St Brigid's College, Loughrea

English

Some Favourite Poems from our School days!

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? By William Shakespeare

"Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."

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First Year students enjoying their Friday reading class

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Teachers: Emma Donnellan (Co-Ordinator), Marie Flanagan, Ann Gillard, Dolores Kavanagh, Nuala Quinn, Clara Finnerty, Claire O Connell, Niall Canavan.


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”.
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13-Sep-2020
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06-Sep-2020
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01-Sep-2020
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30-Aug-2020
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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland

091 841 919

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