Abbey VS Newsletter for 28th Jan 2019

Abbey’s Got Talent

There has been a huge interest in our ‘Abbey’s Got Talent’ Event. Auditions will be held next week! This takes place on April 11th in the Abbey Hotel with Noel Cunningham as our M.C. A variety of acts will be selected to perform on the night and it promises to be an excellent event.

Parent Teacher Meetings

The Parent Teacher meeting for 2nd year students took place on Thursday January 24th. This evening was an opportunity for the Abbey Vocational Community to come together to support, help and advise Parents and Guardians of 2nd year Students.

Parents Information Evening for Parents of 3rd and TY students

An information evening will take place on Tuesday February 5th for parents of third year and TY students. This will look at subject options for those students progressing to 5th year. There will be a presentation on the TY Programme also at this time for students considering going into TY.

  • 7pm: Talk on TY for all 3rd years. Short Talk on LCA programme.
  • 7.45 pm: Subject Option Talk for students going into 5th year

Leaving Certificate & Junior Cycle Examination Timetables

As Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Students prepare for their Mock Examinations, the Leaving Certificate & Junior Cycle Examination timetables are now available for 6th Year and 3rd Year students on our school website at the link below.
http://avsdonegal.com/state-examinations

Scene of the Crime!

There was lots of excitement this week in one of the classrooms of the Abbey Vocational School. Delighted Students were greeted by a mock crime scene set up by Ms Mc Guinness as part of her science class. Students were then tasked with finding the culprit(s)!

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Coding Club

The Coding Club runs in room 47 on Mondays at lunchtime with Mr Harvey. Coding or Computer Programming is the act of using languages to instruct a computer to perform functions. Here in the Abbey Vocational School we welcome and celebrate Coding and Computer Programming and if you are interested in joining our club, please talk to Mr Harvey. All welcome!

Active Schools

Wednesday afternoon saw the gym busy with the ‘Active Schools Programme’ where Students from all years engaged in the timeless activity of Skipping. Students spent their lunchtime enjoying the art of skipping, interacting with other Students and improving their physical and mental health!

Music Department

Tuesday the 29th February will see thirty five Transition Year Students from the Abbey Vocational School travel to Letterkenny to take part in preparations for the ‘One Voice Choir’

The ‘One Voice Choir’ will perform on 12th March with one of the biggest #choralensembles ever seen in Donegal. Two hundred Students from 15 ETB Schools will perform. Students from the Abbey Vocational School experience an uplifting event and have the opportunity to meet other Students from the ETB Community. If you are interested in attending this event, tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2Cr7Z3N  #WeAreDonegalETB

The Music Department hold Choir meetings in Room 16 every Friday lunchtime, all are welcome!

Finally, with the Mock Examinations around the corner, exam classes are preparing for Mock Practical’s on during the first week of February.

One Voice Choir

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Teaching & Learning

With mocks exams approaching, organisation is key for success and well-being, and student study planning apps are becoming increasingly popular.

As well as saving on paper, many student planner apps also send reminders and alerts straight to your phone or device. Two such apps include  ‘Timetable’ and “iStudiez”.

‘Timetable’ is an intuitive app on Google Play for managing your study planning. Students can save their timetable and all tasks from homework to exams. You only need to enter them once, because Timetable syncs across all your Android devices. 

iStudiez allows students not only to create a study timetable but also tracking of daily tasks, upcoming homework assignments, Oral exams, SEC project deadlines etc. It is available for iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

Numeracy

As part of Maths week, we ran a “Have You Got Maths Eyes” competition for Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle students. The challenge was using your ‘Maths Eyes’ to find something interesting in their environment, take a photograph and write a tagline highlighting the Maths in the picture. The students uploaded their entries online and these were judged by Mr. Donegan and Ms. Lockhart.

The winners of the Junior category were:

  • 1st Anna Foster McDaid and 2nd Amy McGroary
  • The winners of the Senior category were: 1st Brian Gallagher and 2nd Jessica Henry

Thanks to all who took part!

The chess club and the Maths Club continues to run during lunch times. All welcome!

Literacy

January sees the birthday of African-American Novelist Zora Neale Hurston. Born in Eatonville, Florida, Hurston became part of the Harlem Renaissance, the black literati in New York City, writing novels such as ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’, ‘Dust Tracks on a Road’ and ‘Mules and Men’. The English Department would like to recommend the American classic ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’, it brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.

The English Department would also like to wish Claire Breslin the very best as she tackles the lead role in the upcoming Musical ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. Rehearsals are well under way and we wish Claire all the very best!

Irish Department

Work is under way to prepare Abbey Vocational Students for the Irish Orals. Students are asked to look after their mental health and wellbeing by getting a good night’s sleep, keep hydrated with water and eat nutritional food during the exam time.

The Junior Certificate official state examination Irish Orals are commencing on the 4th February.

Leaving certificate mock Orals will commence on the same week, 4th February.

Art Department

Fifth year students from the Abbey Vocational School are channelling their inner creativity this week and are beginning work on this year’s Texaco Art Competition. Entries are due on Thursday 28th February.

Science Club

The Science Club meets every Wednesday during lunch in room 33. The Science Club provides exciting, engaging, experimental practical, interactive STEM experiences, professionally delivered in a Structured, Safe, Supervised, Educational and Fun environment. All are welcome.

Healthy School

A survey has been distributed to the school community in relation to the food habits of the School members. This data will be reviewed and studied with the intention of implementing healthier alternatives for all. These changes will be implemented in the School Canteen and Tuck shop. 

As part of wellbeing our students are planning to improve some of the environmental areas. A group of TY students have commenced a project which involves them designing positive comments which they will paint onto our toilets doors. They are also compiling a number of positive words that will be placed on all our school steps around the school. Another group will be make friendship benches that will be placed around our school building outside to encourage students to sit down and talk to each other. We are looking forward to all of this work.

Guidance
Career talks for Leaving Certs taking place in the library over the coming weeks:

  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT): Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35
  • North-West Regional College (NWRC): Thursday, 07 February 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

Leaving Certs applying to DARE and/or HEAR should now be working on their application(s). The Guidance Counsellors will be happy to assist in any way that they can.

