Soroptimist Public Speaking

Seven TY students competed in a public speaking competition on Wednesday 5th of November. Four girls were selceted to represent St. Mary's in the Soroptimist Public Speaking competition on Thursday 21st of November in the Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Their topics were: The empowerment of Women, Is plastic killing our world ? and Positive Mental Health is essential to thriving in life. Best of luck girls! 



Hill Walking

On Tuesday 5th of November Transition Year students from 4.2 enjoyed a hill walking trip to Counmshingaun Lake in the Comeragh Mountains.


TY Team Building and Leadership

All TY Studetns recently participated in a Team Building and Leadership workshop. The key learning outcomes included:

  • An understanding of how productivity-driven behaviour begins with the end in mind
  • A recognition of thevalue of obtaining, evaluating and applying information/ advice
  • A determination of the power of effective planning and the conviction to do it
  • The ability to work smarter not harder
  • An understanding of the importance of asking, "What's Possible?"
  • An awareness of the importance of controlling environmental pressures
  • The ability to distinguish between results and activity  


TY Craft Module

Yoga and Wellbeing

The Yoga and Wellbeing workshop is an important part of the Tranisition Year experience. During this two hour workshop, students practice the physical postures to help their balance, strength and flexibility. The relaxing mindfulness mediation provides tools to help girls calm their minds and breathe deeply. The interactive pair work helps to enhance relationships and invrease the bod between students who experience TY. The group discussion at the end highlights ways to help girls fel more self confident and have empathy towards themselves and their peers. And there is chocolate, cosy blankets and giggles!