St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina
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Transition Year

08-December-16
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.

Events
Oct
04 2018
Staff Meeting/Subject Department Planning
Oct
22 2018
Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Oct
24 2018
TY School Tour to Madrid
Oct
26 2018
School Closed: JCT Staff In-service
24-Sep-2018
Our school Mass today was a moving and beautiful celebration to mark Mercy Day and it was a privilege to have the local Sisters of Mercy with us. Congratulations to 6th year student Hannah Quinn who received the inaugural Mercy Award presented by the
21-Sep-2018
Our 1st year students really enjoyed the after school 'Bake Club' during the week and by the looks of it are talented little bakers! Well done girls
20-Sep-2018
Our new Student Council of 2018-19 representing all year groups, had their inaugural meeting today! The Student Council is a representative structure through which students work in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit
18-Sep-2018
2nd year Art students and 3rd year Religious Education students had a delightful visit from Sligo Iconographer Maureen Quinn today leaving both students and teachers in awe of her talent. This was a cross- curricular event strengthening links between
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Convent Hill
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Ireland
F26 R928

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