TY Noticeboard 2017/18

20 Nov 2017 TY Xmas tests will take place for all TY students Tuesday Nov 21st. DATs will take place for all TY Thursday Nov 23rd. 


20 Nov 2017 Kungfu demonstration will take place Wednesday Nov 22nd P4 & 5. Students who have emailed their interest will particpate.


20 Nov 2017 The first vex robot scrimmage will take place in St Aloysius School, Cork on Fri Nov 24th from 10 until 3. The bus will leave the school at 9.15. Numbers are limited but we will take all students who would like to go. We may have to swap students in and out of the arena but we will take students on a tour of UCC whilst waiting. Please bring in 5 euros to cover the cost of the bus. Full uniform must be worn. Bring a packed lunch as there will not be a canteen. 


10 Nov 2017  All TY mini-company students will be attending an Enterprise Conference at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Friday 24th November.  Students will have an opportunity to hear from entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors.  Bus departing at 8.30am from the carpark.  Bring €5 for the bus and a packed lunch.  Full school uniform.  If you cannot attend, please let Ms Brosnan or Ms O'Donovan know ASAP.


7 November 2017 Special Olympics fundraising Saturday Dec 2nd.

The fundraiser in question is called the Polar Plunge and basically what it entails is people jumping in to the lovely crisp Irish Sea whilst raising a bit of money for Special Olympics. We encourage people to jump in, in fancy dress and there will be a prize for the best costume and highest fundraiser. This year we are holding this event on the lovely Dock beach in Kinsale, Saturday December 2nd. Local An Garda Síochana will be putting in a team and we are currently recruiting local businesses, community groups etc. to take part. This will be the first time that we have tried this event in Kinsale and we are hoping to make it a huge success. It would be great to have your students involved and the invite is open to all friends and family members. So it will be a great family fun day out.

If you think you would be interested Contact : Jessica on 021 497 7511 or jessica.mullins@specialolympics.ie. Register online at www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge

The best student fundraiser could win a pizza party for the students class from Apache pizza.

7 November 2017 KCS robot team will travel to ICPtech in Kilbrittain on Thursday Nov 9th to visit their bomb disposal robot factory. The bus will leave KCS at 10.20 and return for P8. The bus will cost 5 euros per student. Bring your packed lunch. Full uniform mandatory.

7 November 2017 CIT experience week Nov 13 - 17th

This is to remind you that 10 transition year students from Kinsale Community School are booked on to the Exploring Technology Programme here in Cork Institute of Technology. Your students are due here on the week starting w/c 13th November 2017.

During the week students will be introduced to various courses that are on offer in CIT and related careers. In addition students will be shown around CIT to give them a taste of college life. The students will have a busy schedule; in each lecture there will be 20 students, 10 from KCS and 10 from another school in Cork city or county. 

Who should come on the programme? Students that are:

  • Genuinely considering CIT as a possible 3rd level destination
  • Have an interest in any of the following areas Engineering, Computing, Science, Catering and Tourism, Sport, Business, Marketing, Social Science and Architecture/Interior Architecture.

Please email kcstransitionyear@gmail.com before Nov 8th to express interest. Names will be pulled at random.


7 November 2017 Dates for your diary

TY Xmas tests Nov 21st - English, Irish, Maths, French/German

DATS Nov 23rd

Kungfu instructor from UCC Nov 22nd

GAA coaching practical coaching session with primary schools Nov 20th

Work experience Nov 27th - Dec 1st


7 November 2017 Film Workshops will take place Mon Nov 13th and Tues Nov 14th. Please check your email to see if you have been selected to take part. If you have then you must get the consent form attached to the email signed and return it to Miss Hay before the workshop. If you have not received an email and would like to particpate then if we have cancellations I will add your name to the waiting list.


7 November 2017 ESB international have an exciting opportunity for KCS TY girls with an interest in engineering. On Dec 12th,13th and 14th the ESB International division which is based in Ringaskiddy will host 3 students with an interest in engineering. During these days you will be taken to Inniscarra Dam, windfarms and a variety of other power generating sites and you will gain an insight into a career in engineering within ESB international. If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity please email kcstransitionyear@gmail.com.

7 November 2017 Munster Rugby Touch Rugby Coaching will take place on Fri Nov 10th and Nov 17th from P2 - P6 onthe astroturf pitch. Due to numbers we will split those interested in participating into 2 groups. Please check the TY noticeboard on Thursday to see which day you will take part. PE gear should be worn. Students who particpate will assist in running touch rugby blitzes in local primary schools with the Munster rugby coach later this year.


