TY Calendar of Key Dates is shared with all staff & TY students in ACS through Office 365 to keep them updated with what is happening is TY on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Friday 24th August 2018 
•    TY Options Mezzanine 11.30 am-12.30 pm – all TYS
Monday 27th August 2018
•    Deadline for Receipt of TY Options 3.00 pm – all TYS
Thursday 30th August 2018
•    TY Induction Day Celtic Adventures Clogherhead – all TYS
Monday 3rd September 2018
•    Work Experience Induction 11.00 am-1.00 pm – all TYS
Tuesday 4th September 2018
•    TY Classes Commence – all TYS
Thursday 6th September-Thursday 25th October 2018 
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 1 of 8
Monday 10th September 2018
•    School Summit 2018 National Show Centre Swords 9.30 am-3.15 pm – all TYS
Thursday 13th October 2018 
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 2 of 8
Monday 17th September 2018 
•    First day of TY Work Experience – all TYS
Wednesday 19th September 2018
•    School Closed / Staff CPD
Thursday 20th September 2018
•    Irish Society for Autism 11.45 am-1.05 pm – Life Skills Talk – (Speaker – Denis Sexton)
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 3 of 8
•    Kick Start Soccer Coaching Course – 28 TY students
Thursday 27th September 2018
•    Irish Wheelchair Association Disability Awareness Workshop (3 groups)
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 4 of 8
Friday 28th September 2018
•    Bag Packing Ashbourne Senior Citizens at Tesco – 3 students at 3 slots 9.30 am-3.30 pm
•    5K Fun Run
Monday 1st October 2018
•    School Closed 
Thursday 4th October 2018
•    DCU Space Careers Workshop – 10 TY students with 5th and 6th Year Physics
•    Irish Wheelchair Association Disability Awareness Workshop (remaining 2 groups) in GP 
o    10.25 am double Merino 
o    11.45 am double Belclare
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 5 of 8
•    TY Show practice rotational – 40-minute slots 
o    8.50 am Group 1 Belclare 
o    9.30 am Group 2 Merino 
o    10.25 am Group 3 Galway 
o    11.05 am Group 4 Hampshire  
o    11.45 am Group 5 Cheviot 
Friday 5th October 2018
•    Spanish Drama and Music Workshop for 3 Spanish classes – 1 double class each
Tuesday 9th October 2018 
•    Sports Leader Course – Day 1 of 4 – 20 TY students 
Wednesday 10th October 2018 
•    Sports Leader Course – Day 2 of 4 – 20 TY students 
•    TY French Trip to IFI Cinema – 28 TY students 
•    Jigsaw Meath Peer Ed Talk in 10.25 am class – GP (Speaker – Damien Coyle)
Thursday 11th October 2018 
•    Irish Society for Autism Rose Campaign in Ashbourne – Class Merino – small groups of TYs in rotation
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 6 of 8
•    TY Show practice rotational – 40 minute slots – most TY students are involved but for those who are not they will go to classes as normal  
o    8.50 - 09.30 Group 2 Merino
o    9.30 - 10.10 Group 3 Galway
o    10.25 - 11.05 Group 4 Hampshire
o    11.05 - 11.45 Group 5 Cheviot
o    11.45 - 12.25 Group 1 Belclare
Friday 12th October 2018
•    Irish Society for Autism Rose Campaign in Ashbourne – Class Merino – small groups of TYs in rotation
•    Dental Health Peer Ed Workshop 8.50 am-1.05 pm – 8 TY students – Day 1 of 2 
Tuesday 16th October 2018 
•    Sports Leader Course – Day 3 of 4 – 20 TY students 
Wednesday 17th October 2018 
•    Sports Leader Course – Day 4 of 4 – 20 TY students – half day only 
•    Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal Talk 10.25 am class – GP (Speaker – Nathalie Hand)
Thursday 18th October 2018 
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 7 of 8
•    TY Show practice rotational – 40 minute slots in GP – not everyone from each base class is taking part so a small number of students from each class will be in class as normal 
o    8.50 - 09.30 Group 3 Galway
o    9.30 - 10.10 Group 4 Hampshire
o    10.25 - 11.05 Group 5 Cheviot
o    11.05 - 11.45 Group 1 Belclare
o    11.45 - 12.25 Group 2 Merino
Friday 19th October 2018
•    FAI Child Welfare Course – 23 TY students
•    Dental Health Peer Ed Workshop 8.50 am-1.05 pm – 8 TY students – Day 2 of 2 
