The essential aim of teaching English at Junior Cycle is to reinforce and continue the work of the primary school in nurturing the intellectual, imaginative and emotional growth of each student by developing her personal proficiency in the arts and skills of language.
This personal proficiency involves three dynamically interrelated elements: personal literacy, social literacy and cultural literacy.
Students will study a variety of material including drama, poetry, fiction and media. They are also encouraged to read extensively.
DEAR Programme (Drop Everything And Read)
SAMPLE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Love Literature Week
Writers’ Week Operation Education Programme
Theatre Trip to facilitate understanding of prescribed drama
Promotion of World Book Day
Public Speaking Competition for First Years
NEW SCHOOL BOOK CLUB
A first year book club will be commencing on 29th November and will take place every Thursdays from now on at 1.35 in the Language room. Contact Ms. Walsh for information.
Students will be reading selected books and discussing these with each other.This is a wonderful opportunity for book lovers to exchange ideas and views on the chosen material, read books they may not choose for themselves and make new friends.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS FOR PRES TRALEE - MARCH 2017
Martina Daly of Kerry County Library presented used books to Presentation Principal, Mrs O Keeffe and transition year students of Pres Tralee on Tuesday 7th of March. Students and teachers were delighted to be recipients of this extensive selection of young adult novels which will be dispersed throughout classes. Classes will use these books as part of class book clubs, The Drop Everything and Read Programme (DEAR) and for paired reading exercises. Pres Tralee extends their gratitude to the staff of Kerry County Library for their ongoing support.
LOVE LIT 2017
The theme for Love Lit week for 2017 is celebrating Feisty Females in Literature - " Phenomenal Woman. That's me" by Poet Maya Angelo being the inspiration.
TYs had a workshop on Monday 6th with Steve Murray - high-octane, dynamic, world famous Poetry Slammer. TYs will have workshops with Máire Holmes - Writer in Residence K.C.C. - and Roisin Meaney - author - on Tuesday 7th. 2nd Years will also have a workshop with Roisin Meaney on Tuesday.
There are ongoing displays of literary quotes and of course the many entries for the 6 word story competition.
ROMEO AND JULIET
TY and 2nd year students attended a production of Romeo and Juliet in Siamsa Tire on Friday 27th of January. The production was staged by students of Mercy Mounthawk.
Well done to the students who represented Pres Tralee today at Poetry Aloud. Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition open to all post-primary students on the island of Ireland. It is organised by Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. Julia Szarota of 2nd year has qualified in the junior category to get through to the next round.
Antonia Gergely, Azra Hassan, Liah O’Connell,Alannah O’Sullivan and Victoria Pula of 2nd year and Ciara Boyd, Michelle Doody, Evelyn Hayes, Jennifer Hanafin,Theresa Keane,Áine de Rís and Claudia Ward of TY also participated on the day.
Thanks to Ms. Foley and Ms. O'Flynn for coordinating auditions and coaching sessions in advance of this round.
Huge thanks to the TY students for coordinating another fantastic Love Lit week and to coordinating teachers Ms. Foley and Ms. O'Flynn.
Poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice spoke to 1st years on Wednesday.......
which was Dress-up day........
and we had the Annual Costume Parade in the Assembly area at lunch-time....
that even the teachers participated in or judged.....
Enjoyed by all!.
On Thursday 2nd years had a radio workshop....
and the KDYS Mobile Youth cafe visited the school...
To wrap things up on Friday we had literary folk Sean Lyons, Johnny Wall and Breda Joy telling the TYS about their lives.....
IST YEAR PUBLIC SPEAKING 2015