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.

Dec 01
2020
School Closed: JCT Staff In-service
03-Jun-2020
St Mary's Gaisce and Wellbeing team are offering your daughter the chance to register now for the prestigious President's Gaisce Awards.
31-May-2020
Your summer holidays have finally arrived after what has been a challenging and difficult year. You have shown great resilience and character in the way you have coped with online teaching and learning.
26-May-2020
We ran a fabulous competition for our TY students recently, to test their cooking skills in a Masterchef competition! Congratulations to the overall winner Chloe Sweeney for her main course and dessert entry!
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