Blackrock Educate Together Secondary School


English in junior cycle aims to develop students’ knowledge of language and literature, to
consolidate and deepen their literacy skills and make them more self-aware as learners.
More specifically it encourages all students:

• to be creative through language and to gain enjoyment and continuing personal growth from
English in all its forms
• to develop control over English using it and responding to it with purpose and effect through
the interconnected literacy skills of oral language, reading and writing
• to engage personally with and think critically about an increasingly broad range of spoken,
written and multimodal texts
• to develop an informed appreciation of literature through personal encounters with a variety of
literary texts
• to use their literacy skills to manage information needs, and find, use, synthesise, evaluate and
communicate information using a variety of media
• to gain an understanding of the grammar and conventions of English and how they might be
used to promote clear and effective communication.

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Friday, 24th May, saw our annual Prize Day ceremony take place in the school. The occasion was a wonderful mix of performances, speeches, celebrations, and more! We thank all of our contributors and participants for ensuring the day was a


The Photography Club enjoyed their final session with a trip to Herbert Park. We congratulate them on helping with the various newsletters and sports updates this year.


Best of luck to Ben, Tim, and Beau, as they compete in the Irish Open Championships and Olympic Trials. They represent themselves and the school with pride each time they dive into the pool, let's hope they make a splash today in the arena!

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