Monday, 26 November 2018

The AIB Build A Bank Challenge

 The AIB Build A Bank Challenge sees a team of six selected students setting up and managing a bank in their schools with the full support of a dedicated AIB Student Officer. The students get involved in everything from developing a business plan, branding their school bank and engaging with their community and customers through creative marketing campaigns.

All competing students will be invited with their classmates to the AIB Build A Bank National Final in the RDS in March where they will experience an amazing day out, meet other school bank teams, receive proper and professional feedback on their hard work and ultimately be in with the chance of being crowned Build A Bank Champions and win €5,000 for their school.

AIB Build a Bank Team.

Elle Ward, Molly McGonigle, Rhianna Gallagher, Keelan Doherty, Caoimhe Murray and Aisling Doherty.

Friday, 16 November 2018

TY Sleep-In Raises €155 for NW Simon Community

Well done to the TY students who contributed €155 to the North West Simon Community as part of their " Sleep In" on the 12th October. 

GAA Writing Competition

The GAA Museum is inviting entries for a Secondary Schools Writing competition.
Students can select an essay, short story or poem using the theme 'The GAA is at the heart of who we are.' Fiona Looney and Paul Howard are included in the judging panel for the two different categories.
Closing Date: 23rd Nov @5.00pm
Click in link below to find out more information.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

TY Annual Christmas Fayre

TY Annual Christmas Fayre

The TY students are once again busy preparing for their annual Christmas Fayre which will take place on Friday 7th December from 11.00am-3.20pm. It promises to be a bustling hive of activity offering authentic baking alongside a mix of hand-crafted goods and products. If it’s just enjoying a mug of hot chocolate or soaking up the Christmas atmosphere – make sure to come along on Friday 7th December.  The Fayre is open to everyone so hope to see you all there.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Intergenerational Solidarity Award 2019

Calling all Transition Year Students. DCU invites you to submit a project demonstrating good intergenerational practice between you and older people in your community.
Intergenerational Solidarity Award 2019

Sunday, 4 November 2018

BOI School Bank Team

School Bank Team. - Well done to the following students:
Branch Manager : Aoife Smyth

Sales Manager : Joshua Downey

Marketing Manager: William O’Canain

Operations : Athena McLaughlin

Digi Advisor: Kirsty Gallagher and Callum Doherty 

The Transition year Physics Experience (TYPE) programme

The Transition year Physics Experience (TYPE) programme application process for 2018/2019 is now open. It will run from Monday March 4th to Friday March 8th 2019. Two TYPE days will follow in May with specific dates to be confirmed.

We request that the TY co-ordinator of the school applys on behalf of two nominated students using the online form which can be found here.

Where possible (in mixed schools) we ask you to provide one male and one female candidate in order to aid with gender balance.  The online form will be open until Friday the 30th of November.

Only one application (with two student names) will be accepted from each school. 

As we can only accommodate 44 students for the week long TYPE event, candidates will be chosen at random from the valid applicants.  All schools will be notified with the outcome by 10th December 2018. Applicants that are not successful for the TYPE week will be given preference for the TYPE days, which will take place later in May.
Contact Ms. Coll or Mr. Havlin

Fighting Words

We’re delighted that Fighting Words will once again publish a magazine of new writing with the Irish Times in 2019, and we now invite submissions from secondary school students.
Click on link below for more information. 

Submission Guidelines
fighting Words

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Henry Cunningham Human Rights Essay Competition

DOWNLOAD Essay Competition information letter (Pat Finucane Centre)

Be Camera Ready!

Look into Law TY programme

Nominations opening soon for TY programme Look into Law. The Bar of Ireland's TY Programme will take place from Monday 4th to Friday 8th Feb. This is a unique opportunity for students to experience life as a barrister. One student gets nomiated from the school. If you have an interest in this area contact Ms. Farren. For further information click on the link below.

Look into Law

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Student of the Month

September- Student of the Month
TYA- Will Quinn
TYB- Katelyn Mc Daid
TYC- Tiernan Mc Glinchey
TYD- Blaithin Gillen
TYE- Cody Horan Kenny
TYF- Cahir Noone

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Survive and Save Course

Survive and Save Course

National Safety Challenge - Help make the Construction Industry safer and WIN!!!

Click the image below to find out more...


The GAISCE meeting  has been rescheduled  for Friday 28th September at 12.50pm in Room 312. It is important that you attend this meeting if interested in Gaisce.

AIB Build A Bank

AIB- Build A Bank . Application Forms must be returned to Ms. Mary Harkin by Thursday 27th September.

Monday, 24 September 2018

ESB National Safety Challenge

National Safety Challenge

​ESB Networks are challenging secondary school students to develop ideas and initiatives that will pave the way for a safer working environment for the future of the construction sector.

ESB Networks National Safety Challenge

 The ESB Networks National Safety Challenge aims to raise awareness of the importance of working safely and responsibly within agriculture and construction. 
ESB Networks is challenging secondary school students to develop ideas and initiatives that will pave the way for a safer working environment for the future of the agricultural and construction sectors.

