St Brigid's College, Loughrea

TY Noticeboard 2019/2020

TY Noticeboard 2019/2020

Transition Year at St. Brigid's College 2019/20

Reminder: Four weeks of work experience takes place during Transition Year. You should try to find work in an area that you are interested in, enjoy and might like to study in college. You are encouraged to spend one week doing voluntary work in your local community/area.

It is imperative that you book and confirm your work experience with your employer. Garda Vetting is required if you are over 16 years of age and will be working with children or vulnerable adults. Forms are available from Ms. Flanagan. Please allow up to 6 weeks for the vetting forms to be approved.

The TY Work Experience dates for 2019/20 are as follows:

  • 11th - 15th November 2019
  • 2nd - 6th March 2020
  • 18th - 29th May 2020

Transition Year Activities and Events



  • Self-defence classes begin for TY2: Every Wednesday from 4th September, 09:00 - 10:10am (Reminder: bring PE Gear and water)
  • Meet the Musical Team: 9th September
  • Baysports: 11th September
  • TY Talk with Loughrea Youth Project and Comhairle na nOg: 15th September
  • TY2 Self-defence: 18th September
  • Senior Debating Meeting: 19th September (13:15 in room 1)
  • Musical Auditions: 19th and 20th September
  • TY Talk (Irish Society for Autism): 20th September (11:30 in room 13)
  • Erasmus Programme Meeting: 20th September at 14:00
  • The Globe Program Introduction (Loughrea Credit Union): 23rd September
  • Podcasting Workshops: 24th September
  • TY2 Self-defence: 25th September
  • Young SVP (NUIG): 25th September
  • Erasmus Closing Date: 25th September at 5pm
  • TYs visit Grease the Musical in Dublin: 26th September
  • Team Hope Shoebox Appeal, (sign up and training): 30th September


  • TY2 Self-defence: 2nd October
  • TY Talk with Justin Campbell: 2nd October
  • See Work Experience details below in relation to opportunities with the Defence Forces (Renmore, Galway) and Government Buildings (Leinster House, Dublin).
  • TY Talk with Emmet Major: 4th October
  • Junior Cert Results Day: Friday, 4th October
  • The Globe Program with the Credit Union: Website and Video Committee Meeting, Tuesday, 8th October
  • Rose Week Fundraising Campaign (Irish Society for Autism): Tuesday, 8th October
  • TY Visit Out to Causey Farm, Co. Meath: Wednesday 9th October
  • Musical Rehearsals: 10th October (Classes 4-6)
  • English Writing Workshop: 15th October (Loughrea Library)
  • TY2 Self-defence: 16th and 23rd October
  • Musical Rehearsals: 17th October (Classes 4-6)
  • TY Road Safety Awareness Talk with Garda Gormally and Garda Quinn, Friday 18th October
  • Team Hope Shoebox Appeal Presentations to classes: 21st October
  • Young SVP talk: 22nd October (Class 7)
  • Comhairle na nOg event in Claregalway: 23rd October (09:30-15:30)
  • Musical Rehearsals: 24th October (Classes 4-6)
  • TY Microsoft Geometrics Testing (09.00 -11.30)
  • The Globe Program Launch at St. Brigid's College from 10am: Friday 25th October


  • Galway Bay FM TY Media Week: Closing Date, 1st November
  • Mid-Term Break: 28th October - 1st November
  • Bank of Ireland, Money Smarts Challenge, Galway: 5th November (09:30-15:00)
  • TY2 Self-defence: 6th November
  • Musical Rehearsals: 7th November
  • School Closed: JCT Staff Day: 8th November
  • TY Work Experience One: 11th - 15th November
  • TY Assembly: 18th November
  • Bank of Ireland school bank interviews: 19th November
  • TY2 Self-defence: 20th November
  • Drama Club with Alan Devine: 20th November in room 37 (TY3: 9-11; TY2: 11:15-13:15 and TY1: 13:55-15:15)
  • TY visit out to BoI: 21st November (leaving at 9am)
  • Musical Rehearsals: 21st November
  • End of Term One: 22nd November
  • Term Two Begins: 25th November (Change of modules including self-defence classes)
  • YSVP meeting to set up projects with Helen Ralph for some TYs: 25th November (9:40-11:00) in room 26
  • TYs handover cheque for €2,128.97 to Irish Society for Autism: 25th November at 11:15
  • Financial Wellbeing Nov 25th - 29th
  • Team Hope Shoebox Volunteering in Galway: 26th November
  • TY1 Self-defence: 27th November (in the gym every Wednesday for term 2 from 09:00 - 10:20)
  • Musical Rehearsals: 28th November
  • Art/Junk Kouture event in Griffith College for some TYs (all day): 28th November


