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1st Prize in Galway Junior Film Fleadh Script Pitching Competition
Created : 24 Nov 2017, 4:58 PM
Archived : 24 Jan 2018, 12:00 AM
Congratulations to 5th Year student, Honor Faughnan, who recently won 1st Prize in the Galway Junior Film Fleadh Script Pitching Competition for her piece entitled "The Whale's Way".
Honor Reaches the National Poetry Aloud Final
Created : 23 Nov 2017, 9:25 AM
Archived : 23 Jan 2018, 12:00 AM
5th Year student, Honor Faughnan, has successfully competed in the semi-final of the ninth annual Poetry Aloud competition, organised by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and Poetry Ireland. She will now proceed to the national final, which will take place in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin on 1st December. The event will see 31 students from across the country compete in the junior, intermediate and senior categories for the Seamus Heaney Poetry Aloud Award. Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition for post-primary school students across the island of Ireland and was launched in 2006 as Yeats Aloud, becoming Poetry Aloud in 2007. Since then, it has grown enormously from just a few hundred entries to 1,800 entries in 2017. Honor saw off competition from participants who travelled from schools nationwide and will compete in next month’s final in the senior category. Each category winner will receive €300 as well as book tokens to the value of €300 for the winner’s school library. An overall winner will be chosen from the three category winners and will receive a further €200, the Seamus Heaney perpetual trophy and a book. The late Seamus Heaney was a significant supporter of Poetry Aloud. In 2009, he was presented by the British Library with the David Cohen Prize for Literature. In addition to the main award, the winner each year nominates the recipient of a subsidiary prize. In nominating Poetry Aloud for the award, Seamus Heaney cited the extraordinary way in which the competition seeks to celebrate the joy of speaking and listening to poetry as well as the fact that there is a strong North-South dimension to the competition. For further information, visit www.nli.ie and www.poetryireland.ie
TY Maths Fair
Created : 26 Oct 2017, 4:53 PM
Archived : 26 Dec 2017, 12:00 AM
Well done to all our TY students who organised a Maths Fair as part of the Maths Week celebrations, and our 1st Year students who took part so enthusiastically and completed the tasks successfully.
'Bin It' Roadshow
Created : 26 Oct 2017, 5:08 PM
Archived : 26 Dec 2017, 12:00 AM
The Green Schools Committee organised for the 'Bin It' roadshow to visit the school on Wednesday 25th October. All the 1st Years and members of the Green Schools Committee attended the presentation which focused on litter, chewing gum and recycling.
Taylor's Swimmers' Success in Connacht Championship
Created : 20 Oct 2017, 4:12 PM
Archived : 20 Dec 2017, 12:00 AM
Congratulations to all our swimmers who performed so well in the Connacht Championship last weekend. The Taylor's U14 team came 1st in both the 200m Freestyle Relay and the 200m Medley Relay. The 15-16 team came 4th in the 200m Freestyle Relay. The individual swimmers also performed excellently on the day and in particular Isabelle Gibbs who came away with a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. Isabelle will now go on to represent Connacht in the Interpros in Dublin in 2018. Well done to everyone involved.
Catherine Doyle Signs Six-Figure Book Deal
Created : 06 Oct 2017, 2:16 PM
Archived : 06 Dec 2017, 12:00 AM
Congratulations to recent past-pupil Catherine Doyle who has just signed a six-figure deal with Bloomsbury Books for her latest novel "The Storm Keeper’s Island". Catherine has already found success with her "Blood for Blood" trilogy.
House Launch Day
Created : 06 Oct 2017, 2:46 PM
Archived : 06 Dec 2017, 12:00 AM
Well done to everyone in the school involved in the House Launch Day on Friday 29th September. A fabulous day of house based activities was had culminating in the 5km fun run/walk for which everyone dressed in their house colours.
Taylor's Girls on Winning Galway Gaynor Cup Soccer Teams
Created : 27 Sep 2017, 9:54 AM
Archived : 28 Nov 2017, 12:00 AM
A belated well done to the eight Taylor's soccer players who were selected for both the U14 & U16 Galway Gaynor Cup squads this summer. The U16 squad included Meghan Hengerer, Lilly Hengerer, Aoife Lynagh and Lucia Lubato, while Saoirse Burke, Aoibhin McDonnell, Alanna McNeill and Emilia Kolziel were on the U14 squad. The tournament took place over four days in the University of Limerick at the end of June. This year the U16 team reached the final but were narrowly beaten by MGL Dublin. The U14 team beat Sligo/Leitrim 1-0 in the final to become the U14 Gaynor All Ireland Winners 2017. Well done to the girls and congratulations for representing your county and school so well.
Gaisce Awards Presentation
Created : 15 Sep 2017, 3:26 PM
Archived : 15 Nov 2017, 12:00 AM
Congratulations to all our 5th Year students who were presented with their Gaisce (President's Award) Bronze Medals and certificates today. The girls engaged in a wide range of activities in order to achieve this award including helping out with Homework Club; taking up computer coding; learning piano, ballet, Irish dancing and first aid; hiking and camping. The achievement of this award required commitment and determination on the part of all the girls. Many thanks also to Ms. Carroll and Ms. Craddock who worked with the girls to help them achieve this award.
New Head Girl & Deputy Head Girl
Created : 15 Sep 2017, 3:28 PM
Archived : 15 Nov 2017, 12:00 AM
Congratulations to our new Head Girl, Eabha Ni Chonlain and Deputy Head Girl, Siobhan Beatty, on their recent appointments. We wish both girls every success during their term and have no doubt that they will continue to be a credit to themselves and the school.