Junior Cycle English

It has been a busy week with all teachers in the English Department attending the New Junior Cycle English CPD In-Service at Education Centres throughout the country.


The English Department have been busily working for the past year on the new Junior Cycle English. There are two year groups studying the new key skills and learning outcomes of the new course.

The current Third Year students will be the last group to sit the Junior Certificate English Exam.

Below you can read the Junior Cycle English Learning Outcomes.



Senior Book Club

Senior Book Club has been running for over a year now and have read a diverse range of books including:

Girl with a Pearl Earring


The Great Gatsby

Lies of Silence

The Invention of Wings

The Secret lives of Bees

Tuesdays with Morrie has been the most recent book the club have read and discussed.

The group meet once a month in Room 19 and all senior students are welcome.

This month the students and teachers are reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Northern Lights


Comparative Padlet Wall

Links to some notes on the Padlet wall- it is password protected. Please have your password ready to access the walls.

The King’s Speech


The Plough and the Stars




General Vision and Viewpoint


Cultural Context