2016-2017

Philosophy

Transition Year provides a bridge between Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. It offers a broad educational experience promoting the personal, social, academic and vocational development of each student. It provides us with opportunities to create new learning environments in which each girl can discover her own individual talents, aptitudes and abilities.

Our aim is to prepare each girl for her role as an independent, responsible member of society. We encourage the involvement of parents, employers and local community in the Transition Year Programme, specifically through our Tourism and Work Experience Programmes.

The absence of examination pressure gives us the opportunity to develop new skills and to lay a firm foundation for Leaving Certificate.

Subject Choice

Students maintain a focused academic approach to their core subjects during transition year while experiencing a rounded exposure to key areas within their subject choices.

Students take part in rotational modules to gain an insight into subjects that are on offer for the Leaving Certificate course.

Work Experience

Students take part in three weeks of work experience during Transition Year. This gives students the opportunity to experience different types of work. Each student is encouraged to find her own placement as the process of applying for and securing a position is a vital part of the work experience programme.

Tours of special interest:
Leinster House
29 Fitzwilliam Square
The Mansion House
City Hall
Kilmainham Gaol
Mountjoy Jail
National Museum
D4 Hotels
Dublin Castle
Trinity College
 

Educational Outings

Outings are an integral part of the T4 year as they develop interpersonal relations and broaden the students’ knowledge and experience.

Day Tours

The first full day tour takes place early in September – this trip plays an important role in developing group cohesion. Visits to numerous places of interest are organised through the Tourism, History and Geography courses.

Weekend Visits

Our weekend visits include tours as part of the Tourism Awareness Course and the Gaisce weekend trip to Glenda-lough.

Activity Tours

Transition year students take part in a 3 days trip to Delphi in Connemara, Galway, an Adventure Centre during April.

Core Subjects Choice Subjects Modules
English French Dance
Irish German Psychology
EAL Art Craft
Maths Music
Personal Development Cookery
ECDL Science
Italian/Linguistics Enterprise
Health and Fitness History
 Computer Coding Geography
Social Studies
Tourism
Extra-Curricular Activities
Gaisce – The President’s Award SVP
Alive Musical
Charity Fundraising Drama
School Bank Comhairle na nÓg
Log on, Learn
Activity Afternoon
Varied activities are timetabled for every Tuesday afternoon from
1.40 – 3.40
.

Activities include:
Educational excursions
Guest Speakers
Workshops
Work Experience Preparation
Subject Choice Preparation
Karate, Gym, Zumba