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Transition Year News

Our Transition Year students have had a very eventful and successful few weeks.
Transition Year  News

TY Trip to Krakow, Poland!

On Wednesday, 26th April, 46 TY students and four teachers headed off to Krakow, Poland for the annual TY History Trip. Each day was action packed and brought a great variety of activities from the historical old city, the heart-breaking tragedy of Auschwitz, the spectacular scenes of the Salt Mines and of course, the shopping! Having studied the Holocaust as part of the TY History course, students saw Poland’s experience of life during World War II, first hand. We were delighted to have our very own translator among our TY group for any dialogue that was needed! Despite the rainy conditions, the zloty calculations and the fear of exceeding luggage weight restrictions all returned home on Saturday with many fond memories of their time in Krakow. A huge thanks to Ms. McGroarty for organising all! J


(Aisling Gray, Aoife Woods, Jessica Scully, Sofya Smallwood, Ciara Smullen & Aoife Cullen)

Student Enterprise Final, Croke Park!

On Wednesday, 3rd May, our wonderful TY group ‘No Limits’ competed in the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park. No Limits recognised the under-representation in children’s’ literature of characters with disabilities. They set themselves the task of writing two books with the main characters displaying great powers, despite their disabilities. The students have had a phenomenal journey and the response locally, nationally and internationally has been a huge credit to Aoife Dardis, Sarah Robinson, Caoimhe Currie and Katie Grogan. The girls were unlucky on the day, facing up to some serious competition! We look forward now to next Thursday, when the students will attend the YSI Finals with their ‘No Limits’ books at the Convention Centre. A big thanks to Mr. Keith Walsh and Mr, Kieran Lynam for all their work!


(Mr. Walsh, Caoimhe Currie, Sarah Robinson, Katie Grogan, Aoife Dardis and Mr. Lynam)

CAST Film Festival Overall Winners!

TY at St. Joseph’s certainly had a busy week this week and we were delighted to see our CAST group ‘Who Even Cares’ pick up the ‘Significant Impact Award’ at the CAST Film Festival Awards in the Lighthouse Cinema on Wednesday, 3rd May! CAST (Caring About Society Together) sees students explore and create a 5 minute film based on their responses to mental health issues. It felt like the Oscars had certainly descended on St. Joseph’s as the TY students assembled in all their finery at the lay-by before heading to the Final! Two groups reached the final out of 2,500 students participating. ‘Ruled by Sizeity’ and ‘Who Even Cares’ looked amazing when shown on the big screen. Well done to all groups who took part this year!

CAST Overall Winners ‘Who Even Cares’


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Transition Year Retreat
14 2018
Transition Year Ice-Skating
17 2018
3rd Year P/T meetings
19 2018
Carol Service
20 2018
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