The SUSI Grant application process will open in early April 2019. Further information will be provided by the Guidance Department during Career Guidance class.

6th Year students & LCAs are welcome to book a 1:1 appointment with their Guidance Counsellor if they have not already done so.

Be sure to keep an eye on our regularly updated Guidance website. Go to http://www.avsdonegal.com – click on the Guidance logo.

Inclusion

This week as part of their wellbeing and Living in the Community activities Level 2 students completed the Bank Walk and competed in teams to complete the fairy trail.

15 members of staff are completing a 7 week programme of Irish Sign Language to develop their skills and enable us to support and facilitate the inclusion of students with hearing difficulties. Level 2 students are also being taught some ISL during Living in the Community.

Donegal Youth Council

Congratulations to Shaun Meehan, Aodhán McCrudden and Eoin Rooney who join Frank Duffy on Donegal Youth Council

Leaving Cert Applied Students

LCA1 Students from the Abbey Vocational Schools ‘Art Department made a presentation this week to Veronica Gillen from MS Donegal. The presentation was made with money that the Students had raised through the sale of beautifully designed Christmas cards made by Students. Ms Gillen was delighted to accept the money raised on behalf of MS Donegal.

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Girls Active

Girls Active continues this week with the theme of ‘Rowing’. Students enjoyed the activity as a fantastic way to improve their fitness, mental health and wellbeing. Girls Active continues every Thursday from 3.20-4.20 in the gym!

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Drama Club

image008Fantastic turnout for the first ever meeting of the new AVS Drama Club – over 45 students attended lunchtime Thursday and all expressed great enthusiasm for the project which will see students regularly meeting to work on their acting and rehearse pieces for performance. It was decided at the meeting that drama sessions will initially take place Wednesdays after school 3:25-4:30 pm and Thursday lunchtime 12:40-1:15 pm.

Even if you were not there last Thursday – feel free to drop in and join in any time – all that is required is an interest in acting – see you there!

Also, Abbey Vocational Fifth Year Drama Students Robyn Harvey Moulding, Saerlaith Lusson and Emily Erskine are performing an extract from Irish Film Awards Best Director Nominee Enda Walsh entitled ‘Chatroom’. Their performance is part of the Donegal Secondary Schools Drama Festival which is being held in the Balor Theatre on the 4th and 5th February. Saerlaith, Robyn and Emily will be performing on the 4th February. Good luck Ladies!

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School Tour Abroad

Excitement is growing as the Students look forward to the Annual School Tour abroad! Of course, all students attending the school tour must have a copy of their passports handed in to Mr. Clark as soon as possible and a copy of their EHIC card handed in to Mrs. Dunnion.

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AVS Student Conor Campbell on the Irish U15 Squad!

Abbey Vocational Student and Finn Harps Player Conor Campbell (left) has been selected to play on the Republic of Ireland U15 Team for an International Tournament in Spain. Conor Campbell and Luke McGlynn were included in the twenty-man squad named by the Republic of Ireland’s Head Coach Jason Donohue.

Over five days in January and early February, Ireland will play Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary at the Pinatar Arena in Spain. According to Head Coach Jason Donohue “We had an assessment game leading in before Christmas. The four lads did really well and deserve this opportunity”.

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U14 Girls GAA

U14 Girls G.A.A. training continues every Monday from 4-5 on the school pitch. The Girls League will be commencing at the start of February. All players welcome. Please bring gum shields football boots and runners.

1st and 2nd Years Boys Basketball

1st and 2nd Years Boys Basketball continues every Monday from 4.00-5.45 in the School Gym. After two great opening games, next up for both teams is a trip to Carrick on Shannon during the week of 4th – 9th February. Good luck lads!

 

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1st and 2nd year Girls Basketball:

Congratulations to the 2nd Year girls basketball team who played and beat Ballinamore, Leitrim on Tuesday 15th January. Each member of the team got the chance to put on a great performance and show their talent, scoring many baskets. Final score was 37-6…an outstanding result.

Unfortunately, the 1st Year girls lost by one single basket against Ballinamore. The opposition team were clearly beating AVS well throughout the game, “We were down by 14 all the time” said Ms O’Mahony, the team coach. However when fresh legs of the subs came on in the last 7 minutes, things changed. AVS fought back to losing by 2 points! Although the 1st Years lost, they showed great determination to fight back and came out with a great result of 22-20. Hard luck girls.

Indoor Sports hall Athletics

The first year girls enjoyed an exhilarating day away at the Indoor Sports hall Athletics Finals on Thursday 18th in Raphoe. The experience was invaluable for the Students of the Abbey Vocational School.  Mr. Carty and Mr. Clayton previously held trials and teams had been selected to participate in the event. Abbey Vocational Students displayed great flair and aptitude and had a great day.

District Cross-Country Competition

A number of runners took part in the District Cross-Country Competition on Thursday 24th January at Necarne Estate, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh.

Despite the damp conditions, Students from the Abbey Vocational School gave wonderful accomplished performances.

One of the highlights of the meeting were Mia McCalmont 1st place in the Senior Girls’ Race, with automatic qualification for the Ulster Finals. Kitty McNulty also qualified for the Ulster finals, finishing in 9th place. Caolan Sweeney finished 7th in the Junior Boys’ race and Seanan Carr 15th in the Minor Boys, both qualifying for the Ulster Finals.

The Intermediate Boys’ team finished 6th out of 12 teams, and all ran with great determination on a tough 4.5km course. The Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ Teams both finished in 12th position.

Congratulations to all the runners who took part and to the 4 runners who have qualified for the Ulster Finals in particular!

