Transition Year

Click here for the new 2018-2019 Transition Year Programme Booklet, in which Mr. Trenier, 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.

Transition Year’s Latest News Links

TYs Make Their Mark: Here, Abroad and On-Line

India, Redux!

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité…Paperasse!

TY Umbrellas: The Perfect Accompaniment to your Perambulation!

TYs Go Cross-Curricular: Death in Pompeii Comes Alive!

Première en Irlande! St. Conleth’s Signs Contract to Host the DELF Scolaire

TYs Set to Spread the Good Word!

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Michael Li: Fencer on the Rise!

TYs Make Smooth Segway from B of I to AIB

TY Build-A-Bank Boys Bring Back the Tiger!

Année de transition: l’après-midi de desserts!

Today Bray…Tomorrow Everest!

Himalayas, Ho!

Some of our Transition Year adventures:

  • Expedition to India (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

Last Post of Spring!

We were just clearing our desks of all the news from last term and we found one roll of undeveloped …more

TYs Take History and Botany 101

Last week the Transition years satisfied both their fauna and Fianna cravings by visiting both the Botanical Gardens and Glasnevin …more

TY Activités Françaises!

You have already read below how a group of Mr. Porzadny’s TYs initiated an innovative project which involved the organisation …more

Francophonic Football Flair!

Mr. Porzadny and Ms. Crowley are at it again, keeping le français alive and active and fighting a two-teacher war …more

The Boyz Take Centre Stage!

The TY Bank Street Boys enjoyed taking the stage and pushing their concept and products at the Build-A-Bank final, while …more

Goin’ County!

Historically, St. Conleth’s is traditionally associated with sports that may be described as particularly ballsbidgy or even ‘mock-ascendancy’: we excel …more

Two Wheels Good!

Now, that’s a real ‘pick and roll’! TYs enjoyed a day of sporting fun with a social dimension as they …more

Send Lawyers, Guns and Money!

Actually, just send the lawyers: guns are rendered redundant when truly rockin’ rhetoric is reverberating from the rostrum and the …more

Of Bankers and Buskers!

When you think ‘banker’ perhaps you think of the little moneybag grabbing Monopoly caricature… or, perhaps, some of the individual …more

DELF Delivered by Duo Dynamique!

Is that a whiff of Chanel mixing with the scent of curry wafting from the cafeteria?  Did a well-dressed and stylishly-coiffed professeur …more

Ballsbridge Fair

A TYer reports on their super-successful Christmas Fair (in partnership with Parents Association): The TY Christmas tree fair all started …more

Oooh! Look! It’s The Bank Street Boys!

Drift back, if you will, to this time of year in, say, 2005… You are working in mortgages at the …more

A Conleth’s Christmas!

The Annual St. Conleth’s Traditional Christmas Fair is being held this year on Saturday, December 8th from 9.30-4pm. As well …more

Uisce, Teanga agus Craic!

TYs enjoy a day of water-sports and Irish at Moontour, an innovative language adventure centre run by Past Pupil Sean …more

TY’s Rockin’ Finale!

Our School Concert this past Spring was once again a magnificent spectacle of student musical talent but we did notice …more