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The Department guidelines for Transition Year states as its mission "to promote the personal, social and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society".

What a student gets out of TY depends hugely on the attitude she takes to it in the first place. If you are open-minded you are more likely to see and grasp the opportunities. It is an opportunity to try new activities, new subjects, attempt things they've never had an opportunity to do in their academic life before.

Through this, they become stronger in themselves, their confidence grows, their ability to work as part of a team is developed, along with their social and personal skills. Transition Year is a year-long test – your level of engagement will be your reward.

Aims of Transition Year


The Transition Year Programme aims to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society.

Transition Year is designed as a bridging year between the junior cycle, which is very much dependant on teacher led learning and the senior cycle which involves much more independent, self-directed learning.

The NCCA conducted an Independent longitudinal study on the performance of Leaving Certificate students and found that those who had taken the Transition Year Programs "were likely to be educationally adventurous than those who chose not to follow the programme.

That is, they were more likely to retain subjects at higher level, to move up from Ordinary to Higher level and from Foundation to Ordinary level. They were also more likely to take up subjects which they had not taken before."

Transition Year is made up of Four Layers

Core subjects

 

work experience 2Work Experience

All Students undertake Work Experience. Each student must secure their own placements. It is recommended that students reflect very carefully on the career options they wish to pursue.

 

Footloose the Musical 2018European Studies

Transition Year has assumed an important European dimension within the school in recent years, as a result of the E.U. Comenius Project funded by

Work Shops

Students are involved in various workshops each year and vary year to year to meet the needs of the students.
Examples include: First Aid/ CPR, Photography, Poetry, Drive for Life,

 

 

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Footloose Musical in partnership with the Royal School TY Coding

 

Gaisce

Gaisce, or the President’s Award, is a National prize for personal achievement. It is based on set challenges, e.g. learning a new skill, doing community work or going on an expedition.

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TY Graduation Ceremony


At the end of the year, there will be a TY Graduation Ceremony to which parents and guardians will be invited. A range of certificates e.g. First Aid, Work Experience, will be presented.

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