Monday, 30 April 2018

Apologies N Odhran

Had some issues with google classroom. Sorted now.

Some have sent it already. Can u please send it again using google classroom format

Thanks and apologies again

Pe due tomorrow

Pe is due tomorrow. Stop sending in the work via email. It must be sent via google classroom to YOUR pe teacher. If there are any issues please see your pe teacher


Pe tomorrow

Leave the school at 150

Climbing lough salt

Take appropriate clothing and footwear for rain and sun .... u never know!! Bring a small snack if you need

Please also bring 3 euro for the bus and have any money that is due from previous weeks


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Msg from Mr Walsh

Would Aisling Irwin, Reeece Irwin, Eva Mahon, Michelle McDevitt and Hannah Loughrey please see Mr Walsh ASAP. If there are any gaisce students left to pay can you also see Mr Walsh immediately. There will be a meeting Monday at 1.45 in Room 104 for students going on the Adventure Challenge next week.


Mr Walsh

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Last trip ty

Tayto Park

Need to pay deposit for Tayto park by next Mon 30th April

If you are NOT going, can you let Miss Boyle know ASAP.

Once you pay deposit you are committing to going as the tickets are non-refundable.

Cost is €30 includes bus, ticket, wristband for rides and a hot lunch.

Spare permission slips have been given to class tutors for anyone who needs a spare one.

Ty student of the year

Anyone who did not vote needs to vote by tomorrow

Please see me asap


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Work experience

Please note all students have to give their employers the evaluation envelope at work experience on Friday, April 26th


M. Corless

Monday, 23 April 2018


Can all TY students that want a TY hoodie please take in €20 at the latest by Tuesday 1st May, it will be collected from tomorrow on. There will be sample hoodies at school this week which will be brought around the classes to try on. 


TY Events team

We had a draw!

Please get a permission note

Meet me during reg in the canteen in the morning thanks

Childline charity collection tomorrow - the following students are involved from the morning until lunchtime - please excuse from class

Niamh Carr

Shannon Doherty

Naoimi Kendle

Hannah Loughrey

Hannah Hunter

Harrison Ferris

Childline charity collection tomorrow - the following students are involved from lunchtime until the end of the day - please excuse from class

Alannah Toye

Jennifer McGrory

Aisling Irwin

Chloe Kerr

Amy McGettigan

Lara Barrett

Thanks in advance

Friday, 20 April 2018

Childline need volunteers

This is a fundraiser for a very worthy cause

It will take place on Tuesday in milford town during the school day

Please ask your parents / guardians

If interested please email me

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Important celtic info

Game 20th may v rep of ireland

Price 90 that's up 5!

You must let me know via email by tomorrow at 5pm I am on inservice so i am not in! Boyces need to know!

If you email me you must pay the money and you must go

Please make sure and chat at home about this.

If you have not paid a deposit you can still go. Just pay all the money together.

If you have paid a deposit and do not email me you can get your deposit back.

If you do not email me... then no ticket

Mr Doherty

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Work experience

Students are expected to show their attendance record for both placements as this is a requirement for the TY interview.

All are reminded to cooperate fully with your employers for the remaining Fridays left.

Thank you.


I have a talk scheduled for all TY students on Wednesday the 18th April. Each talk will take a double class.

9.45 - 11.05 - N Odhran

12 - 1.20 - N Oisin

2- 3.20 - N Orla

Talks will take place in the classroom where u have class. So just go to class as normal.

Pe today

N Odhran are on footgolf. Wrap up.

N Orla are in pool/gym

N Oisin are spinning/circuits

Bring your money


Monday, 16 April 2018

Assessment Sheet/Key dates/fail ty!!!

This is the assessment sheet - this is what you are going to get marked on - please have a look

All work must be completed by May 10th (Yellow sheet signed by all teachers with all work graded and signed) as your presentation has to be loaded on your E-portfolio by Sunday 13th May at midnight - after that the work will be marked as late and you will lose marks. I will not be telling you who is going first in Interview until that Sunday May 13th - this is to make it fair on everyone! Otherwise students will have an advantage.

Don't forget PE work!! Due soon

PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU FAIL TY YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO TO TAYTO PARK - no one should fail - please get your work done and the best of luck!!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Interview dates - and extra info

Interviews are the 14th - 17th May - You must be available!!!

In the interview you will open your E - portfolio

Show us the box at the top with everything filled in by yourself - on the home page
Go through the 3 min presentation (which has been loaded) and then we will ask you questions for the remaining 2 mins - please point out any special or different things you have done throughout the year - you will be asked to show pieces from your portfolio and scrap book

Please note - you must have your Yellow sheet with you fully signed by teachers and parents/guardians 

This is your chance to show off what you have done throughout the year - be proud to do it as I know that you have loads done - please don't be afraid of this opportunity - this will hopefully be a positive experience for you and the teachers interviewing you - the interviews will be in groups (due to time constraints) - there will be at least 2 teachers interviewing you

Tell us everything - don't leave anything out - you have got 5 mins to tell us everything - do your best

Best of luck - I can't wait to see all your work

Interviews - more info - what is required

Look at the Loreto Milford website and go to Programmes and then Transition Year. You will see some examples of videos. Please have a look at these. You can come up with your own format - whatever you choose - these videos are only as a guide.

