Click here for the new 2020-2021 Transition Year Programme Booklet, in which Mr. Gavin Maguire, our TY Co-ordinator, lays out all you need to know about the exciting classes, trips and projects which make up Transition Year at St. Conleths.
Click here for our Transition Year Promotional Flyer!
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
For a man who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in flip-flops and has swum the mighty Ganges River in those French …more
To prompt pleasant memories of when your younger family members were not always just standing there listlessly in front of …more
The TYs are just about to close out a very busy first term, with outings galore, a monumental Christmas Fair …more
The Annual Transition Year Christmas Fair and Tree Sale was once again a spectacular success, with trees, wreaths and various …more
…the Annual Transition Year Christmas Tree Sale and Fair! Yes, indeed: the wind has picked up, the sun was last …more
In the old country, ‘Gotta Love a Trier’ is one of those ambivalent sayings: a double-edged sword, a backhanded compliment… …more
It is a phrase of which you do not hear much anymore… after all, is it not oxymoronic? Good and …more
Did we take the wrong turn somewhere in the late 60’s, when Brian Wilson retreated to his room and stopped singing …more
Apparently, when Mr. Trenier heard that his Transition Years were organising a fundraiser for the Irish Wheelchair Association he mistakenly …more
We were just clearing our desks of all the news from last term and we found one roll of undeveloped …more
Last week the Transition years satisfied both their fauna and Fianna cravings by visiting both the Botanical Gardens and Glasnevin …more
You have already read below how a group of Mr. Porzadny’s TYs initiated an innovative project which involved the organisation …more
Mr. Porzadny and Ms. Crowley are at it again, keeping le français alive and active and fighting a two-teacher war …more
The TY Bank Street Boys enjoyed taking the stage and pushing their concept and products at the Build-A-Bank final, while …more