U15 Girls Soccer

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The Abbey Vocational U15 girls took on the Loreto in Milford on Friday the 25th January and had to play against a hard wind in the first half. Twenty minutes into the game it remained scoreless until the referee awarded a penalty to Milford putting the score at 1- 0 Loreto. At half time the score was 4-0 to Loreto as Milford kept up the pressure, and aided by the breeze, scored three more quick goals.
However, the Abbey Vocational School Girls never dropped their heads, kept up the pace and played some great football in the second half. Chance after chance saw Milford clear the ball away. Despite this, a great pass forward from Holly Roarty saw Roisin Lynch score low into the Milford net leaving the final score at the end of the second half at 4 – 1 to Loreto. A contender for best player for Abbey Vocational School was the marvellous Holly Roarty!

TY News

 

TY Life Skills Talk

On Friday the 25th January all TY students took part in a life skills talk delivered by Sean McGee, It was a very informative talk for all students as they were given tips on how to focus on the research involved in job and career options suited to them. Sean focused on how important it is to choose a career path that you enjoy and explained how TY gives you the opportunity to explore all of your career options.

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TY Drama based on the theme of the Homeless members of society

Conor Carney has joined the Abbey Vocational Community supporting Transition Year Students who have started a new project embracing ‘Creative Engagement’. The project aims at making our community aware of the Homeless. The project consists of three areas, Drama, Dance and Music. The final product will be a staged performance by the students involved and all money raised will go towards a Homeless Charity.

The programme is co-funded by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Department of Education and Skills and the Heritage Council.  Each year projects are produced in schools ranging from theatre and film through to sculpture and music.

The ‘Creative Engagement’ ethos involves a local artist or arts group coming into the school and imparting their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students.  This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school.

The Creative Engagement programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in our students and to complement curricular learning in the arts heritage and culture.

This week the students started rehearsing the start of the play and some of the songs. The students are really enjoying taking on the programme!

TY “Growth” Mini Company

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Run by three 4B enterprising students, Aodhán Mc Crudden, Luke Kelly and Cormac Mc Suibhne, Growth is dedicated to promoting greener and more environmentally friendly garden products. The boys are environmentalists by nature and wanted to come up with a business idea that involved recycling. They have a working wormery that produces miracle grow liquid fertiliser and compost from food waste. Studies have proven that these products will boost plant growth by a factor of three.

They also sell the complete wormery kits to community groups/schools/households where they supply the vermiculture equipment, set it up and give advice on how best to care for the worms etc.

Later in the growing season they will have several nettle composters that will produce bottles of nutrient rich nettle tea fertiliser.

They are currently in preparations for the upcoming Foroige NFTE and Local Enterprise Board Enterprise competitions.

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Performing Arts

During this term the TYs will take part in four different modules, these will be rotated every four weeks. The following modules will be on offer:

  • Drama Workshop
  • PE Expo competition – this is a national competition
  • YSI- Young Social Innovators – this is a national competition
  • Guitar Workshop
  • GAA Future Leaders- Wellbeing

Young Social Innovator

Young Social Innovators is Ireland’s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme for 15- to 18-year-old teens. Its main goal is to get young people involved in action which helps improve the lives of others in their community.

This term TYC have decided that they will base their projects around the area of homelessness. The aim of the project is to put together a care pack that they will distribute to a homeless charity. The students will develop this pack through research online and will make communication with homeless charities to gather further information needed. The class are looking for donations of the following items, if you have any of these to spare can you please drop them into the school for please:

  • Drawstring Backpacks
  • Waterproofs

 Personal care items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel or soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Roll on deodorants (please do not include spray deodorants)
  • Treat personal care items – moisturisers, facial creams, hair gel, etc.
  • Cereal or energy bars
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves or snoods
  • Thermal items (socks etc)
  • Base layers

TY Craft workshop

On Tuesday 22nd January TYD took part in a craft workshop with Morna from Morna’s Patch. During this workshop the students learned how to cross stitch and each student made a love heart fridge magnet. It was a very enjoyable experience for all the students and they left the workshop with some lovely homemade fridge magnet just in time for Valentine’s day! Morna will be back over the next few weeks to work with the other TY classes.

PAL – Law course

On Friday the 1st February the school will welcome three Barristers from the Public Access To Law group (PAL). PAL has a large panel of practising barristers who present a law module to Transition year classes throughout the length and breadth of Ireland. This module also prepares teams interested in partaking in the PAL annual mock trials competition. Over 150,000 pupils have partaken in this law programme since its inception. For the past 19 consecutive years (with the invaluable assistance of the Courts Service and members of the Judiciary), PAL organises the transition year national mock trials competition. This is the most popular team competition in transition year. Each year PAL nominates 4 Irish schools to partake in the annual mock trials world championships held in New York.

TY Activities

This term the students will experience a different range of activities during their Monday activity slot. These activities will be rotated every four weeks.

  • TYA will take part in GAA coaching Skills with Mr Monaghan.
  • TYB will go to the Central Hotel Leisure centre where they will take part in aqua aerobic.
  • TYC will complete four weeks of boxercise with Ms O’Mahony.
  • TYD will Leaving Cert PE induction workshop for the four weeks with Mr O’Mahony.

TY up and coming event

Over the next few months our TY students will take part in many activities, a sample of some of these activities and listed below:

  • Public Access To Law course
  • Personal Safety Workshop
  • First Response Course
  • Healthy Life Programme
  • Dublin History Trip
  • Hotel Training
  • Balmoral Shows
  • Lough Key Maths Trip
  • CSI Workshop
  • Make up workshop
  • Personal Presentation Workshop
  • Ambulance Crew visit and Defib overview
  • Internet Safety video production workshops
  • Basketball table officiating course and Basketball coaching course
  • Architect in school programme
  • Foróige Leadership programme
  • Homeless workshop
  • Young Social Innovators competitions and attendance at event
  • PE Expo
  • ETB Awards
  • Sports Leaders
  • GAA Future Leaders
  • Drama Production

TY Newsletter team:

  • Frank Duffy                                                    
  • Christopher Darby
  • Meabh Morrow Herbert                               
  • Hannah Crawford         
  • Tom Daly                                                       
  • Emma Coulter
  • Shona O’Brien    
  • Christopher Darby                                           
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Abbey VS Newsletter – 21st Jan 2019

University of Limerick

This Thursday the 17th January, Students from the University of Limerick came to our school to interview eight representatives from our ‘Active School Flag Class’.

