Welcome to our TY Diary 2018/2019! On this page we will keep you up to date with all our adventures during the year!



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Cake Sale - Fundraising

October was another busy month for TYs. Between Swimming Lessons, First Aid, the conclusion of Yoga and the beginning of Boxercise, there was plenty to keep them on their toes. October was another busy month for TYs. TY’s began to run Fundraisers such as the Cake Sale which was held on a Sunday morning. All students dropped in homemade things to be sold, and a small amount of students stayed at school to sell these goods.


School Disco - Fundraising

Another such fundraiser was the School Disco - Vibe. Vibe was run by TY’s for Junior Cert students and was a roaring success. There was a great air of excitement as it was, for many people, their first Disco.


Talent Show

TYs also ran a talent show on Sunday the 21st in aid of the Anois programme. Many students, not just TYs preformed. Tickets were sold in school and in Kilfinane. A raffle was held on the night to raise additional funds. The audience were delighted by the display of talent!


Scoil Pol Talent Show 2018

Work Experience

TYs went on a full week of work experience in October. Work Experience gave students a chance to see what a particular job would be like and decide whether or not they would like to pursue it as a career. Students went to Pharmacies, Retail Outlets, Veterinary Practices, Garda Barracks and a variety of other places across the country.


European Tour

October also held the much anticipated Foreign Tour. This year, the school decided to bring students to Italy, where they spent time sightseeing in Milan, Venice and even got to go to GardaLand. 


Awards Ceremony

On Friday the 21st, The Awards Ceremony took place in school. Transition Years took home gold in many categories and were praised for their achievements in Academics, Sport, Art amongst other things.


National Ploughing Championships

On the 20th of the month, TY’s travelled to the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan Co. Offaly. The weather may have been brutal but the craic was mighty! It provided a unique experience for those who were not from farming backgrounds to gain an insight into the ins and outs of farming, from machinery, to animals to handcrafted produce, the Ploughing showcases it all!


Swiming Lessons begin

Swimming lessons also began in September. Taking place in UL every Tuesday, Swimming was a module everyone was looking forward to. It provided students with a chance to, in some cases, start with the basics, and in others, build on existing skills. The different groups that were made based on ability allowed students to feel more comfortable and learn at a pace suited to them. Some students were even recommended to take the Life Guards course!


Yoga and First Aid

During September, TY’s also began six/seven week modules in Yoga and First Aid. Although First Aid classes were more popular, both classes were approached with enthusiasm. Students learned a lot of vital skills in First Aid and Yoga provided a change of pace and a break from studying and a classroom setting.


SOAR Retreat

The 11th September saw TYs take part in a mini retreat hosted by the local convent and run by SOAR. Although it wasnt everyones thing, it was hugely beneficial as it gave students the opportunity to open up about things that had been bothering them and realise that they would be supported by their classmates.


Ballyhass Lakes - Team Bonding

Transition Year Students started back to School on Monday the 3rd of September. TY this year comprises of over 60 students, including many foreign students from countries such as Spain and Germany, new students who have moved to our school from other local schools. On the 4th of September Transition Year and Leaving Cert Applied students travelled to Ballyhass Lakes Co.Cork for a team bonding day and also a bit of craic! Outdoor activities that required teamwork and mutual trust helped to build new relationships between students, and strengthen ones that already existed. All TY students loved it and the general consensus was that they couldn’t wait to go back!