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.

Aug 27
2021
Staff and Senior School Leaders return
Aug 30
2021
1st Year Students Induction Day
Aug 31
2021
5th, 6th Year and LCA’s return students return
Sep 01
2021
2nd and 3rd Year students return
04-Jun-2021
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2021
27-May-2021
TY end of year Showcase
24-May-2021
Over the years the TY students of St. Mary's Secondary School has raised over €100,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin through various whole community events including The World Record High Hell Race and Rock th
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