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PostHeaderIcon One Book One Community Opening Ceremony 2018

18th January 2018


One Book One Community 2018 began today with a wonderful Opening Ceremony at O’Connell’s Secondary School Hall. The children heard guest speaker TD Maureen O’Sullivan, who used to be a teacher, speak passionately about the initiative. They enjoyed music by musicians from Marino Secondary School and a bagpiper. They also heard excerpts from this year’s chosen book which is 19 Railway Street by Michael Scott and Morgan Llywelyn.

The One Book One Community initiative is a brilliant way to encourage children and their families to read and discuss a particular book and build excitement around it and enthusiasm for reading. 6th class and 1st year students from 18 different schools are participating this year and they all received a copy of the book in their goody bags today. At the end of the initiative (March 22nd) the children get to keep the book and it is hoped they will pass it on to someone at home to read and enjoy.

There will be plenty of fun activities based around the book as part of the project in the coming weeks. The children have already finished the bookmark competition. Our school’s winner was Xin Ru and the overall winner was Sabrina Yang from Central Model School. We will also be having an alternative book cover competition and a table quiz.

There are more copies of the book in the parents room if anyone would like to borrow it. Please return it afterwards so others can enjoy it too.

PostHeaderIcon 5th Class Table Quiz June 2016

Om Wednesday 8/06/2016 the boys and girls from Ms.O’Brien and Ms. Fallon’s 5th Classes took part in a highly competitive Table Quiz to mark the end of their work on the book ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman.  All the teams showed an impressive knowledge of the book as well as very good general history and geography skills. The winning team scored 45 points out of 50.

 Here they are with Ms. O’Doherty having been presented with their prizes:

Book Vouchers for Easons.

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Perhaps they will get another book in the series!


These books are all available in your local library. Happy Reading!

PostHeaderIcon One Book One Community Closing Ceremony 2016


The Closing Ceremony of One Book One Community was held on Friday March 11th in O’Connells’ Secondary School.  The book chosen for this year’s project was Trash by Andy Mulligan.

At the Closing Ceremony the Table Quiz winners from O’Connell’s Primary School received their prizes. Our wonderful team of Mark, Paige, Aleksandra and Essie came fourth overall in a very hard and competitive quiz.


The Book Review winners from each school were announced. Our winner was Alexandra. Then came the announcement of the Book Cover winners. Our winner was Kamila.

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Ms. Doyle’s group worked very hard and did lots of activities based on the book. Just have a look below.

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Morgan from Larkin College spoke confidently and passionately about her award-winning entry to the Junk Kouture Competition last year.

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Thanks to Ms. Currams, Ms. Doyle and all the boys and girls in 6th Class for taking part in the project this year.

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If any parents would like to read the book , please drop in to The Parents’ Room where copies are available.