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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair was in school from Thurs 21 Feb until Wed 26 Feb.

Year 8 and 9 students visited the Book Fair during their English or Library class time. The Book Fair was also open during junior lunch on Friday 22 Feb for Year 10 students.

Scholastic provided five £5 vouchers as prizes. Any student getting 100% in an AR quiz during the week Wed 13- Wed 20 Feb had their name entered into the draw for a £5 voucher. Three vouchers were allocated to Year 8 students and two to Year 9 students.

The winners of the five £5 vouchers were Sam Coalter, Dara Walker, Alexander Parke, Ryan McGrenaghran and John Mortimer.

Many of the items on sale were priced at something and ninety nine pence so the “pennies” box was in place for students to place any unwanted change into. This collection box raised £3.36 and the book Ghost Buddy Zero to Hero was purchased for the library.

The total spend was £303.88 which generated a commission of £75.97 for the library.

Thank you to all the students and staff who supported the Book Fair.

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Scholastic Book Fair 

Will be in Seale Room from Fri 22 Feb until Tues 26 Feb.  Book Fair will be open Fri 22 Feb during junior lunch but Year 8 & 9 will have opportunity to view the Book Fair at the following times

Thurs 21 Feb P10 – 8A

Fri 22 Feb P1 – 9C

Fri 22 Feb P3 – 9B

Fri 22 Feb P4 – 8B

Tues 26 Feb P1 – 8C

Tues 26 Feb P7b – 9A


There are five £5 vouchers for Book Fair – 3 will be give to Year 8 students and 2 to Year 9 students. Any student getting 100% in quiz from Wed13 Feb until Wed 20 Feb can have name entered into draw. (only enter once).

World Book Day

Thurs 7 Mar. £1 tokens will be issued before Book Fair – they can be used at Book Fair or in exchange for a Tom Gates book at Easons.  If you want the Tom Gates book you will need to be quick as stock is limited.


Accelerated Reader

To access the Accelerated Reader from home click here. You will need your C2K username and password in addition to your Home Connect username and password to sign in.

For the parent guide to the Accelerated Reader Home Connect
click here. (Word doc)

Liz Pichon Visit

On Thurs 8 November author and illustrator Liz Pichon visited Portora.  Liz has won several awards for her Tom Gates series of books and they proved to be very popular with our students. 

Pupils from St Michaels College, St Aidans Derrylin, St Marys Brollagh & Lisnaskea High School were present in the morning session then the afternoon session catered for Jones Memorial PS, Erne Integrated College and Portora students. 

Liz started the session by explaining some of the characters in her books. With helpful suggestions from the students she then drew a crazy character. 

After reading a portion from her 4th book “Genius Ideas (mostly)”, it was time for the students to do some work.  Liz took them step by step how to do doodle art of their name.  An excellent example was produced by Mr Mulholland. 

There was an opportunity for students to purchase books and have them autographed by Liz.

Our students thoroughly enjoyed their time with Liz and are looking forward to her two new books in 2013.