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St Josephs Primary School, Slate Street, Belfast
Thinking of returning to Education? Aisling Bursaries now open, up to £1000 funding. for 2019 application | Wed 1st May Afterschool Registration P1 – P7 from 8.30am-9.15am | School closed on Thurs 2nd May for Elections & Fri 3rd May for mid term | Good Friday:Stations of the Cross by P7 - Guests to be seated for 6.50pm in St. Peter's Cathedral. Join us & encourage your extended family to attend. | Easter holidays - school closes 12noon Thurs 18th April, reopens Mon 29th | Please ensure children are in school for 8.45am; A 9.15am start is 2.5hrs missed schooling a week. Breakfast club open daily from 8.10am
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P6 Shared Education with our friends in Blackmountain

3rd Apr 2019

Our children in P6 participated in an African Drumming session & a Philosophy taster talk with Mr McAreavey, Head teacher in Holy Cross boys.

 What is Philosophy for children?

  • philosophical encounter - to acquaint children with philosophical problems and thinking by providing the conditions for the children to be able to philosophise (the activity of doing philosophy) with each other.
  • Philosophical development - giving students the opportunity to practice and improve philosophising and the intellectual competencies involved in this, which have wider application in most, if not all subjects (see our list of intellectual virtues here)
  • Philosophical independence - for children to complete the programme with a disposition to appropriately use these intellectual virtues / competencies, but without the support of a philosophy facilitator. In this way philosophy becomes an important part of life-long learning.

The feedback from the children was very positive and we look forward to bringing Philosophy into our school in the next academic year.