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St Joseph's PS, Madden, Co Armagh

Accelerated Reading Awards

11th Oct 2021

On Friday 8th October, pupils from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 celebrated the super effort made during the third full week of our Accelerated Reading programme.

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

  • Matthew McGoldrick (P3)
  • Eoin Hughes (P4)
  • Caolan Nugent P5)
  • Aaron Hughes (P6)
  • Eva Toal (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 - Adam Breen


P4 Word Counts

1st -  Christian Woods

2nd - Donncha Breen

3rd - Maria Mallon


P5 Word Counts

1st - Darragh McGeary

2nd - Conall Carr

3rd - Caolan Nugent


P6 Word Counts

1st - James Carroll

2nd - Finn  Morrissey

3rd - Caela Stapleton


P7 Word Counts

1st- Cadhla Moore

2nd - Eva Toal

3rd - Sean Mallon


Finally well done to the pupils who secured a prize having been drawn from Mr Loughran’s raffle for showing great accuracy when completing individual book tests:


P3 Raffle Winners

Aria Boylan

Caoimhe McCusker

Matthew McGoldrick


P4 Raffle Winners

Siún O’Reilly

Danny Mc Ardle

Sarah McGarvey


P5 Raffle Winners

Ethan Breen

Halle Fegan

Dara McElvanna


P6 Raffle Winners

Grace English

Aaron Hughes

Finn Morrissey


P7 Raffle Winners

Oisin Coyle

Lily McElvanna

Rionach McArdle


After only three weeks, a number of pupils have already met their personal target for this term. A remarkable achievement in the third week of Accelerated Reading! Well done to Claire McElvanna, Dara McElvanna, Ben O’Hara, DJ Boylan, Christian Woods, Adam Breen, Shea Breen, Ethan Corr, Naoise McArdle, Caoimhe McCusker, Sophia Moore, Annie O’Reilly, Tom O’Reilly, Ryan Rafferty, Conor Stapleton and Clara Toal. All of you boys and girls are well on your way to doubling your personal target! That would be a great goal to set for yourself for the remainder of this term!


Incredibly, P7 pupil Ellen McKenna has now reached the milestone of becoming a word millionaire. Ellen has read over 1 million words since the beginning of the term. Enjoy spending your well earned prize Ellen!!

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