The Active Schools Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.

Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply.

The Active Schools Flag class of 4C will engage with Students from the University of Limerick regarding initiatives, protocols and policies engaged in by the Abbey Vocational School for the Active Schools Flag.

Moreover, The Active Schools Flag walkway development has been mapped out and approved. The distance of the walkway is 1.5K and is included within the parameters of the school grounds. The pathway is expected to be up and running by the end of this month.

Also, The Active Schools Flag Team have been analysing the school-wide survey results and are making an action plan based on these results. Utilising these results, will help raise awareness and activity levels throughout the school!

Coding club

The Coding Club runs in room 47 on Mondays at lunchtime with Mr Harvey. Coding or computer programming is the act of using languages to instruct a computer to perform functions. Here in the Abbey Vocational School we welcome and celebrate Coding and computer programming and if you are interested joining our club, please talk to Mr Harvey. All welcome!

The Credit Union

The Principal of the Abbey Vocational School Geraldine Diver was proud this week to accept a cheque for €20,000 from Liam Kelly C.E.O. & Joe Gillespie, Chairman Board of Directors. These funds will be used for the improvement, development and cultivation of the school pitch. This extremely generous contribution from the Credit Union will see the progression of sports in the School for future generations to come!

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Information Evening for Incoming First Years

An Information evening was held on Tuesday 15th of January for Incoming first years. Held in the main Assembly of the school, the Principal, Vice Principals and Staff were on hand to welcome Parents and Guardians for future incoming Students. This evening was of great benefit to all as information, topics and worries were explored and explained.

Webwise Safe Internet Day

On the 10th January, almost 100 students from around Ireland gathered together for the Safer Internet Day (SID) Training Ambassador Programme in Facebook HQ. These students volunteered or were nominated by their schools, to become Safer Internet Day Ambassadors. The Abbey Vocational School was represented by Transition Year Student Katelyn Duffy. Katelyn was trained as a Safe Ambassador, the SID Ambassador programme is about reaching out to post-primary students, encouraging and supporting them to address the issue of cyberbullying and other areas in internet safety by leading awareness-raising campaigns in their clubs, schools, and communities.

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Sports Awards

Congratulations to the following who were nominated for an Award in the following categories in the Donegal Sports Star Awards which take place later this month.

  • Best Secondary School: Abbey Vocational School
  • Beat Sports Boy: Conor Campbell
  • Best Sports Girl: Niamh Moohan

Well done to all those involved in sport in the school for their enormous input into sport in the school for so many students.

Letterkenny Institute of Technology Open Day

Students from the Abbey Vocational School enjoyed an open day in Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Tuesday the 15th January. Students were given access to the campus and introduced to the 120 programmes across four schools of Business, Tourism, Engineering and Science. On the Open Day Students were enlightened about the diverse range of courses available for students to enrol in. Courses range from one to four years; combining academic theory with practical skills development.

One Voice Choir’

The ‘One Voice Choir’ will perform on 12th March with one of the biggest #choralensembles ever seen in Donegal. Two hundred Students from 15 ETB Schools will perform. Students from the Abbey Vocational School experience an uplifting event and have the opportunity to meet other Students from the ETB Community. If you are interested in attending this event, tickets are available at; https://bit.ly/2Cr7Z3N  #WeAreDonegalETB

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AVS Science Club

Students from the Abbey Vocational School enjoyed an informative, inspiring and futuristic experience at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin on Friday the 11th of January. The BT Young Scientist Award went to Adam Kelly from Dublin for his project “Optimizing the Stimulation of General Quantum Circuits”. Students from the Abbey Vocational School immersed themselves in the world of Science and Technology which will be of great benefit to them in future School Science Projects!

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Parent Teacher Meetings

The Parent/Teacher meeting for 2nd year students takes place on January 24th. This evening is an opportunity for the Abbey Vocational Community to come together to support, help and advise Parents and Guardians of 2nd year students.

Carol Service fundraiser for the Church Spire fund

Reverend Huss received a cheque on Monday from the Principal Geraldine Diver for €335.Thank you to all of those who contributed to our collection at the recent Christmas concert and to Ms Carr and Ms Breslin for their effervescent enthusiasm! The much needed funds are in aid of the local Church spire. Also, we would like to thank for the Church of Ireland for the use of the Church for the event.

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Numeracy

The chess club and the maths Club continues to run during lunch times. All welcome!

Literacy

This week sees the birthday of inspirational human rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. The English Department recommends reading the speech “I have a dream” where Martin Luther King Jr proclaimed “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood”. Truly inspiring to us all!

The English Department would also like to wish Terence McEneaney and Sean Donegan the very best of luck as they prepare to take to the stage in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Rehearsals are going on in earnest and the school would like to wish them the very best of luck!

Our book recommendation of the week is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever by Marie Kondo just in time for a good spring clean!

Irish Department

Work is under way to prepare Abbey Vocational Students for the Irish Orals. Students are asked to look after their mental health and wellbeing by getting a good night’s sleep, keep hydrated with water and eat nutritional food during the exam time.

  • The Junior Certificate official state examination Irish Orals are commencing on the 4th February.
  • Leaving Certificate mock Orals will commence on the same week, the 4th February.

 Music Dept.

The Music Department hold Choir meetings in Room 16 every Friday lunchtime, all are welcome!

Also, with the Mock Examinations around the corner, exam classes are preparing for Mock Practical’s. 

 Art Dept.

Leaving Certificate and 2nd year Art students received their themes for examination work this week and are busy working on those. This is the first year of the new 2nd year Junior Cycle Art classroom based assessments. Congratulations to Mia McCalmont who won 1st place in the Credit Union Art competition at chapter (county) level following her success at local level. Mia’s work now progresses to the national final!

 Healthy School

A survey has been distributed to the school community in relation to the food habits of the School members. This data will be reviewed and studied with the intention of implementing healthier alternatives for all. These changes will be implemented in the School Canteen and Tuck shop.

