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

Whole Child, Inc.

You get the occasional teacher complaining about missing classes (we, the notable and enthusiastic exception!), but there is plenty of …more

Shh… What’s that Sound? Ka-Ching!

The scariest sound effect this Halloween for the St. Conleth’s Student Socialist Society/Debating Club was the clarion call of capitalism… …more

Cool Ghoul School!

Cool Ghoul School!

Ms. Halpin and her Art students have transferred St. Conleth’s Senior School into a cool ghoul school! Below we see …more

People For Profit!

People For Profit!

Think globally: act locally! TYs helped Paddy Byrne, of Ballsbridge Tidy Towns, to make flower plants by up-cycling wooden pallets. …more

Transition Years Are Go!

Transition Years Are Go!

The Transition Year dynamic duo of Gav Maguire and Richie Morris have completely banished the covid error image of TYs …more

Where’s My Phone?

Yes, the desperate furtive glances and frenzied pocket patting usually results in a reassuring but slightly sickening feeling of comfort, …more

TY: Full of Life!

We were planning on making jokes about Gav, and many of the TYs, ‘method acting’ all year long for 10 …more

Brains, We Eat Brains!

Yes, the zombies are coming tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 as the Transition Years wrap up a lively year with a …more

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