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The Age of Indecision

The Age of Indecision CAO, Students, and Endless Choice CAO 2018 launched in November; for Guidance Counsellors this means the start of a college application process that will go on for the rest of the school year. The logistics of the CAO application is fairly straightforward. The real challenge is making the decision on what […]

By Oonagh Carroll
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Advice on Assessment in Transition Year

Hi all, It is scary, if you will pardon the pun, to see that it is already Halloween and the Christmas decorations are already beginning to appear. Since we were last in touch a new TY forum has been set up by Noel Cunningham from Kings Hospital which can be reached at tycoordinators@googlegroups.com. This provides […]

By Finian O'Connor
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T.Y – Heading towards Halloween

Hi all, At this stage as we head towards Halloween it is scary to think that almost one third of the schoolyear is over! In an ideal world all in Transition Year is flying, all of the subject/module programmes have been submitted and the TY Programme itself is complete, from the key aims and objectives […]

By Finian O'Connor
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The first few weeks in T.Y. By Finian O’ Connor, Sept 2017.

It is now mid September and already it feels like you have been back for ages already. It is such a busy month at so many different levels, you have to move from first to fifth gear in an instant and today you have to try to stay in top gear for the rest of […]

By Finian O'Connor
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The Start of the Journey. By Finian O’Connor. Aug 2017

It is now the end of August which marks the start of a new school year and also the beginning of the TY Journey. As you look at the new group of Transition year students embarking on the odyssey, it is both exciting and daunting to think of the opportunities and challenges that the next […]

By Finian O'Connor
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Attend To Your Oxygen Mask First. By Oonagh Carroll, Aug 2017

Tanned faces, kisses and embraces, exchange of holiday tales and a general hubbub of energetic enthusiasm, with a mild undercurrent of grumbling, will soon fill the school staffrooms around the country; it must be the teachers’ return from summer holidays.  Like most teaching staff I both dread and enjoy this day. It seems to sneak […]

By Oonagh Carroll
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Business Teacher Blog, by Caroline Mathews. Sept 2017

  Hi all, My name is Caroline Mathews. I have 17 years teaching experience at Ashbourne Community School, in the areas of Business and ICT. I have been involved with Business, Enterprise and ECDL in the TY Programme; Vocational Preparation (VPG) and ICT in the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme; and Link Modules in the Leaving […]

By Caroline Mathews
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