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TY Week5

Transition Year


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. Did anybody take part in Park run this week? You could use half for community and half for physical.

Taking Part

I have noticed a few students who are not fully engaging in the programme. These students are on my radar. It is not a given that you get to do TY but a privilege. The payback is that you get involved in everything, put yourself outside your comfort zone and also make your best effort at whatever you are working on. Any student that is not fully engaging in the next few weeks they will be asked to join 5th Year instead. This includes being out of class without proper permission, scheming, being late or frequently absent.


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 relevant teacher. If they send a poster it will be on the TY noticeboard outside the careers 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.

Pramerica Spirit of Community awards

Do you volunteer in your community? Maybe you are a carer for someone or help out with a neighbour. Maybe you work with the tidy towns, local scouts or Red Cross? If so you should put yourself forward for this award. Closing date Nov 8th 2019.

Social Media Ambassador

Please apply for this I posted it on Facebook and emailed to you. Oisin McLaughlin did this two years ago and got some training in Google Dublin. The closing date is 31st Oct.

Reel Life Science

Create your own three minute science video. Over 5000 euro in prizes.

TED Ed Club​ - Emailed you about this. Would suit students who will be involved in debating, young scientist, global affairs or cli-mates.​ - 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 ​

Build a Bank

Please remember to return your application forms by tomorrow. Interviews on Thursday.

Kickstart/Sign Language

Please make sure you are signed up.


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 work experience form, so please include. Hope to have a parents information evening this Thursday but will confirm tomorrow.


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


Nikki will be compiling a list of students with outstanding fees for the year, gaisce etc this week. If you have money outstanding please get it sorted this week.

John Paul II Award

Please inform your parish that you are taking part in this award. The IOSAS centre & Celtic Prayer Garden in Muff can provide social hours for the award and are currently recruiting volunteers for Follow the star family christmas experience. They have a facebook page and can be contacted on 0749384866

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 adventure journey in your journal.

Dates for Diary
Mon 7th Period 3 ​- John Paul II talk from Derry Diocese
Tues 8th 9-12pm​ - Enterprise Talks from LEO
Tues 8th​ - Deadline for Build a Bank applications
Thurs 10th​ - Build a Bank Interviews
Thurs 10th​ - Citizenship programme starting for girls 2.00 - 3.20pm Mon 14th​ - St Bridget’s Garden outing for World Affairs students Tues 15th​ - ILash Clinic Sex Education Talk , 4A & 4B 9.00-11.00am

4C & LCA 11.20-1.20 (Girls only) Fri 18th​ - Coding class to LYIT

Week beginning 21st OCT - Seagate work experience Can these students stay behind please

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