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Junior Cycle Curriculum
Students follow the Junior Certificate programmes.
The first three years prepare boys for the Junior Certificate Examination. There is a core programme of Civic Social Political Education, English, French, Geography, History, Irish, Latin, Maths and Science. At the end of First Year students make a choice of one other subject from Art, Classical Greek, German, Music and Technical Graphics
Art, Choir and Music are also on the First Year curriculum.
Physical Education, Religious Education and Social Personal and Health Education are also on curriculum for Junior Cycle.
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects offered at junior cycle. In Technical
Graphics students learn how to represent 3-
The first Classical Association of Ireland Latin, Greek and Classical Studies Speech Competition took place in Trinity College on March 22nd last.
Gonzaga was well represented with fifteen students taking part, including Turlough Hannon, Jarlath McDonnell, Lorcan McNamara, Joseph Carthy, Philip Johnston, Jack Connaughton, David Byrne, Peter McCormick, Brían Connolly, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Luke Gardiner, Conor Boland, Matthew O’Dwyer, Oscar Nugent and Paul Corcoran.
Students were required to prepare two extracts of poetry or prose and were asked to read or recite one of them. The standard was very high, with over 100 students participating from all over the country.
Gonzaga was very successful. Luke Gardiner won 1st place, and Brían Connolly won 3rd place in the Junior Greek Competition, and Oscar Nugent won 1st place and Paul Corcoran won 3rd place in the Senior Greek Competition. Oscar also picked up 2nd prize in the Senior Latin Competition.
Congratulations to all who took part. Bene Dictum!
The Romans rewarded soldiers with different types of crowns (coronae) – some were
made of gold, others of oak leaves or grass. The photographs below show First Years
modelling their very own hand-
(Photographs, courtesy of Dr. Corcoran)
A new classroom has been allocated to the subject this year. Lessons now take place in Room 18.
For more information about Technical Graphics, click here.
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