the boys got to participate in really fun outings
School Tour 2016 - Kids Town
This year we went to Kids Town, the boys had a ball! Here are some pics of the day!
Graduation Day 2016
A particularly emotional day, especially for poor Ms. O'Doherty :-) who was a very busy bee organising a memorable ceromony for the senior boys. We are all so sad to see them go as we are all so fond of them. We would like to wish the boys the very best of luck in the secondary school!