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.

Oct 22
2021
Class ends for Halloween Break
Nov 01
2021
Class resumes after Halloween Break
Nov 08
2021
Term Assessments for all students
Nov 22
2021
Junior Cert Parent Teacher Meeting
21-Oct-2021
Winning start for our Junior Rugby team
18-Oct-2021
The first meeting of the new Student Council took place today Monday 18th October 2021
17-Oct-2021
Congratulations to 5th yr students Romy Battle, Ciara Durkin, Clodagh Keane and Marie Breslin, part of the victorious Knockmore team against Carnacon
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