Scoil Mhuire Buncrana



TY Admin 14th February 2022

Happy Valentines Day

Work Experience

Still some information regarding work experience outstanding both in the online google sheet and the actual forms not returned. This is needed asap. Everyone should be doing work experience. It is not a day off. Please talk to Ms McGonagle if there are any issues.


Best of Luck to our TY heading skiing on Wednesday. We hope you have a brilliant time.

The rest of us are away to Belfast on Thursday. Bus will leave school at 8.45am. We will visit the Titanic Experience first, then students will be taken into the city centre where they will have free time to get lunch and shop. Please make sure that no one heads off on their own and mind each other. If you intend to eat in one of the restaurants eg in Victoria Square, you may need to have covid pass and ID. Give the place a call in advance or check online. At 3pm those students who have put their name down will go to visit the Ulster Museum with Ms McElhinney and Ms Boyce. The bus will pick us all up at 4.30pm and we will be hoping to return to Buncrana by 6.30pm.

Students may get off the bus on route home at Bridgend, Burnfoot, Tooban and Fahan if they need to, but only if a parent is able to meet them and this is prearranged. Parents are welcome to get in touch if they have any queries. Remember this is a school day and tickets etc are all booked now so we can’t have students pulling out now. The cost of the trip is €20, please pay the office by Tuesday or pay online on the schools easy payment system.

Subjects & Credits

All subjects will be awarding students credits this week for their progress from Dec - Feb. The final rotation of subjects will happen now after midterm break. Students are encouraged to get their assessments, projects or presentations finished so as teachers can award them their mark.

Peer Mentoring

4C continue with the peer mentoring course provided by DYC on Tuesdays from 12.00-1.20pm.

Activities for after mid term

  • Young Carers Talk from Donegal Youth service
  • First Aid with Irish Red Cross
  • Self Defence Classes
  • Consent talk from DRCC
  • Tug of War inter school competition
  • Soar workshop
  • Digital Media Course
  • Careers overnight Trip
  • Day trip to Knock for John Paul students
  • Overnight trip to Gartan for World Affairs, Debating and Politics students.

So you want to be a doctor - UCD

Best of luck to the TY students taking part in this virtual work experience this week. Students have been allocated a room in school to access the course in the mornings. Reminder to these students that they need to bring their own headphones.


This virtual work experience takes place straight after midterm. Students will be facilitated to do this in school if they wish. Please let us know if you wish to use a room in the school for this.

National Youth Assembly of Ireland

Congratulations to Leahrose Davis on being accepted as a delegate for the National YOuth assembly Ireland. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done Leahrose.

Looking into Law

Students who have signed up to this programme should continue to work on this online and make sure you are contributing to their questions and on the padlet. This will be the proof that you took part in the programme and help with your certification.


Enterprise students who won the Trade fair are now preparing for the regional finals of the NIFTE and student enterprise awards. Completed business plans etc must be with the awards by March 1st.


The deadline for ysi video upload is 2nd March.

Some of you have started recording and should begin editing. Well done..some great ideas that need to be followed through.

Remember to include 4 c's. Care,change,cooperation and communication in your presentation. 2 min clip.

Important -Permission needed to involve ms Whelan,ms Carlin,ms mcElhinney and ms o Donnell's students in the videos

Gaisce & John Paul Awards

Please make sure you are fulfilling your required activities to be able to claim the credits and receive these awards. All students are completing the Gaisce award.


It is important that students learn the value of volunteering and being an active member of their community. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in this both in school and in their own area. 1 hour a week is required for both the Gaisce and John Paul award.

We received an email from Buncrana’s Children's Charity looking For TY volunteers to help out with some of their activities

Happy week 11th-14th April, it is mid easter break, but it should only be an hour or two and

The Lip Sync Battle 5th June OTB O flahertys. This is a night time event from 8-12 we need help with stewards and ticket sellers. They are also looking for volunteers for their charity shop. Please give Ms McGonagle your name if you are available to help

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