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

Look What the Tide Dragged In!

Pity the Geographer, for he plows a lonely course as he strides through the sands of time and bends to …more

An Offer We Couldn’t Refuse

St. Conleth’s a Gaelscoil? Well, the other Modern Languages also lay claim to our turf, including a recent arrival: gli …more

TY Gaeilgeoirí!

No, Torthaí Tráth na gCeist, is thankfully not an Irish Spelling Bee but a General Knowledge Table Quiz in the …more

Climbing the Walls?

Yes, over the last twenty months or so, we have all been ‘climbing the walls’ at some point or another, …more

Seniors: Too Cool for Ghoul

Unfortunately, nearly all the Senior School students and staff thought they were ‘too cool to be ghoul’ for Halloween and …more

Buzz, Buzz…

You would think that Mr. Carvill The Younger would be the last to fall for the old honeypot trick, but …more

TYred?

Well, maybe you should change out of your pyjamas and slippers before you log on to work from your comfy …more

Great Sports!

We mentioned below how the St. Conleth’s rugby and hockey teams have hit the ground running, and we are soon …more

Lock and Load!

Many years, in fact, decades ago, when Transition Year Elder Gavin Maguire was a young lad, of about 17 or …more

Idle Hands…

Well, in Transition Year at St. Conleth’s, we really don’t have to worry about the conclusion of that old proverb …more