Transition Year was reintroduced to the school in 2018 and is currently optional. Students are invited to apply for a place on the programme. Criteria for acceptance includes previous attendance, behaviour and a personal statement. Currently, there are 44 students (two groups of 22 students). Irish, English, Maths, French, Religion and P.E. are compulsory subjects on the timetable however they do not follow the Senior Cycle Syllabus. Instead, the subjects are taught in such a way that students develop an appreciation for culture, improve their language skills and apply their learning to a variety of tasks.
Students have Work Experience one day per week (currently Wednesday) and must source this themselves. By the end of the year it is hoped that students will have a range of experiences from a variety of different employments.
2018-2019 TY students are currently undertaking modules in Art, Music, Spanish, Chinese, Business, Science, History and Geography. They are also involved in the Gaisce Awards and The Green Schools Project. Opportunities have arisen in areas of Forensic Science, Aeronautics, Engineering and Arts through private companies and NUIG.
Transition Year Co-Ordinator - Mr. A. Murphy