Transition Year Activities
18/19/20 Sept 2013 Law Education for Schools TY1&2&3
All students were given a unique insight into law as seen through the eyes of a practising barrister. Law Education for Schools places emphasis on teaching the student the skill of
4 Oct 2013 NUIG Open Day
TY students attended this Open Day.They had the opportunity to attend introductory lectures, visit exhibition stands and tour the campus.
12 Oct 2013 UCC Open Day
TY students attended this Open Day. They had the opportunity to attend introductory lectures, visit exhibition stands and tour the campus.
8 - 11 Oct 2013 Horizon AdventureCentre, Kilavalley, Westport, Co. Westport
Students took part in a multi-activity programme including surfing, kayaking,climbing Croagh Patrick, zipwire,Jacobs ladder, high ropes, archery and various team building tasks.
5 Nov 2013 Attending "Observations from a Hedge" in Glór
3 & 4 Dec 2013 Lyric FM "Making Radio"project
Lyric FM Education and Outreach programme involves making classical music based radio programmes. A mobile radio studio is brought to the school and the fundamental aspects of radio programme making are discussed.The programme is facilitated by Lorcan Murray and Eddie Lenihan.
9 Nov 2013 UCD Open Day
TY students will attend this Open Day. They will have the opportunity to attend introductory lectures, visit exhibition stands and tour the campus.
16 Nov 2013 Pathology Department Open Day - Limerick Regional Hospital
This event took place in conjunction with the "Labs are Vital" initiative organised through the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science in partnership with Abbott Diagnostics, and as part of National Pathology Week, Ireland.
Students were shown around the various Laboratory disciplines, namely Biochemistry, Blood Transfusion, Haematology, Histology and Microbiology, and were given an insight into the function and role of these areas.
Students (in groups of three) have started driving lessons with Tim Kelly School of Motoring.
25 - 30 Nov 2013 School Musical
TY students, together with all 4th years will part in our annual musical. This year's show is Cats.
4 Dec 2013 The Physics Show
Hands-on-physics show where students participate in activities and demonstrations. Flight, pressure, light, sound and electricity are among the topics covered in this interactive learning experience. Students launch pockets, make music and fly helicopters.
16 - 20 Dec 2013 Community Work
The purpose of this placement is to give students an insight into the service providers in the voluntary and community
Jan 2014 TY LOL (Log On Learn Initiative)
This programme will involve TYstudents "buddying up" with older people from the local community to teach them how to use computers and the internet.
14 Jan 2014 Visit to Criminal Courts of Justice
14 Jan 2014 Visit to Kilmainham Gaol
TY 1 & 2 classes will visit the Criminal Courts of Justice.This visit is organised by the Courts Service. A Barrister will stage a Mock Trial for the class. Students will have the opportunity to attend various court cases in the complex.
In the afternoon students will have a guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol and spend some time in the museum. The tour of Kilmainham is facilitated by Heritage Ireland.
TY 3 will visit the Criminal Courts of Justice and Kilmainham Gaol on 29 April 2014.
20, 21& 22 Jan 2014 Cardiac First Responder Course
The purpose of this course is to enable students to assess a collapsed casualty, perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, how to recognise the signs of choking and how to recognise the signs of a heart attack and stroke and to be able to provide treatment.
5 February 2014 Science Magic Show
Date to be confirmed: On being an Archaeologist for a day
Clare Museum offer this Geography programme to secondary schools. Students will get a chance to examine artefacts up close and learn the scientific techniques used by Archaeologists for dating finds, testing soil and extracting artefacts from the ground through fun hands on experiments.
13 & 14 March 2014 Songschool (TY2)
18 & 18 March 2014 Songschool (TY1)
20 & 21 March 2014 Songschool (TY3)
This workshop offers students a first hand insight into life as a professional songwriter / musician and an overview of song writing and the music business. Students write, perform and record their own songs during a two day workshop. Students will receive a CD with their song(s), along with a“Songschool Certificate of Participation".
TY SpikeBall Leaders Programme 2013/14
Coláiste Muire has been selected again to participate in this programme. VAI (Volleyball Association of Ireland) will deliver a 6 hour TY Leadership course to TY students in January on
how to introduce SpikeBall to primary schools in the local community. TY students in Coláiste Muire will link up with a number of Primary schools locally to organise and coach a class for 6 weeks. TY students will receive instruction on coaching, refereeing and the administration of the programme by the VAI.They are to be certified as VIA/ISC SpikeBall leaders on completion of the course.TY students will hold a SpikeBall Blitz to mark the completion of the training sessions.
7 - 11 April 2014 Work Placement
28,29,30 April 2014 Geographic Investigation Burren (TY3/1/2)
As part of Geography, students will undertake a study of Coastal Erosion. The emphasis is on students doing practical work themselves, using equipment and collecting
data. The data collected is analysed to ensure fullunderstanding under the guidance of Colin Bunce from the Burren
End of May 2014 Portfolio Assessment Interviews
End of May 2014 TY Awards Night
The purpose of this night is to celebrate students' efforts and achievements.There is a display of students work completed throughout the year. A number of students speak on their experience of TY.This is followed by a presentation of various certificates of
participation and achievement.