TY Team Building September 2017

We have a large transition year group at KCVS this year; which has had a positive effect on student teambuilding and bonding.

Transition year students have had an excellent start to their year.  The students had an initial two day teambuilding induction to the programme before beginning their classes. Students worked together on various activities and had the opportunity to learn more about their new subjects and discuss key assignments and the credit system with their teachers.

The students took a teambuilding trip to Causey’s Farm in Navan where they learned to bake bread, play the bodhran and chase home the sheep for the farmer.  The students then topped off the day having fun jumping in and out of mucky bog pools!  A great day was had by all the students involved.

Last week the students had a fantastic day on the Waterford Greenway where they cycled from Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan 24 kilometres in total.  They were educated on the history of the Greenway by their guide and given a tour of the old Kilmacthomas workhouse.  All the students had a fantastic day and said it was a great trip to get to know each other.

During the month of October the transition year students will be getting involved in a Maths Trail in Castlecomer Discovery Park.  This coincides with National Maths Week.  During this week the students will be organising various activities for students incorporating numeracy.

Students will be visiting the Done Deal Headquarters in Wexford this October.  The students will have a tour of the company and will be given a talk on the subject of enterprise and entrepreneurship. This will be hugely beneficial for the students as they are currently preparing their own team enterprises in class.

Students are currently preparing for their work experience module which will take place on Monday 13th November to Friday 17th November 2016.  Most students have already secured their placements which is commendable.  Students have been working on their cover letters and C.Vs with regard to this during their work and future class with Ms. McCormack and Mr. Aylward.

The transition year students will begin their first aid certification in October with Mr Collins. Both the students and the TY team are looking forward to this as it is felt that this certificate can only be of enormous benefit to each of them in their lives going forward.

The Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership will begin a Youth Leadership course with the transition years next Wednesday. This will give each student  the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, their teambuilding skills and their communication skills. They will each receive a certificate in Youth Leadership which will give them the opportunity to work with primary school aged children through activity camps at school holiday periods.




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KCVS crew’s Junk Kouture success story continues in Kilkenny

The success story of Kilkenny City Vocational School’s Junk Kouture entry 2017, HAIR DRESS HER continues. On the 22nd September Culture Day was celebrated throughout Ireland.  Kilkenny had a number of activities on throughout the day, one of which was a Junk Kouture Fashion Show at sunset at the beautiful Castle Yard, Kilkenny. The event was organised by National Design and Craft Gallery, with Joan Brennan co-ordinating the event. Kilkenny City Vocational School students Sharon McGorrian and past pupil Courtney Dwyer who designed the dress had a Junk Kouture reunion, while Transition Year student Judit modelled the dress on the night.  4,000 students nationally entered the competition, where HAIR DRESS HER beat of very stiff competition to place third nationally on public vote. This success was reiterated when the team were invited to celebrate Culture Night. The students were interviewed by renowned Karen Morrisery, MC on night. Moreover, the highlight of night was yet to come as students realised they had made RTE News, basking in delight with their five minutes of fame!  Courtney who is now in her first year of College in Waterford and Sharon now a fifth year student, diligently studying for her Leaving Certificate have begun mentoring other students in school to prepare for 2018 competition. Well done to all involved.
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Under 19 Girls Basketball League

KCVS hit the ground running with a win in the under 19 girls basketball league when they took on a strong side from Mhuine Bheag in Carlow.

New to the occasion we trailed in the first quarter on a score of 6-2, however the girls worked hard as a team and turned it around going in at half time leading 10-6.

The game was basket for basket the whole second half but KCVS defended hard and were delighted to come out victors on a 25-19 point score line.

This is a great achievement for their debut match and t48bb0c88-3d0c-4da2-99d7-ac3ab0581751 hey look forward to playing Scoil Ruain on the 11th October. ellens-phone-008975e4a29-a9c6-4bc1-8eea-50383f808f01