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. Our Transition 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.