St. Killian's College

Transition Year

Transition Year

Transition year

Transition Year is a one year school based programme between Junior and Senior Cycle.

It is designed to act as a bridge between the two by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependent learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-directed learning required for the Senior Cycle.

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Why you should do Transition Year:

  • You’re learning through a different manner without serious study.
  • You get the opportunity to work together, as a team and bond as a group.
  • You get a taste of the subjects that are available in the Leaving Cert course.
  • You use your own initiative by planning and organising all events in transition year, such as calling the company, organising a bus, collecting money, etc.
  • You gain a range of skills such as communication, confidence and planning skills.
  • Through this year, T.Y students also learn great independence skills and build themselves as people.

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Benefits of Transition Year:

  • Personal development.
  • Developing life skills.
  • Make better career choices because of career classes/career investigation during the year which enable students to study different careers available.
  • Higher maturity levels and better life skills for going to college.
  • More responsible and trusted to make your own decisions, whether it is decisions for school or for after school life.
  • A greater understanding of the working world because of work experience.

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The subjects the Transition Year students sampled this year were:

English Metalwork Health and Safety
Irish DCG Personal Development
Maths Home Economics Computers
French Physical Education Business/Enterprise
Agricultural science Career guidance Construction
Art Coaching Work placement

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Trips:

  • Lilliput
  • Paintballing
  • Go karting
  • Agricultural science trips
  • Surfing
  • Great Escapes
  • Cinema
  • Skiing
  • Nursing Homes
  • NUI, Galway. University of Limerick and other college open days
  • Garda Road Safety Programme
  • Youth Connect
Nov
11 2018
Science week
Nov
19 2018
CAO information evening
Nov
19 2018
Progressive 25 Cards
Nov
26 2018
Progressive 25 Cards
Nov
29 2018
1st, 2nd, TY & 5th year PTM
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