Very lucky to have had Joe every year in my 6 years in the school. He really is a gifted teacher, his Leaving Cert English classes were always a highlight on a daily basis. His energy, passion and knowledge always on show. To top it all off, he is a great person too. Definitely the best teacher I’ve ever had in the Pres.
Absolutely adore him, he's the reason I got an A in my JC. Really knows his stuff and puts his all into teaching, it's obvious he cares a lot. I'm gonna be devastated if I don't get him for the leaving. His notes are so so helpful and detailed, god bless him. A bit nuts, which was definitely a good thing! Best selfies in the Pres tbh ;)
Nice and funny teacher
An absolute great teacher !!! always up for a laugh but always made sure we got our work done on time.
Best teacher ever. Had him every year so far and he's deadly. Very good at explaining things and loves discussing things which is deadly. Also great sense of humour. Absolute HERO! <3
He's one teacher I will remember 20 years from now . . . for all the right reasons! Amazing teacher! x
great teacher. really nice and easy to get along with.. funny out i had him all through my jc and he is the reason that i got a B and i was really happy with that. He is a great teacher and really funny always up for a laugh
What a legend, he's some laugh and a great teacher, he's strict with first-years (rightly so) but he's dead on with senior students, hope I have him for english in leaving cert!! : )
joe should be nominated for sainthood - i got an a1 in my leaving thanks to him, brilliant teacher, always well prepared, passionate about english, really good sense of humour - you couldn't ask for a
Aww man what a legend a really good teacher and hes so nice to be around. Can loose his temper at times but hes soo funny. Made my TY experience even more enjoyable he just puts everything into it.
Joe - you are one in a million, thanks for everything you've done for us, we'll miss you and your classes next year - 6A1 2011 XXX
hes a great teacher, has a temper and isnt afraid to use it but thats not a bad thing at all
Legend of EPICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC porportions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a bit scary at first especially in the classroom but outside he is lovely. XD
Awh he's such a dude, I miss him terribly after we had to give him up in third year :'( Hopefully have him in TY :D Love you sir!!
I miss Joe! So funny when some teachers came out with us after our grad mass, all the Loreto girls were drooling over him but Joe is a PRES boy!!! XxX Love ya Joe!
Organised, knows his stuff, has a great sense of humour once ya get to know him, a great teacher
Joe went out of his way to help me with L. C. English and gave loads of brilliant advice when it came to college applications. Am very grateful to have had him as a teacher.
Excellent teacher, always gives 100%, some teachers could learn alot from him, he's one of those great teachers who gets the work done and ya can have a laugh with him at the same time
Done with school now, can safely say that Joe is gonna be one of the main things we'll miss. Loved him and his classes. He shook all our hands in our last class together. THANK YOU SIR!!! XxXxXxXxXxXx
Ah shur ya can have a laugh with him and in fairness he works very hard and is prob the best english teacher the school has
Aaaww I luv this guy soooooo much . . . . . he is sooooo gud-hearted, brilliant, brilliant teacher, seriously, tink he knows everything there is to know about English
I'm in TY & i wish miss cranny was still in school. He a good english teacher but a terrible ty coordinator. Sir its TY, dont be stressin out about us going to matches!brendan
omg he is sooooooo fine and dat smile has evry1 weak at the knees, hee hee : )
One of the best teachers i had in the school,so disappointed i didnt have him for english though....Always had time to talk to students not at them...so down to earth and understands pressure of LC.
The main reason for going into school! One of the soundest people u are likely to eva meet.
Cheers for all your spot-on predictions about the English papers and for leaving that advice about that back-up paper in the Social area: we know it was u! Much appreciated! XxXxX
Dis guy goes out of his way ta make sure his students push themselves to der potential. He believes in eveyone's talents. Gonna miss his classes big time when we leave . . .
Dis man is just fab, I used to hate English at Junior Cert but he has made me love it now 4 da Leaving. So happy to hav him for Honours . . . a great thinker and always gets u to relate to it all
Brilliant teacher, he has made the school a better place! He is hilarious aswell and teaches in a manner that gets the info in there, fair play Mr Rolston, you're a proper legend!
Haha I just have to laugh at him. He flys off the handle all the time iver little things, He entertains me so much lol
I gotta say, the man knows his stuff! A really sound teacher and he gets involved in everything with the school. He's really funny too!!!
ahh, joe was great...poetry classes got a bit borin wit all d notes but he got d work done...thanks joe!!
He's a proper legend, soundest teacher in the whole school (and he's a great bit of eye-candy aswell). Thanks for all the help with the grad mass sir, we'll miss you, Class of '08!
He's a great teacher, relates well to students. Could teach the whole school by himself!
He is a terrific teacher, i've learned loads from him since he has come to the school. Even though some girls in our class couldn't be bothered to learn anything, he tries to reach out to everyone.
He is what all great teachers should be: passionate, enthusiastic and he knows the in's and out's about everything he teaches. He demands a lot from his students but always in a fair and fun way.
Cool in a kinda dorky way. Tells funny jokes. Sometimes. Great teacher though. He gives us way to many notes.