Borris Vocational School

Transition Year Calendar of Events 2023-2024

TY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2023 – 2024

AUGUST

Monday 28th: TY induction (9:00 – 11:00)

Monday 28th August – Thursday 26th October: Rotation 1 (9 weeks): Architectural Technology/ Textiles/ Life Skills / Film/ Agricultural & Biology/ History/ Geography/ Engineering/ Construction Studies/ Psychology/ Physics & Chemistry/ Design & Communication Graphics

Monday 28th August – Thursday 16th November: Maths - Rotation 1 (11 weeks):

Wednesday 30th: Speed dating and coffee morning in Sports Hall (9:40 – 11:00)

SEPTEMBER

Monday 4th: TY Oak will go on walk to Clashganny (9:40 – 1:20).

Tuesday 5th: TY Ash will go on walk to Clashganny (9:40 – 1:20).

Wednesday 6th: TY Elm will go on walk to Clashganny (9:40 – 1:20).

Tuesday 12th: Day Trip to Dunmore East Outdoor Education Centre. (8:30 – 16:30).

First work placement: Friday September 15th to Friday 22nd December 2023.

Tuesday 19th: Student Enterprise Office talk to TY Oak (9:00 - 9:40) and TY Elm (9:40-10:20) in their Mini Company classes (Ms Conway).

Thursday 21st: TY Careers in Screen 1-day Workshop for 10 TY students.

Student Enterprise Office talk to TY Ash (12:00 - 12:40) in their Mini Company class (Mr Delahunty).

Monday 25th: John O’Shea, Social Entrepreneurship. John will share his motivational stories with students, in the hope of inspiring another generation to take up the challenge of alleviating the suffering of the forgotten on our planet. TY Oak 9:00 - 9:40, TY Elm 9:40 - 10:20, TY Ash 10:20 - 11:00. Teachers attend workshop scheduled in Room 6. (rescheduled)

Thursday 28th: Butlers chocolate sale fund raiser at 11:00 – 11:20 to support Hope Foundation.

Friday 29th: School closed

OCTOBER

Tuesday 3rd: Borris Lace Makers 3 x 40-minute presentation (9:00 – 11:00). TY Ash 9:00 - 9:40, TY Elm 9:40 - 10:20, TY Oak 10:20 - 11:00.

Wednesday 4th to Christmas (each Wednesday 11:20 – 1:20): GAA Foundation course. Carlow GAA will run this optional course. You can apply for selection (20 places are available).

Thursday 5th: Young Irish Film Makers. (Ms Mooney)

BVS Open Evening

Monday 9th: Young Irish Film Makers. (Ms Mooney)

Tuesday 10th: "A Face in the Crowd" in The GBS Theatre at the VISUAL, Carlow (11:30am). The Discover Recover Theatre project is a drama educational project aimed at increasing mental health awareness, literacy and support help-seeking; it does so through live drama performance followed-up by post-performance workshops.

Thursday 12th: Young Irish Film Makers. (Ms Mooney)

Tuesday 17th: Borris Lace Makers Workshop in Borris House (9:30 – 1:00) - TY Ash. (rescheduled)

Marcella Cahill from Carlow Regional Youth Services (CRYS) will come to give information re CRYS to TY’s (10:20 – 11:00).

Thursday 19th: An Tobar Nua, well-being and faith retreat in school for TY Ash 9:30-3:30.

Monday 23rd: TY Parent Teacher Meeting.

Tuesday 24th: An Tobar Nua, well-being and faith retreat in school for TY Elm 9:30-3:30.

Thursday 26th: Last year Big Idea Winners will attend Student Accelerator Workshop in Dublin (10:00 – 16:00).

Monday 30th October to Friday 5th November: Midterm holidays

NOVEMBER

Monday 6th November – Thursday 11th January: Rotation 2 (8 weeks): Architectural Technology/ Textiles/ Life Skills/ Film/ Agricultural & Biology / History/ Geography/ Engineering/ Construction Studies/ Psychology/ Physics & Chemistry/ Design & Communication Graphics

Monday 6th – Friday 10th: One TY student has been selected to participate in a one-week mental health awareness programme run by Walk in My Shoes and facilitated by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services staff.

Tuesday 7th: An Tobar Nua, well-being and faith retreat in school for TY Oak 9:30-3:30.

Wednesday 8th: TY Additional Education Needs workshop. TY Ash 11:20 -12:00, TY Elm 12:00 – 12:40, TY Oak 12:40 - 1:20.

Thursday 9th: Amy Johnson from Rowing Ireland will deliver a day long workshop to approx. 15 TY students.

Monday 13th: Rhythmriot Music will provide a Brazilian Drumming workshop. TY Elm 9:40 - 11:00; TY Oak 11:20 - 12:40; TPine 2:00 - 3:20. Teachers attend workshop scheduled in Room 30.

Tuesday 14th: Borris Lace Makers Workshop in Borris House (9:30 – 1:00) - TY Elm.

