Transition Year

Transition Year is a one-year school based programme, designed to act as a bridge between Junior and Senior Cycle.  The Transition Year programme is designed to facilitate the smooth transition from the dependent learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-directed learning of the Senior Cycle.  The programme offers students the space to mature and promotes increased social awareness and social competence.  The TY programme provides a broad variety of learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

TY Graduation 2016 from Ballinamore Community School on Vimeo.

The comprehensive TY programme offered by Ballinamore Community School aims to improve skills and encourage maturity by providing a variety of opportunities to:

  • Discover personal strengths
  • Learn about leadership, co-operation and dealing with conflict
  • Develop enterprise skills
  • Sample and discover new subjects
  • Make informed choices of Leaving Certificate subjects
  • Build a solid foundation for the Leaving Certificate
  • Gain knowledge of the working world
  • Discover career opportunities

As a result students explore their own talents and abilities beyond the classroom and are expected to take responsibility for themselves and their future.

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