•    Primary School Rugby Blitz (9.00 am-12.30 pm) in Ashbourne Rugby Club – 10 TY students 
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
•    Volunteering for All Award Workshop 11.30 am-1.30 pm – 30 TY students 

Thursday 25th October 2018 
•    ISL Sign Language Course 11.45 am-12.45 pm – 12 TY students – Day 8 of 8
•    TY Show practice rotational – 40 minute slots – in GP 
o    8.50 - 09.30 Group 4 Hampshire
o    9.30 - 10.10 Group 5 Cheviot
o    10.25 - 11.05 Group 1 Belclare
o    11.05 - 11.45 Group 2 Merino
o    11.45 - 12.25 Group 3 Galway
o    12.25-1.05 Solo Auditions – open to all 
Break in TY Show rehearsals for November, December and January (start back Thursday 31st January 2019) as Grainne (the choreographer) is in pantomime 
Friday 26th October 2018
•    Criminal Courts of Justice visit 8.10 am-11.45 pm – 24 TY students 
•    FAI Child Welfare Course 8.50-10.10 am in YA08 – 23 TY students
Monday 29th October-Friday 2nd November 2018
•     Mid-Term Break 
Tuesday 6th November 2018
•    Focus Ireland Talk 9.50-11.10 am in GP – half of TYs (Speaker – Susie Hall)
•    Focus Ireland Talk 11.25 am-12.45 pm in GP – half of TYs (Speaker – Susie Hall)
•    Stop Cyber Bullying Workshop Let’s B Safe 1.25-2.45 pm in GP – all of TYs (Speaker – John Dwyer)
Thursday 8th November 2018
•    Irish Wheelchair Association Angels Campaign at Aldi and Dunnes – Class Cheviot in small groups 
Friday 9th November 2018
•    Irish Wheelchair Association Angels Campaign at Aldi and Dunnes – Class Cheviot in small groups 
•    Irish National Inclusive Karate Squad Bag Pack in Tesco – small groups 
Tuesday 13th November 2018
•    Zeminar Conference RDS – all TYS 
Wednesday 14th November 2018
•    Amanda Doherty Drama Workshop 11.45 am-1.05 pm – Drama module class only during Speech and Drama class time 
Thursday 15th November 2018
•    NutriSnax Healthy Eating Talk in GP – 11.30 am-12.20 pm – half of TYs – Galway, Hampshire and half of Merino (KB-RM)
•    NutriSnax Healthy Eating Talk in GP – 12.20-1.05 pm – half of TYs – Belclare, Cheviot and half of Merino (HN-HW)
•    Bake Sale in aid of Focus Ireland – in various locations in school lunchtime 
Tuesday 20th November 2018
•    Think Languages TY Language Fair 2.00-4.00 pm in Dublin Castle – 30 TY students 
Wednesday 21st November 2018
•    Pope John Paul II Achievement Award Talk 10.25 am in GP – all TYs
•    TY Japanese Trip to Japanese Restaurant 12.30 – 3.00 pm – 24 TY students 
Thursday 22nd November 2018
•    Rory O’Connor of Rory’s Stories Talk 11.45 am in GP – all TYs
•    Volunteer for All Award Team 12.25 pm in GP after talk to start on Charter
•    Credit Union Youth Council Meeting 1.45 pm in GP – 15 TY students 
Tuesday 27th-Friday 30th November 2018
•    TY Activity Week
o    Tuesday 27th November 2018 – own suitable clothes 
o    Causey Farm
o    Wednesday 28th November 2018 – own suitable clothes 
o    First Aid Workshop in GP and Mezzanine – Cheviot, Hampshire, Belclare (PB – CMcG)
o    Self Defence Workshop in Community Centre – Galway, Merino, Belclare (AMcG – EW)
o    Thursday 29th November 2018 – own suitable clothes 
o    First Aid Workshop in GP and Mezzanine – Galway, Merino, Belclare (AMcG – EW)
o    Self Defence Workshop in Community Centre – Cheviot, Hampshire, Belclare (PB – CMcG)
o    Friday 30th November 2018 – full school uniform 
o    In school workshops 
    Radio Broadcasting in RA03 Group 1
    Radio Broadcasting in WA08 Group 2
    Film Production in Sports Hall 
    Drama in Mezzanine 
    Team Building & Leadership in GP
Monday 3rd December 2018
•    Visit Out to Avaya Telecommunications Leopardstown 9.30 am to 1.45 pm – 10 TY students 
Tuesday 4th December 2018
•    Really Rubbish Film Festival Workshop 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in Demo Room – 12 students 
Wednesday 5th December 2018
•    Really Rubbish Film Festival Workshop 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in Demo Room – 12 students 
Thursday 6th December 2018 
•    Community Awareness of Drugs Talk 11.45 am-1.05 pm in GP – Belclare and Cheviot
•    APT Human Trafficking Life Skills Talk 11.45 am-1.05 pm in Demo Room – Merino and Hampshire  
Monday 10th December 2018
•    School Closed 
