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TY News Bulletin 2


TY Admin - 28th September


Everyone should be registered for this now. Make sure you have your community activity organised. Remember it can be part of school Reading Buddies, Homework Club, Breakfast Club, YSI, Scifest, Park Run or GAA future Leaders ??.

You must also be doing one hour Physical Activity a week. All of the above must be signed off on by an adult in charge. Please print the record sheet from in your IT class.

Does anybody know is Parkrun up and running?


I would like to see everyone getting involved in the competitions that come up for TY throughout the year. Details of these will be posted on our facebook and /or sent to the relevant teacher. If they send a poster it will be on the TY noticeboard outside the downstairs room. Don’t be put off by thinking they are of a high standard. They are usually fairly easy to enter, can be entered as a group and often just involve using your phone to make a video. Make sure you friend the facebook page or you will miss out on a lot of what's going on

Reel Life Science

Create your own three minute science video. Over 5000 euro in prizes. - Citizenship & Democracy programme register and take a weekly online quiz to be in with a chance to win a 4 day trip to youth Parliament in Brussels. You are directed to the pages where you can find the answers to the quiz questions. Sponsored by Donegal County Council.

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 on the form. If you are interested and want to do this extra work in TY please collect an application from me or get more info from


Under no circumstances should any student interfere with other students online account. If you go on a computer and someone else is logged in please do the mannerly thing and log them out. You are invading someone's privacy. Under no circumstances send emails or messages from their account as this could lead to a ban from the IT room.

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. I have asked for their email address on the shared google sheet, can teachers please go through this now and add any new email addresses from the students. The news for each week will be posted on the app


Can all TY students please follow the TY twitter account ScoilMhuireBTY and the TY facebook page.

Google Classroom

Please join the TY 2020/21 google classroom. The code is tud7c3s


Nikki will be compiling a list of students with outstanding fees. If you have money outstanding please get it sorted this week.

Student Enterprise

Please remember to log in to the weekly webinars on the student enterprise facebook page

John Paul II Award

Has Ms O’Connor talked to you about this? Is it going ahead?

Work Experience

Can I ask teachers to go through the google sheet below and highlight in yellow any student in your group who has no work experience yet. They will start online work this week which will be confirmed by a parent or guardian at the end of each day via google form.

Student Journal

Please make sure you fill in all work and deadlines in your TY diary and make sure you do homework which may not always be writing. It could be research or project work. Please take time now to review your trip to Wild Ireland and Derry Walls in your journal.

Dates for Diary

Oct 5th - Our Generation Programme starting the first of three classes.

End Nov - Fetac Food and Nutrition course starting for 10 TY students.

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