Transition Year

Transition Year is a one-year programme which provides a bridge enabling students to make the transition to the Senior Cycle more successfully.

It offers a different agenda to the other five examination-driven years of secondary school. More than in any other year, it is the level of input from each pupil that is significant.

We offer a broad and varied programme of activities throughout the year, which aims to introduce students to new and interesting subjects and allow them to develop new life skills.

A planned schedule of activities is developed for each term, ranging from trips and excursions to workshops, work experience and community care. A particular highlight is the annual TY Musical which involves every student, whether on stage or behind the scenes.

It is the development of independent learning, the commitment with which the wide-ranging activities are engaged and the support and encouragement of parents/guardians which leads to the success of each Transition Year.

The aims of the programme are threefold:

  • Education for maturity with an emphasis on social awareness and increased social competence
  • Education through the experience of adult working life as a basis for personal development and maturity
  • Promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning

There are four elements to the Transition Year Programme:

Transition Year Dates

  • 19 Nov 2019
    18:30 to 21:30
    CAREERS EVENING for 4th-6th years
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  • 21 Nov 2019
    The Laughter Lounge & National Art Gallery Trip
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  • 21 Nov 2019
    The Laughter Lounge & National Art Gallery Trip
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  • 28 Nov 2019
    Outside Your Comfort Zone
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  • 28 Nov 2019
    Outside Your Comfort Zone
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  • 2 Dec 2019

    to

    6 Dec 2019

    Work Experience
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  • 2 Dec 2019

    to

    6 Dec 2019

    Work Experience
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  • 12 Dec 2019
    Ice-skating @ Dundrum on Ice
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  • 12 Dec 2019
    Ice-skating @ Dundrum on Ice
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  • 19 Dec 2019
    Christmas Party
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  • 19 Dec 2019
    Christmas Party
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  • 9 Jan 2020
    Breast Check
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  • 9 Jan 2020
    Breast Check
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  • 16 Jan 2020
    Skiing TBC
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  • 20 Jan 2020
    Movie Magic
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  • 23 Jan 2020
    Skiing TBC
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  • 30 Jan 2020
    Skiing TBC
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  • 3 Feb 2020

    to

    14 Feb 2020

    TY Work Experience
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  • 27 Feb 2020
    Musical Rehearsal
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  • 5 Mar 2020
    Musical Rehearsal
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  • 11 Mar 2020

    to

    12 Mar 2020

    TY Musical
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  • 19 Mar 2020
    Driver Theory/First Aid
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  • 26 Mar 2020
    Driver Theory/First Aid
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  • 2 Apr 2020
    Butlers Chocolates
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  • 23 Apr 2020
    Fire Safety Training Group 1
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  • 30 Apr 2020
    Fire Safety Training Group 2
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  • 14 May 2020
    Graduation Preparation
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  • 21 May 2020
    Graduation Preparation
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  • 22 May 2020
    Graduation
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  • 22 May 2020
    14:00
    TY Graduation @ 14:00
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  • 25 May 2020

    to

    29 May 2020

    EMBER Training Week
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