Friday, 28 October 2016

Be Safe.. Be Seen - Happy Hallowe'en!!! 🎃👻

Enjoy the Hallowe'en holidays, everyone! Be careful when you are out and about, especially as the nights draw in. Have a scary one!!!!!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Let's Talk About Drugs - Competition

“Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition    

This annual drugs education competition, primarily aimed at secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs nationwide, aims to help young people explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, young people are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio clip, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) Why do some young people take drugs? (b) What impact does alcohol have on relationships? The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25. By getting involved, young people can explore the issue of drugs and alcohol from a constructionist learning experience.
Closing date: 01/02/2017
Phone: (01) 960 3010
City Hall, Dublin

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Red Cross First Aid Course

TYS who have signed up for the Red Cross First Aid Course are requested to bring their €20 to Mr McGee on Wed 9th November.  Mr McGee will be available to collect the money in his office in the Gym from 10.25 a.m. to 10.35 a.m. The course starts this Thurs. It will be run consecutively in 4 groups of approx 20 pupils for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks during PE class time. Places for each group will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Gaisce Meeting

There will be a Gaisce meeting tomorrow, Wed 26th Oct, from 1.00 to 1.15 in R.132. It is important that everyone who has signed up for the Gaisce challenge be present.

Donegal Youth Council

Congratulations to Jason Lynch TYB who was elected to represent CCS on the Donegal Youth Council. Ernest Postrero TYD was selected as first sub in the event that Jason may not be able to attend on a particular day. The training is excellent and the experience will look great on your CV!

Look into Law - TY Work Experience

If you are considering studying Law, with a view to becoming a barrister (or solicitor ), this competition may be of interest to you. To be in with a chance of representing CCS in the national draw, you must submit an 800 word Reflective Piece on Life as a Barrister to Ms McGeehin in R.132 when we return after the Hallowe'en holidays. The TY who writes the best essay will go forward.  Each school submits one name only and there is no guarantee of a successful outcome. Pupils would have to have somewhere to stay in Dublin.
TIP: A reflective piece contains the student’s thoughts on life as a barrister including details on:
  1. Qualifying as a barrister
  2. Role & responsibilities of a barrister
  3. What attracts the student to the career of barrister
  4. What aptitudes and strengths the student has that would help them in their career as a barrister
  5. What the student learned from their investigation about life as a barrister

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

BAD News! SHARE postponed.

We have had to postpone SHARE until the Spring because of the possible strike days ahead. The latter will impact on all aspects of school life, including TY residential trips.   We are very sorry!

Friday, 14 October 2016

TCD TY Physics Experience

Some news just in...Congratulations to Caiti Farren and Adam Mullins who have been chosen to represent CCS at the TCD Physics Experience in November. - Nabla McGeehin, TY Co-ordinator. 

Road Safe Roadshow

Hopefully everyone had a great day on Wednesday at the Roadsafe Roadshow in Letterkenny! Well done, Jordan! Eileen Magnier was well impressed!  Please take on board the message of the Road Show. Stop and think before you make a decision that could change your future and that of your parents. Life is for living.

Numeracy Project - Ms.E. Farren

Ms Elaine Farren needs TY assistance with a Numeracy Project every Tue - last 3 periods during November and December.
I have selected the following pupils:

TYA Ben Nelson, Laura McGeoghegan, TYB Jason Lynch, TYC Caoimhe Ruddy, TYD Ellen Keyes and TYE Aisling McCarron. Please call to see Ms Farren if you are passing her classroom in the 3rd Corridor next week, for further information.  Do not ask out of class to see her!!!! There will be other opportunities for TYS all through the year. You will get your chance!

Rotating Modules - Delay in changeover

As you know, modules were due to rotate from Mon 17th Oct.
This will be delayed until the middle of next week,  due to a temporary hitch with the rejigging of ePortal lists. We will keep you informed. Thank you.

TY Mini-Company - Making an appointment to see Mr Fiorentini

As you know, Mr Fiorentini is very supportive of TY and of TY Mini-Companies. He is however, a very busy man and can't be available to everyone all the time. Please make an appointment with Veronica early in the week if you wish to speak with him about your mini-company. In this way, you can be sure of his undivided attention. Thank you for your cooperation.

Some Dates For Your Journal

SHARE I - Wed 16th - Fri 18th Nov 2016
Work Experience I - Mon 5th - Fri 9th Dec 2016
Work Experience II - Mon 6th - Fri 10th March 2017

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Donegal Youth Council Elections

We need two candidates from TY to represent CCS on Donegal Youth Council. See poster on TY Noticeboard on the mall. We are currently seeking nominations for election. If you are interested in being a member of Donegal Youth Council, please come and see me in R.132 a.s.a.p. This is a wonderful opportunity to improve on your communication skills and to work with other talented young people. The training is excellent.  Think of your C.V.!

TY Housekeeping

Just to remind everyone that if you are going to the Doctor/Dentist and you know this in advance, please let Mrs Monagle know before 9 a.m.that morning. There are some outstanding absence notes due in from the Colaiste Inishowen players. You know who you are! Please attend to that!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Greetings all!! Very warm welcome to 123 TYs who will hopefully have a wonderful year. I will be making contact with you through this blog, your class teachers and the TY Noticeboard in the mall.