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Transition Year


The Transition Year (TY) Programme is a unique one year programme that promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society (Transition Year Guidelines, 1994, Department of Education). TY provides a bridge to enable students to make the transition from the more dependent type of learning associated with Junior Cycle to the more independent learning environment associated with Senior Cycle. It encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

What is the purpose of the Transition Year Programme?

To promote maturity:

  • Maturity in studies by making students more self-directed learners through the development of general, technical and academic skills
  • Maturity in relation to work and careers by developing work-related skills
  • Personal maturity by providing opportunities to develop communication skills, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility
  • Social maturity by developing greater ‘people’ skills and more awareness of the world outside school
  • Maturity that will help the student make a more informed choice of subject for their Leaving Certificate studies

Activities that have featured on our Transition year Calendar:

  • Subject Sampling
  • Science Competitions
  • AIB Build a Bank Competitions
  • ECDL
  • Overnight trips to Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Camping
  • Animation Workshops
  • All types of sport & weekly activities.
  • Law Course
  • First Aid
  • Work Experience
  • Gaisce
  • Mini Company
  • Horticulture
  • School Concert
  • Community Initiatives
  • Driving Theory & Car Safety
  • Toast Masters
  • Stilt Walking
  • Visitations to local industries
  • Psychology
  • Irish & English Debating
  • TY Trip

More information about Transition Year is available by clicking on the below link:

Clifden Community School
Co Galway
HZ1 W673

095 21184

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