As part of well-being our students are planning to improve some of the environmental areas. A group of TY students have commenced a project which involves them designing positive comments which they will paint onto our toilets doors. They are also compiling a number of positive words that will be placed on all our school steps around the school. Another group will be make friendship benches that will be placed around our school building outside to encourage students to sit down and talk to each other. We are looking forward to all of this work.

Guidance

  1. A Subject Choices presentation for incoming 1st Year parents & guardians took place in the school on Tuesday, 15 January. Thank you to all of the parents that attended.
  2. LYIT are holding an Information Evening in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Tuesday, 22 January between 5 and 8 p.m. for Leaving Certificate students and their parents. See https://www.lyit.ie/News-Events/Article/information-evening-2019-donegal-town  for further info.
  3. Career talks for Leaving Certs taking place in the library over the coming weeks:
  • IT Sligo Work Based Engineering Degree:

Thursday, 24 January 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT):

Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

  • North-West Regional College (NWRC):

Thursday, 07 February 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

  1. Leaving Certs applying to DARE must make an appointment to see their Guidance Counsellor as soon as possible.
  2. 6th Year students & LCAs are welcome to book a 1:1 appointment with their Guidance Counsellor if they have not already done so.
  3. Be sure to keep an eye on our regularly updated Guidance website. Go to http://www.AVSDonegal.com – click on the Guidance logo.

Inclusion

This week as part of their wellbeing and Living in the Community activities Level 2 students completed the Bank Walk and competed in teams to complete the fairy trail.

 

15 members of staff are completing a 7 week programme of Irish Sign Language to develop their skills and enable us to support and facilitate the inclusion of students with hearing difficulties. Level 2 students are also being taught some ISL during Living in the Community.

Active Schools

Transition Year Students mentored first year students for a Tug of War contest on Friday 18th January as part of our Active School Flag Programme.

Girls Active

Girls Active will resume again on Thursday 17th January 2019. Rowing is the themed activity for the next 5 weeks term. It will take place in the gym at the Abbey Vocational School from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Looking forward to seeing girls from all year groups there.

Drama Club

Mr Donegan’s A.V.S. Drama Group is starting on Wednesday the 23rd January from 3.25pm-4.30pm and on Thursday the 24th January at lunchtime in the Library.

The A.V.S. Drama Group involves theatre productions, short film projects, comedy improvisation and theatre trips. Rehearsals will take place at lunchtimes and after school. Being involved in a club such as Drama has many benefits for Students such as; making new friends, embracing their inner creativity and cultivating their mindfulness! If you are interested in joining this venture, please contact Mr Donegan.

School Tour Abroad

Excitement is growing as the Students look forward to the Annual School Tour abroad! Of course, all students attending the school tour must have a copy of their passports handed in to Mr. Clark as soon as possible and a copy of their EHIC card handed in to Mrs. Dunnion.

SPORT

Senior Boys Gaelic Winning Team!

The AVS senior boys’ Gaelic team took on Milford in the final of the McIver Cup on Wednesday 9th January in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.  A memorable victory for the AVS and congratulations to coaches Mr. Leyden and Mr. Monaghan.

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Ulster Quarter Final

The Abbey Vocational school senior boys’ team travelled to the Melvin Sports Complex, Strabane on Thursday 17th January, to fulfil their quarter final fixture against Loreto College, Coleraine.

Abbey started off sprightly with two scores coming in quick succession from Shay Travers and Richard O Rourke, but it wasn’t long before Loreto got on the scoreboard.  Much attacking play from both teams, with further scores from Shay Travers and Captain Jamie Crawford, saw the sides go in level at four points each at half time.

Michael Statham opened the scoring in the second half for Abbey but Loreto quickly replied.  Within 3 minutes, Cian Hegarty put the Abbey ahead but this lead was soon eliminated by a Loreto point.  Cian then added another point, and when Jamie Crawford and Cian Hegarty added to the Abbey tally it looked like things were going their way. However with a Loreto point being added there was only two between.  Disaster struck for the Donegal men when Loreto scored a stormer of a goal and went into the lead in the dying seconds of the game.  The Abbey boys had to keep the heads up and when they went up the field, Loreto conceded a free which was beautifully pointed by Cian Hegarty.

All aboard again, in injury time, and it looked as if the game was going to a replay, when Jamie Crawford picked up the ball on the backline and weaved his way goalwards and duly fisted the ball over the bar. 

Victory for the Abbey Vocational who await the winners of Ballygawley and Kilkeel for their Semi-Final fixture

U14 Girls GAA

U14 Girls G.A.A. training continues every Monday from 4-5 on the school pitch. The Girls League will be commencing at the start of February. All players welcome. Please bring gum shields football boots and runners.

1st and 2nd Years Boys Basketball

1st and 2nd Years Boys Basketball continues every Monday from 4.00-5.45 in the School Gym.

The 1st and 2nd year boys’ basketball team played against Sligo grammar school at home on Thursday the 17th January.

First up were the 2nd yr boys, they started off very strong form the start and this continued for the rest of the game. All player involved played a very strong and competitive game. There were many strong performances especially from Ben McNeely, Niall Prendeville, Daniel Quinn and Leo McGowan. The biggest cheers for the day went to Daniel Quinn with a spectacular 3 pointer. Scores on the day from Ben McNeely, Niall Prendeville, Leo McGowan, Daniel Quinn, Jake Graham and Seamus Og Caldwell. Final score AVS 59 Sligo Grammar 32

The 1st years played a challenge game against an older Sligo Grammar team. The boys fought hard from the start holding their own throughout the game, the boys will be disappointed with some of their missed shots on the day. They did themselves and the school proud against an older team. The coming session looks bright for our boys as they displayed some great plays and some very strong individual performances. On the day there were some great performances especially from Leo McGowan, Oisín Mogan and Shay Byrne. Scores on the from Leo McGowan, Oisín Mogan, Hugh McGettigan, Fintan Quinn, Patrick Cunnen, John Paul McDonagh.  Final score AVS 32 Sligo Grammar 42

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1st and 2nd year Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the 2nd Year girls’ basketball team who played and beat Ballinamore, Leitrim on Tuesday 15th January. Each member of the team got the chance to put on a great performance and show their talent, scoring many baskets. Final score was 37-6…an outstanding result.

