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 25
2021
Catholic Schools Week – Communities of Faith and Resilience
Jan 28
2021
Virtual Open Night /Enrolment Evening
Feb 01
2021
Mock Examinations (3rd & 6th years)
Feb 08
2021
Term Assessments (1st, 2nd & 5th years)
14-Jan-2021
Good luck to our 2020 Junk Kouture Grand Finalists-Muireann Igoe, Laura O Hara and Alva Gallagher who will finally get to display their beautiful creation on Feb 4th at 7pm on RTE2!
12-Jan-2021
Enrolment Arrangements 2021
26-Dec-2020
We had a moving and beautiful Carol Service this afternoon which was streamed live to all students in their classrooms from St Muredach's Cathedral. Well
Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 R928
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