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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.
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Highly Recommended

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”
Louis Sachar​​​“Holes”
Douglas Adams​​“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
S. E. Hinton​​​“The Outsiders”

Fancy a Series?
Eoin Colfer ​​​​Artemis Fowl Series
Jeff Kinney​​​​​Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
J.K. Rowling​​​​​Harry Potter Series
Gerard Siggins ​​​​Rugby Spirit Series
Christopher Edge​​​​Heroes Series
Darren Shan​​​​​Zom-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. Murphy​​Moone Boy Series
Dave Rudden​​​​Knights of the Borrowed Dark Series
Suzanne Collins​​​​The Hunger Games Series
Derek Landy​​​​​Skulduggery Pleasant Series
Terry Pratchett​​​​Discworld Series
Veronica Roth ​​​​Divergent Series

Sports

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”
Colm Cooper​​​​“Gooch”
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

David Walliams
“The Boy in the Dress”​​“Mr. Stink”​​“Billionaire Boy”
“Gangsta Granny”​​​“Ratburger”​​“Demon Dentist”
“Grandpa’s Great Escape”​​“Awful Auntie”​“The Midnight Gang”
“Bad Dad”
“The World’s Worst Children” and “The World’s Worst Children 2” ( Short Stories)

Michael Morpurgo
“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. 

sdr Darragh Fenlon

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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

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