  • Drama Club Day 2: 4th December (TY2: 9-11; TY1: 11:15-13:15 and TY3: 13:55-15:15)
  • TY1 Self-defence: 4th December
  • Grease Matinee, Colaiste Bhaile Chlair: 5th December
  • Musical Rehearsals: 5th and 6th December
  • Drama Club Day 3: 9th December
  • Musical Practice, classes 4-6 in rooms 26 and 37: 10th December
  • TY Bake Sale: 10th December
  • Career Expo: 11th December
  • Musical Rehearsals: 12th and 13th December in gym and room 28. See noticeboard
  • Movie Day: 16th December
  • Ice Skating in Salthill followed by a visit to The Galway Market: 18th December
  • Musical Rehearsals: 19th and 20th December
  • Christmas Holidays begin at 13:15 on 20th December



  • Back to School: 6th January, 2020
  • BT Young Scientist: 8th - 12th January
  • TY School Musical Week: 13th - 17th January
  • Poet in Residence (Pete Mullineaux) 1st workshop in association with Galway 2020: 20th January
  • Self defence begins again for TY1: 22nd January
  • TY Bodhran making workshops: 23rd and 24th January
  • Poet in Residence workshop two: 27th January
  • School Closed: JCT Staff Day: 28th January
  • TY Drive 4 Life Programme: 29th and 30th January
  • GAA Coaching Course: 31st January


  • TYs volunteering at Credit Union Quiz: Saturday, 1st February
  • Poet in Residence workshop three: 3rd February
  • 5th Year Options Morning for all TYs: 3rd February
  • Some TYs working on Junk Kouture and St. Brigid's Crosses: 3rd - 7th February
  • Visit in from Helen Ralph (YSVP): 3rd February from 13:55-15:15
  • Movie Maker for TY1: 5th and 6th February
  • Poet in Residence workshop four: 10th February
  • Movie Maker for TY2: 11th and 12th February
  • Mid-Term Break: 17th - 21st February
  • Movie Maker for TY3: 25th and 26th February
  • Irish Wheelchair Basketball Competition in NUIG: 27th February
  • End of Term 2: 28th February


  • TY Work Experience Two: 2nd - 6th March
  • Term 3 Begins: 9th March
  • TY Fencing (Taster Sessions): 9th March
  • Poet in Residence workshop five: 10th March
  • Sign Language with Chime: 11th March from 09.40 - 11.55
  • Poet in Residence workshop six: 13th March
  • School Closed: 16th and 17th March
  • James Fahy Law Days. Wed in the Court House, Thurs at school (all TYs): 18th and 19th March
  • 15 TYs at Special Olympics Equestrian Event: 24th March
  • TY Ball: 26th March
  • TY Tour Meeting: 30th March
  • TY Cookery demo and talk by Chef Grainne Mullins (09.00-11.00): 31st March


  • TY Bake Off for Irish Wheelchair Association: 3rd April
  • Easter, School Closed: 6th - 17th April
  • TY Educational School Tour to Barcelona: 20th - 23rd April
  • TY Forensic Science Day: 29th April
  • SOAR workshop for all TYs: 30th April
  • Erasmus trip to Germany: 3rd May - 9th May
  • Bank Holiday, School Closed: 4th May
  • TY End-of-Year Interviews: 6th - 13th May
  • TYs Climb Croagh Patrick: 14th May
  • End of Term 3: 17th May
  • Two weeks of work experience: 18th - 29th May

If you would like to do any project or have ideas for activities please speak to your teachers or contact Ms. Flanagan.

Youth Services in Loughrea:

  • Youth Work Galway offer a free counselling service to help young people deal with: anxiety; relationships; family issues; peer pressure; substance abuse; mental health; self harm; isolation and/or school pressure. This is available at the Resource Centre, Piggott Street, Loughrea. Visit for further details
  • The Loughrea Youth Project works with young people in a safe and supportive environment at the Temperance Hall Building, Barrack Street, Loughrea. Students can meet and socialise with peers and enjoy fun activities. Arts and crafts, drama, health and fitness, hip-hop, a DJ group, the Comhairle na nÓg Youth Committee and Youth exchange are some of the activities run by the group which helps to empower the young people to identify and realise their own potential. See for further information

Work Experience / Additional activities and programmes:

Competitions for Transition Years. Please speak to your class teachers / Ms. Flanagan if you require any further information. See for all TY competitions. All TYs are encouraged to enter TY competitions.

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