Transition Year Programme

Every student in fourth year partakes in the Transition Year programme. Transition Year gives every student many wonderful opportunities to grow and develop outside of the classroom. We place great emphasis on personal development in TY, as well as academic progress also. TY affords students the opportunity to learn more about themselves, with activities such as Voluntary Work, Work Experience, Musicals/Dramas, Foreign Trips, Gaisce, GAA Future Leaders, YSI, and many more being made available to all students. We also use e-Portfolios to enhance students learning and self-management. The skills that students develop during Transition Year are of huge benefit to them as they carry these skills in to their Senior Cycle education.

 

Core Subjects

Gaeilge

English

Maths

Spanish

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Physical Education

 

Modules

Environmental Studies

Nutrition

Cookery

DIY Skills

Enterprise

Sports Science

Art

Technology

Driving Theory

 

GAA Future Leaders

GAA Future Leaders is a Cross-Curricular programme designed for Transition Year students. The programme consists of 8 modules. Each module varies in length, with most taking 6-10 hours to complete. Each module is a stand-alone module, and certification is provided on a module by module basis. Students will undertake the following modules;

Hurling/Football Coaching

Administration

Sports Journalism

Functional Analysis

Nutrition

Wellbeing

Event Management

For true learning to take place, students will put their learning into practice by attending games and organising events. This programme will enable students to contribute and involve themselves in other school events.

 

“Get Going Get Rowing”

Mary Moloney from Rowing Ireland visited the Transition Years lately to present a Workshop to them on Rowing Coaching. As part of this programme, our Transition Year students are now teaching and coaching our Junior Cycle PE students. Our Junior Cycle students will now have an opportunity to learn about the skills associated with rowing and the programme will enhance their abilities to undertake other physical activity also.

 Transition Year Safe-Driving Course

Our Transition Year group went on a very worthwile field trip recently to the Munster Driving Campus. This was a great opportunity for these pupils to learn and develop driving skills, and the group also received practical advice and tips on the following;

Changing Tyres

Undertaking the Driving Theory Test

Measuring/Understanding an engine

Driving

Cúrsa Thiomána na hIdirbhliana

Chuaigh an Idirbhliain ar turas an-tairbheach go dtí an “Munster Driving Campus”. Deis a bhí ann dóibh foghlaim faoi scileanna tiomána agus fuair an grúpa neart deiseanna praiticiúla chomh maith i dtaobh na gníomhaíochtaí seo a leanas;

  • Roth a athrú
  • Tabhairt faoin Scrúdú Teoiric
  • Inneal ghluaisteáin a mheas
  • Tiomáint!

Transition Year London Trip

The Transition Years travelled to London on Wednesday, November 7th for what was a very full trip. They started at 5 in the morning in Cork Airport and returned home close to midnight. They visited the Natural History Museum, did the Thames River Cruise and the highlight of the trip was going to see Wicked in the Apollo Theatre. The group will never forget this trip.