Smart Futures

Smart Futures - TY opportunities

TY Team Bonding Day

How fast can you run in the mud??? Apparently not very fast. The TYs had their first trip to Extreme Adventures in Letterkenny. Put through their paces on the obtacle courses followed by a mud run proved a sticky situation for some. Loads of fun, laughs and teamwork helped to contribute to a fantastic day. Well Done to all the students and of course the teachers and SNAs.

Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology in Derry are offering work experience for 16 students during November. Please follow the link below and contact Ms. Roisin Diver if anyone  is interested.


Sunday, 23 September 2018

TY Correspondence Courses

TY Correspondence Courses

CTYI offers a number of correspondence courses for students in Transition Year. Students may apply directly to CTYI, and need not have taken an assessment with us. The course begins in January, running through to May, with assignments due every 3-4 weeks. Tutors will correct the assignments and give individual feedback to the students, helping them to gain in knowledge and confidence with their chosen subject. Please note we do not grade these assignments, we provide constructive critiscism which we believe is more beneficial to the student.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards

Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 
Why not recognise and reward the volunteer work of your students through our Awards programme.
The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards programme recognises and rewards post-primary/second-level students for volunteer work carried out in their communities, through an exciting initiative that provides recognition and generous financial rewards to the finalists.
The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited, a Prudential Financial Inc. (PFI) company, in partnership with the National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD) and the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI). The programme is supported by notable organisations such as Volunteer Now, Volunteer Ireland Foroige and Scouting Ireland.
This Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards programme was launched on an all-Ireland basis in 2006. Since then the programme has honoured more than 2000 outstanding volunteers from over 300 schools across Ireland. It has elicited praise from educators, parents, elected officials and news media for communicating to young people the importance of volunteer service in their communities.  Among the prominent personalities who have participated in the programme are Bertie Ahern, John Hume, Caitriona Ruane, Mickey Harte, Declan Kidney, John Lonergan, David Coleman, Martin O’Neill, Brent Pope and Niall Breslin (Bressie).
Information packs and instructions to apply for the Spirit of Community Awards are circulated to schools annually in early September.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Future Leaders Programme

All TY students will be taking part in the Future Leaders Programme. 
The “Future Leaders Transition Year Programme” is a joint initiaitive from the GAA and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It is a cross-curricular programme comprising of a series of modules designed to encourage maturity, initiative, responsibility and leadership skills in pupils. The Programme gives pupils the knowledge and skills to support all roles required in the effective staging of Gaelic Games. As part of the programme pupils are challenged to organise and run a GAA Super Games Blitz or set up a Super Games Centre for younger students and/or support coaching of younger players in their school or community. 
All students will recceive a certificate on completion of all the modules. 

Sunday, 9 September 2018

European Youth Parliament

The European Youth Parliament would like to notify your school about our upcoming Connaught-Ulster Regional Conference, which will take place in November 2018.
The Connaught-Ulster Regional Conference is one of five conferences organised by the European Youth Parliament Ireland, the Irish branch of the largest not-for-profit youth organisation in Europe. We would like to take this opportunity allow your TY co-ordinator(s) to plan around the event, and to reply  if interested in attending.

Click on link below for more information:

European Youth Parliament

RCSI MyHealth Transition Year Programme 2019

The RCSI MyHealth Transition Year Programme 2019 will take place at RCSI 26 York Street,
25th February – 1st March 2019.

Press on the heading below for more information.
RCSI My Health

TY 2018-2019

Welcome to TY 2018-2019. Wishing all the students an exciting, fun filled year.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018


It's almost Show Time. TY 2018 will be putting on an end of year Dance Show - RANDOM DANCE ACTS to mark the end of their TY year. This promises to be a fun, energetic night,  with some random dance moves thrown in.  The Dance Show takes place on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May at 8.00pm in the Aras. Tickets will be on sale every lunch time in room 312.

" when you dance,  your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way" - Wayne Dyer

Passport to Health

Passport to Health- Wednesday 9th May in the Aras.
An Interactive morning with some helpful advice, tips and information on the facts supporting healthy eating and well being for teenagers and their families. There will be guest speakers, information stalls and food tasting.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Iveagh Scholars Programme

Any students interested in the following scholarship, please let Ms. Farren know as soon as possible.

The Iveagh Scholars programme is a way for secondary students to share their views on Ireland’s role in the world, and to get involved in the discussion about how the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade promotes abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people. It is aimed at Transition Year students in Ireland and Year 12 students in Northern Ireland. ‌

Wednesday, 7 February 2018


You will be pleased to know that following youth consultations in Inishowen led by the Basking Shark Group held in November last year, we are now taking expressions of interest for a brand new youth training programme called the Inishowen Coastal Explorers

recruitment poster
expression of interest
letter to school

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

TY Work Experience

The second placement of work experience will take place on Monday 12th March - Friday 16th March.

National Career Skills Competition

National Career Skills Competition
Closing date for entries 23 March 2018
The competition is based on your experience on a work placement. When you do a work placement, you get a chance to see and meet the people whose work and efforts contribute to the success of a company or organisation.

Bus Eireann "Go Places" Competition

Bus √Čireann are inviting TY students from all over the country to get creative in making memories about their journey to school.