St Brigid's College, Loughrea

English

First Year students enjoying their Friday reading class

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Teachers: Niall Canavan (Co-Ordinator), Marie Flanagan, Ann Gillard, Sinead Healy, Dolores Kavanagh, Gerard Lyons, Nuala Quinn.


English Mission Statement:

As a department we hope to foster the intellectual, imaginative and emotional growth of each student by developing his/her personal proficiency in the arts and skills of language.

Subject Aims:

The aims of the English Department in St.Brigid’s College are:

- To nurture a proficiency in all language genres

- To offer students a wide experience of literature, oral and aural skills, reading and writing.

- To enable students to interpret, compose, discriminate and evaluate a range of material so they can become independent learners who can operate beyond the school in a range of contexts.

Subject Objectives:

  • To fulfil the requirements of the syllabi as laid down by the Department of Education, in relation to both Junior Cycle English and Leaving Certificate English.
  • To foster, in all students, an appreciation of the subject.
  • To enable all students to interpret, compose, discriminate and evaluate a diverse range of material, so they can become independent learners in a dynamic world.
  • English is a compulsory subject. All classes and years receive the required allocation of class time allocation as stipulated by the Department of Education.
  • The English classes run concurrently.
  • The English Department has a policy of non-streaming at Junior Cycle. However, students who need additional support to reach their full potential are accommodated in a smaller class group.
  • First Years have a “Reading for Pleasure” class every Friday.
  • Students attend workshops in drama and poetry during the school year so as to aid in their understanding of the named genres.
  • English students participate in many competitions including “Poetry Aloud”.
Events
Feb
18 2019
Feb Midterm
Feb
26 2019
Junior Rugby
Feb
26 2019
French Exchange Parents Meeting
Feb
28 2019
TY Open Night
18-Feb-2019
Jersey Presentation by sponsor Pat McDonagh of Supermacs
17-Feb-2019
St. Brigid’s beat Pres Athenry today in Killimor with a gripping 2 point victory
14-Feb-2019
Sunday February 17th in Killimor
12-Feb-2019
St. Brigid's students attended the Irish Wheelchair Competition today in the University of Limerick
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Contact
St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland

091 841 919

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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