Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'O that this too too solid flesh'

Pupils should check out the soliloquy pages on Firefly, where you can check out many versions of the four main speeches. Here is one of four on the first soliloquy from Hamlet (by Jonathan Slinger of the RSC):

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SCC Book Club Choice

The choice this term (all pupils are welcome) is Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It will be discussed on Tuesday 25th October in the Library at 1.20pm. See Mrs Donnelly for further details, and to discuss getting a copy.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award

Many congratulations to Tania Stokes, now in Third Form, who has been awarded third place in the Junior category of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre Student Poetry competition, 2016. Tania is the current (repeat) holder of our own Junior Poetry Prize.

The awards will be presented on Sunday 2nd October, during the annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend at Inniskeen in County Monaghan, with the ceremony presided over by adjudicator Noel Monaghan.

Friday, September 02, 2016

10 Years Old

This site started ten years ago, with a post during the summer holidays. But really it got going properly at the start of the autumn term in 2006. At the time it was one of the very few blogs in Irish education.

In ten years there have been almost 2000 posts, and the site has generated a huge number of connections and opportunities, hosted lots of resources, gained a few awards and plenty of recognition, and been the showcase for the excellence of pupil work at our school.

This term we become the first school in the Republic of Ireland to use the Firefly Learning system, and our connections with pupils from now on will be through that (a 'walled garden' open only to the College community). Many of the resources developed here will be embedded into our Firefly pages, too. But this site will still be the outward face of our Department, and indeed resources and writing developed within Firefly will still make their way here.

And we're always on Twitter.