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St Joseph's PS, Madden, Co Armagh

Accelerated Reading Awards

13th May 2022

On Friday 13th May, children from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 gathered to celebrate the hard work of pupils during the first few weeks of the Accelerated Reading scheme. 

After only a few weeks, a number of pupils have already met their personal target for this term. A great achievement at this stage of Accelerated Reading! Well done to Aria Boylan, Adam Breen, Shea Breen, Ethan Corr, Anna Hughes, Caoimhe McCusker, Matthew McGoldrick, Saorlaith McKinney, Sophia Moore, Niall Óg Nugent, Annie O’Reilly, Tom O’Reilly, Aimee Rafferty, Ryan Rafferty, Marley Smith, Paraic Smith, Conor Stapleton, Clara Toal, DJ Boylan, Donncha Breen, Emily Carroll, Aria Fahy, Oran Smith, Christian Woods, Eoin Breen, Ethan Breen, Conall Carr, Conan Casey, Lily-Kate Cox, Chloe Curry, Emily Donnelly, Colm Farrell, Halle Fegan, Ava Mallon, Fergal Mallon, Jack Mallon, Ruby McCann, Thomas McCusker, Dara McElvanna, Darragh McGeary, Ryleigh O’Hagan, Regan Smith, Emma Woods, Leah Fegan, Kacey Cox, Claire McElvanna, Sarah McKenna, Analiese Quinn, Matthew Schram, Caela Stapleton, Siena Woods, Rionach McArdle, Lily McElvanna, Ellen McKenna, Eva Toal and Eabhí Woods.


Firstly, one pupil from each class received the “Star Reader” award for making a particular effort with their reading. This week, the winners were:

  • Ethan Corr (P3)
  • Ella Tighe (P4)
  • Leo McKenna P5)
  • Leila Hughes (P6)
  • Anthony Tighe (P7)

Special prizes were also awarded to pupils who read an exceptional number of words this week:

P3 Word Counts

1st -  Caoimhe McCusker

2nd - Shea Breen

3rd - Aria Boylan


P4 Word Counts

1st -  DJ Boylan

2nd - Aria Fahy

3rd - Emily Carroll


P5 Word Counts

1st - Leo McKenna

2nd - Ryleigh O’Hagan

3rd - Joseph McElvanna


P6 Word Counts

1st - Leah Fegan

2nd - Kacey Cox

3rd - Sarah McKenna


P7 Word Counts

1st- Ellen McKenna

2nd - Eabhí Woods

3rd - Lily McElvanna


Finally well done to the pupils who secured a prize having been drawn from Mr Loughran’s raffle for achieving 100% correct in individual book tests:

P3 Raffle Winners

Naoise McArdle

Shea Breen

Charlie Mackle


P4 Raffle Winners

Maria Mallon

Aria Fahy

Christian Woods


P5 Raffle Winners

Regan Smith

Jack Mallon

Chloe Curry


P6 Raffle Winners

Ellie-Rose Rafferty

Cillian Greene

Lorcan McKinney


Incredibly, P5 pupil Leo McKenna has now reached the milestone of becoming a word millionaire. Enjoy spending your well earned prize Leo!! After meeting his personal target at an early stage, Leo has now achieved 1000% of his target!! What an achievement!!

Thus far the effort made by pupils has been fantastic. Keep up the super reading at school and at home boys and girls.