Transition Year

This is a one-year programme taken between Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. It involves studying a wide range of academic subjects and the pursuit of extra-curricular activities. In our school, it also includes the production of a musical, running a business, foreign trips and Gaisce Awards.

This year helps to develop the skills that students require for the vocational and practical demands of life and is possibly their first real experience of the wider world. Students grow and mature in outlook and behaviour in this year. The Transition Year Programme is conducted according to the Department of Education’s 1993 Guidelines. It is designed to cater for the students’ personal and social development with particular emphasis on increasing maturity and self-confidence. It offers an opportunity, between Junior and Senior Cycle studies, to develop a more self-directed approach to work and study; some orientation towards the world of work; and experience of personal commitment to those considered more vulnerable in society; and to help students take responsibility for their own learning and decision-making. Our desire is that students at the end of Transition Year would have grown in greater maturity and confidence, as well as a greater appreciation of themselves, others and the world in which they live.

Some annual Transition Year Activities:

As a bonding experience early in their Transition Year, students undertake a series of physical outdoor challenges or a trip to an outdoor adventure centre such as Delphi.

Climbing Keeper Hill 

Delphi 2017 

Delphi 2018

  • Aberdeen Angus Competition

Each year, many teams from the school take part in the National Aberdeen Angus competition. The project themes cover the important topics of Improving Animal Genetics; Sustainable Agriculture; Farm Health & Safety; and Increasing Consumer Awareness of the Quality of Irish Food and in Particular Irish Beef.

  • TY Graduation

Each year, TYs with their parents and guardians gather to celebrate their work, effort and learning over the year in May. This is a wonderful evening and an amazing way to finish the year.

TY Calendar

Some Activities 2021/2022 (so far!)

Intinn Programme Tackles Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

In association with Cork International Film Festival,  Intinn is an unique film and mental health programme for Transition Year and Senior Cycle students, online directly to classrooms nationwide. Over the course of the week, all TY students enjoyed viewings of an array of short film and documentaries around the topic of mental health. 

Conversation with Dr. A. Crowley from the European Space Agency

Outdoor Activities at Lough Gur with Kilfinane Outdoor Activities Centre

Cycling in the Ballyhoura Mountains


Solar Youth Assembly

Zoom with Billy Kelleher, MEP

Microsoft Dreamspace Session

Helping out with Food Appeal

Some other past activities…

Computer Course Run by TYs for Local Senior Citizens, in association with Age Action Ireland

Fundraising to help those affected by natural disasters

Communication Class linking with Local Media

Strictly Come Dancing, in association with Charleville CBS

Donation of locks of hair to the Princess Trust, spearheaded by TY Students

FAI PDP! Soccer Coaching Course 2020:

All participants must also register on the FAI website using the following link:

Please click here for the registration link

FAI PDP 2 Registration

GAA Foundation Course

Please see below details for the GAA Foundation course for TY students:

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