What is Transition Year?

A Transition Year offers pupils a year to broaden their educational experience and to mature, before proceeding to further study. It helps pupils make the transition from a highly-structured environment to one where they will take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making. Pupils will participate in learning strategies which are active and experiential and which help them to develop a range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. The Transition Year also provides an opportunity for pupils to reflect on and develop an awareness of the value of education and training in preparing them for the ever-changing demands of the adult world of work and relationships.

Aims of Transition Year

  1. To give students opportunities to discover and develop their own individual gifts and strengths.
  2. To maximise students potential progressing into 5th Year.
  3. To enable students to experience a year where the emphasis is on individual responsibility.
  4. To nurture thinking, caring, articulate and self-confident young adults.

List of subjects

  • Irish
  • English
  • Maths
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • PE
  • Music
  • Art
  • Business
  • Guidance
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Rules of the Road
  • SPHE
  • RSE

Activities, What Do We Do?

  • Team Building
  • Outdoor Activities
  • School Musical
  • Knock Youth Gathering
  • Work Experience
  • Young Scientist
  • Build A Bank
  • Trips To Colleges (UCC,CIT, Trinity)
  • School Trip
  • STEM Science Technology Engineering &Maths Conference
  • GAISCE
  • Guest Speakers
  • ECDL
  • Junk Kouture
  • Team Teaching
  • Public Access To Law
  • Public Speaking & Debating
  • Horticulture
  • Mental Health
  • Sci-Fest
  • Class Projects
  • Career Guidance
  • Taste Of West Cork
  • Grooming And Deportment
  • Self Defence
  • Fundraising For Charities
  • Differential Aptitude Tests