Transition Year

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)

Make a Wish Tea Party Raises Over €400

Make A Wish 2016

Make a Wish Tea Party photo album

Class 3G and their teacher Ms. Crawford would like to thank everyone who contributed to and attended the Make a Wish Tea Party, Tuesday, 22nd November. Many people helped to make this event a great success. Sincere thanks to Geraldine McKeown and her Third Year Home Economics class who made the delicious baked goodies that were enjoyed on the day. Altogether, €412.95 was raised for Make a Wish Ireland. Raffle results...Winner of the cake: Mr McGuinness (kindly given to TYD, although he probably didn't have a choice!) Winner of Guess the No. of Sweets in the Jar: Niamh Doherty (TYE).