TY Diary 2015 2016

TY Diary 2015 2016

Scoil Pol Transition Year





Transition Year Graduation 2016


TY Graduation 2016


Presentation to the Irish Cancer Society

After the fantastic charity fundraising event in April, the TYs presented a cheque to the Irish Cancer Society for €1,800.





YSI Project - 'Happy Feet' Charity Run/Walk or Cycle

Our YSI project was presented to various schools in Munster in the Limetree Theatre in Limerick City last month, overall our presentation went very well and we recently were informed that we have got been accepted to attend the show in Dublin with approxiametly 70 other schools from around the country. As part of our YSI project we are promoting positive mental health and self harm, the class decided to organise a fun run, we organised this with our religion teacher, however it was great to see all the staff help with the event. The money raised from our event will go to the Irish Cancer society and our Transition Year fund. We organised a 5 kilometre fun run, a 35 kilometre cycle and a 60 kilmetre cycle. This event will run on the 16th of April and will commence with the 60k cycle at 10am, the 35k cycle at 10.30am, and finally the 5k run/walk at 12 o clock. There will be light refreshments and a fun day icluding a live DJ, Bouncing castle, BBQ, Facepainting, and more! Be sure to invite all your family and friends, a great day will be had here at Scoil Pol!. if you have any queries about the event please do not hesistate the contact the school on 06391197. For the full report click here..

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This was a hugely successful event, that require alot of organisation work from all the students involved, with help from their teachers. Well done to all the students involved!



Also on day the TY launched their website 'BIND' Body and Mind Combined on the day. This website is packed full of information about maintaining a healthy mind and body. Each student created 2 webpages one for healthy mind and the other for healthy body. The coded and researched each topic themselves. You can access it at bind.scoilpol.ie




Scoil Polar Bears Bank Competition

Scoil Pól attended the Regional Competition for 'Build a Bank' and did really well and came 7th overall.


TY host play "The Golding Years"

The TY's presented a play called The Golding Years by local playwright Michael Dennehy in the Community Centre Ardpatrick on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th of March 2016.




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Be at your best Investing in your Mind and Body

On the 8th of March 2016 30 transition year and fifth year students traveled to UL to attend a Mental Health talk delivered by Bressie. Click here to read the full report.

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 Visit to Cloughjordan Cookery School

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Trocaire Fast

Our six members of the Scoil Pólar Bears Bank decided to do a 24 hour fast for the charity Trócaire. Each member refrains from eating food or drinking anything except for water for one full day. We as a bank can support each other and keep each other strong through a challenge like this as we all know it is worth it to raise money and awareness for such a worthwhile charity and also to stand in solitude with those unfortunate people who have to endure this suffering every day. The money is raised by each member getting sponsorship for doing the fast. All of us believe that it is such a meaningful cause and hope that our effort makes a difference and if we have made a difference to even just one persons life that is a big difference.


Scoil Pólar Bears Bank


Scoil Pól TY took part in the 'Build a Bank' programme. They named their bank Scóil Polar Bears. As part of the bank they also created a website and an online calculator to help their customers become more informed about the workings of a bank. Scoil Pólar Bears bank members felt it was very important to get involved in the local community and help the people around them. Their motto was 'bank on us' to show that they are reliable and by doing community work we feel that we are trusted by our community.


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 Self-Defence and Driving


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Colm Cooper Visit's the school and Scoil Pólar Bear's Bank


Members of Scoil Pólar Bear Bank were delighted that Colm Cooper, All Star football, was able to visit Scoil Pól Kilfinane where the bank is set up. Colm gave a very interesting talk to many of our customers about fitness, sport and nutrition. We then had a photo session with him. It was a very successful day eventhough many bank members were unable to attend due to work experience. Fortunately Áine Crowley, TY student, was able to attend and introduced Colm Cooper. After the talk the customers had a "question and answer" session with Colm. The customers enjoyed the talk and found it very beneficial. Scóil Polar Bears Bank was set up through the AIB Build a Bank Challenge and has been very proud of its success so far. Click here for more photos on the day .

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National Scratch Competition

The TY students also took part and submitted projects to the National Scratch Competition run by the ICS. Projects were submitted at the end of February.




TY experience Wheelchair Basketball


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For more photos, check out the Gallery below


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Music Concert at the Cork Opera House


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Saying Goodbye to our classmate from Spain!


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TYs go on their European Tour to Madrid


European Trip to Madrid 2015


TY hold a Cake Sale!

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TY's head to the National Ploughing Championships in Laois


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TY's teach Hurling Skills to National Schools



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Learning Sign Language:

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