Transition Year

In the new 2020-2021 Transition Year Programme Booklet, Mr. Gavin Maguire, our TY Co-ordinator, lays out all you need to know about the exciting classes, trips and projects.

Transition Year at St. Conleth’s is part of our Senior Cycle and is a mandatory growing space and time for our girls and boys en route to being young adults. Our TY Programme encompasses all areas of personal development, from the charitable through the athletic to the cultural, as well as continuing the academic and intellectual growth of our students, as they sample all the available Leaving Certificate subjects and make well-guided choices in accordance with our strengths-based educational philosophy.

At St. Conleth’s we do not believe that the mind should sleep during Transition Year! A dedicated TY Co-ordinator organises a team of teachers and adjunct professionals who lead the students through a demanding but exhilarating curriculum of subject-specific project work, real-life and work experiences and the individually tailored Gaisce programme. A TY day may also include a bit of Mandarin Chinese and cooking in the morning, sailing and photography in the afternoon, and practice for the year-end musical at day’s end. No two students are alike and this is especially true when it comes to determining courses and activities for Transition Year. Our TY Programme has the correct blend of variety and depth, which enables every student to fulfil their potential in this important year of transition.

Some of our Transition Year adventures:

  • Expedition to East Africa (optional)
  • SciFest and Young Scientist Competition
  • PSAT, Eirquest and COA
    aptitude and career guidance testing and one-to-one consultation
  • Community Work to benefit groups such as GOAL, Simon, SVP etc…
  • ‘Mindfulness’, mental and personal health seminars
  • Overnight trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre.
  • Sailing in Dun Laoghaire (INSS)
  • Drama Classes
  • Law seminar
  • Certified First Aid Course
  • Early Morning Latin (optional)
  • Christmas Fair and Carols
  • AIB Build-a-Bank programme.
  • Storytelling with students of St. Bridget’s National School
  • Photography Course
  • Self-Defence Course
  • Gaisce Award Programme
  • TY Musical and Graduation night
  • ‘Know your Dublin’ educational outings

Transition Year News

This Is What We Missed

The last few weeks have been a flurry of activities which have… in living colour, in full surround sound and …more

Another Day in the Life of…

… St. Conleth’s. It is a hectic time of year, with many special events crowding the calendar… and the regular …more

Turlough Dineen, Divus.

The Roman emperors were often declared divus by their successors in gratitude for a lifetime of toil and trouble on …more

Chuggers Supreme!

A proper end to Lent! St. Conleth’s Transition Years were proud to present The Down Syndrome Centre with a cheque …more

Tennis, Anyone?

Nestled as we are between the shadow-dappled courts of Herbert Park and the power and prestige of the Fitzwilliam Lawn …more

Remembering Neil

Neil Quinlan passed away tragically while on a Transition Year hiking trip in April 2013.  Neil was only at St. …more

Aoi Lán Seoil!

During Seachtain na Gaeilge even a school which lies at the top of Waterloo and Wellington Roads comes out ‘all Irish’… …more

Let Putin Eat Cake!

Actually, no, on second thought, he can’t have any! Our Student Council have organised two fun, and profitable, events to …more

Transition Years Are Go!

Yes, TY Co-Ordinator Gav Maguire does spend most of his time at L&C’s in the Herbo… actually, that is not …more

The Children’s Crusade (and Competition!)

In a fitting conclusion to Catholic Schools Week, Mr. Lonergan led 28 First Yeasr student volunteers on ‘A Pilgrim Path’ …more