Monday, January 07, 2008

Start of Term

Pupils return tonight to school, and so we get underway properly tomorrow for the Hilary Term, a term which is rather shorter than usual across the country because of an early Easter. We have plenty to pack in over the coming two months, and this site will be very busy reporting on everything.

The Senior and Junior English Prizes have been marked, and the results will be announced here on Wednesday. Also, we now start the process of encouraging entries for the Senior and Junior Poetry Prizes (we published here lots of good material from last year's entries), and near the end of term there will be the annual Shakespeare Prize exam. There's also plenty of drama activity this term, with the Junior Play Antigone by Sophocles on February 1st and 2nd, and the entry for the St Andrew's One-Act Drama Festival, The Apollo of Bellac also in February. In addition, in March II form have their Actiontrack workshops. World Book Day this year is on March 6th, and again we'll mark that in various ways.

On top of this, of course, is all the important regular work that goes on, including the Mock Leaving and Junior Certificate exams. Our Transition Year are about to start their Work Portfolios, which will eventually produce plenty of work posted here.

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