Unfortunately, the 1st Year girls lost by one single basket against Ballinamore. The opposition team were clearly beating AVS well all throughout the game, “We were down by 14 all the time” said Ms O’Mahony, the team coach. However when fresh legs of the subs came on in the last 7 mins, things changed. AVS fought back to losing by 2 points! Although the 1st Years lost, they showed great determination to fight back and came out with a great result of 22-20. Hard luck girls.

Cross Country

The District Cross-Country Competition takes place in Irvinestown on January 24th. Mr. Carty and Mr. Clayton held trials last week and teams have been selected. The talent and capability evident at the trials was immense. Abbey Vocational Students displayed great flair and aptitude and we wish them well in the District Cross Country Competition.

Indoor Sports-Hall Athletics

The first year girls enjoyed an exhilarating day away at the Indoor Sports Hall Athletics Finals on Thursday 18th in Raphoe. The experience was invaluable for the Students of the Abbey Vocational School.

TY News

TY Drama based on the theme of the Homeless members of society.

Conor Carney has joined the Abbey Vocational Community supporting Transition Year Students who have started a new project embracing ‘Creative Engagement’. The project aims at making our community aware of the Homeless. The project consists of three areas, Drama, Dance and Music. The final product will be a staged performance by the students involved and all money raised will go towards a Homeless Charity.

The programme is co-funded by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Department of Education and Skills and the Heritage Council.  Each year projects are produced in schools ranging from theatre and film through to sculpture and music.

The ‘Creative Engagement’ ethos involves a local artist or arts group coming into the school and imparting their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students.  This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school.

The Creative Engagement programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in our students and to complement curricular learning in the arts heritage and culture.

A Day in the Life of a TY Student

I am a TY student in the Abbey Vocational School. Our school year is packed with trips, workshops, projects and tours! I get to do all of the choice subjects like Metalwork, Home Economics, music etc. as well as new classes such as theatre and stage, active leisure studies or performing arts.

We go on a lot of trips in TY for example, we went to Galway for the NUIG open day. The excitement of getting away for the day with my friends was great. We left at 6.30 in the morning on a bus with everyone in my class. When we arrived at the college and we went to really interesting talks which explained the courses available. We were allowed to walk around the college by ourselves to get a feel for the place. We had great fun and a really good day away.

The TY experience is really enjoyable and I am finding every day beneficial to me as a Student, a Teenager and as a Friend.

TY Mini Company

Our TY students continue to work on their mini companies. The mini company is a very rewarding project. The idea of the project is for a group to come together, think of a creative enterprise by providing a product or service, market this good, and sell it to the target audience, hoping to make a profit. All groups involved are now putting the final touches onto their business plans. TYA will get the chance to present theirs plans to the rest of their class next Tuesday in preparation for their official presentation in the coming weeks. Some of the ideas that will be presented are Button frames, Abbey sports tops, portable chargers, cookie dough jars and scratch maps of the world. 

Performing Arts

During this term the TYs will take part in four different modules, these will be rotated every four weeks. The following modules will be on offer:

  • Drama Workshop
  • PE Expo competition – this is a national competition
  • YSI- Young Social Innovators – this is a national competition
  • Guitar Workshop
  • GAA Future Leaders – Wellbeing

 

Young Social Innovator

Young Social Innovators is Ireland’s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme for 15- to 18-year-old teens. Its main goal is to get young people involved in action which helps improve the lives of others in their community.

This term TYC have decided that they will base their projects around the area of homelessness. The aim of the project is to put together a care pack that they will distribute to a homeless charity. The students will develop this pack through research online and will make communication with homeless charities to gather further information needed.

TY Activities

This term the students will experience a different range of activities during their Monday activity slot. These activities will be rotated every four weeks.

  • TYA will take part in GAA coaching Skills with Mr Monaghan.
  • TYB will go to the Central Hotel Leisure Centre were they will take part in aqua aerobic.
  • TYC will complete four weeks of boxercise with Ms O’Mahony.
  • TYD will Leaving Cert PE induction workshop for the four weeks with Mr O’Mahony.

TY up and coming event

Over the next few months our TY students will take part in my activities, a sample of some of these activities and listed below:

  • Public Access To Law Course
  • Personal Safety Workshop
  • Cardiac First Response Course
  • Healthy Life Programme
  • Dublin History Trip
  • Hotel Training
  • Balmoral Shows
  • Lough Key Maths Trip

 

TY Newsletter team: Frank Duffy

                                     Christopher Darby

                                     Meabh Morrow Herbert

                                     Hannah Crawford

                                     Tom Daly

                                     Emma Coulter

                                     Shona O’Brien 

 

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Abbey V.S. Newsletter – 14th Jan 2019

Information Evening for Incoming First Years

An Information Evening will be held on 15th January 2019 for Incoming first years. This will be held in the main Assembly are of the school and all parents are encouraged to attend please.

Sports Awards

Congratulations to the following who were nominated for an Award in the following categories in the Donegal Sports Star Awards which take palce later this month.

  • Best Secondary School: Abbey Vocational School
  • Beat Sports Boy: Conor Camobell
  • Best Sports Girl: Niamh Moohan

Well done to all those involved in sport in the school for their enormous input for so many students.

Parent Teacher Meetings

The parent teacher meeting took place for 5th years, TY’s and LCA on Thursday night last. There was a very large attendance on the night.

The Parent/Teacher meeting for second year students takes place on January 24th.

Carol Service Fundraiser for the Church Spire Fund

Thank you to all of those who contributed to our collection at the recent Christmas concert. There was €335 collected which will be donated to the spire funds in thanks for the use of the Church of Ireland for the event.

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To see our Carol Service on our YouTube Channel please click here.

