St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Transition Year

Transition Year

The Transition Year Programme is a unique one year programme that promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students

It prepares them for their role as independent, participative and responsible members of society.

TY is a bridge that helps students to make the change (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 critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

Core Subjects
Choice Subjects for the Leaving Certificate (Traditional & Leaving Certificate Applied)

  • Mini-Company
  • E.C.D.L
  • Rolling Modules
  • Fixed Modules
  • Work Experience
  • Gaisce
  • Projects/Presentation/Guest Speakers
  • Community Involvement/Year Bonding

What else to expect in TY

  • TY Fashion Show
  • TY Bonding Experience
  • “Presenting Me” Day
  • Build a Bank /Build a Bank competition
  • Forensic Science Day
  • SVDP Project
  • Junk Kouture
  • Transition Year Tour

All transition year students study music/drama and dance which is aimed primarily at the production of a musical which is staged publically. As well as this, transition year students continue to be exposed to other aspects of music-making and styles.

Jan 20
2020
Second Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Jan 20
2020
Parents Association Meeting
Jan 30
2020
Enrolment / Open Night
Feb 03
2020
Mock Exams
15-Jan-2020
A group of our 3rd years enjoyed their trip to the BT Young Scientist exhibition recently...getting ideas and inspiration for next year hopefully!
19-Dec-2019
We wish all our students, staff, parents and friends a very happy Christmas and a happy new year. Thank you for your support in 2019. We look forward
Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 R928
353 96 70333
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