BITE Events & Outings 2014 / 2015
Discover University Programme - June 2015
Current TY students Pavel Gaidos, Saoirse Hynes, Mark Duff, Clara Langan and Dean Murray all attended NCI during June 2015. The Discover University programme aims to give young people the opportunity to experience a taste of life at NCI and to see College as part of their future.It involves a mix of academic taster programmes in core subject areas of Business, Marketing, HR, Photoshop and Animation, along with a range of fun and challenging extra-curricular activities.It also includes visits to exciting and innovative companies in the Docklands area to show how higher education translates into the working world. The programme finished with a Graduation Ceremony and BBQ for the students, their parents and invited guests to celebrate their achievements.The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Book Review Competition - May 2015
Jamie Gallagher won first prize of a kindle(donated by Tesco) for his review on "Star Trek the Fall: Revelation and Dust" by David R. George III. Other winners included Yasmin Irwin, Caitlin Roddy, Evan Friel, Undina Aldermane, Ciara Purcell, Michelle McMillan. they were all Rewarded with Book tokens and certs. As the standard was so high we had a draw for some cinema passes. Congratulations & well done to all participants.
5th Year's visit Dundalk IT 6th May 2015
Eileen Lynch DKIT Access Officer showed our 5th Year scholarship students their extensive campus on 6th May 2015. Staff from Schools of Science & Nursing, Business & Humanities and Informatics & Creative Arts took us through their facilities & courses and we finished with a trip to their new Sports Campus. A huge thank you to all the staff for showing us around.
The Irish at Gallipoli Post Primary Schools Project
National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks - 1st May 2015
Leaving Cert students from 6Laurel/Olive based their History projects on the Irish at Gallipoli - marking the 100th Anniversary. Their findings/research were presented by Trinity Comprehensive 5th year students at the above special event in the National Museum of Ireland through various media including video, display, poetry, song & creative writing.To view some of the presentations from this special Gallipoli Programme -
(click)'The Road to Gallipoli'
(click)'Dulce et Decorum Est' & 'a Soldier's Grave'
(click)'The Diary of Reginald Ford & 'The Foggy Dew' -
TCD Science Gallery Mentoring Week (20-25 April 2015)
Leah Carey & Anita Maughan participated in TCD Science Gallery Mentoring Week where they had the opportunity to shadow staff and learn more about the work of this programme.
DCU - 1st Years' Maths Quiz - April 2015
Wednesday 15th April 2015 Ms Murphy brought the 1Beethoven class, Trinity Comprehensive, to the 2015 DCU 1st year Maths Quiz. Two teams of 4 were selected to represent the class & participated in the Maths Quiz. The audience were also able to participate using their ipads. Everybody enjoyed the experience.
BITE/Trinity students trip to Hodges Figgis 24th March 2015
1Beethoven, 2Connacht, the Book Club & Library Homework Club went on a trip to Hodges Figgis on Tuesday 24th March. Students were provided with book vouchers, got to select a book and will participate in a Book Review Competition. Thanks to Mr. Kelly who treated everyone to ice-cream in McDonalds and to English teacher Ms McGonagle for coming on the trip. We will keep you posted on Competition progress !!!
Trinity Access Programme (T.A.P.) - February 2015
The 5th year scholarship group attended a trip to Trinity College on Wednesday 25th February. The group talked with Trinity Access Programme student Stacey, had a campus tour, visited the Book of Kells and Long Room and were shown around the Lifelogging exhibition in the Science Gallery. A big thank you to Stacey and Kathleen O’Toole Brennan in the TAP programme for telling us all about Trinity College options, TAP supports and showing us around their campus.
DIT Access to college programme - February 2015
A group of 5th year students from Trinity Comprehensive School attended the programme introduction on 16th February 2015. This is a two year programme to help students explore options available, it includes items such as Taster Events, learning assistance, help with college applications and with information about access routes.
Dublin Institute of Technology - Four colleges - * College of Arts and Tourism * College of Business * College of Engineering and Built Environment * College of Sciences and Health.
Exploring options at Dundalk IT - January 2015
In January some 6th year students from Trinity Comprehensive visited Dundalk IT to explore the courses offered by the college. Everyone was extremely impressed by the extensive facilities, the personal & friendly atmosphere of the college and the travel access.
CAO applications - January 2015
The 2015 Leaving certificate students from Trinity Comprehensive completing their on-line CAO applications for college places. Best of luck to all involved!
DCU Achievement Awards - December 2014
The Access Achievement Awards Scheme recognise the achievements and efforts of students in all areas of the school curriculum. Twenty awards were given to a mix of TY and 5th year students from Trinity Comprehensive at the annual DCU Access Achievement Awards ceremony in the Helix on 4th December 2014. Awards were presented for excellence in the following categories: Academic, Arts & Culture, Community Spirit, Music, Sport and Exceptional Nomination. Congratulations to all involved!
National College Awareness Week 24-30 November2014
The aim is to highlight the positive impact a college education has on a student's personal and career development by showcasing local community role models who attend or have attended college.
BITE, Trinity Comprehensive School and the Education Team in Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership joined forces to host a "Speed Careers" event for students from TY & 5th Year as part of the College Awareness Week on Friday 28th November 2014. The format followed a "speed dating" format during which students had three minutes to talk to a diverse group of professionals who have completed a college course and question them on their college & work experiences. There was a tremendous support from local business professionals which helped make the event a great success for the students who participated. We thank them all for their interest & support of our students.