Transition Year

Transition Year provides a bridge to help pupils make the transition from the structured and dependant environment of Junior Cycle to one where they will take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making at Senior Cycle. This allows them to build personal confidence, to gain competence in the core academic subjects and to develop skills and initiatives in a way that may not be possible in the more exam orientated classes.

Transition Year also provides another gateway of entry to subject choice at Senior Cycle. Applicants for the course are selected on the basis of age, maturity, motivation, application and attendance. Transition Year students participate in a variety of interesting subjects and modules throughout the year.

Core Subjects:

  • English
  • French/Italian
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Pastoral Care
  • Physical Education
  • Religion
  • Information Technology
  • Dedicated Home Economics
  • Dedicated Art
  • Dedicated Science
  • Dedicated Social Science
  • Dedicated Music


  • Active Flag Leadership Programme
  • An Gaisce (The President’s Award)
  • Mini Company
  • Spanish
  • Young Social Innovators


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science
  • Art
  • Artistic Performance
  • Business
  • Community
  • Cycle Against Suicide
  • Development Education
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Life Skills
  • LIFT Leadership Programme
  • Music
  • Politics and Society
  • Sign Language
  • Tourism and Heritage Studies

Students are also given an opportunity to gain work experience in a variety of situations. There is limited availability on this course and not all applicants are guaranteed a place. We have developed strong relationships with partner organisations such as Trinity College Dublin (Bridge 21), Localise, South Dublin County Council, Clondalkin Tidy Towns, An Gaisce (The President’s Award), as well as getting involved in the organisation of numerous charitable fundraising activities. Students are encouraged to enter competitions and to get involved in community activities, thus developing their personal skills and talents.

May 22
TY Grad & Awards Ceremony
May 24
House Exams
May 24
School Awards - in house
May 24
6th Year Graduation Ceremony
22 New Rd, Bushelloaf, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, D22 C6Y2
01 459 1158
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