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Transition Year Work Experience
Procedures for work experience in Coláiste Muire
New Junior Certificate
The following links contain information on the new Junior Cycle which will be of interest to parents.
Well-being week 9th- 13th October
Well-being week will take place in Coláiste Muire between 9th-13th October. A team of Transition Year students have been put in place by the guidance team to coordinate the programme. More details will follow. See details of last year’s health promotion week here.
See programme here: Well-being week
Health Promotion week 2017
Health Promotion week took place in Coláiste Muire from Monday 15th to Friday 19th May. Here are some of the highlights
- First year students went on a fun walk
- Transition Year students attended a presentation themed” Your Health Your Choice” by the Maire Keating foundation. The key areas of the talk were giving up smoking, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight, exercise, avoiding exposure to the sun and sunbeds, reducing alcohol consumption
- Healthy breakfasts in the morning for staff and students
- Beat the Blues talk for fifth year students dealing with issues relating to Good Mental Health
- Internet Safety Talk for all First Year and Second Year students
- Second Year Tour based on Water sports theme – all day
- Wheelchair Basketball Tournament between students and teachers
- Visit from students from Cope whom will be hosted by a selection of Transition year students.
- Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year students attended a talk from Caroline Crotty Psychotherapist and John Lonergan former governor of Mount Joy Prison.
- A talk was organised for Parents from on Issues relating to Parenting delivered by Caroline Crotty and John Lonergan
- Health & Fitness – Fun Gym Session for junior students
- Future is Food “ Food Fair “ hosted by Fourth Year students .All profits went to “Save Our Spire” Campaign
Evening talk for parents – Thursday 18th May
As part of our Health Promotion Week 2017, Coláiste Muire, Crosshaven will host a talk for parents of our students. The talk will be held in the Assembly Hall of Coláiste Muire on Thursday, 18th May at 7.00 p.m. The guest speakers are Psychotherapist Caroline Crotty and Ex-Governor of Mount Joy John Lonergan The theme of the evening is “The Challenges and Rewards of Parenting”. John and Caroline will focus on a number of important issues facing parents of children of all ages. The main points will include our relationship with modern technology and social media and the dangers to our children. They will also talk about the importance of good communication.
It promises to be a very enjoyable and informative evening.
Transition Year students form Coláiste Muire competed in a Wheelchair basketball tournament on April 6th. University College Cork, Sport Studies and Physical Education students organised the blitz for secondary school students in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association Sport & UCC Student Hardship Fund.
The Coláiste Muire team reached the semi final and were narrowly beaten.
Beat the Blues Talk – Tuesday 13th November
Senior cycle students will be receiving talks on depression on Tuesday next. The talk will be given by Aware whose aim is to spread information on the subject. More information at
Transition Year Students visit Flextronics
On 29th Feb, fifteen students visited Flextronics for Engineering Week. They were shown how products are assembled and the processes that each part of the finished product has to go through to be able to be sold. Students were assigned to staff members in certain sections of the “floor”, which was where all different parts were assembled. The students really enjoyed the experience of working in an engineering plant.
UCC Career talk for Leaving Certs
Tuesday 27th September, 9.38
Lynn Bannon from Admissions UCC will be giving a talk to Leaving Cert students on the range of courses in UCC.