Wednesday, 22 November 2017


AIB are launching the "AIB Future Sparks Festival", soecifically designed to introduce Senior Cycle students to the inspirational world of careers in business. This interactive educational event will take place on Thursday 22nd March 2018 in the RDS main Hall + Shelvbourne in Dublin.
First 30 names to Ms. Farren before Friday 1st DEcember.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Will open entries in January 2018. We want you to get creative by telling us the story of your stuff—all you have to do is pick an object ( any object), research its life story ( how it’s made and what it becomes when it’s recycled), and visually tell us its story. We look forward to lots of wonderful entries!.
Check out  The story of a Pencil, the story of an apple, the story of an orange. 

Young Animator of the Year

NATIONAL CALL – Call for entries opens on 4th September 2017 and deadline for entry is 31st January 2018

UCD History and Health Competition 1913-1923

UCD History and Health is a new team competition for Transition Year students for the 2017-18 academic year. It aims to commemorate the events of 1913-1923 in a creative and multidisciplinary way, linking past and present, science and humanities.


ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards

Registration for the Young Environmentalist Awards 2018 closes this Friday 24th Nov.

Lifeline's White Ribbon Campaign

As part of the Lifeline's White Ribbon Campaign , on Thursday 23rd Nov. the TY's will be hosting a Soccer friendly with Moville Communtiy College.

Careers Talk Day Friday 24th November.

All Transition Year Students will be given the unique opportunity to participate in a Careers Talk Day on Friday 24th November. 5B are organising the event and to date have 21 guests invited form all different backgorunds/education/ careers. It will be an interesting day. Get the questions ready!


DCU School of Physical Sciences will host a workshop on Spectroscopy and Optics for secondary level students. This will take place in Dublin on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th December. Any students interested let Ms. Farren know before Wednesday 29th November.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

TY Student of the Month ( October)

Congratulations to the following students:
TYA- Killian Mc Carron
TYB- Olivia Harkin
TYC- Ellie Doherty
TYD- Lorcan Diver
TYE- Jessica Coyle

Monday, 13 November 2017

A few updates for Campaign Academy, Donegal.
Max Number - 7 students from the school. Anyone interested let me( Ms. Farren) know before Wednesday 15th November. 
Dates and venue
First session is An Grianan Hotel, Burt. As for the date, I am hoping to hold session one on Tuesday 9th January and it will run from approximately 10am to 3.00pm. After this session, students will need to begin planning and carrying out there in school/community campaigns. After our first session, we will find a date for the next session.  All sessions will be fully supervised by Concern members of staff who are Garda vetted – we are delighted if you or another member of staff are able to come along with your students but appreciate that getting substitution can be a challenge. You Once the venue is confirmed, I will send out permission slips which need to be completed for each student.

Regarding the transport, we will cover travel costs and I can look into hiring a small bus to collect from schools which are near to each other. To give you an idea of the schools who are interested, we currently have:
Loreto Letterkenny
Moville Community College
Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana
Carndonagh Community School
Mulroy College, Loreto Milford

The residential:
In terms of the residential, I am trying to find a centre which is half way between both Donegal and Dublin to cater for both campaign academy in Dublin and Donegal. I will keep you updated on this but this hopefully will take place late January time after discussion with all teachers involved.

Next steps:
Finally, if you could let me know the names of the students that you wish to take part. We can take a maximum of seven from each school. I understand that this is a small number, but the aim is that the students who come along will get the rest of their peers involved! 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

We would like to keep your school updated with the latest information from Griffith College Dublin. If you would be so kind as to forward this to the relevant Guidance Counsellor or teacher I would be grateful!
Business Enterprise Competition 2018 - Now Open for Entries
With a 1st Place Prize of 1000Eur and a 500Eur Equipment Bursary for the winning school, this is one not to miss. We are inviting enterprising TY, 5th and 6th year students to enter their business idea to our annual competition. With a record breaking number of entries recieved last year, we hope to see an entry or two from you this year! 
More Information
CAO Open Day - 17th November 2017 10am - 2pm
We will have sample talks, interactive activities from our creative faculties, campus tours and members of each faculty to answer any questions your students have. We are offering a 100Eur bus grant for any school bringing over 25 students.
Register Today
Let me know if you have any questions on either of these exciting activities.
Kind regards,
Emily Watts
Business Admissions

Make One Change Campaign (Parent Hub Donegal)

We are inviting TY students from around the county to take part in a competition to design a poster for the campaign. Closing date for entries is Friday 17th November. Entries are individual - not group or class.

Information Letter

The European Youth Parliament

The European Youth Parliament conference in Galway City is now OPEN for all TYs and 5th years. For those that were having issues with the PayPal link, we have attached a new link in the registration form below.

WHEN: Deadline for registration closes on the 17th of November. The event will take place from the 24th-26th of November
WHERE: Participants outside of Galway City will be accommodated in Snoozles Hostel, next to the bus station. The conference will be held in Coláiste Íognáid and in NUIG
WHO: The event is open to all Transition year and Fifth year students

More information about the European Youth Parliament can be found in the booklet attached below.

Download the European Youth Parliament booklet

Registration Form

Look into Law TY Programme

Look into Law TY programme: Nominations are open until Monday 20th November for our work experience programme which takes place Monday 5th to Friday 9th February 2018. There are 100 places available and we give at least 20% of those places to DEIS schools, in fact last year 29 students from DEIS schools were offered places on the 2017 programme, as the lottery system is weighted in favour of DEIS schools. If you have not yet sent in a nomination from your school, please do so before the closing date of Monday 20th November. Only one nomination accepted per school.  Full details are available on our website at this link:

Look Into Law Transition Year Programme - Law Library of ...

The Bar of Ireland's "Look into Law" Transition Year Programme is an exciting initiative aimed at increasing students' awareness of the work of The Bar of Ireland and ...

The Denham Fellowship: Recognising the challenges facing students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to become a barrister, The Bar of Ireland, with King’s Inns, launched a fellowship named after our former Chief Justice. This fellowship will assist two aspiring barristers annually to gain access to professional legal education at the King’s Inns and professional practice at the Law Library. This involves waiving of fees for King’s Inns and The Bar of Ireland plus an annual stipend of €6,000 as well as mentorship. For full details please go to:

Download the Denham Fellowship flyer