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Members of Department

Mrs P Hannigan (Head of Department)

Miss C Hoy

Mrs L McGuigan

Miss A Daly

Mr T Ó hAodh

St. Patrick's Day

Key Stage 3

Year 8

The topics taught are:

  • Greetings

  • Classes

  • Colours

  • Classroom instructions

  • Numbers

  • Days of the week

  • Weather

  • Time

  • Months

  • Dates

  • Seasons

  • Sports

  • Hobbies

Year 9

The topics taught are:

  • Yourself

  • Describing Yourself and Others

  • Family and friends

  • School

  • Animals

  • Where are you from?

  • Counties

  • True or false?

  • Clothes

  • Food

  • Describe your day

  • Time

  • Houses and rooms

  • Furniture

Year 10

The topics taught are:

  • Yourself

  • Family (Members and how many?)

  • His, her, we, they

  • Description of yourself

  • Hobbies and jobs

  • Food

  • Clothes

  • Shops

  • Prices

  • School

  • Subjects

  • Describing your day

  • Houses (rooms and objects)

  • Places

  • Parts of the body

  • Feelings

 

Key Stage 4

Year 11

The topics taught are:

  • Descriptions

  • About Yourself

  • Jobs

  • Replying to letters

  • About your day

  • Time

  • Flags of the world

  • Counties

  • Transport

  • Weather

  • Holidays (Describe)

  • Past and Present tense

  • Subjects

  • School timetable

  • Body parts

  • Emotions

  • Illness

  • Hobbies

  • Sports gear

  • Eclipses

 

Year 12

The topics taught are:

  • About your day

  • Past and present tense

  • Subjects / Timetable

  • Issues

  • Letters

  • Body parts

  • Emotions

  • Illness

  • Absent notes

  • True or false

  • Hobbies

  • Sports gear

  • Houses (Rooms and furniture)

  • Jobs

  • Places

  • Houses for sale

  • Food

  • Clothes

  • Shops

  • Money

  • Eclipses

  • Invitations

  • Health

Key Stage 5

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Relationships

Students have the opportunity to understand and explore these topics/issues in Irish:

  • different family structures;

  • roles, responsibilities and relationships within families; 

  • challenges for families; 

  • intergenerational issues and;

  • influences on young people, for example peers, family and friends.

         

Culture and Lifestyle:

Students have the opportunity to understand and explore these topics/issues in Irish:

  • physical well-being, for example diet or exercise;        

  • risk-taking behaviour, for example smoking, alcohol and drugs or extreme sports;

  • dealing with stress and challenges, for example school and examinations;

  • hobbies and interests, for example sport or music;

  • the arts, film, fashion and design;

  • social media and new technology and;

  • holidays, festivals and tourism.

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Young People and Society

Students have the opportunity to understand and explore these topics/issues in Irish:

  • part-time jobs

  • education and employment

  • career planning - aspirations and/or intentions

  • young people and democracy

  • European citizenship - advantages, disadvantages and opportunities and

  • societal attitudes and young people.

Our Place in a Changing World

Students have the opportunity to understand and explore these topics/issues in Irish:

  • equality/inequality and discrimination/prejudice;

  • poverty at home and abroad- causes, consequences and measures to combat it;

  • immigration and emigration - causes, benefits and related issues;

  • multicultural society and cultural identity - benefits and challenges;

  • causes, consequences and resolution of conflict; and

  • sustainable living and environmental issues.