Scoil Mhuire Buncrana

TY News Bulletin 16


TY Admin - 6th March

Right quick run through this morning. It’s going to be a busy one again.

Belfast Trip - 22nd and 23rd March

There are eight students who have said they want to go on this but haven’t paid anything yet. Hopefully they pay today and we can finalise rooms. The remainder of the hotel has to be paid on Wednesday 8th so I need everyone to pay the balance tomorrow or Wednesday please. There will be no opportunity to get your money returned once the hotel is paid.

All monies need to be paid by Wednesday please. 62 euro in total.

Sign Language

Any one wanting to do this please respond to the google classroom post even if you have already emailed. Trying to lock down a date still.

GAA volunteering

Buncrana GAA are coming into Maths classes today to speak to students about getting involved in their local GAA club ( Muff and Burt on board also). They are involved in educational programmes as well as matches and training, so listen to what they have to say as you don’t have to be sporty. Buncrana GAA are also interested in getting students to video matches for them.

Remember every TY student has to complete the Gaisce Award so this might help some of you with your hours.

One hr - Physical Activity

One hr - New Skill

One Hr - Community Involvement.

Young Whistlers Course is an introductory GAA referee program that we will be offering in school as well as the level one coaching and child protection. This will be subject to us getting the minimum numbers. All these courses are good for the CV and also when looking at work or courses that involve you working with young people. Please add your name to the google classroom post regarding this.


Students can also be given the opportunity to do the level one coaching course in school for soccer. Please let me know if you are interested by adding your name to the google classroom. Courses like these can give you the opportunity to work in the FAI and GAA summer camps.

John Paul Award

There will be a Lent programme for JPII and Papal Cross students from Buncrana and Burt, Inch & Fahan Parishes on the next three Tuesdays (7th, 14th and 21st March) from 4:10 - 5:30pm in St Mary's Hall. During these sessions we will explore some aspects of prayer and faith together during Lent.

Fair trade Talk

The following 6 students will be attending a fair trade talk in Buncrana in the exchange on Monday at 1pm - they will probably return for last class but will need time to eat their lunch also

Ciara Sheridan

Dina tort

Rachael hegarty

Demi Carlin

Patricia poprova

Marta Pazlinski

YSI Workshop

YSI students will attend a workshop in the boys club tomorrow Tuesday with their YSI teachers

Back in the Day Senior Citizens Party

This takes place on Thursday in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. Social Enterprise students may be required to assist with this. If anyone has their BOb a JOb money collected can they please get it in asap. This is being raised to help pay for the party.


A workshop on Eating disorders and body image will take place next Monday 13th in the school. All TY will attend this unless apparent requests otherwise.

Scoil Mhuire Got Talent

This takes place on the Thursday before the Easter holidays. All students who can sing, dance, play instruments, juggle, tell a joke etc are asked to take part. Once again add your name to the google classroom.

Thank you…………….

  • to all the students who worked on and helped out in any way with Pop goes Primary
  • to all the students who did the bucket collection for the Senior Citizens Party
  • to everyone who has signed up for the Mentoring Programme
  • to the students who prepared slides and promoted TY to our third years.
  • to the students who promoted Social Media Awareness last week.

Well done……………

  • to the students who went on the Garda work experience over the mid term break
  • to Tia Cooper on her trip to Brussels last week.
  • to the students who took part in the MInimed programme last week
  • to Thomas Langford on his recent work experience with the Bar of Ireland.
  • to the students who completed their stagepass residential recently.
  • to the students preparing for student enterprise competitions and their YSI presentation in Sligo.
  • to the students who did the recent UCD So you want to be a doctor online programme
  • Caoimhe Lafferty on getting through to the final of Action Aids awareness competition and who will travel to Dublin at the end of the month.

Remember to add all your extra activities into the shared Volunteer log

If time allows please talk about your subject choice now. Look up the Senior subject choice Google Classroom. Also add your name to any of the activities you want to get involved in. Sheet in the Coordinators classroom.

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