Welcome to our blog about the Transition Year in St Wolstans Community School, Celbridge, Co Kildare. Here you will read all about what happens in Transition Year. You will get a good idea of how busy our year is!
Follow individual student blogs as well and see how they are getting on.

All contributions come from the students themselves and the TY Coordinator.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Wordles about TY

Patty came to class today to conduct a focus group for her research on blogging. She had a Wordle - a Word Cloud - of this TY blog.

The word cloud showed that WENT was used the most in the blog along with TY, GROUP and COMPETITION.

Here is the link to Wordle - why not make your own Word Cloud and post it on your blog?


Saturday, May 21, 2011

One thing about me and TY....

Are you glad you did TY?

Add your thoughts to the wall here or click the Post A sticky tab below.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Leah tells us about the T.Y’ trip to Tallaght last week to take part in the sci-fest competition.

"A couple of days ago we went to sci fest it was an experience. We arrived early enough because we had to leave at 8 and when we got there we saw a lot of projects. My group was in the physical sciences category and we were put into a lab with a few other groups...we felt very important. Then the judges came around and analysed our projects which was fun but after our third judge we were getting tired and Hungry! After lunch we went to a few lectures i went to one on alcohol."

Read the rest of Leah's post to find out all about the sci-fest competition here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

T.Y reflections.

Some of the transition years have been writing some reflections on their T.Y experiences.
Read some of their reflections .






Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer tests!

TY will be doing their summer tests in class this year.

Mrs KB and myself have decided to have our Religion summer test as a form of workshop next Tuesday at 3.20. Here is the test so you can all gather your resources and thoughts:

Using A3 paper (supplied by teacher) and the Visual Verbal Square methodology, compose your personal response(s) to films studied on the theme of conflict. This year we watched the following movies:
Sometimes in April
Hotel Rwanda
Once Brothers
Gran Torino
Pursuit of Happiness

You will create your poster in class. This week gather your thoughts and images for your poster. Please bring glue, markers, and anything else you want or need for your poster.

Good luck!
Mrs L and Mrs KB

Monday, May 9, 2011

Grading blog posts

I've just come across this blog post from Janet Lynn Johnson who teaches at The University of Texas at Dallas.


Now I know Dr Lynn Johnson teaches at 3rd Level but I thought she had some intersting points that I could consider when I'm marking the TY Geography blog posts.

What do you think I should grade them on?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Book Reviews.

For the past few weeks the T.Y’s have been reading different books and writing book reviews on their chosen book for their English classes. All of the books that the T.Y’s have chosen to read have come of the 2013 prescribed texts for the leaving cert. Some of the books that the T.Y’s have been reading are : My sisters keeper, 1984, Never let me go, Wuthering heights and The great Gatsby.

Read some of their book reviews.






Geography projects

This week TY have been frantically finishing off the latest Geography project that I set a few weeks ago. The task is to write 5 blog posts on the geography of a subject of their choice. The project also includes the creation of a a Google map with 5 pins about the topic and shared with me.

The project will be the end of year assessment for TY Geography. I am looking forward to reading them all. I will be reading about Music, and more Music, Food, Manchester United legends, famous Women Throwers, Irish Actors, Mc Donald's, Life saving, Horses, the history of printing, Karate, and even Mass Murderers!

Mrs L :)