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

TYs Paint their Brains!

St. Conleth’s Senior School Art Teacher Ms. Halpin is always pushing the boundaries, especially in her Transition Year art class, …more

I Have Two Points, Sir!

Only two, are you sure, Oisín? It is with great ambivalence that teachers face the prospect of having a schools …more

Prized Poetry!

Transition Year Siobhán Fitzgerald did not spend her lockdown gorging on the latest dark Danish Netflix sci-fi series. Okay… maybe …more

Sailing Takes Me Away…

If one man could defeat Covid-19 all by himself, and we know that is impossible, but if one man could …more

TYs Zoom Outta Here!

For a man who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in flip-flops and has swum the mighty Ganges River in those French …more

Drums Along The Dodder!

To prompt pleasant memories of when your younger family members were not always just standing there listlessly in front of …more

TYs Show Flair Français!

The TYs are just about to close out a very busy first term, with outings galore, a monumental Christmas Fair …more

Thumbs Up for the TY Fair!

The Annual Transition Year Christmas Fair and Tree Sale was once again a spectacular success, with trees, wreaths and various …more

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

…the Annual Transition Year Christmas Tree Sale and Fair!  Yes, indeed: the wind has picked up, the sun was last …more

Gotta Love a… TYer!

In the old country, ‘Gotta Love a Trier’ is one of those ambivalent sayings: a double-edged sword, a backhanded compliment… …more