Our Literacy Board is prominently placed right at the centre of our school building and is a very popular resource for all students with helpful hints and tips. Thank you to Ms. Walsh for her hard work with the Literacy Board.
It is also a space where we can promote some of the activities of the department – our annual Readathon for MS Ireland is currently running. All First Year students are participating in the readathon and are really enjoying their chosen books.
The English Department has also started a Poem of the Month initiative where each year group will nominate a poem per month for the entire school to enjoy. The poem is read to the school via intercom at the beginning of the month and displayed for all students to see on our literacy board.
To start the initiative off the English Teachers chose the Thomas Hardy poem ‘Last Week in October’ – a fitting poem for the week leading up to our well deserved mid-term break.
The Department were also busy attending the annual Irish National Organisation of Teachers of English conference in Hotel Kilkenny on Saturday October 15th.
Pictured at the conference are Ms. Doran, Ms. Walsh and Ms. O’Regan.
Our Junior and Senior Book Clubs are also up and running along with Public Speaking and Debating! October has been a really busy month for the English Department.
A very big welcome to our new English teachers Ms. Duggan and Ms. O’Regan. We also say Happy New School Year to our returning students and another big welcome to our new First Years. We look forward to working with you all and creating some wonderful English work this year.
Junior and Senior Book Club will return and new members are always most welcome. Debating will be on the agenda this year and we look forward to participating in the MS Readathon. We are also very excited to continue our Pen Pal programme with students in Dubai and are delighted to extend the programme to another school in the UK.
Keep an eye on our literacy board for some top tips and as always watch out for the “What I am reading” notices on teachers’ classroom doors!
Looking forward to a great year ahead!
Congratulations and well done to Anna Hogan, a 6th Year student, who has been shortlisted in the Hot Press Write Here Write Now 2016 competition, for her entry Death in Ireland. You can view Anna’s entry on the Hot Press competition website and let them know that you enjoyed Anna’s wonderful writing by clicking on the ‘Tell Us You Like This’ button. By doing so, you can have your say in will be presented with the special Write Here Write Now Readers’ Award.
Please click the link below and read the piece by Anna. Congratulations, well done and best of luck in the competition.
Prescribed material for Leaving Certificate 2016 and 2017
LC 2016 English
LC 2017 English