TY (Transition Year)
What is Transition Year?
A one year program taken after Junior Certificate and before the Leaving Certificate Programme.
What is the Purpose of the Transition Year Programme?
To promote maturity, develop skills and identify preferences. Maturity in studies by making students more self-directed learners through the development of general, technical and academic skills. Maturity in relation to work and careers by developing work-related skills. Personal maturity by providing opportunities to develop communication skills, self-conﬁdence and a sense of responsibility. Social maturity by developing greater ʻpeopleʼ skills and more awareness of the world outside school.
Subjects studied by Transition Year students include; Irish, English, Maths, Mini-Company, Young Social Innovator Programme, Biology, Phys/Chem, French, Spanish, Religion, PE, Environmental Studies, Practical Cookery, Information Technology, Woodwork, Drama, Development Education. Students may also complete modules in Self Defence, Sports Coaching, Chinese, Chess, First Aid, Driver Safety Programme, Work Experience, Public Speaking & Log on Learn (teaching I.T. to senior citizens)
Tours and Outings
Students are encouraged to participate in many tours and outings including, European tour, team building outings and outdoor pursuits.
This year the Transition Year class staged "The Molooneys", written by local playright Michael Dennehy.
Check out their video also on the home page.
Lots more Fun and Life-Experiencing Activities
Check out the TY Diary here: