Hamper Fund 2020
Today the Transition Year students delivered 84 hampers to two primary school. So far, 177 hampers have gone out across Dublin from CUS and there are still more to go. Well done and thank you to everyone in Transition Year, their hard work over the past 3 weeks has made a difference to so many this Christmas.
TY Chinese Presentation
The TY Chinese class presented their project to the rest of the class
6th Year Sponsored Walk - 9th Dec
Well done and thank you to the 6th years who organised and took part in an accumulative 1000km sponsored walk around St Stephen's Green to raise money for the SVP Hamper Fund Appeal. Sponsorship can be made using the following link https://cus.ie/epayments/donations/6th-year-sponsored-walk-in-aid-of-the-hamper-fund-2020/
TY Hike to the HellFire Cub
The TY students hiked up to the Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains today
1st Year Technology
The First Year Technology class went to St Stephen's Green this morning to investigate the biodiversity around us. They will be designing bird boxes and bee hotels over the coming weeks
2nd Year F1 racing
The 2nd year Technology students designed, built and raced their fan powered cars this week.
TY Activity - The Wall Climbing Gym 26th Nov
Another group of Transition Years went to the Wall Climbing Gym today
3rd Year Concert
On Friday morning, third-year piano players performed a concert for our first-year students in the school oratory. The diverse programme included music by Chopin, Debussy, Dussek, Norton, Grieg and Cornick. Many thanks to Ms. O'Sullivan, the performers and assistants Sam Oragano, Sean Gaughan, Cormac Ryan, Alex Mulgrew, Conor Cullen and Aidan Walsh for their fabulous work. This concert is the first in a series that will showcase the many talents of our musicians in CUS.
TY Activity - The Wall Climbing Gym
Some of the Transition Years went to the Wall Climbing Gym in Sandyford today
2nd Years in the Iveagh Gardens
Another group of 2nd Years went to the Iveagh Gardens yesterday to take pictures for the ISTA biodiversity photography competition
2nd Years in the Iveagh Gardens
Some of the 2nd year students went to the Iveagh Gardens to take pictures for the ISTA photography competition. The theme is biodiversity
Today the ember team met with the first year classes. The ember team will be acting as mentors for the first years. They will help them with homework, study, sport and any challenges that they may be facing.
TY Outdoor Pursuits 5th Nov
Some pictures of our TYs in the Pheonix Park this afternoon
Environmental Studies - Clean Up
Some of the TY students helped clean up the Grand Canal as part of their Environmental Studies module on Tuesday
Some of our TY's completed the Barista Course yesterday. in the Irish Barista Academy. There are still places available, contact Mr Daly if your son is interested. Conor Fitzpatrick gave his account of the day: We made way to the Capel Buildings, Mary’s Abbey, to participate in a barista training course. Under the control of superviser and teacher for the day, Emer, we learned many things, from safety hazards and rules, all the way up to making different kinds of coffee and how to clean up properly. During the break, we went up to McDonalds to treat our selves, and made our way back to the meeting room. In the afternoon we put our skills to practice and made a variety of cofeees. At the end of the day we received our certificates in HACCP and certificate of completion. Many thanks to Excel Recruitment for having us at their venue, a great day was had by all!
Mr Byrne's Retirement
The staff and students said goodbye to Mr Byrne today ahead of his retirement. Thank you to Mr Byrne for everything he has done for the school over the past 3 years and we wish him a long and happy retirement.
2nd Year Technical Graphics
The 2nd years applied the geometric principles of Conic sections to create some everyday objects.
Ember Team Training
On Monday 12th of October, fourteen fifth year students did a full day ember training course. Students worked on their communication, listening and leadership skills during this course. The ember team will be working on different projects throughout the year that will benefit students, staff and parents. Well done to all of the boys who volunteered for this years Ember team.
Teaching in the Iveagh Gardens
Here is the 5th year Exam Religion class learning about Plato and his Theory of Ideas in the Iveagh Gardens. Students gained a completely different experience with his philosophies and ideas.
As part of World Mental Health Day 2020 (Saturday 10th Oct) some of the TY students made cards for people who may be experiencing loneliness due to the pandemic. The cards will be sent to Alone and Pieta House who will distribute them next week. Find out more about WMHD at https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/your-mental-health/world-mental-health-day-2020/
The TY students had great fun in Bird Ave taking part in problem soliving activities with TeamWorks and in the Phoenix Park today.
TY Hike to Howth Head
Some picture from the TY hike to the summit of Howth Head on the 17th Sept and Oct 1st
Some photos from the TY trip to Glendalough
TY Hike to Glendalough
Last Thursday, we got our first taste of our Transition Year Outdoor Pursuits Programme in our trip to Glendalough. After our first class, we set out from CUS to Glendalough in high spirits. Instead of our usual two buses, we had to take four to accommodate social distancing. It was a strange experience having to sit apart from each other on the bus, let alone wearing masks, but the journey was still enjoyable regardless. The conversation still flowed; who was going to be put in who’s fantasy team, what the homework was the night before, the usual stuff. When we arrived at Glendalough, we were put into four different groups, before being led off by Mr. Israel on the 5k hike around the upper lakes. The scenery was breathtaking. Personally, whenever I take a walk, I never really take much notice of the environment around me. However, a few minutes into the hike, I was taken aback by just how beautiful the scenery was. The lake was so calm and clear, and the trees and sky shone in its reflection. After hiking around the upper lake, we took a break for lunch. Again, it was strange to have a socially distanced lunch, but enjoyable nonetheless. After finishing off our food we made our way back to the buses, and drove back to Dublin. Overall, it was a very enjoyable trip. It was great to be away with the lads again, even with the Covid guidelines. A big thanks to all the staff for facilitating the trip and making it happen in the first place. We’re all eagerly looking forward to the next one. Billy Dunne TY