Transition Year 2017-2018
TY Induction 2017
The new transition year students began TY with an Induction day. The day started with a short assembly welcoming them back after the summer holidays and we were introduced to a number of programmes which would be taking place during the year. There would be alot to look forward to such as the Gaisce President’s Award, TY trips, work experience, community care, Killary and alot more!! That day we also did the matrix workshop, this workshop told us how important TY year is in your life.
Kippure and Junior Certificate Results- September 2017
All of the Transition Year students went to the adventure centre known as Kippure when they were due to receive their Junior Cert results on the 13th September. The activities included a high walk, leap of faith, wall climb, archery and orienteering. It was a great way to relieve stress before receiving our results and everyone was feeling better afterwards. When we arrived back at the school the Junior Cert results awaited us. After an anxious wait and a long summer, thankfully all the hard work paid off and the TY's were delighted with their results.
Musical - My Fair Lady
This year‘s musical, My Fair Lady, was huge success. The students that took part were
amazing. There were a range of 1st , 2nd , 4th and 5th years that participated.
The musical took place on the 24th , 25th and 26th of October. Here are some photos of the musical.
Airfield Estate Dundrum - TY Trip
This year we decided to choose Chinese as one of our Fourth Year subjects. The class is really fun and interesting as every one of us went in with little knowledge of the language. However, we are now capable of sitting YCT Level 1 exams at UCD college.This class is educational and full of activities, keeping us interested in the Chinese language and culture. While studying Chinese we have learnt that China is a very different country then Ireland. For example, they don’t celebrate Christmas like we do. They use this time to get together with their friends and family. Most of the Chinese population practice Buddhism, therefore, they do not believe in the birth of Jesus Christ which we celebrate.
Here are some pictures of our class playing a traditional Chinese game.
On Wednesday 13th December transition year students took part in fundraising for the Irish Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. We were broken into groups of two or three and designated different areas of the city centre. We were selling Holly for two euro to the public. It was a great day had for all but very cold at times. We really enjoyed helping this great cause, it was a great experience in general and here are some photos of our day.
TY Trip to Ballyroan Library
On Friday the 15th of December, All of Transition Year made their way to Dundrum On Ice, where we did ice skating. It was a very nice day out and it was also a nice end to the term before the Christmas Holidays. All Transition Year students had roughly an hour to an hour and a half on the ice and without a doubt the highlight was watching people find their legs on the ice.
Photos and highlights from previous years: