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Transition Year

Transition Year is a compulsory one year programme. It provides a bridge to enable students make the transition from Junior to Senior Cycle. It encourages personal and social development and recognises the need for students to grow in independence. Research shows that students who take TY obtain higher CAO points on average than those who don't.

Transition Year fosters academic achievement as students prepare for a Leaving Certificate Programme, further study and adult and working life. It encourages the development of critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

Students who participate most enthusiastically tend to benefit most from the year. The programme includes the following:

  • Study of basic subjects to provide a foundation for Leaving Certificate work
  • Taste of Business and Science subjects to help with subject choice for 5th year.
  • Study of non-exam, hobby type subjects e.g. Gardening, Hair & Beauty
  • Life Skills e.g. Personal Development, Social Education, ICT, exposure to a wide range of opinions and experiences
  • Development of personal initiative e.g. Enterprise, fund-raising for charity, fund-raising for school musical
  • Development of poise and confidence e.g. Speech & Drama, participation in school musical


  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • French/German
  • Business/Enterprise
  • Religion
  • Physical Education
  • History/Environment
  • Activities
  • Book Club/Dance
  • Coding - New
  • Debating
  • Guidance
  • Personal Development
  • Musical
  • Food Science/Hair and Beauty/Art
  • Speech and Drama
  • Computers
  • Log Book
  • Physics/Chemistry/Gardening/Crafts
  • Media/Biology/Cookery
  • Politics - New

Mar 21
TY Work Experience/Community Work begins
Mar 31
Easter Holidays begin
Here are just a few sports events and achievements that were held in our school recently!
A select few of our TY students took part in the Waterford enterprise final in Dungarvan, showcasing their mini businesses and entrepreneurship.
Here are just a few events and activities that took place during this busy week!
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