Transition Year 2015-2016
Gaisce Hike 2016
On the 28th April 2016 a group of ten transition year French students took part in the D.E.L.F exam in the Alliance Francais on Kildare Street. All students passed with flying colours and should receive their certificates in the coming weeks from the French embassy . The students now have a Diploma in A2 level French. Many Thanks to Ms L. Daly for all her hard work and dedication throughout the year. The students put in a massive effort all year. Well Done!
On Friday the 11th of March 20 students and 3 members of faculty made the long journey over to Beijing, China. We would stay there until the 20th of March. We went to the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta warriors in Xi'an the Beijing Olympic stadium, the Forbidden and much much more. We also attended classes in the esteemed Remnin University. We were totally immersed in the Chinese culture. To get from Beijing to Xi'an it took 12 hours on the overnight train each way. From getting to see the Great Wall lit up green to attending the St.Patrick's day celebrations in the Irish Embassy we all had an extremely memorable experience that will last a life time.
Monday 29th February 2016
The members of the Emmanuel choir made their way to the Helix. They arrived at 10am and didn't leave until 10pm. During their visit they practiced in the local church and a member of the Emmanuel choir gave a speech. They had lunch back at the Helix and then had a 3 hour long practice in the theater in preparation for the show. At 6:30 they had a free dinner at the restaurant in DCU. After dinner they performed in the Helix until 10pm. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.
IT Tallaght Course
2Oth-21st January 2016
30 Students made their way to IT Tallaght to partake in an IT course. They arrived there at 10 and left at 2.30. They learnt various things like coding, creating a computer game on scratch and a website on WIX. All in all everyone had an amazing experience. They all received a certificate at the end of it.
Chinese Trip Information
Friday 11th March - Sunday 20th March
The students in the TY Chinese class are taking a trip to China. For more details click on the Chinese Flag to the right.
Cycle Against Suicide RDS 2016
Thursday 14th January
60 of the TY students were picked to go to the RDS to partake in the Cycle Against Suicide. The aim of the Student Leaders’ Congress is to promote positive mental health, help-seeking behaviour in young people, and the Cycle Against Suicide message that
‘It’s ok not to feel ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’.
The Congress brings together young adults and teachers from all over the island of Ireland in an inspiring and energetic forum comprising celebrity speakers, live entertainment, discussion and much more. The theme of this year’s Congress is
‘Together We Can.’
BT Young Scientist 2016
Friday 8th January
Well done to Conor and Brittany who participated in the BT Young Scientist 2016. The transition years thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the RDS to see their outstanding project "Does Technology give us the Tunnel Vision?". Everyone also had fun walking around and seeing the different projects and games.
Friday 18th December
All Transition Year students went to Dundrum Shopping centre to go Ice Skating for Christmas. They got an hour or so on the Ice . Everyone had a blast watching their friends stumble and fall. It was a great day out for all.
Monday 7th December
All Transition Year students took part in fundraising for the Irish Society of the Prevention of Child Cruelty. We were broken into groups of two or three and designated different areas of the city centre. We were selling Holly Badges for two euro to the public. It was a great day had for all. The ISPCC are the head of Childline they work everyday of the year with the help of volunteers.
Careers Evening 2015
Monday 7th December
A careers evening was held in the school for senior cycle students and their parents. Representatives from the major Dublin universities and institutes of technology including UCD, TCD, Maynooth, DIT, IADT and ITT provided literature and answered questions. Past pupils were also present to share their college and career experiences in various areas such as business, engineering, teaching and science. The parents association conducted mock interviews for 6th years on the night providing constructive feedback for students. In addition, Fr Flann Lynch a Capuchin priest, Carol Burke MSc and members of the guidance team were available to talk about the importance of self care and provide advice on managing stressful times in our lives.
The guidance department would like to thank everyone who helped make the evening such a success especially the parents association, college representatives, past pupils, care taking, cleaning and catering staff and the students and parents for participating in such large numbers. Finally a huge thank you to the TY careers event volunteers for all their work.
26th November 2015
The TY's took a trip to the laughter lounge in town. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show. His funny take on teenage life left everyone in stitches. The nickname "Strawberries" has stuck with Ms.Kelly.
13th November 2015
An inspirational public speaker named Jason Maupin was fortunately able to return to the school after already speaking to the 6th years. After a friendly and hilarious beginning to the talk, tears of laughter turned to tears of heartbreak for Jason as he told the year group of his unfortunate past. The 4th years will no doubt have learned countless life lessons from Jason’s short time in the school. An invaluable experience.
Spanish Trip to Madrid
29th October-1st November
Some of our TY students that take Spanish recently went to Madrid. They visited many of the famous attractions such as Bernabéu Stadium and El Toledo. Ms Glynn, Ms Gaughran, Mr O Connor and Ms Byrne accompanied the students. They had lovely weather and all had a fantastic time. Much thanks to the teachers.
Taize Application Form
Here is the application for the TY Trip to Taize next May.
20th - 22nd Oct 2015
This year's musical "Grease" has been hugely successful. Well done to the TYs involved both on stage and behind the scenes. A huge amount of preparation and work was put into making this year's musical a good one, particularly into painting the set and costume design. Thank you to Ms. Kelly as always for orchestrating it all.
Fri 9th Oct 2015
The Differential Aptitude Tests are used to assess the educational aptitudes of adolescents. They were completed by all TY students. Students and parents will receive feedback next term, which should help with subject choice for senior cycle.
EYP (European Youth Parliament)
2nd - 4th Oct 2015
EYP supports the development of young people into politically aware and responsible citizens by involving them in European political thinking and promoting intercultural understanding. Well done to the five 4th and 5th Year students selected to attend the Dublin Regional Conference from 2nd to the 4th of October.The topics they took on were
Laragh O'Neill- Libe II (gay rights)
Isobel McNamara- Econ (sustainable economic growth)
Conor McDermott- Afco (euro scepticism)
Matthew Carty- Itre (alternative energy sources i.e nuclear)
Holly McDermott- Femme (gender equality)
1st - 4th Oct 2015
Sixteen of our TY students were selected from over 100 applicants to travel to Lourdes, France with the Carmelite Community to partake in charity work and attend religious services held there. They thoroughly enjoyed it and gained wonderful life experience.
Junior Cert. Results
Wed 9th Sept 2015
The Junior Cert results finally arrived after an anxious wait and a long summer. Thankfully all the hard work paid off and the TYs were delighted with their results including one student receiving straight A's.
Kippure Adventure Centre
Wed 9th Sept 2015
All of the transition years students traveled to Kippure Adventure centre in the Wicklow Mountains for a day of Outdoor Pursuits. From the 'Leap of Faith' to Orienteering, team building exercises and much more. Nerves about receiving the Junior Cert results later that day were put at ease from all the activities. The day ended with an assembly in the GPH where the results were handed out. A delighted TY group left school after a very enjoyable and memorable day.
Wed 8rd Sept 2015
The newly established class were given a chance to bond at their first trip where they headed up the mountains to Zipit adventure centre. The class thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
TY Induction 2015
Wed 2nd Sept 2015
The new transition year students began TY with an Induction day. They began with a short assembly welcoming them back after the summer holidays and were introduced to a number of programmes which would be taking place during the year. These programmes include the Gaisce President’s Award and the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist Certification). Following this the new TYs participated in a team building exercise involving a scavenger hunt and lots of different games. They were presented with their new red hoodies.