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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Off to the Opera

Last Tuesday, 22nd November, all of TY went to the Swan Cinema in Rathmines, Dublin. We went there to see a recording of the opera Don Giovanni by Mozart. It was recorded the previous week at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Going global with our greetings

We will be taking part in a Christmas greetings exchange project with some other schools around the world. The project is one of the Connected Classrooms projects  #ccGlobal projects. (http://ccglobal.ning.com/)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Work Experience Week 1

This week, TYs completed their first week of Work Experience. It gave them a chance to gain an insight into the world of work and maybe even opened their eyes to a possible future career.

Friday, November 11, 2011

TY News from TY TV

More TY News from TY TV.

Thanks to Aoife and Saoirse for being this weeks News Readers and to Courtney for help with the recording. Isabelle and Orla wrote the script before mid term but they never got to record it so we adapted the script today :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Positively Pulaski want to chat

Mrs Forsberg contacted Mrs Leahy recently because they had something in common - their students like to blog!! Mrs Forsberg students are a little bit younger than TY students but they have something in common with TY - they like to blog and everyone loves to see a comment on their own blog. Right?

So Mrs L would like TYs to head over to Mrs Forsbergs 6th Grade blogs at Positive House in Pulaski Community Schools and read their blogs and leave a comment.

Imagine, taking your TY experience even further out of the classroom - all the way to Wisconsin, America!!


Here are a  few tips from Mrs Forsberg.
Before you blog...

*Remember that blogging is a formal type of writing; it's expected that you use standard English and proper punctuation.  (You are representing your class, your school, and your country. :)

*Commenting Etiquette--
  • Make sincere comments (Make a connection to the writing.) "Nice blog" is not a sincere comment.
  • When someone comments on one of your posts, it's polite to visit their's back.
  • It's polite to thank readers for visiting your blog and taking the time to leave a comment. 
  • If someone asks a question in a blog comment, answer it.  If you've asked a question on another blog, check back--You just might get an answer! 
  • When you leave a comment on a post and have the option to leave a link, share the one to your blog.

Mrs L :)

Opportunity for TYs to win an iPad2!

The Language Village (http://www.thelanguagevillage.com/ are currently running a competition for secondary school students - the winner will be the student who answers the competition question 'Why learn more languages?' in the most original and convincing way.

This involves creating a blog post on www.thelanguagevillage.com that not only addresses the question but is also dynamic, interesting and enjoyable, using any media of the students' choice.

For more information go to:


I wonder will the iPad tempt any TY student to enter?