Life Through the Eyes of a First Year in St. Joseph’s

I am getting on well in St. Joseph’s. My favourite subject is TG and business. I have settled in very quickly. I like moving around the different classes every 40 minutes and changing teachers. St. Joseph’s is a great school!
Anonymous
October 2018

My first 8 weeks in St. Joseph’s have been great so far. I’m getting used to the teachers and the timetable. I like that classes change every 40 minutes. Secondary school is very different to primary school. The breaks are longer and the school is much bigger.
Neil Stafford (IF)
October 2018

I have spent 8 weeks in St. Joseph’s now. I think it is better than primary school already. I was lucky enough to get into the same base class as two others from my primary school, and we’re enjoying it here so far. Everyone thinks it’s hard to switch classes and carry books around but I personally enjoy walking around the school. Keep an open mind and enjoy your experience here!
Anonymous
October 2018

Secondary school is so different to primary school. We have our own lockers instead of boxes and there is a canteen. In primary we had to bring our own lunch but now we can bring in money and get pasta or a roll and other lunches. There are lots of new subjects. We study woodwork, technical graphics, classical studies, French, German and lots more.
We are really enjoying our time here!
Anonymous
October 2018

At first , like with every first experience, life in St. Joseph’s was nerve wrecking. Not too many people I knew were going to the school, which didn’t make my first day any better. Luckily though the teachers were welcoming and made it seem like I had been there for years. There were tons of sports and activities to join and I got all three choice subjects I had requested.

A few weeks passed and I got used to the new daily routine. Getting used to being in different classes was difficult at first, but going to and from different classes is much better than staying in the same room all day. It means that you can make friends easily. Eventually I made loads of new friends and all my original worries were gone, replaced by goals which I hoped to achieve in my first year.

With a bit of study and listening in class, the November exams went well and the work paid off. So everything is going smoothly and in my opinion Secondary school is more enjoyable than Primary.

Anonymous 1F