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.

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28-Sep-2022
Congratulations to 6th yr student Caitlin Thompson who is a member of the Board of Directors and National Council of Foroige, the National Youth Development Organisation, and an elected representative of over 50,000 young people in Foroige nationwide
04-Sep-2022
New School Opening
29-Jul-2022
Best wishes to Clodagh Gill has been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming European Youth Olympic Festival
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