TY Interview questions - Your presentation must be no more than 3 mins long - we will then ask you questions for the remaining 2 minutes - please see the video on the school website - under Programmes and then under TY for an example - this presentation is titled - 'My year in TY'

In your presentation - u need to answer at least 10 of these questions - this can be done in any format / in any way - I def want to see some videos, animations, things that are different - up to u to be creative!
Transition Year Interviews

Portfolio / Ty events / Work experiences

1.     Have you submitted examples of work for each subject in the TY programme?

2.    What is your favourite piece? 

3.    What does it mean to you?

4.    Did you have difficulty with any piece?

5.    Did any pieces involve teamwork?  Explain.

6.    Has any piece shown a new skill/talent that you learned in TY?

7.    Is the portfolio a good representation of your efforts throughout the year?

8.    Do you think Transition Year has been a successful and beneficial to you?

9.    In what ways?

10.  Have you progressed during this year?

11.   What did you contribute to the programme?

12.  How would an employer/ friend / teacher describe you in 3 words?

13.  Did you develop any new skills on work experience?

14.  Describe a highlight/achievement on either work experience.

15.  Describe how you coped with any difficult situation(s) on work experience

 (pressures/ criticisms / attitudes)

16.  How will your work experiences / Transition Year influence you going forward into Senior Cycle?

17.  Would you recommend work placements to in-coming TY pupils? 

18.  Why?  What are the benefits?

19.  Would you recommend Transition Year to other pupils?  Explain.

20. What was/were the highlight(s) of this year for you personally?

Start getting ready

Don't forget - this needs to be completed!!!!

Interviews are in the middle of May - everything - scrap book, E-Portfolio, driver theory test (or whatever you decide) must all be completed

Time is running out!!!!!!!

Summer school

Dear Loreto Community School,

We are hosting a summer school for TY and 5th year students from July 2nd - 5th, 2018. This summer school is based on a similar event that was very successful in 2016 & 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for students to experience university life while receiving hands-on laboratory experience. You can get more information about the event by following the link:

Feel free to share the attached poster with any students who may be interested. Please note that places are extremely limited so early registration is advised. If you or any of the parents have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks in advance

Best Wishes, 



Rebecca Ward

UCD Inherited Blindness Summer School

Fighting Blindness and UCD Science 

School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, 

Conway Research Institute, 

University College Dublin, 

Dublin 4. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Alton towers money

If you are owed money back please see me tomorrow thanks

Alton towers

Please make sure and let work experience know that you will not be there on friday.

Obviously please be on your best behaviour on the trip as we do not want any hassle and we want everyone to behave themselves and to have a great time. Everyone has a part to play in this.

Lets all make it a great trip


Monday, 9 April 2018

From Mr Walsh

Bronze Gaisce Adventure Challenge: Due to other other arrangements in school the date for the Adventure Challenge has had to be changed to May 2nd/3rd. All the arrangements for payment of the fee etc are staying the same so please remember to bring the money by Thursday (it would be great if you could have it with you at PE on Tuesday).


Tayto Park

Tayto park trip and forensic science workshop.

Due to clashes of dates with other TY activities, the Tayto park trip has had to be rescheduled. The trip will now be your end of year trip and will go ahead on Tues 29th May instead. 

The forensic science workshop will still go ahead This Thursday.

The cost for both is €30 and this must be given in ASAP to Miss Boyle.

If there are any problems come see Miss Boyle.

Forensic science workshop 

This workshop is compulsory and the times are as follows;

N. Orla 9.05 - 11.05

N. Oisin 11.20 - 13.20

N. Odhran 14.00 - 16.00

Pe tomorrow

Leave at 145.

N oisin - please go on the small bus. You are doing foot golf.

N orla - you will be doing spinning and circuits. You may have time for the pool

N odhran - choice between gym and pool

Please have 5 euro each and if you owe money please make sure its paid!


Friday, 6 April 2018

Alton towers. Rooms.

Hi all.

Hope the holidays went well.
I need you to org this asap as Boyces have been on to me and the hotel have been on to them

I need room lists. Can you please email Kevin Gormley the names in each room. Kevin - if you don't mind can you then email the completed list to me.

There is 2 in every room so please org yourselves and one person send Kevin an email with the names in your room

Please pass the word on this and please try and get this done asap

Many thanks

See u Monday

Well done last week

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