6 November 2017  Extra ECDL slots will run in D02 on Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm - 1.40pm for the month of November for students who wish to catch up on their ECDL exams. Places are limited and priority will be given to students who wish to take CERT examinations. 


26 Oct 2017 Attention TY Girls

CIT is hosting its Transition Year (TY) STEM Campus Week for female students from January 15th to 19th 2018  as part of the IWISH 2018 programme.  The Campus Week features an interactive 5-day hands-on programme that will engage students in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) disciplines via applied and practical workshops, site visits and demonstrations. They will gain insights into the daily lives of STEM professionals, experience STEM applications in industry and interact with STEM academics and current undergraduates. Click here for last year's schedule.

 

The number of places on this programme is limited to 80. Students can register at http://iwish.ie/cit  from Tuesday morning 7th November from 10.00 a.m. on a first come first served basis.   Cost of the week is €80.00 and 10% of the places are free to students from DEIS schools.   Expressions of interest from DEIS school students can be made to Norma Welch on eng.admin@cit.ie before the 10th November.

 

23 Oct 2017 The 2018 Easter Camp in Shanghai will be from Thursday Mar 22 to Wednesday April 4th 2018 inclusive. For more information click here for a description of the trip and here for a schedule of activities. If you are still interested please give your name to Miss Hay. 5 students are nominated by the school and in recent years 2 students have been successful in securing a place on each trip. Please inform Miss Hay before midterm.


23 Oct 2017 Would you like to win a 5 day transition year placement in NIBRT?

NIBRT have launched the 1st dedicated biopharma transition year placement program. This program is open to all students currently in transition year with an interest in STEM.

To apply for a placement interested students should submit a 2 page typed A4 essay sized 12 font titled,

                    "What is biopharmaceutical science and how does it impact our lives?"

Students should submit this essay before 31st October 2017 to the email address info@nibrt.ie. The email subject is NIBRT TY2018. The email must include student school details and contact information.

The 5 day placement in NIBRT will allow students the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art facilities and learn from scientists and engineers working in the research and training teams. The placement will conclude with a dedicated  group project presented to management by the students. 

NIBRT will contact the successful students before the 10th of November 2017. The placement will take place from January 29th  to February 2nd 2018.

23 Oct 2017 NCMI Open Day Thursday Oct 26th - Bus leaves KCS at 10.00 and returns at 13.00. 40 TY students who previously gave their names to Miss Hay have a place on the bus. Bring 5 euros for the bus. Full uniform must be worn. Bring a packed lunch of money to purchase food in the canteen at the college.


23 Oct 2017 TY students attending the Trend Micro Internet Safety Workshop Tues Oct 24th. The bus leaves school at 8.45 and returns by 14.30. Full uniform to be worn. Mornin refreshments will be provided as well as lunch, please let me know if there are specific dietary requirements. Please bring 5 euros to cover the bus expense. Click here for the agenda and here for the consent form for the virtual rollercoaster, it is not recommended for peope who suffer from Epilepsy or severe dizziness. 


23 Oct 2017 

The closing date for signing up to Gaisce has been extended toFriday 27th October due to students not having access to internet after storm Ophelia. 

Step by step instructions on how to sign up click here.

Students are being asked to pay online if possible, but if this is unavailable to them, the €15 cash should be brought into Ms. M.Fleming in an envelope by Friday 27th October.

Applications after this date will not be accepted!!!!

Any questions please email Ms. Fleming on mflemingkcs@gmail.com or pop into GO3.

23 Oct 2017  A reminder to all TY students that the Ballyhass Diary is due by the end of the week (Friday 27th Oct).  This will form part of your Christmas Assessment.  Email to kcstransitionyear@gmail.com.  1A4 page typed.  Write about each day spent in Ballyhass e.g. the journey, the activities, the challenges and what you learned/gained from the experience.


23 Oct 2017  An extra ECDL slot will run in D02 on Wednesday 25th Oct from 1.15pm - 2.00pm for students who wish to catch up on their ECDL exams. Places are limited and priority will be given to students who wish to take CERT examinations.  Extra slots at lunchtime will be arranged after midterm and will run for the duration of November.


18 Oct 2017 TY students interested in going to the NMCI Open Day on Thursday, 26th October 2017.  

Representatives from international shipping companies and maritime organisations from around the world will be available to provide information about careers in the maritime industry. 

