SPEECH AND DRAMA

All students are actively encouraged to participate in Speech and Drama in the Presentation as part of their education. Speech and Drama develops confidence, self-esteem, social skills and creativity. It provides opportunities for students to experience the world from perspectives outside their own.
 
All 1st and 2nd year students have Speech and Drama (SPD) as part of their curriculum. 1st year students participate in a module of speech and drama which is an introduction to Drama, Poetry Recital and Speaking in Public. There is a performance at the end of each module. 2nd year students take SPD for one period a week where they continue to develop their communication skills through Public Speaking, Reading Aloud and Acting Skills.  In transition year students have speech and drama for two periods each week where they participate in theatre games, acting, public speaking and presentation skills. They also participate in Drama workshops facilitated by Waterford Youth Arts.

All students have the opportunity to enter Speech and Drama examinations with the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art (L.A.M.D.A.), and the Leinster School of Music and Drama. They participate in a variety of exams, Verse and Prose, Public Speaking, Choral Speaking and Acting. Students enjoy great success in these exams and many proceed to Gold Medal level.

Senior Students participate in a variety of Inter Schools competitions such as :

Debating with Concern Ireland and the Philosophical Society

Public Speaking with Mental Health Ireland and the Soroptomists Society

Poetry Recital in the Poetry Aloud Competition organised by the National Library of Ireland.

Students have enjoyed success at all levels of these competitions.

Please click here to view the return dates for August 2017.

To facilitate the implementation of the new Junior Cycle programme we will have a timetable format for the 2017-2018 academic year, click here to view.
 
Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available - click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletters tab to read.

Congratulations to our new Head Girl Ruth Walsh and Deputy Head Girl Megan Thornton

Book lists for 2017-18 are now available - click on the Curriculum tab, then the Book Rental tab to view

The timetable for the Summer Exam and revision blocks is now available, click on the Calendars tab, then the Examination tab.

We have been shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Student Theatre Awards on May 17th, best of luck to all.

The timetables for the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams are now available, click on the Calendar tab, then the Examination tab to view.

The Christmas Newsletter is now available - click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletter tab.

The calendars for 2016-2017 are now available - Click on the Calendar tab to view.

Click here to view a fantastic video about our Basketball team's trip to Limoges, April 2015.

Photos from Awards Night, October 20th 2015, are now on the website, click on the photogallery below to view.

Click on the parents tab, then Upcoming Events to read about courses for parents starting in October

Click here to read a letter from the Principal, Mr. Adrian Gibbs

Click on the Calendar tab to view the Calendar for 2015-2016

Click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletter tab to read the Summer 2015 Newsletter

Click here to read the Transition Year 2015-2016 Brochure


The report from the WSE/MLL Evaluation that took place in May 2014 has been published.  Click on the Curriculum Tab to read the report.

Scroll to end of this page and click on the photogallery to view photos from Awards Night.

Click on the About Us tab, then the History tab to read 'Looking Back', the reflection delivered by 2 past pupils and 1 current pupil at the Official Opening.




 

 

 
 

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