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Transition Year

Programme
Parents information Session
Aims of the presentation

 Define the meaning of TY


 Explain the aims of TY
 Why opt for TY
 Describe the curriculum
 Identify methods of assessment
 Give examples of TY activities & Trips
Transition Year

 One year programme between Junior & Senior Cycle

 It is designed to act as a bridge between JC & SC.

 It facilitates the smooth transition from dependant


learning to the more independent self-directed
learning required for the Senior Cycle.
Aims of Transition Year

 Promote maturity

 Help each individual develop as a person

 Promote independent learning

 Prepare for life

 Participate in work experience


Current Challenges facing
Students

 The Leaving Certificate & Points Race

 Third Level Education

 Adult and Working life .


How can Transition
Year tackle these
issues???
Leaving Certificate

 Informed Subject Choice

 Multiple Intelligences

 Study Skills

 Independent self-directed learning

 Assessment /Self assessment


Third Level

 Age profile/mature
 Leaving home skills
 Self management skills
 Time management skills
 Group /Project work /Research skills
 I.C.T. Skills
 Reduce drop out rates
Adult and Working Life

 Self esteem/awareness / assertiveness


 Relationships
 Teamwork
 Maturity /critical judgement
 Careers / Work experience /Work
simulation
 Interviews –C.V. / Portfolios
 I.T. skills
Current TY Curriculum
Theme: A time to Reflect
 Irish  Geography/Drama
 English  DCG/ Construction
 Maths  Multi media/ Art
 Science  Mini Company
 Psychology  Life skills
 PE  Work experience –
 Home Ec. Friday
 Career Guidance  Subjects can vary
 French
Subjects for 2018-2019

 Irish  Home Economics


 English  Art
 Maths  Multimedia
 Science  Mini Company
 French  I.T.
 Life Skills
 Psychology
 Geography/
 Career Guidance Business
 PE  Construction/
DCG
 Work experience
Benefits

Opportunities

Responsibility Enhanced
skill set

Mature

Confidence/ Build
Self Esteem relationships

Independence
Benefits

Self
Awareness
Charity
LC Subjects
Work

Work
Experience
New
Coping Skills Experiences

Trips
Assessment
‘Assessment should be an integral part of the learning process in Transition
Year not separate from it’ (D.E.S. Guidelines)

 Portfolio assessment
 Oral /Aural assessment
 Project work
 Self-assessment
 Peer-assessment
 Written /Practical Class test
 Skills assessment.
 Christmas and Summer Exams
Activities & Trips

 Induction day  Talk from AA


 Sport Education GAA Coaching  Enterprise talk
 Organised the sports day  River Bank Theatre
 Hair Brain workshop  Talk from ODVSS
 Ploughing Championships  Rookie Lifeguard Coaching
 Trip to the Aviva Stadium  Mini Company competitions
 Work experience  Mental Health Workshop
 Kayaking  Trip to the fire station
 Public Speaking – Drama Club  Trip to UCD/DCU
 Work with charities  College speakers
 HOPE Shoe Box Appeal  Darkness into Light
Activities & Trips

 Trip to the Criminal Court  Yoga/ Pilates


 Croghan Hill Challenge  SEN Training
 Leadership prog – Offaly Sports  Jump Zone
Partnership
 Self defence
 Bake sale
 Trip to Croke Park
 First Aid Course
 Skyline
 Drive 4 Life Module
 Gaisce
 RSA Trip to Punchestown
 Paint balling
 Jigsaw Peer Education
 School tour
 European Parliament Ambassador
School Programme  Talk from Cuan Mhuire
 Zeminar  Right careers 4 me
 Drama club – public speaking  Rookie lifeguard
 French tour  Comedy show
From here...
 Forms – tick TY option
 Return before 20th March
 Interviews - Wednesday 21st March
 Confirmation of place before The Easter Holidays
 Contract will be signed by parents & students
 Pay €100 deposit
 N.B. Cost of programme is €250
 Trip will be separate i.e. Venice & Lake Garda
 Fundraising will be carried out throughout the year