Our Lady's, Terenure
TY Update & What’s On Next Week
15 Sep 2023
The Gaisce sign-up and weekly recording of activities has begun, and it is great to see so many girls already involved. If your child has not yet decided on their activities, please encourage them to sign up for one of the many opportunities in the coming weeks – including homework club, maths club and much more. Sign-up is available at Gaisce.ie. As part of this - we are greatly looking forward to the Gaisce Glendalough Overnight & Hike Trip! A Bronze participant will spend 2 days and 1 night on their ‘Adventure Journey’, and TYs in OLS will be hiking 25km over the 2 days. Trip departure will be on Friday, April 19 with a hike in the afternoon, night spent sleeping at Glendalough Hostel, and a further hike the next morning before returning to OLS. The trip includes a bus to and from Glendalough, and the overnight stay in the Hostel. If interested, please complete the Glendalough Overnight Google Form on the TY Classroom.  The TY Carlingford Adventure Centre Trip is also approaching fast – a reminder of the dates from October 4-6. The trip encapsulates the spirit of Transition Year and is a terrific opportunity for the girls to build friendships, explore their own personal strengths and skills and challenge themselves through a myriad of outdoor activities.The first work experience block (week of 20th November) has a Google Form to record the girls’ placement details – please complete this if not yet already addressed, and in time for the 27th October deadline.  Congratulations to all who signed up for the Sign Language course on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are delighted that The Irish Deaf Society have extended this course to allow all interested students to take part this term. It is a fantastic opportunity and we look forward to these students showcasing their work at the TY Celebration at the end of the year.  The Barista Course sign-up deadline is today at 5pm - a great opportunity for anyone hoping to work in a cafe in the future! We hope to run this course in the coming months and extend to the Advanced Barista Course later in the year.    The Student Council elections will take place during Pastoral Care on Tuesday 19th September. Last year the Council achieved many things for the student body including negotiating a change to the eyelash policy, organising the Halloween Fancy dress, helping to choose the new school trousers and organising the very fun Karaoke Lunch. If your daughter is interested in representing her class this year, simply join the Google Classroom (code: mciaxtr), fill out the attached Google Doc and submit it before this Monday 18th September at 8:30am.. There are still many TY sign-up opportunities available, including sign language, the well-being committee, and multiple work experience opportunities. Please check with your daughter to see her involvements for the year, and see TY Google Classroom for further details and application forms. We would kindly ask all Parents/Guardians to make sure the TY permission Slip has been completed in the Consent section of the APP. As we say around here: ‘NO SLIPS, NO TRIPS!’   All rotations are in full swing this week, we have included some photos of our Budding Bakers in Home Economics, as well as our Property moguls in TY Accounting. Inter House sports continued on Tuesday of this week with soccer throughout Lunch. There were again great crowds in the sunshine supporting the players in their house t-shirts, with teachers also contributing to the good fun and cheer. Sports training continues in hockey, basketball and camogie for all students – and teams are always open to new members! What better way to make friends while staying healthy and active... Friendship Week took place this week, with the whole student body celebrating the power of unity, connection, empathy, and kindness together. A number of activities were ongoing since Monday, such as the friendship cards exchange, paired walks at lunchtime, special lessons during Pastoral Care, daily song releases for upbeat moods – and more! Best wishes to the Choir and all the helpers in the Opening Year Mass next Thursday, September 21. The Liturgy will celebrate Our Lady’s School, the Sisters, Le Chéile Trust, and all of our wider community at 11.00am in St Pius X Church. B5 have contributed to the organising and theme of ‘Get your sparkle on, show the world where you belong.’ Do join us if you are free! That’s all for this week, thank you for reading.