TY Noticeboard 2017/18

13 Oct 2017  Gaisce  A reminder to students to sign up for Gaisce.  Please speak to Ms M Fleming regarding the deadline.

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.

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.