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TY News Bulletin 2


TY Admin - 27th September


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

You must also be doing one hour of 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.

Did anybody go to Parkrun on Saturday?

Did anyone volunteer for Buncrana’s Children in Need Charity Shop. I shared the mobile number in the google classroom.

Did anyone get in touch with the Buncrana youth club?


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 in my 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.

Visit for more information. - 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.


Do your students have the skills needed to make their Work Placement bag them a prize.

Get them engaged by entering the Career Skills Competition to be in with a chance of winning amazing prizes for themselves and for your school programme:

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

TY Chromebooks

Under no circumstances should any student interfere with other students' online accounts. 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.

School Newspaper

In previous years a group of students would have put together a school newspaper or newsletter, maybe only every half term. I have some copies of previous papers. Topical articles, TY activities and students' pieces of work across all years would have been included.I am looking for a group of students or friends who have an interest in writing, english, or media to take this on. I will try and buddy you up with a teacher to help you. Please let me know if you would be interested. Regular articles for the local paper could also be part of the remit. Is anyone doing their work experience in a local newspaper?

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 ClassroomPlease join the TY 2020/21 google classroom, if you haven’t already done so. The code is



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 or at

Also some great examples of young entrepreneurs on

John Paul II Award

Has Ms O’Connor talked to you about this since last Monday?

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 trips & activities in your journal. The first one being your trip to Inish adventures.


All YSI students will have an introductory talk to YSI today. Your teacher will organise you for it.

European Languages Day

Well done to all the French and Spanish students on their great work on Friday promoting their love of language.

Derry Trip

We will be taking a trip to Derry on Thursday 30th September. The buses will leave from the shorefront at 9.15 after students have had their role taken with their first class teacher. The theme of the trip will be History, YSI and Enterprise. Students will be expected to report back on what they discovered on one of these topics depending on what their subject choice is.

The trip will begin with a guided tour of the walls in class groups. Then there will be free time to get lunch. We will meet up at 1pm when we will walk the peace bridge, over to ebrington square, and down to St Columbs park as a group. Buses will collect us at St Columbs park and have us back in school in time for 4pm. Students will not be permitted to get off the bus along the route back to school. The cost of the trip will be 10 euro, please pay the office tomorrow or use the online system to pay. The trip is called History, YSI & Business trip 2021 on the online system.

Thank you.

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