There will be:

  • Tours of the state of the art training facilities at the college.
  • An events’ hall to visit international maritime companies and organisations.
  • Presentation for schools and students on course opportunities at the NMCI.

If you have not given your name to Miss Hay for this trip please email kcstransitionyear@gmail.com before Fri Oct 20th.


13 Oct 2017  Gaisce  A reminder to students to sign up for Gaisce.  Please speak to Ms M Fleming regarding the deadline. For info on Gaisce and on how to register click here.


13 Oct 2017  School Musical Rehearsals will take place for all members of the school show next Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October from 4pm to 5.30pm.  Please meet at Ms Kearneys room.  A reminder to all students taking part in the show to keep a check on your email for further updates on rehearsals etc.


11 Oct 2017  All TY mini-company students will be attending an Enterprise Conference at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery next Tuesday 17th October.  Students will have an opportunity to hear from entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors.  Bus departing at 8.30am from the carpark.  Bring €5 for the bus and a packed lunch.  Full school uniform.  If you cannot attend, please let Ms Brosnan or Ms O'Donovan know ASAP.  ***** RESCHEDULED DUE TO STORM


11 Oct 2017  A reminder to students that 3 ECDL exams (Computer Essentials, Online Essentials and Presentations) should be completed before mid-term break.  An extra class will run at lunchtime this Thursday 12th October in D02 with Ms Brosnan if students wish to take an exam.  First come first served as there are only 30 places available. An extra session will be organised each week in the run up to mid-term. 


10 Oct 2017  Ballyhass Diary  As part of the Christmas Assessment all TY students will need to prepare a Ballyhass Diary.  It should be one page A4 typed and email to kcstransitionyear@gmail.com by Tuesday 24th October.  Write about each day spent in Ballyhass e.g. the journey, the activities, the challenges and what you learned/gained from the experience.


Oct 7th 2017 Click here for itinerary for French Exchange trip to Antibes Oct 10 - 17th


Oct 7th 2017 Ideation camp in the Trident on Monday Oct 9th from 9.00 until 3.15. All students who are doing Mini Co, Bank and Eco must go to the Trident Hotel on Monday morning P1. Roll call will be taken there.


27 Sept 2017 Ballyhass Rules, Packing List, Activity List 

27 Sept 2017 TY Mini Company students will have a visit from the West Cork Enterprise Board Thursday Sept 28th P1 - 3 in the Demo rooms D04

23 Sept 2017 TY German Exchange 2017 

On Friday 22nd September at approximately 17.30 the German exchange students will arrive at Kinsale Community School where they can be collected and greeted by you, their host families.

 

Please see below the itinerary for the week. 

 

Fri 22nd:         Pick up and transfer to homes.

 

Sat & Sun:     With families. This part of the exchange is outside of the school’s remit. We would suggest that you bring your student to visit something. We have not included Scilly Walk, the Wine Museum, Wild Atlantic Way, Inchydoney, Ghost Tour etc. on our list so maybe these could form components of a day out. Also routine daily stuff like shopping, gardening, visits to other family members, restaurant visits etc. are all perfectly acceptable. It is all about experiencing a little piece of Ireland and Irish culture.

 

Mon 25th:        8.40 Normal class for Irish pupils. English class for German pupils.

 

                        11.00 German students only: walking tour of Kinsale and Spirit of Kinsale boat trip. Can purchase lunch in town or bring a packed lunch. Irish students in normal classes.

 

                        15.40 pupils back to school and travel home with Irish partner

 

Tues:              9.00 Bus departs from KCS for Cork City (with German students). Irish students in normal classes.

 

                        9.45 Free time in the city. Students will also be taken on a walking tour of Cork. (Stop for lunch in UCC)

 

                        1.30 Tour of Cork City Gaol

 

                        3.40 Return home with Irish partners.

 

 

Wed:               8.40 Normal class for Irish pupils. English class for German pupils.

 

                        11.00 Bus transport to Foot Golf for German and Irish Pupils

 

                        14.00 Collect from school for Irish and German students

 

 

Thurs:             8.45 Normal class for Irish pupils. English class for German pupils.

 

                        11.00 Exchange partners accompany their Irish partners to class

 

                        15.40 Pick-up from school

 

 

 

Fri:                  School Closed

 

                        11.00 Depart with bus at 11.00 from Kinsale Community School for Kerry airport.

 

 

In case of emergency, the contact number is 087 271 8102. Niamh Hay, TY Co-ordinator is available at this number outside of school hours.

