Transition Year

SVP Befriending Project: TY Intergenerational Choir with Nazareth House

As part of their Saint Vincent de Paul Befriending Project, Transition Year students have formed an Intergenerational choir with the elderly resident of Nazareth House care home. The purpose of this project is to engage in social outreach and to experience, first hand, how the lives of others can be enriched by volunteering one's time, gift and talent. On Monday 20th November 2017, students rehearsed Christmas carols with the residents of Nazareth House under the direction of Music teacher, Ms Mullen, and Chaplain, Mr Gueret.

SVP TY Befriending/Education Project

Pupils participate in the SVP TY Befriending/Education Project
Pupils participate in the SVP TY Befriending/Education Project
Pupils participate in the SVP TY Befriending/Education Project

The first meeting of the 1st Year Homework Buddies Club took place on Wednesday, 20th September 2017. A group of Transition Year mentors were trained to assist the 1st year students with their written homework and revision tasks. Each TY mentor was allocated a select number of students to work closely with during the session. Mentors made a checklist of tasks that their 1st year buddies had to complete. They offered instruction, guidance and support to the 1st year students, helping them to complete their homework.

Zen Buddhist Talk & Guided Meditation with T.Y

Myozan Kodo, Reverend of Zen Buddhism Ireland, met with Transition Year students on Monday 22nd May 2017. They were invited to partake in a Zen Buddhist Guided Meditation. As part of this meditation, students completed a Body Scan to bring peace and harmony to their very being.

In his talk, Myozan stated that the Zen school of Buddhism emphasises doing meditation without a goal, with the belief that everyone is already inherently enlightened. Myozan said that the Soto Zen Buddhist expresses this belief through seated, silent meditation.

Ethan's Transition Year Blog

Cows unperturbed by the Rosmini students
Students check out the field
Twist and shout
A well-deserved break at the summit
Mountain meets ocean in this beautiful scene

Following an early start, a two-hour trip and a 16 km hike, Ethan Hackett Kissane still managed to find the time to send us his first nightly blog. Thanks Ethan!

So today we started off in Rosmini at 8.15am, like could it have been earlier? We then hopped on the bus and left the school at 8.30am.

When we arrived we dumped our bags in the activity centre and started on our hike. We started off with a nice easy scenic route along the bay. We continued up through farmland and then proceeded up the treacherous mountain!

TY Trip to Carlingford

Transition year students about to bord the bus

The Transition Year class left this morning on the annual Carlingford trip. Staying in the local adventure centre, the group will embark on a hike over the Cooley mountains today and, later, will plan the activities for the coming days. Some of the students will keep a blog of each day's activities which will be uploaded to the website.

5th year students reminisced enviously as they watched the group depart. Fondest memories were of the zip wire and obstacle course. Check back regularly for updates....