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.

Feb 26
2024
First Year Parent Teacher Meeting (4.15 – 6.45pm)
Mar 05
2024
Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting (4.15 – 6.45pm)
Mar 18
2024
No class Public Holiday
Mar 22
2024
Class ends for Easter Break
08-Dec-2023
Christmas Concert Evening
05-Dec-2023
NUIG Scholarship for Maeve
05-Dec-2023
Niamh wins Credit Union Art Competition
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