YSI - Aoibheann's Pink Tie

The charity we chose for our  YSI project this year was Aoibheann's Pink Tie.

Aoibheann's Pink Tie is the national children's cancer charity who financially support families with sick kids, help send families away for a weekend and supply over night emergency bags for unplanned hospital visits and that's just a few things they do. We chose this charity as we believe cancer is such a huge thing and everyone has been affected by it in one form or another. 

To raise funds we firstly had a bake sale on Tuesday 19th of September. Then we raffled a beauty hamper with 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 4th prizes. We also had a prize for the class who bought the most tickets. Tickets were sold in the school and the raffle was held on Monday the 9th of October. Next, we did a bucket collection in New Ross on Thursday 12th of October, which was very successful. We hope to have a movie afternoon with first years next week to end our YSI module. So far we have raised over €1000 which we are delighted with.   



Transition Year News 2017/18

On Friday 1st of September all the TY students traveled to Kilmacthomas where they cycled 24 km on the Greenway to Dungarvan. 


On the 6th of September all the TY students traveled to Glendalough where they hiked 26 km over 2 days, this is prerequisite of the Gaisce programme. The students marveled at the breathtaking views of the two lakes as seen from the Spinc cliff top. Students stayed overnight at Glendalough International Hostel.

On Friday the 8th of September the TY students traveled to Tramore where they surfed, did beach volleyball and had a nature walk with Senator Grace O'Sullivan. Senator O'Sullivan is a Greenpeace activist and environmental education specialist.    



Carlingford 2017

On the first week of April all of our TY students travelled to Carlingford Adventure Centre.

All 90 students enjoyed the following activities; canoeing, rafting; laser tag shooting; zip wiring;

night time forest walks where they were blindfolded.

During the evening they all engaged in the nighttime activities.

The students has a great time. made new friendships, discovered strengths they have and had a whale of a time.

Lions Club Presentation

The Lions Club in New Ross organize interviews each year for all out Transition Year Students. Two members of the Lions Club, Myles Courtney & Michael Seale along with Maureen Jackson, Vivienne Flynn & Elmer Whelan interview all our TY students. Each student is then given feedback on how they performed at their interview & tips on how they could improve. This is a huge developmental experience for the students. They experience what a formal interview involves. Each student gets the emotional experience, the physical experience, preparation experience & feedback experience of what an interview involves. The Lions Club also sponsors prizes. Very generous prizes are given to the student who did the best interview & four runners-up.   

Public Speaking Competition

Soroptimist International ran a girls' public speaking competition in Wexford.

The topics included:

  • Human Rights
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Democracy
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Education
  • Friendship & Volunteering

Mekaela Ffrench and Caoimhe Flanagan represented the school in the Public Speaking competition. The competition was held on the 17th of November in the Riverbank Hotel. Both Mekaela and Caoimhe delivered excellent speeches on Environment and Health.