 

Thank you in advance for helping to make this a successful exchange.

 

18 September 2017  Work Experience  A reminder to students that work experience will take place the week of the 27th November for one week.  Students should begin work on securing a placement in the coming weeks.  It is advised to have work experience organised well in advance to secure a placement.  To download a CV please click here.


15 Sept 2017  School Show Auditions - Auditions for the school show for students who would like a main part will take place on Monday 18th September from 4-6pm in G01 and maybe another evening depending on numbers!  Students who wish to audition will be called to the music room on Monday morning Sept 18th (after roll call) to give in their name.  Depending on numbers we may divide students into 2 groups and we will run a second audition evening.



12 Sept 2017 TY Physics Experience - The school of physics in Trinity College Dublin are running a TY physics program from 6 - 10 November 2017. It includes physics lectures, experiments and demonstrations that will make your hair stand on end! To apply please give your name to Miss Hay or Mr Holly before Sept 23rd. KCS can nominate 2 students so only students with a genuine interest in Physics should apply. If the programme is oversubscribed then Trinity will select by lottery. 


12 Sept 2017 TY Chinese Classes - TY Students interested in learning about Chinese culture and language this year should add their name to the poster on the TY noticeboard outside B04. Please be aware that classes may be timetabled at lunchtime depending on the availability of Chinese Teacher from the Confucius Institute UCC. You may also email your interest to kcstransitionyear@gmail.com. Closing date Mon Sept 18th.


12 Sept 2017 TY Filmmaking course - The cork film centre have once again offered KCS a film workshop which will run over 1 day. The one day workshop programme, which is co-funded by Cork County Council with a contribution from each school of €200. We are 1 of 16 schools offered this opportunity.The workshop provides two experienced tutors/filmmakers to conduct the One-Day Film Making Workshop at the school, bringing along all the camera equipment necessary to give the students a truly hands-on experience. The workshop will as usual be organised to take place on a day and at times which suit the school timetable.  All short films produced will be screened- with all young people invited. If this is of interest to you please add your name to the poster on the TY noticeboard outside B04 before Mon Sept 18th. Places are limited and names will be drawn at randon if oversubscribed. You may also email your interest to kcstransitionyear@gmail.com.

 

6 Sept 2017 Canonball 2017 Fri afternoon need TY volunteers to steward the event. Students interested in cars should give their name to Miss Hay during mini company class on Thurs Sept 7th.

6 Sept 2017 Creative Writing Workshops - Next week as part of the Kinsale Literary Festival Words by Water are planning to run a community project to get young people involved in creative writing. They have offered to run workshops in our school. TY students interested in this opportunity should give their name to their English teacher before Sept 7.


6 Sept 2017 TY GAA Coaching in Primary Schools - Many thanks to the students who helped out in Naomh Eltin, Dunderrow, St Multose this week. Anthony the coach complimented me on your behaviour and the help you gave him. This training will continue over the next 6 weeks. I will be asking for other volunteers during assembly for the Gaelscoil, SummerCove, Naomh Eltin, Dunderrow, St Multose.

3 Sept 2017 Drive for life this week will be on in the Demo Room D04. Full uniform to be worn.

Mon TY 3 & 5

Tues TY 1 & 4

Thurs TY 2 & 6


1 Sept 2017   Options Applications Forms for Bank / Mini-Company / Year Book / Robot / Junk Koture / ECO Team / Business / Model UN need to be completed and returned to Ms Hay or Ms Brosnan by Thursday 7th September

Bank Application Form click here

Mini-Company / YSI Application Form click here

Year Book Application Form click here

Robot Application Form click here

Junk Koture Application Form click here

ECO Team Application Form click here

Business Application Form click here

Model UN Application Form click here


Aug 30 2017  TY 2017/2018 Dates for your Diary

German Exchange in Kinsale Sept 22 - 29th 2017

Ballyhass Oct 2 - 6th 2017 

Work Exerience Nov 27 - Dec 1 2017 and Jan 29 - Feb 9 2018

French Exchange to Antibes Oct 10 to 17th

 IWish campus week for TY female students   15th  to 19th January 2018.  Applications will open in December

 Engineering Your Future TY Programme (Mixed) 14th to 18th May 2018. .  Applications will open in January 


July 28th 2017 TY German Exchange Dates - They arrive Sept 22nd and depart Kinsale Sept 29th.