Donal Ryan, local bestselling author gives a talk to a select group of students in the school on Wednesday October 7th.
Donal’s debut novel, ‘The Spinning Heart’, was voted Irish Book of the Year in 2012, was a number one bestseller in Ireland and a Boston Globe bestseller in the US. The book won the Guardian First Book Award in 2013. Donal’s second novel, ‘The Thing About December’, was also a number one bestseller. It was shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2013 and the Kerry Group Novel of the Year for 2014, and has been nominated for the 2015 IMPAC Literary Award. Renowned author Donal Ryan launched his first short story collection in the local Nenagh Bookshop on Wednesday, September 23rd last, ‘A Slanting of the Sun’.
He met a group of Leaving cert English students with their teacher, Ms. Maeve Ryan. He gave an inspiring talk and officially opened the school library.
Poem Composed by 6th year prefect to read aloud over school intercom during Friendship Week.
“Girl Abreeze” by Emma Cavanagh
The girl sat alone
Head covered, feet twitching
Familiar faces smiling
Leaves fall towards their annual slumber
As if hailing the spirit of cold
A small, battered leaf
Separated from the foiliage around
That was until
An aura of kindness
Slipped into her hands
That nostalgic feeling of a warmer soul
With the help of the warm gust of an autumn breeze
The girl no longer sat alone
Lodged in the huddle of love and life
Her eyes burned ablaze, bright into the night”
Borrisokane Staff and students will welcome all students interested in enrolling in the school for September 2016 on Tuesday 10th November with their parents/guardians for an Open Evening. From 7.30 pm they will be able to view all the teaching and learning initiatives being currently used in the school in order to achieve effective learning and ensure that all students reach their full potential. The Principal and Deputy Principal will speak firstly and then they will be given a tour of the school in groups by current TY students. The range of practical subjects available and the amazing facilities on site for students to use and enjoy will be free to observe. Some of the latest rooms recently officially opened including a Friendship café and Library can also be seen. This promises to be a hugely successful event. A sample of food is also provided in the canteen with compliments. All interested are welcome to come along and enjoy the event.
Professional Beauty Show, RDS, 12th October.
Deputy Principal, Suzanne McMahon, along with the 6th year LCA students attended the Irish Professional Beauty show at the RDS. The students had a great day mingling with all the College students and gathering information on products and courses. All of the students plan to pursue future careers in this field.