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TY News Bulletin 20


TY Admin 19th April

Workshops This week

Microsoft Dreamspace is a one off workshop that takes place today for robotics and coding students. Please go to your relevant teacher from 12.30pm-2.30pm. YOu will take your lunch at the earlier time of 11.50 to 12.30pm.

Digital Mapping continues today for Ms Dowds Geography class from 1.10pm to 2.30 pm. YOu were asked to bring in your own device where possible if not please get the chromebook you used the previous week and bring it over to Ms Lynch’s Room. As no teacher is with you for the first class I would ask you to be on your best behaviour and on time for class.

Can those students who are in the base room with the chrome books please check that they are on charge now.

Youthscape continues on Thursday for Cohort 8 & 9 on the stage in the Assembly Hall. There is a new cohort 10 that starts in May and runs over the summer. If you are interested in being involved in a youth project over the summer please let me know. The poster about it is attached at the end.

Digital Media ( Music) course continues on Friday morning from 9.30 - 12.30 if anyone would like to join they still can.

Work Experience

We are happy for you to get back to work experience if you aren’t already doing so. I will get some new letters sorted for you before Wednesday. Please try and get something for the last five weeks 14th April to the 19th May. All work experience facilitators should be fully covid complaint.

Fill in your new work experience details in the shared google sheet. Pick up your new work experience letters and insurance letter from the box on the rack in the convent.

Lollipop day

Hope you all enjoyed your day on Thursday. Can you think of any other event to raise money this week. This could be your competition for this week. Which class raises the most money. #shakeyourlolly

As we are on the countdown now it is time to start working on your portfolio box for the end of the year. Covid restrictions allowing you will be interviewed at the end of the year on your TY experience. You need to have an item, piece of work or an activity you can talk about for each month. At this point you should create a folder in your drive, call it eportfolio and start adding online pieces of work, adverts for workshops or something digital that represents what you have been up to. Could be a photograph. YOu will need to present this digitally if we are unable to conduct interviews.

Here is a link to an example

Please start working on this now. Look through your photos, make notes on your phone, access your drive on your phone, make the folder if you haven’t already done so and start adding things in.

Careers Talks

Foroige Career Webinars

I have sent the link by email to register for these on eventbrite.


Date Time: Apr 28, 2021 10:00 AM Dublin

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

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Passcode: 534833

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Description: The Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group appreciates how difficult the last few months have been for students, particularly Transition Year students, many of which have missed out on work placement opportunities with employers in the region.

The Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group comprises of many companies including Optum Ireland, Sita, Tata Consultancy Services, Randox, ITUS Secure Technologies with the group supported by Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB), Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and Donegal County Council.

The Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group has co-ordinated a virtual event, aimed at supporting Transition Year, 5th and 6th year students in the region, that have missed out on work placement opportunities due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The aim of this virtual event is to prepare students for the 'Future of Work'.

The event includes the following speakers:

➡10-10.10am Vincent Kennedy, Chairperson, Donegal ICT/Fin Tech Working Group provides a 'Welcome Address'

➡10:10-10:25am Dr. Oran Doherty, 'Skills of the Future Changing Workplace'

➡10:30-11:30am Panel Discussion on the 'Future of Work' hosted by Hilary McPartland, Regional Skills Forum Manager with representatives on the panel from: Tata Consultancy Services, Optum Ireland, SITA , ITUS Secure Technologies and Donegal County Council

➡11:30-11:45am Break Time

➡11:45am-12.00pm Donegal ETB Signposting Donegal ETB Programmes

➡12.00-12.15pm LYIT Signposting LYIT Programmes

➡12.15-12.30pm Michael Murphy, Donegal GAA Captain, 'Harnessing Your Leadership Qualities'

➡12.30pm - Q&A Session and Close Event

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