Leaving Cert Sraith Pictiúr 2019 Irish Show

On Thursday, Leaving Certificate Students welcomed the Irish Group ‘Caith amach é’. The show embraced all twenty ‘Sraith Pictiúr 2019’ which are on the curriculum for the Irish Leaving Certificate Oral. It was a two man show which received rave reviews as they reenacted the ‘Sraith Pictiur’ using comedy sketches. It was enjoyed by both students and Teachers!!

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Numeracy

The Maths Club runs every Friday at lunchtime in room 30 and is an inclusive club for all members of the school. It is a wonderful way for Students to meet, socialise and engage in mathematical activities. We hold competitions each week and get to embrace our love of Maths!

The Chess Club meets every Tuesday at lunchtime in room 3 and is an enjoyable, inclusive club which promotes wellbeing and mindfulness amongst its members. Everyone welcome!

Literacy

This week saw the birthdays of novelists such as J.D. Salinger, J.R.R. Tolkien and E.M. Forster. In commemoration, the English

Department would like to recommend “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Written in 1951 the book tells the story of the protagonist’s teenage angst and alienation.

With the mock examinations for Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle on the horizon the English Department recommends “The Little Book of Mindfulness” by Patrizia Collard.

Teaching & Learning: Student Resources

This week’s useful learning resources include:

StudyBlue – (Free)

StudyBlue allows you to upload class study materials, create electronic flashcards to study and share with others, and practice quizzes.

Oxford Dictionary(Free)

The mobile version of the Oxford University Press’ Oxford English Dictionary.

Student Council

Frank Duffy was invited to this meeting to report feedback from his meeting with the Donegal Youth Council. Important topics such as Mental Health and Equality in Sports were addressed and discussed.

The Council reviewed the Training Workshop they had participated in which focused on team training skills, leadership and organisation skills.

The topic of inclusion was investigated and it was agreed to formulate a questionnaire/survey in order to assess all the different nationalities in the Abbey Vocational School.

The Student Council Meeting also agreed to host a Cultural Food Event this term. Students will be invited to showcase the wide variety of cultures flourishing in the school.

Music Department

The Music Department hold Choir meetings in Room 16 every Friday lunchtime, all are welcome!

Also, with the Mock Examinations around the corner, exam classes are preparing for Mock Practicals on during the first week of February.

The inspiring Carol Service and Carol Singing in Supervalu before Christmas was a great success. There will be a presentation of the money collected to Reverend Huss on Monday 14th January at 2pm – Funds in aid of the Church Spire Fund.

Art Dept

Leaving Certificate and 2nd year Art students received their themes for examination work this week and are busy working on those. This is the first year of the new 2nd year Junior Cycle Art classroom Based Assessments. Congratulations to Mia McCalmont who won 1st place in the Credit Union Art competition at chapter (county) level following her success at local level. Mia’s work now progresses to the national final!

Healthy School

A survey has been distributed to the school community in relation to the food habits of the School members. This data will be reviewed and studied with the intention of implementing healthier alternatives for all. These changes will be implemented in the School Canteen and Tuck Shop.

As part of well-being our students are planning to improve some of the environmental areas. A group of TY students have commenced a project which involves them designing positive comments which they will paint onto our toilets doors. They are also compiling a number of positive words that will be placed on all our school steps around the school. Another group will be make friendship benches that will be placed around our school building outside to encourage students to sit down and talk to each other. We are looking forward to all of this work.

Guidance

  1. The Defence Forces presented to Senior Cycle students on Thursday of last week. The title of the presentation was ‘Defence Force Careers’. The feedback from the presentation was excellent. Thank you to Lt. John Grennan for his time.
  2. IT Sligo are holding an Information Evening in the college on Tuesday 15 January, starting at 6 p.m. for Leaving Certificate students and their parents. See itsligo.ie/openevening for further info.
  3. LYIT are holding an Information Evening in the college on Wednesday, 16 January between 5 and 8 p.m. for Leaving Certificate students and their parents. See lyit.ie/News-Events/Article/information-evening-2019-letterkenny-and-killybegs for further info.
  4. NUI Galway are holding an Open Evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday, 17 January between 7 and 9 p.m. for Leaving Certificate students and their parents. See nuigalway.ie/visitus/information-evenings/ for further info.
  5. A HEAR & DARE Advice Clinic for Leaving Cert students and their parents/guardians will take place in the Villa Rose, Ballyboffey on Saturday, 19 January 2019 between 10.00 and 2.00. See ie for further info.
  6. LYIT are holding an Information Evening in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Tuesday, 22 January between 5 and 8 p.m. for Leaving Certificate students and their parents. See https://www.lyit.ie/News-Events/Article/information-evening-2019-donegal-town for further info.
  7. Information talks for Leaving Certs taking place in the library in 2019:
  • Angela’s, Sligo:

Thursday, 17 January 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

  • IT Sligo Work Based Engineering Degree:

Thursday, 24 January 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT):

Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

  • North-West Regional College (NWRC):

Thursday, 07 February 2019 @ 11.55 – 12.35

  1. 6th Year students & LCAs are welcome to book a 1:1 appointment with their Guidance Counsellor if they have not already done so.
  2. Be sure to keep an eye on our regularly updated Guidance website. Go to AVSDonegal.com – click on the Guidance logo.

Inclusion

This week as part of their wellbeing and Living in the Community activities Level 2 students completed the Bank Walk and competed in teams to complete the fairy trail.

15 members of staff are completing a 7 week programme of Irish Sign Language to develop their skills and enable us to support and facilitate the inclusion of students with hearing difficulties. Level 2 students are also being taught some ISL during Living in the Community.

Active Schools

Transition Year Students will be mentoring second year students for a Tug of War contest later this month as part of our Active School Flag programme.

Students from University Limerick will be coming to our school on Thursday the 17th January to interview the team spearheading the ASF project. We look forward to seeing them!

Plans for the walkway around the school as part of the ASF project have been rejected due to health and safety so junior students are coming up with a ‘Plan B’. We hope to see this walkway in  place soon.

Girls Active

Girls Active will resume again on Thursday 17th January 2019. Rowing is the themed activity for the next 5 weeks term. It will take place in the gym at the Abbey Vocational School from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Looking forward to seeing girls from all year groups there.

