Our Transition Year
We believe in the benefits of Transition Year so much that we make it compulsory. A Transition Year offers pupils a broad educational experience with a view to the attainment of increased maturity before proceeding to further study and/or vocational preparation. It provides a bridge to help pupils make the transition from the highly-structured environment of Junior Certificate to one where they will take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision-making.
Pupils participate in learning strategies which are active and experimental and which help them to develop a range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. OurTransition Year also provides an opportunity for pupils to reflect on and develop an awareness of the value of education and training in preparing them for the ever-changing demands of the adult world of work and relationships. We are very proud of our on-going commitment to the Transition Year Programme within the school and endeavour to improve annually. In our TY we have the following aims:
- Personal: To help you develop your personality and character towards a more positive and confident self-image.
- Study/Work:To develop independent work and study habits appropriate to the Senior Cycle.
- Career: To become familiar with workplaces outside school and possible career paths.
- Social: To become more informed about society and more skilled at dealing with people.
Please click on the Download section of this page for a comprehensive overview of what we offer in Transition Year in our College.
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