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Transition Year Programme

What is Transition Year?

A one year program taken after Jumior Certificate and before the Leaving Certificate Programme.

What is the Purpose of the Transition Year Programme?

To promote maturity. 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 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.

Log on Learn Programme Log on Learn programme

Students involved in the Log on Learn programme

Mental Health Ireland Public Speaking Competition

Students get valuable public speaking experience in the Mental Health Ireland Public Speaking competition

The White Headed Boy The white Headed Boy

The Transition Year class staging "the White Headed Boy", Preparations are currently underway for the staging of Sadhbh

Mini Company Mini Company

Fun at Minicompany

European Trip European Trip
European Trip

Transition Year Tour to Florence, Rome & Pisa

- Seeking inspiration in Florence

Dan Neville Knitting for Age Action

TY Students meeting TD Dan Neville for YSI

Knitting for Age Action Ireland

Hong Kong Students Hong Knog students

Scoil Pol TY Students meeting students from Hong Kong

Practical Cooking Chess

Practical Cookery

Concentrating, playing chess

Science Week Science Week

Science week 2010 - Teaching First Years