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Transition Year Information 2022 - 2023

Letter for new TY Parents 2022
Transition Year Information 2022 - 2023

May 2022

Re: Transition Year Information 2022-23

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This letter is to let you know some important information in relation to dates and costs associated with the Transition Year Programme. The curriculum includes a core of familiar subject areas and provides for new areas of experience through the incorporation of a range of additional learning modules as outlined in recent presentations. A calendar (subject to change) is included. Below is the draft outline of likely costs during TY. In order to continue to offer a range of activities in TY, there are some charges that we have to place against these activities. The cost of additional planned activities (for all students), which are listed below, is €160. This €160 does not include the cost of Petersburg, TY Trips or other activities not on the planned calendar that the students may organise during the course of the year.

We expect all students to participate in the planned programme as this creates the maximum opportunities for learning. Please contact the TY co-ordinator or Principal in advance, if there are any circumstances that prevent your child from participating in these programmes. While we try to plan and budget for all activities in TY from the beginning of the year, occasionally we get invitations to participate in some very worthwhile activities based on how projects/student interests develop during the year.

Lastly, the Work Experience dates are:

(1) Mon 24th – Fri 28th October

(2) Mon 7th – Fri 10th February

(3) Mon 29th May – Fri 2nd June

To avail of the benefits of the Work Experience module it is important that students begin to plan their preferred options as soon as possible.

Looking forward to a productive and enjoyable Transition Year.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Kelly Mary Keating

Principal TY co-ordinator

TY predicted budget 2022-23

Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre (Teambuilding)

€85 [1]

Tuesday activities (and associated transport)

€160 [2]

Personal Safety & Self-Defence Workshop

Redesign Ireland Environmental Workshop

Law Course

Road Safety Awareness

Psycho-Spaghetti (tbc) Comedy show

CSI (Forensic Science Workshop)

Comedy Workshop

Wellbeing Day

Relationships and Sexuality Education

Poetry Slam Workshop

Disability Awareness Workshop

Road Safety Awareness

Introduction to First Aid


President’s Medal: Bronze

€15 (online) registration (Sept) +

€115(tbc) Adventure Journey (Spring Term)

Overnight Trip (3 days/2 nights): (under review)

(subject to approval from Board of Management)

Price will depend on destination and activities

Day Trips: to be decided following discussion with students and approval from management

Price will depend on trip destination and activities

€160 due on return to school on or before Friday 2ndSeptember

Petersburg trip is to be paid for in full before travel (early-September)

TY calendar for 2022 -23(**may be subject to change)

Th 25th Aug

Staff return to school

Staggered return to school of all students

Tu 30th Aug

Induction for students new to the school entering TY 12pm- 3.55

W 31st Aug – F 2nd Sep

Wed – all TYs return

Wk 2 (5)

M 5th – F 9th Sept


Wk 3 (5)

M 12th – F 16thSept

Health & Safety Talk

Wk 4 (5)

M 19th – F 23rd Sept

Arts Festival School Programme

Wk 5 (4)

M 26th – F 30thSept

Environmental Workshops

Wk 6 (5)

Tu 4th – F 7th Oct

Law Day

Wk 7 (5)

M 10th – F 14th Oct

Wellbeing Day (10th)

Wk 8 (5)

M 17th – F 21st Oct

Road Safety Awareness /RSA interactive shuttle

Wk 9 (5)

M 24th – F 28th Oct

TY Work Experience (1)

Mid-Term 31st Oct – F 4th Nov

Wk 10 (5)

M 7th – F 11th Nov

Wk 11 (5)

M 14th – F 18th Nov

Wk 12 (5)

M 21st – F 25th Nov

Comedy Workshop

Wk 13 (5)

M 28th – F 2nd Dec

Wk 14 (5)

M 5th – F 9th Dec

CSI Forensic Science

Wk 15 (5)

M 12th – F 16th Dec

Wk 16 (3)

M 19th – Wed 21stDec

Christmas Holidays Dec 22nd – Jan 4th

Wk 17 (2)

Th 5th – F 6th Jan

Wk 18 (5)

M 9th – F 13th Jan

First Aid

TY Aptitude Test (tbc) Parents re 5th Options (tbc)

Wk 19 (5)

M 16th – F 20th Jan

Wk 20 (5)

M 23rd – F 27th Jan

Poetry Slam

Wk 21 (5)

M 30th – F 3rd Feb

Wk 22 (4)

Tu 7th – F 10th Feb

TY Work Experience (2)

Mid-Term M 13th – F 17th Feb

Wk 23 (5)

M 20th – F 24th Feb

Breast Health & Cancer Awareness (tbc)

Wk 24 (5)

M 27th - F 3rd Mar

Wk 25 (5)

M 6th – 10th Mar

TY Parent Teacher Meeting (Thurs 9th)

Wk 26 (4)

M 13th – 16th Mar

Personal Safety & Self-defence

Wk 27 (4)

Tu 21st – 24th Mar

Wk 28 (5)

M 27th – 31st Mar

Disability Awareness Workshops

Easter Holidays 3rd – 14th April

Wk 29 (5)

M 17th – F 21thApril

RNLI (tbc) Kayaking (tbc)

Wk 30 (5)

M 24th – F 28thApril

Stilt Walking (tbc) Kayaking (tbc)

Wk 31 (4)

Tu 2nd – F 5th May

Kayaking (tbc)

Wk 32 (5)

M 8th – F 12th May

Wk 33 (5)

M 15th – F 19thMay

Wk 34 (5)

M 22nd – F 26thMay

TY final week in school

Wk 35 (5)

M 29th – F June 2nd

TY Work Experience (3)

Programmes: Future Leaders (all students)

Microsoft Office Specialist Training Programme (all students)

Age Action: Getting Started (opt in)

[1] The exact price will be communicated to students in September

[2] These activities are subsidised by the school to reduce the cost.

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