Transition Year

Transition year is a multidisciplinary programme that prepares our students for life. They learn new skills and gain in confidence to meet the challenges they will encounter in future life. With the help of teacher/student reviews and evaluation, we have changed and adapted this programme to meet the needs of our pupils.

"A man's mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimension" De Chardin
"The greatest gift one can give to another person is a deeper understanding of life and the ability to love and believe in oneself" Chantal

Aim: To achieve the all-round development of the student.

To enable students to develop into mature and independent adultsTo equip students with the skills to discern and embrace a healthy lifestyleTo enable students to grow in confidence and maturity

The course is divided into three main areas:
The Transition in-school programmeThe world of work ( 4 weeks work experience)Transition and the community

The Transition year programme builds on the solid base of the Junior Cert and provides a good base for the Leaving Cert. There is continuity in subjects such as Gaeilge, English, Maths and Languages while students also get an opportunity to assess their abilities and strengths in relation to a wide range of other subjects. This gives the students greater insights and should be beneficial when it comes to making a choice of subjects for the Leaving Cert.

The programme is varied, enriching, challenging and relevant. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop their own individual talents and strengths. 

Click here to download the Christmas TY Newsletter.

Click here to download the Summer 2014 TY Newsletter

Some parts of the programme include:
A trip to Delphi, Co. Galway for four days. Students participate in many enjoyable activities including surfing, canoeing, hillwalking, bogwalks, zip-line, rock-climbing, volleyball and much more. Activities on Thursday afternoons include:

The Watershed

Water aerobics


Enjoyable activities in the classroom include:

European cooking


Media Studies

European Studies

Cultural Studies





IT (Information Technology)

Students will also study the core subjects:








There are numerous excursions throughout the year including visits to Waterford Crystal, the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin Zoo and of course our annual 3 day summer camping trip.There are also many excellent workshops, such as First Aid, Fire Safety and Skincare classes.