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Words of the Week (2017-18)

Sept 4th renegade, disparage,retrieve
Sept 11th scurrilous, convert, audacious
Sept 18th perceive, retribution, gregarious
Sept 25th pugnacious, dire, contrast
Oct 2nd ambiguous, analyse, annotate
Oct 9th apathy, avarice, bigot
Oct 16th capitulate, characterise, comment
Oct 23rd cursory, dawdle, defiant
Nov 6th confide, correlation, credible
Nov 13th confide, correlation, credible
Nov 20th deny, ecstatic, eerie
Nov 27th feasible, fodder, fortitude
Dec 4th elaborate, endeavour, evoke
Jan 8th fury, gluttony, illustrate
Jan 15th condemn, component, prior
Jan 22nd composition, artefact, perspective
Jan 29th elongate, transparent, opaque
Feb 19th source, merit, initiative
March 5th analyse, assist, function
March 12th deficiency, inhibit, statutory
March 19th classification, impact, purpose
April 9th extent, properties, texture
April 16th adaptive, consultation, engagement
April 23rd collectively, indebtedness, pretentious


Words of the Week (2016-17)

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


Library Renovation 2017/18

As part of their Mini Company module with Ms. Rooney, TY Broighter have undertaken a project to renovate the school library to make it a designated reading space for all students to use. The class fundraised initially and their final sum was matched by the school, meaning a significant amount of money to purchase new books for the library. The new injection of books will also include dyslexia-friendly books. We are anxiously awaiting their arrival! TY Ardagh, as part of their YSI module with Ms. Ryan, are currently collecting books in international languages to make the library more diverse and inclusive.

The latest addition to the library has been the donation of a sofa from Ms. Rooney and the school will also be purchasing bean bags to make the space as comfortable as possible. With a lick of fresh paint and some beautiful artwork and decorative pieces, we are hoping that the library will be a much more inviting space that students can visit with their English teachers for Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) or in their own free time. We will post photos once the project has been completed, hopefully to coincide with World Book Day on March 1st 2018.

World Book Day 2013

In 2013 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 that 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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