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Words of the Week (2014-15)

Sept 8th renegade, disparage,retrieve
Sept 15th scurrilous, convert, audacious
Sept 22nd perceive, retribution, gregarious
Sept 29th pugnacious, dire, contrast
Oct 6th ambiguous, analyse, annotate
Oct 13th apathy, avarice, bigot
Oct 20th capitulate, characterise, comment
Nov 10th cursory, dawdle, defiant
Nov 17th confide, correlation, credible
Nov 24th confide, correlation, credible
Dec 2nd deny, ecstatic, eerie
Dec 8th feasible, fodder, fortitude
Dec 15th elaborate, endeavour, evoke
Jan 5th fury, gluttony, illustrate
Jan 12th condemn, component, prior
Jan 19th composition, artefact, perspective
Jan 26th elongate, transparent, opaque
Feb 23rd source, merit, initiative
March 2nd analyse, assist, function
March 16th deficiency, inhibit, statutory
March 23rd classification, impact, purpose
April 13th extent, properties, texture
April 20th adaptive, consultation, engagement
April 27th collectively, indebtedness, pretentious


Words of the Week (2013-14)

Sept 9th inclement, hereditary, superstitious
Sept 16th compose, contrast, reference
Sept 23rd exploratory, assess, critique
Sept 30th taught, fascinating, achievement
Oct 7th caricature, epiphany, parody
Oct 14th sense, receive, illustrate
Oct 21st animosity, pristine, dilemma
Nov 4th hypothetical, fastidious, gingerly
Nov 11th coerce, deferential, repudiate
Nov 18th insatiable, fractious, complacency
Nov 25th inveterate, obsequious, panacea
Jan 6th prosper, irate, resolutions
Jan 13th obscure, supercilious, atrocious
Jan 20th austere, oxymoron, superfluous
Feb 3rd justify, evaluate, appraise
Feb 10th estimate, evaluate, conclude
March 3rd enviable, appraise, formulate
March 10th hyperbole, judicious, empathize
March 18th paradoxical, iridescent, conglomerate
March 24th a lot (not alot!), indiscriminate, dexterous
March 31st protagonist, hyperbole, ardent
April 7th ambiguous, disposition, rhetoric
May 6th evaluate, poignant, motif



World Book Day 2013

This year students were encouraged to add a book title to the Crann Eolais and make bookmarks. Senior students were asked to pick a line in a poem/song that influenced them.

There were various competitions this year including writing a story in 6 words. Out of many entries the following won prizes:

  • Airport. Struggling to watch him go.
  • Two rocking chairs; occupied by memories.
  • Hospital bed, crying, screaming, new life.
  • “I love you too” she lied.

Below is a sample of another competition titled “What School Means to Me…”

“To me, my school is a place that points me in the direction in which my future will go, if I behave at school and do everything to the best of my ability, life will treat me well. But, if I don’t, I must live out the rest of my life thinking “What if”.”

  “At the moment school is one of the biggest factors in my life, not only do you get an education you learn to communicate and make friends.”

“Giggles echo in the classroom, laughter bounces off the walls, smiles brighten the gloomy interior.  Some days we sit, head in our hands, wishing we were elsewhere, but, some days things are different.  Teachers and pupils go from foes to friends as they unite in a joke.”

“Great place for learning and growing.”

“If I didn’t go to school, I wouldn’t become what I have a chance to become.”

“School is a place where dreams come true.”

“For most people it’s “school, ugh, the effort of it”! Fortunately, I know school is more than that.  School is preparing us for jobs, for life, because adulthood is not easy.  Before I came to school, I was a shy, under confident girl, and for a while it stayed like that.  But then, I found things I like, who I wanted to be.”




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