Scoil Mhuire Buncrana

TY News Bulletin 1


TY Admin 21st September

Work Experience

  • Please ensure you hand in your work experience sheet today, you can leave it in the box at the TY stand.
  • Fill in your work experience diary which has been shared with you in your email. You have ten weeks' records to keep. Please copy and paste the pages if you haven’t enough room.
  • Get the sign in and out sheet filled every week. This needs to be handed in at the end also.
  • Your work experience should take up most of the school day.
  • Email Ms K McGonagle if you do not have work experience yet.
  • Please get an extra work experience form from me if you are going off for a week or more to do work experience.
  • Don’t forget you can apply to seagate to do their work experience programme when and if it comes in this year. A couple of students have done this in the past.
  • Remember anyone over 16 and working with young children must get garda vetted. You can get the forms from the office.
  • Scoil Iosagain have been on the phone to say they are very disappointed that they are unable to take anyone on at the minute. They have promised that the students who applied will have first choice at getting in after Christmas if they are allowed to take people on.


Reports are good so far just a couple of small items

  • Please use the correct entry and exit
  • Please use the correct bins
  • - Clear bag bins are for recycling
  • - Black bag is for general rubbish and food waste.


  • Has everyone registered for this??
  • Ignore any emails re payment. Nikki will process payment for everyone who has registered.
  • You should be starting your physical activity and community involvement this week
  • Has anyone volunteered for the breakfast club? Can I have your names.
  • If you haven’t completed your registration yet can you have a think about what you will do for your community volunteering before the next IT class and please remember to bring your earphones.


  • If you volunteer for any activities through TY can you please record it in my blue log book. This is to ensure that you get credit for all the work you do and others do not try to hide behind you and not volunteer for anything. Eg parkrun, breakfast club, reading buddies, green schools, Pantomime, homework club etc.
  • Who is getting involved in parkrun? Is it up & running yet this year
  • Blue book will be up and running from next week.


EG :Reel life Science, Concern debates, Design Comp etc. All on TY facebook or will be advertised on TY Stand in the corridor.

Student Enterprise

For all our Enterprise students' first webinar from the programme tonight at 7pm. Listen to the experts and get a chance to ask questions.


Schools prize for NCC’s Eat My Shorts Film Competition

Newcastle Community Cinema, in association with FIBRUS, is delighted to announce an additional prize for the short film competition, Eat My Shorts.

On top of prizes of £300, £150 and £75 worth of vouchers for film-making equipment, Into Film is sponsoring a new prize category of £300 for schools or school-age entries.

This means school groups or school-age individuals will be eligible for this special prize as well as the other three prizes.

Into Film is a UK-wide supporter of getting young people interested in film and cinema, and wants to see lots of entries to Eat My Shorts from young filmmakers.

So, get out those cameras and phones and get shooting. Make a 2 minute long, U-rated movie and submit it to the Eat My Shorts Film Competition. The deadline is 6pm on Friday 30th October 2020.

The competition is open to people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland only. Full terms & conditions for submitting an entry to Eat My Shorts can be found at

Centre for talented youth Ireland

These are online courses in Medicine, Psychology, Legal Studies, and Writing for transition Year students. The courses are offered by DCU and very impressive on the CV. Each course costs 200 euro. They also offer a talent search to discover gifted students. Closing date for applications is October. If you are interested and want to do this extra work in TY please get more info from

Can everyone please sign up as a student on the above website. You will be kept up to date with competitions, TY college weeks etc.

St Patrick's Hospital - Need to register one student for this, Probably someone interested in a career in the area of mental health, medicine, social studies etc. Very good for CV. Need this name today. Only one person has emailed me.

Dear TY Coordinator,

We are delighted to let you know your school was successful in our TY Programme lottery and has secured one student place on our TY Programme commencing 18th -22nd January 2021.

As you may be aware, as a result of Covid-19 the TY Programme will not be taking place in St Patrick’s Hospital for the academic year 2020/21, and will instead be run remotely as on online programme. The online programme includes numerous interactive elements and activities, including the mock MDT meeting, adapted for online delivery, and new modules, such as mental health training. Students will also take part in project work to develop mental health presentations, which they will then deliver online during the programme itself and, later, in their schools when they return to class after it finishes. Every session in the programme is imagined and designed with a virtual audience in mind to ensure students get a full, engaging and beneficial experience which builds their mental health awareness and gives them first-hand insight into the delivery of mental health care and treatment


Sailing today Monday at 11.10-3.50pm

Parental Communication

Can you let me know if any of your parents/guardians are not getting the school texts or have not friended the facebook page. It is important as stated before that they download the App. Can everyone please fill in their parents email address in the google sheet shared.


Donegal Youth Service courses


Drug & Alcohol abuse


Fetac Food and Nutrition

Buncrana Youth Club.

Voluntary youth leaders needed to facilitate activities in sport, music, arts and crafts, drama or it may be a student that has a technology skill that they could pass onto someone else. It's basically to offer a range of activities to younger children. It will also be a good addition for them to put on their CV's and give them experience of leadership. These students could then also be given the opportunity to be involved in camps and other programs within the club.


There will be at least 2 trips in the next 3 weeks. They will be activity based trips.

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