Kildare Town Community School

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Transition Year

TY 2015/2016

October

On October 1st students travelled to the National Botanical Gardens with Mrs McGrath and Ms Jones for the Art and Science SLD.  The group continued to receive golf lessons in Cill Dara Golf Club on Wednesday afternoons.  Many students helped out with the school open night on Thursday 8th which was greatly appreciated by staff.  Grace Dooley, Jessica Powell, Katie Houlihan, Hannah White, James Loakman, Jack Foxe, Sorcha Burke, Leina Bluma, Robert Mc Grath, Lauren Page, Grace Berney, Michael John Prendergast, Liam Kehoe, Ryan Connaughton, Padraig Bagnall and Stephen Crook volunteered for Special Olympics Leinster by selling donuts in White Water Shopping Centre on Saturday October 10th.  On Monday 19th October students organised a maths quiz for 1st years.  Robert McGrath completed a one week work placement with the Air Corp from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd.  Sorcha Burke, Jessica Powell, James Loakman, Grace Berney and Laoise Keane completed a one week business programme with Band of Ireland in Dublin from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd.  On Wednesday 21st October students began boxing lessons with Paddy Phelan in Cill Dara Boxing Club.  On Thursday 22nd TY’s held a clothing collection for NCBI to help raise funds for this charity and for TY trips. 

 

September

 TY’s were welcomed into TY by the TY co-ordinator Ms M Barry on September 1st.  Our new chaplain Ms. Kileen said a prayer with the group and Mr. Flynn wished them luck with the year ahead.  The PE programme began with two very competitive games of soccer and basketball between TY1 and TY2.  Students began their first block of work experience on Tuesday 8th with local organisations once again providing excellent opportunities for all students.  The Junior Cert results were handed out on Wednesday 9th, all students seemed very pleased with their results.  On Friday 11th Declan McGrath from the Road Safety Authority gave an excellent presentation to students and teachers. On Wednesday 16th all students completed a foundation level GAA coaching course. They then organised a very successful GAA blitz for 1st year students on Friday 25th. On Monday 21st they attended their first Enterprise workshop in Clane with Mrs. O’Boyle and Mr. Wilkins where they were given important information on how to set up a mini company.  That same afternoon Ms. Lewis and Mr. Brosnan brought the students into Kildare town to begin work on their DCG and Geography project.  On September 30th the students began three weeks of golf lessons in Cill Dara Golf Course accompanied by Mr. O’Sullivan and Ms. M. Barry.