Tuesday 11th December 2018
•    Education through Recreation STEM Workshop – TY Science classes during Science 11.25 am double and 2.45 pm double
Thursday 13th December 2018
•    DCU Engineering Talk for students interested in Engineering in RA02 – 11.45 am-12.15 pm 
Tuesday 18th December 2018
•    TY Spanish Trip to IFI Cinema – 3 TY Spanish classes 

Wednesday 19th December 2018
•    Class Galway Carol Singing in Scotch Hall Shopping Centre Drogheda to fundraise for their Music Memory Project with Kilbrew Nursing Home – 20 TY students  
Friday 21st December 2018
•    Christmas Holidays commence at 1.05 pm
Monday 7th January 2019
•    School Re-opens
Thursday 10th January 2019
•    Volleyball Ireland Coaching Course 9.00 am-3.30 pm in Community Centre – 17 TY students - postponed
Friday 11th January 2019 
•    TY Module Change Session End – in all Option Choices except Future Leaders and Wood
Monday 14th-Friday 18th January 2019 
•    DCU ComputeTY Programme 9.30 am-3.30 pm in DCU – 21 TY students 
Wednesday 16th January 2018
•    Law Education in Schools 2 Day Workshop including Mock Trial in GP – all TYs – Day 1 of 2
Thursday 17th January 2018 
•    Law Education in Schools 2 Day Workshop including Mock Trial in GP – all TYs – Day 2 
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
•    Physics of Waves Tyndall Lecture in Carlow IT – 9 TYs 
•    Breast Cancer Awareness Talk 12.05-12.45 pm in GP – TY girls 
•    Humourfit Value of Life Workshops for Mental Health Awareness Week 
Thursday 24th January 2018
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Thursday 31st January 2019
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Thursday 7th February 2019 
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Monday 11th-Friday 15th February 2019 
•    TY Tutor Student Parent Meetings during school day 
Tuesday 12th February 2019 
•    iWish Conference, RDS (TY girls) 
Thursday 14th February 2019 
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Monday 18th-Friday 22nd February 2019
•    Mid-Term Break 
Tuesday 28th February 2019
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Thursday 7th March 2019
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Tuesday 12th March 2019 
•    Dublin Zoo Workshop on Sustainability/Conservation – all TYs 
Thursday 14th March 2019
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots

Friday 15th March 2019
•    Dogs Trust Visit Out 12.00-1.00 pm – 30 TY students  
Tuesday 19th March 2019
•    School Closed / Staff CPD
Thursday 21st March 2019
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Friday 22nd March 2019
•    Dogs Trust Visit Out 12.00-1.00 pm – 30 TY students  
Thursday 28th March 2019
•    TY Show Rehearsals 8.50 am-1.05 pm in GP – rotational groups with 40-minute slots
Friday 29th March 2019
•    TY Show Dress Rehearsal 
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
•    TY Show in Mezzanine
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
•    TY Show in Mezzanine 
Friday 5th April 2019
•    Cookery Class Cake Decorating Workshop 8.50-11.45 am – 24 TY students 
Friday 12th April 2019
•    Easter Holidays commence at 1.05 pm
Monday 29th April 2019
•    School Re-Opens
Tuesday 30th April 2019
•    TY DCU Open Day 9.30 am-2.30 pm 
Wednesday 1st May 2019
•    1stDrive Driving Skills Day Collon, Co Louth – 65 students – Cheviot, Belclare and half of Galway
•    PALS (Positive and Assertive Life Skills) Programme Workshop 8.50-10.10 am in GP – Hampshire 
•    PALS (Positive and Assertive Life Skills) Programme Workshop 10.10-11.45 am in GP – Merino
Thursday 2nd May 2019
•    1stDrive Driving Skills Day Collon, Co Louth – Hampshire, Merino and half of Galway 
•    PALS (Positive and Assertive Life Skills) Programme Workshop 10.25-11.45 am in GP – Belclare 
•    PALS (Positive and Assertive Life Skills) Programme Workshop 11.45-1.05 am in GP – Cheviot 
Friday 3rd May 2019 
•    PALS Programme Workshop 10.25-11.45 am in GP – Galway 
Monday 6th May 2019
•    Bank Holiday
Thursday 16th May 2019
•    TY End of Year Activity Day Navan Adventure Sports – all TYs 
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
•    TY Graduation in Sports Hall at 4.15 pm