Transition Year

Seagate Smart City Awards - “Smood”

STEM 2019

Emma McCloskey, Caoimhe Murray, Ciara Harkin and Demi Donaghy from TY, all took part in the ‘Seagate Smart City’ competition in St Mary’s College in Derry on Monday the 8th of April. The girls won the competition with their idea ‘Smood’, which is a student mood detector in the school which aims to combat mental health issues. Well done to the girls with their success!!

TY Christmas Craft Fayre Photo Album

Christmas Craft Fayre Day 2018

Christmas Craft Fayre Day 2018 photo album

The constant door knocking and favours have finally paid off. The TYs had their annual Craft Fayre on Friday, 7th December. It was a bustling hive of activity offering authentic baking alongside a mix of hand-crafted goods and products. The hot chocolate and crepes proved very popular. The day was a huge success and well done to all involved. The Enterprise teachers will have to start thinking for next year!! Many thanks to Cody Horan Kenny (TYE) for the attached batch of Craft Fayre photos. There are LOADS more to follow from the TY photography team. Well done all.

Bank of Ireland Financial Wellness Week at CCS

BoIWelnessCCS3Financial Wellness Week took place from Monday 12th of November until Friday 16th of November. During this week, with the help of Mrs. Farren, Lucia McCauley Bank of Ireland Youth Co-Ordinator delivered talks to 2nd years right up to Leaving Cert students on the importance of Financial Wellness and underpinning Financial Independence. Talks covered a range of different areas, from Savings, Budgeting, CV and Interview Skills, and reading a payslip just to name a few things covered.

During the week Bank of Ireland School Bank was also set up. This consisted of six Transition Year students. These students went through an application process and an interview. This facility enabled students to open a bank account at school. The students ran the school bank themselves. They advertised via social media, posters, flyers and by presenting the information to different year groups. The School Bank team this year consisted of:

Branch Manager: Aoife Smyth
Sales Manager: Joshua Downey
Marketing Manager: William O’Canain
Operations: Athena McLaughlin
Digi Advisor: Kirsty Gallagher and Callum Doherty

Another fantastic Bank of Ireland School Bank held at Carndonagh Community School; looking forward to next year!

Tourism Trip TYF

Tourism Mrs McGoldrick

TYF Tourism trip photo album

By Kayleen, Eimear and Ronan TYF

We went on our tourism trip on Thursday, 4th of October; we left the school at 11:20 and headed to the Famine Village.

The Famine Village 
We arrived at the Famine Village where we met our tour guide and the owner Pat Doherty. He explained to us how dependent his business and Inishowen businesses in general are on cross border tourists. He explained the effects that Brexit will have on his business and other Irish businesses. He also talked about how all his income is mostly made from coach groups and tours. He then took us on a guided tour of the attractions including his own thatch cottage that he grew up in, a brewery where he showed us how poitin used to be made. (All was going well until Ms McGoldrick informed Mr Doherty that we were not 18!!...So no shots of poitin for us). We then went to the haunted house and escape house. After this we got back on the bus and made our way to the Glen House.

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TY v Teachers Gaelic Football Photo Album

TY Pupils 2018

TY v Teachers Gaelic Football photo album

The annual TY v Teachers Gaelic football match was played on Friday, 28th September. As expected, the staff (with a little help) showed that age and class go hand in hand, bossing the majority of the game. The pupils only really got to grips with the situation when their ENTIRE squad appeared to take to the pitch for the last five minutes. Nevertheless, when Ref O'Donnell blew the final whistle, it was decided that the staff had won by roughly a point (with emphasis on "roughly"). The actual scoreline may never be known. So, another year, another victory for the staff team, who would like to thank the "substitute teachers" who helped to make up the numbers on the day. Best wishes to Mr. Joe Higgins, who has played his last match for the staff. The man will not be easily replaced, although we assume he'll come out of retirement one last time...every year! The pupils must now wait until the annual soccer match to redeem themselves...Good luck with that, folks!