Tidings from CBS

05 December, 2013

Transition Yr Newsletter

Midleton CBS students talk back:
By Mark Crotty, Adam Mc Namara and Max O’ Neill

We, the transition year students of Midleton CBS would like to tell you about our recent activities and achievements. We have been very busy over the last term establishing our mini companies while also victoriously bringing the Dean Ryan cup back to the Midleton CBS after 25 years. Here we will give you a snapshot of our recent activities:

School bank opens in the C.B.S.

The first school bank in the opened on Tuesday 26th of November with thanks to Bank of Ireland. The bank is run by five students of transition year who had to go through an interview process that would decide which position each would get.  This is great experience for the five candidates. The aim is to get students in our school to open student current accounts with Bank of Ireland. The students involved are Cillian Boderick bank manager, Mark Crotty sales and marketing manager, Kevin Mulcahy audit specialist, Dylan Casey customer service and Liam Cotter customer service.

L-R Kevin Mulcahy, Dylan Casey, Mark Crotty, Liam Cotter and Cillian Broderick.


This is a great win and well deserved for the young hurlers of this great panel of friends. It was a tense game from start to finish when Midleton went down 8 points at one stage. Our lads fought on hard and with all players giving their all. The conditions were poor in Cashel for both teams but the limerick based team of Ard Scoil Ris were leading until the very final minutes.  Midleton got a vital score to make it a level game with a minute left and a score from Josh Beausang who won it for Midleton.
There was one sub used, Garan Manley, who came on for his cousin Padraig O’ Brien in the first few minutes of the second half. Captain Brendan McCarthy dominated the mid-field area and showed why he was the captain, but the man of the match was given to Josh Beausang with a great performance scoring 8 points from play and scoring the winning score. At the end of the day it was a team performance which paid and best of luck to the lads in the all-Ireland.


Knock Youth Gathering 2013

On Friday 4th October 2013, our Transition Year students embarked on a four hour trip to Knock along with Mr. Kelly, Miss Higgins and Ms Smyth to join 5,000 students from all over Ireland at a Youth Gathering to celebrate the Year of Faith.
The atmosphere there was electric. The Day started inside the Basilica where the Archbishop Charles Brown introduced us to the YOUCAT followed by talks of those who have had experience of God in their life. Ger, a young footballer, shared his experience of coming from non belief to faith through an event at Knock. Then a Missionary of Charity the "Order of Mother Teresa" from Poland spoke of the call to follow Jesus. The Papal Nuncio spoke of the revolution of holiness and urged us to swim against the tide. There was a break where we were able to buy gifts, food, and chat and then made our way back for the Stations of the Cross.
We didn't just make loads of new friends but it also brought us closer to God which changed us spiritually. I would advise current third years from all schools to go next year as it is a fantastic day out.

4th Year in Midleton C.B.S.

During our time in transition year we are fortunate enough to experience a vast range of interesting modules. Each module gets rotated equally meaning that every student will have a taste of every module. The classes for the module are mixed randomly so that it puts you a bit outside your comfort zone. I would like to outline the benefits of modules such as Sign language, Tourism, Italian, Nutrition and Mini Company.
Some of these modules supply a certificate at the end its allocated time, that you can proudly display on our C.V. Which leads to us the students completing the task that is put in-front of us for the reason that in later life it might be useful to have a certificate in Tourism and Food safety for example because this would give an edge when applying for lets say part-time jobs when in university and even just to have it because employers love to see that you have applied yourself to something.

Other modules give you life lessons and just a better array of knowledge in your community. Also that if you are in a group everyone should do an equal amount of work or all the work falls onto one or two people’s shoulders. Sign language gives you the chance to be able to help in your community even just by signing basic phrases-it’s the little things that make the big difference.

The modules we do in transition year are a big advantage for us, particularly in the future. They are well worth the time and effort that you really should apply yourself to it.

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