St Brigid's College, Loughrea



First Year students enjoying their Friday reading class



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”.
22 2018
TY Media Studies
22 2018
LC Engineering Mock Practicals
23 2018
Easter Holidays - School Closes
09 2018
School Re-Opens
LC and JC timetables available below
Scoláireachtaí 2018 from St. Brigid's College.
In aid of CF Ireland in St. Brigid's, Loughrea
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