Our compulsory Transition Year plays a vital role in the educational success of our students. They follow a stimulating and challenging programme of educational activities and project work for the year. Our emphasis during the year is on holistic growth – the growth of the whole person. We also focus on encouraging students to take greater responsibility for their own learning.
Students are given the opportunity to sample new subjects, and work experience and assignments enable them develop a whole range of new practical and personal skills. The value of Transition Year can be seen in the increased maturity, competence and self-confidence of the students. Participating in our Transition Year Programme is an excellent opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in the richness of spoken Irish in its natural context. Thus, it is an ideal preparation for Senior Cycle.
We welcome students from other schools to experience the Transition Year programme we offer. A separate brochure is available with details of the Transition Year Programme