Welcome to the JCSP School Library at Selskar College.
The school believes passionately in the power of reading. As Dr. Seuss once said, a favourite author of our full-time Librarian, Ms Dickerson, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”.
The library at Selskar College is one of only 30 libraries in Ireland supporting JCSP (Junior Cycle School Programme) and the library is at the heart of the school benefiting all students from first to sixth year. Our students are expected to read on a regular basis and borrowing books is part of daily school life, with a book in the bag policy in place for all students.
This year our library looks a little different though the focus on reading is unchanged. We are delighted to announce that we now offer a full Digital Library Service for students and staff at Selskar College.
The Sora link is to a digital lending library. Passwords are in student journals or contact Ms Dickerson.
The Koha link is to the library catalogue to search the 10,000+ books and resources available from the school library.
The Accelerated Reader link is to a reading software programme for all first–and–second–year students to take quizzes on completion of their books. Reading targets are linked to Christmas and Summer exams.
The Library also organises a full calendar of events including author and storyteller visits, book talks, workshops linked to specific curriculum subjects such as archaeological workshops and Seachtain Na Gaeilge events, hosts external speakers, and creative writing, poetry and music classes to name but a few. Events will be online this year and we look forward to welcoming familiar faces and new visitors this year to enrich the student experience at Selskar College.
Introducing our new Creative Schools logo designed by a talented first year student. We are planning an exciting programme of events over the coming months across different year groups. This will include song writing, comic art and creative writing workshops. Further information to follow.
Wexford Youth Theatre
Calling all actors. Are you interested in joining one of Ireland longest running youth theatres? Wexford Youth Theatre is recruiting new members led by director, Tony McCleane-Fay. Tony is also the Creative Associate working with Selskar College on the Creative Schools Programme. First meeting on 4th December from 5.00 pm at Bare Cheek Theatre Company. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment due to Covid-19 restrictions. And remember to wear a face mask!
What book are you reading at the moment? #Irelandreads is a campaign to encourage reading and support our wellbeing during the month of February. Why not take part and pledge to read on the 25th February https://www.irelandreads.ie/. As an incentive the writers of the best book reviews at Selskar College will receive a pizza delivered to your home. ebooks and audio books available from the Sora library (https://soraapp.com/) and BorrowBox. Contact Ms Dickerson to discuss the possibility of delivering library books to your home. Please submit book reviews to Ms Dickerson or your English teacher by Friday 26th February.