Lunchtime Science Club

Fifteen students left the Abbey Vocational School at 5.30am on Friday the 11th January to attend and experience the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin. The BTYSE is a science fair sponsored by BT to show young students how fun and hands-on science can be. The Students really enjoyed the day and it proved a great way for the Students to be inspired about science and technology. According to one Student “it is not just an exhibition in the R.D.S. but a journey that starts in the classroom and takes you to a whole new incredible world, where you meet new people, try new things, explore your imagination, think outside the box and do things that you could have only dreamed of”.

Drama Club

Mr Donegan’s A.V.S. Drama Group will start soon involving theatre productions, short film projects, comedy improvisation and theatre trips. Rehearsals will take place at lunchtimes and after school. If you are interested in acting the 1st meeting is in the Library this Thursday (17th January) at 1pm.  All years welcome.

School Tour Abroad

Excitement is growing as the Students look forward to the Annual School Tour abroad! Of course, all students attending the school tour must have a copy of their passports handed in to Mr. Clark as soon as possible and a copy of their EHIC card handed in to Mrs. Dunnion. The flight and hotel details will be posted to the school website in the coming weeks. Finally, according to J.K. Rowling “let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure!”.

SPORT

Senior Boys Gaelic

The AVS senior boys Gaelic team took on Milford in the final of the McIver Cup on Wednesday 9th January in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny. Milford got off to a strong start and had the Abbey boys under pressure early on. Michael Statham’s goal midway through the first half kept the AVS in the contest, however, a second Milford goal ensured they went in leading by 2 points at half time. The AVS came out more determined in the second half and through some excellent score-taking went into a 5 point lead. Back came Milford, and only for a point blank stop by Enda O’Hagan in the AVS goals, Milford would have taken the lead entering the final few minutes. Cian Hegarty scored a crucial goal in the final minutes for Abbey that ultimately proved to be the deciding score. A memorable victory for the AVS and congratulations to coaches Mr. Leyden and Mr. Monaghan. Up next for the senior boys is an Ulster quarter-final against Coleraine.

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U14 Girls GAA

U14 Girls G.A.A. training continues every Monday from 4-5 on the school pitch. The Girls League will be commencing at the start of February. All players welcome. Please bring gum shields football boots and runners.

1st and 2nd Years Boys Basketball

1st and 2nd Years Boys Basketball continues every Monday from 4-5.45 in the School Gym. The Boys will be playing Sligo Grammar, Carrick-On-Shannon and Coláiste Cholmcille in the League this year. Their first game will be against Sligo Grammar at the end of January.

1st and 2nd year Girls Basketball

Best of luck to the first and second year girls basketball teams who play Ballinamore next Tueday 15th in the league.

TY News

TY Walk:

On Friday the 11th January Transition Year Students took part in an inspiring sponsored walk around Drimarone. The Transition Year Students departed the school at 10:00 a.m. and set off on a journey of bonding, wellbeing and exercise. This was an excellent day and raised €1300 towards extra TY curricular activities.

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TY Drama based on the theme of the Homelessness in Society:

A number of our TY are starting into a new project around Creative Engagement. The project will be aimed at making our community aware of the homeless. The project will consist of three areas, Drama, Dance and Music. The final product will be a staged performance by the students involved and all money raised will go towards a Homeless charity. The programme will be coordinated by Conor Carney.

The programme is co-funded by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Department of Education and Skills and the Heritage Council.  Each year projects are produced in schools  ranging from theatre and film through to sculpture and music.  A creative engagement happens when a local artist or  arts  group comes into the school and imparts their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students.  This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school.

The Creative Engagement Programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in our students and to complement curricular learning in the arts  heritage and culture.

TY Mini Company

Our TY students continue to work on their mini companies. The mini company is a very rewarding project. The idea of the project is for a group to come together, think of a creative enterprise by providing a product or service, market this good, and sell it to the target audience, hoping to make a profit. An example of one of our very successful mini companies from this year  is Cute As A Button. This is a group of five students who make and design handmade button art. Their products are both creative and unique. They can be customised their product to suit any occasion. They have been extremely busy over the past few months producing and selling their product at many different Craft Fairs for example the Beauty and the Beast, Leghowney country market, Inver craft fair and the Donegal craft village fair. To date the girls have received over 50 orders.

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Performing Arts

During this term the TYs will take part in four different modules, these will be rotated every four weeks. The following modules will be on offer:

  • Drama Workshop
  • PE Expo competition – this is a national competition
  • YSI- Young Social Innovators – this is a national competition
  • Guitar Workshop
  • GAA Future Leaders – Wellbeing

Young Social Innovators Competition

Young Social Innovators is Ireland’s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme for 15 to 18 year old teens. Its main goal is to get young people involved in action which helps improve the lives of others in their community.

This term TY C have decided that they will base their projects around the area of homelessness. The aim of the project is to put together a care pack that they will distribute to a homeless charity. The students will develop this pack through research online and will make communication with homeless charities to gather further information needed.

TY Activities

This term the students will experience a different range of activities during their Monday activity slot. These activities will be rotated every four weeks.

  • TYA will take part in GAA coaching Skills with Mr Monaghan.
  • TYB will go to the Central Hotel Leisure center were they will take part in aqua aerobic.
  • TYC will complete four weeks of boxersie with Ms O’Mahony.
  • TYD will Leaving Cert PE induction workshop for the four weeks with Mr O’Mahony.

TY Upcoming Events:

Over the next few months our TY students will take part in my activities, a sample of some of these activities and listed below:

  • Public Access To Law course
  • Personal Safety Workshop
  • First Response Course
  • Healthy Life Programme
  • Dublin History Trip
  • Hotel Training
  • Balmoral Shows
  • Lough Key Maths Trip

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TY Newsletter Team:

                                     Frank Duffy

                                     Christopher Darby

                                     Meabh Morrow Herbert

                                     Hannah Crawford

                                     Tom Daly

                                     Emma Coulter

                                     Shona O’Brien