Creagh College Library
- We are very proud of our school library & every open night we receive many compliments from prospective parents about our library!
- The school library is open to all students during lunchtime as a quiet place to read or study. It is supervised by teachers. Books can be borrowed on an on-going basis throughout the year.
- Books are divided between those suitable for junior students & those aimed at the senior students. We have books aimed at reluctant readers & also dyslexia friendly books.
- Type of books – fiction, non-fiction, history, Irish-history, historical fiction, comics & reference books.
- We also have lots of different board games in the library too.
- Once a week the reading club meet at lunchtime in the library. Reading club students also take part in the Children’s Books Ireland book shadowing scheme every March where they read & score books that are shortlisted for the award.
- All 1st year students have a designated library class once a week where they read a book of their choice silently. At the start of the school year, all 1st years have a reading log stapled into their journals & here they record the books they read. Parents are requested to sign this log on a regular basis.
Literacy @ Creagh College
Creagh College will receive the Wellread literacy award this coming October. This is in recognition of all the effort that has gone into improving literacy in the school. Some of our literacy strategies throughout the year include –
- Word of the week (split between junior & senior)
- Hemingway 6 word story challenge
- World Book Day
- School book fair
- ‘Shelfie’/caught reading competition
- ‘Book in the bag’ scheme
- DEAR (drop everything & read)
- Author visits
- Halloween & Christmas short story competitions
- TY students going out to local primary schools & reading stories to junior & senior infants
- Annual Spelling Bee for 1st & 2nd year students