Thursday 16th: Borris Lace Makers Workshop in Borris House (9:30 – 1:00) - TY Ash. (rescheduled from 17/10/23)

Monday 20th November – Thursday 22nd February: Maths - Rotation 2 (11 weeks):

Monday 20th: Forensic Fun – JFK forensic workshop. TY Ash 9:00 - 11:00, TY Elm 11:20 - 1:00, TY Oak 2:00 - 4:00.

Tuesday 21st: Borris Lace Makers Workshop in Borris House (9:30 – 1:00) - TY Oak.

Monday 27th: Whole Staff Training day

Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th: Language week

Thursday 30th: Think Languages Day will be held in school. TY language teachers will accompany TY’s.

DECEMBER

Monday 4th: School closed

Wednesday 6th: John O’Shea, Social Entrepreneurship. John will share his motivational stories with students, in the hope of inspiring another generation to take up the challenge of alleviating the suffering of the forgotten on our planet. TY Oak 9:00 - 9:40, TY Elm 9:40 - 10:20, TY Ash 10:20 - 11:00. Teachers attend workshop scheduled in Room 6.

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th: Rubbish Film Festival focusses on students making one-minute films on issues surrounding Sustainable Development Goals. This will be a two-day workshop facilitated by Createschool for a selection of 12 interested students. Students will learn a range of skills related to writing, filming, producing, will then be entered into the regional awards, and the winners of these will then be entered into the National Awards next May. This year students will make a one-minute movie on Climate Change.

Thursday 14th: Jumpzone (slushees included) and Christmas shopping in Liffey Valley.

Wednesday 20th: Carol singing at Borris Lodge Nursing Home (Music module group)

Monday 25th December to Friday 5th January: Christmas holidays

JANUARY

Wednesday 10th to Easter (each Wednesday 11:20 – 1:20): GAA Foundation course. Carlow GAA will run this optional course. You can apply for selection (20 places are available).

Second work placement: Friday January 12th to Friday May 17th 2024.

Monday 15th January – Thursday 14th March: Rotation 3 (8 weeks): Architectural Technology/ Textiles/ Life Skills/ Film/ Agricultural & Biology / History/ Geography/ Engineering/ Construction Studies/ Psychology/ Physics & Chemistry/ Design & Communication Graphics

Late January: Foroige Leadership for Life Programme empowers young people with leadership capabilities to reach their full potential, whilst learning, practising and developing soft skills required for their future lives (3-4 days in St Patrick’s College Carlow).

Tuesday 16th: Whole Staff Training day

Wednesday 17th: TY reports to be completed on VS ware.

Tuesday 23rd: Information evening for parents/ guardians of incoming TY students (6:30-7:30). Senior Cycle Options Evenings for parents / guardians (7:30-8:30).

Thursday 25th: Go Quest (Carrickmines) is the best LIVE scoring, fully automated, indoor challenge adventure.

FEBRUARY

Monday 5th: Bank Holiday

Thursday 8th: I Wish 2024 Hybrid event. will have live speakers, live interactive exhibitions and a live audience of 3,000 students. It will be streamed virtually to a global reach in excess of 15,000 students direct from Dublin’s RDS. (9:00 – 11:00)

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th: Midterm holidays

Monday 26th February– Thursday 23rd May: Maths - Rotation 3 (11 weeks):

MARCH

Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th: School Tour Abroad.

Monday 18th: Bank Holiday

Monday 18th March – Thursday 23rd May: Rotation 4 (8 weeks): Architectural Technology/ Textiles/ Life Skills/ Film/ Agricultural & Biology / History/ Geography/ Engineering/ Construction Studies/ Psychology/ Physics & Chemistry/ Design & Communication Graphics

Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April: Easter holidays

APRIL

Monday 15th: Close Encounters Self Defence and Security Program. Helps to counter against unexpected incidents, boosts confidence, enables keep fit and imparts useful skills. (TY Oak and half of TY Ash).

Thursday 18th: Close Encounters Self Defence and Security Program. Helps to counter against unexpected incidents, boosts confidence, enables keep fit and imparts useful skills. (TY Elm Oak and half of TY Ash).

Monday 29th: River canoeing with ‘Go with the Flow’. TY Ash. (PE Dept.)

Tuesday 30th: River canoeing with ‘Go with the Flow’. TY Elm. (PE Dept.)

MAY

Thursday 2nd: River canoeing with ‘Go with the Flow’. TY Oak (PE Dept.)

Tuesday 7th: School closed

Wednesday 8th: TY reports to be completed on VS ware.

Thursday 16th: Trip to Cahore, Co. Wexford.

Thursday 23rd: TY Graduation

Bogathon

: Talk with Joe O’Mara (CBDI) from Carlow Regional Youth Services and Aisling Reed from Garda Division. TY Elm: 9:40 – 10:20; TY Pine: 10:20 – 11:00; TY Oak: 11:20 – 12:00.

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