Programmes – Transition Year

Transition Year: update September 2019

Well, Transition Year 2019 has taken off!  Our TY students have started to settle down to the opportunities and challenges of a very different educational experience.  On Friday 23rd August they were introduced to the year, signing their Commitment to Work page and learning about their new subjects and modules.  This year, as well as continuing with most of our very successful modules from last year eg Sport & Recreation, Chinese and Russian, we are also involved in exciting new modules eg Philosophy and Public Speaking!

The students are now looking forward to their trip to the Carlingford Adventure Centre on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th Sept with great anticipation.  Their rain gear and wellies are being packed (as well as the suncream!) so that they arrive on time at 8.15 for early assembly. The trip to Carlingford helps students bond, to get to know each other, gaining insight into group tasks and activities, and working together to solve challenges.

A week after Carlingford, all TY students head to Co. Carlow, to the Ploughing Championships.   What an action-packed year – we are only in September!!


New documents (2019-2020)


About the Transition Year Programme

The Transition Year Programme is an optional  year of study between Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. Places are limited. Students may apply during their Third Year.  

Core subjects:

Maths, English, Irish, Geography, History, French, German, Physical Education, Business, Social, Personal, Health Education, Religious Education, Choir, Careers, Geographical Information Systems, Home Economics and Science.

Modular subjects:

Song writing, Web design, Drama, Media Studies, Art, Leisure, Health Related Fitness, Music, European Studies, Log-on Learning, Public Speaking, Craft, Technical Drawing Interior Design.