Christmas 2017 Newsletter
Recommended Books 2017/2018
As part of the school’s plan to promote literacy and to encourage our students to read more we would like to recommend the following books.
These titles have been compiled from suggestions given to us by students and cover a full range of interests.
We hope you find this list helpful if you are considering purchasing some books as part of a Christmas present or if you are looking for something new read.
Don’t forget that the library have a brilliant app called “BorrowBox”.
It is free to download on devices and offers instant access to their ebook and audio book facilities.
Gerard Whelan“The Guns of Easter”
Morgan Llywelyn “The Young Rebels”
J. R.R Tolkien“The Hobbit”
Stephen King “IT”
John Boyne“The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”
Douglas Adams“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
S. E. Hinton“The Outsiders”
Fancy a Series?
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl Series
Jeff KinneyDiary of a Wimpy Kid Series
J.K. RowlingHarry Potter Series
Gerard Siggins Rugby Spirit Series
Christopher EdgeHeroes Series
Darren ShanZom-B Series
J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
Anthony Horowitz Alex Rider Series
Michael Grant Gone Series
Chris O’Dowd & Chris V. MurphyMoone Boy Series
Dave RuddenKnights of the Borrowed Dark Series
Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games Series
Derek LandySkulduggery Pleasant Series
Terry PratchettDiscworld Series
Veronica Roth Divergent Series
Henry Shefflin “The Autobiography”
Brian O’Driscoll“The Test”
Paul O’Connell“The Battle”
Jackie Tyrrell with Christy O’Connor“The Warrior’s Code”
John Scally “The GAA Immortals (100 Gaelic Games Legends)”
Michael Parkinson“Muhammad Ali: A Memoir”
Luca Caioli“Messi Neymar Ronaldo”
Guillem Balague “Cristiano Ronaldo”
Jack Slack“Notorious: The Life and Fights of Conor McGregor”
FIFA World Football Museum“The Official History of the FIFA World Cup”
A Special Mention
“The Boy in the Dress”“Mr. Stink”“Billionaire Boy”
“Gangsta Granny”“Ratburger”“Demon Dentist”
“Grandpa’s Great Escape”“Awful Auntie”“The Midnight Gang”
“The World’s Worst Children” and “The World’s Worst Children 2” ( Short Stories)
“War Horse” “Farm Boy” “Why the Whales Came”
“Shadow”“Born to Run” “Kensuke’s Kingdom”
“Cool!”“The Butterfly Lion” “The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips”
“Private Peaceful” “Dear Olly”“Alone on a Wide Wide Sea”
“Toro! Toro!” “Kaspar: King of Cats” “The Wreck of the Zanzibar”
“Listen to the Moon”“The Mozart Question”“King Of the Cloud Forests”
“The Dancing Bear”“Out of the Ashes”“Escape from Shangri – La”
“Twist of Gold” “My Friend Walter”“Arthur High King of Britain”
“Waiting for Anya” “A Medal for Leroy”“An Eagle in the Snow”
“Billy the Kid”
PHOTOGRAPHIC FIELD TRIP WITH ARTIST FIONA MURPHY
Here’s some stunning photographs taken by TY students during a field trip undertaken with artist Fiona Murphy around the streets of Wexford last week. Fiona is being commissioned under the Per Cent for Art Scheme to create new artwork for the school and these photos will be collated to create a new indoor artwork for the school interior. Students were asked to look for interesting angles, light and shade, and to get the ‘bug’s eye view’ – and they certainly succeeded!
Over 1000 images will be used in the large photo mosaic canvas, while Fiona will also create sculptural outdoor seating for both the Primary and Secondary School. Thanks Fiona, well done to all involved and we look forward to seeing the development of the artworks in the coming months.
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September Newsletters 2017.
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS 2017/2018:
6TH YEAR MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2017 FROM 4.30 – 6.45PM
5TH YEAR TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2017 FROM 4.30 – 6.45PM
3RD YEAR WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2017 FROM 4.30 – 6.45PM
2ND YEAR THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY 2018 FROM 4.30 – 6.45PM