Christmas Fun Day: December 2019
Transition year students assisted on the last day of the Christmas holidays by getting other students involved in the many activities the school offered on the day. They took part in karaoke, played musical instruments, learned how to jive, learned how to dance to "Shoe the Donkey", watched Christmas movies, had a soccer tournament, had board games, had a FIFA tournament, did some Christmas baking and Christmas arts & crafts. There was an activity to suit every student on the day, and everyone went home with a great "feel-good" factor.
Christmas Carol Service: December 2019
An enhanting evening took place at the end of the first term where Transition year students joined the school choir for the annual Christmas Carol Service. Students demonstrated their various musical talents through song, poem and playing musical instruments. Well done to all the teachers involved in helping the night to be so magical.
Transition Year Bake off: November 2019
Well done to our Transition year "Chefs of the Future" who took part in a Bake-off with their Home Economics' teacher, Miss Byrne. The school staff and students really enjoyed the lovely Christmas treats
TY Gaeilge 24: November 2019
(Written by two students)
All Transition Year students arrived at Ms. Strapp’s room and changed into their red Gaeilg 24 t-shirts. We organized the classroom and waiting for the guest speaker from Conradh na Gaelige to arrive. When she did arrive she spoke about loads of the benefits of speaking Irish and the services available through Irish in Ireland. She also gave out spot prizes for anyone who shared an idea or an opinion. We also did a walking debate to see how we felt about the Irish language. We were surprised with how many of us disagreed with the statement that Irish should be a choice subject. Everyone was really engaged and participated really well. After break we started to prepare for the céilí with the first year students in the sports hall. When they arrived down first it was difficult to get them top pay attention and co-operate but with the help of the teachers and a bit of organization they soon started to get the steps and had a really good time. We all spoke as much Irish as we could throughout the day and most of us found that we knew more than we thought. It was a really fun experience.
Financial Wellbeing Week: 25th - 29th November 2019
Transition year students took a key role in "Financial Wellbeing Week" in Coláiste Clavin. The week consisted of all students throughout the school getting talks on various aspects of financial wellbeing. Not only did they learn about budgeting and saving for the future, they gained an insight into "Starting up their own business" and how to maximise their potential by having a well structured CV and presenting themselves well in interviews. They were given the opportunity to take part in an interview to secure a role on the "School Bank" which they ran at lunchtime throughout the week. Roles included Branch Manager, Operations & Audits Specialists, Sales & Marketing Managers and Customer Digi Advisors. Students did a fabulous job encouraging a large number of students to open a savings account. They were thrilled to receive glowing references following their success
Maths Week: 14th - 20th October 2019
Well done to the 1st years who took part in the "Maths Week" activities. This was organised by the Transition Year students and their Maths teacher as part of their current Maths Module. The Transition years designed and organised fun maths activities for our first year students to celebrate Maths Week.
6th class Breakfast Morning: October 2019
Well done to our Transition years for bringing in our local 6th class Primary School children for a Breakfast morning. It was a great opportunity for the children to get to spend time getting to know our students, have a nice breakfast and get a "sneak peak" at the school ahead of starting next September.
European Languages Day 2019
European Languages Day 2019 was celebrated in Coláiste Clavin in Longwood with a morning of activities including a Table Quiz celebrating European Languages and Culture and a Poster Competition for all 2nd Year students.
Transition Year students helped out with the morning activities by collecting, correcting and collating scores.
European Languages provides us the opportunity in Coláiste Clavin to celebrate the twenty-five different European Languages spoken by members of the school community. All staff were encouraged to promote the European Language Day within their classrooms.
Well done to all students and staff involved in organising the event and many thanks to the sponsors of the event-Post Primary Language Initiatives and European Commissioners.