Transition Year

Bank of Ireland - Student Bank - Mondays at Lunchtime

Bank of Ireland CCS

CCS BoI Student Bank photo album

Attention Parents! Why not start that college fund?

CCS, in conjunction with Bank of Ireland, are now in "The Tech" every Monday lunchtime to help students from 1st to 6th year open accounts. All your child has to do is:

1. Fill out the application form at our stall on Monday.
2. Then they will receive a text from the Bank of Ireland asking them to clarify they want to open an account.
3. When they free reply "yes" they will receive another text with a link to the rest of the steps.

Let us do the hard work!

"We launched our Bank of Ireland school bank on Monday, 30th January and it has been the most successful Bank of Ireland school bank launch the school has ever seen! If we activate 50 accounts, there will be a draw for an iPad mini and if we activate 100 accounts, the first 100 who opened an account get to go to an Ireland football or rugby match."

Christmas Fayre a Resounding Success


Christmas Fayre photo album

On 16th December, Transition Year hosted the inaugural Christmas Fayre in the Áras. The event was coordinated by Enterprise teachers and facilitated by the technical departments in the school. The goods on sale were produced to a very high standard and reflected all that is good in TY and in CCS. It was a memorable day for everyone in CCS, pupils and teachers alike. A debt of gratitude is owed to Ms Mary Harkin, Ms Emma Doherty, Ms Elaine McGoldrick, Mr James Doherty and Mr Conor McDonough. Thanks also to the many staff who gave of their time and expertise to help: Mrs Pauline McDermott, Mr Michael Doherty, Mr Finbarr Gallagher and SNAs Mrs Ellen Bowyer, Ms Marie Lafferty and Ms Laura Farren. The fayre raised almost €4000.

Bank of Ireland TY Positions Filled

BOITY 2The suspense is finally over! The following applicants have been successful in their quest for the much sought after positions in the Bank of Ireland School Bank:

Branch Manager - Cáití Farren
Sales & Marketing - Chantelle McLaughlin
Operations & Audit Specialist - Rori Doherty
Digital Advisors / Customer Service Officials - Daniel McCormick, Shaun Hirrell and Danielle Houghton

Well done to all!

AIB Build a Bank Positions Filled

Build a BankCongratulations to the TYs who were successful in the recent AIB Build a Bank interviews. 

The positions have been filled as follows:
Bank Manager - Ellen Simmons TYB
Financial Controller - Brigid Doherty TYE
Events Planner - Eimear Smith TYC
Chief Operating Officer - Aisling McCarron TYE
Marketing - Rachel Devlin TYA
Artist - Kate Durey TYA

The school bank made its debut at lunchtime on Thursday, 29th November. Well done to all candidates who presented for interview. This was a great learning experience, regardless of the outcome. CCS are very grateful to the AIB for affording the pupils this opportunity.

Work Experience at TCD - Caití Farren

Caiti FarrenI was one of the lucky 25 people from around the country to be offered the opportunity to do their work experience in Trinity in the Biochemistry and Immunology Department. On the first day, none of us had a clue about what we would be doing but throughout the week we learned a lot about immunology and how cells react to protect themselves from disease. We were assigned labs to work in and at the end of the week we even got to see where all the animals were kept, but we had to wear a lot of protective clothing. It was really interesting to work in a lab because the people we were working with were finding cures for MS and Whooping Cough. I also learned a lot about what it's like to be a Ph.D. Student in science. It was a great experience that really helped me to decide what kind of career path I want to take in the future. - Caití Farren, TYA

Adam Mullins Goes to Trinity & Beyond!

Adam Mullins TYI recently participated in TYPE or the Transition Year Physics Experience in TCD. This is a week where a select number of TY students from all over Ireland get a chance to experience what it is like to study Physics in Trinity. As part of TYPE I took part in several experiments such as clouding levitation and the collision of two hydrogen particles. These were both very new and interesting experiences. I also took part in a day trip to Dunsink Observatory where I got to learn about Astrophysics and watch solar flares using a telescope. This was definitely a worthwhile week and I would recommend that anyone thinking of doing Physics for the Leaving Cert. should apply for this programme. - Adam Mullins (Transition Year)