St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina
The school with a warm welcome, a caring heart & a guarantee of excellence

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.

22 2018
School Musical
23 2018
Class ends for Easter Break
09 2018
Class resumes after Easter
07 2018
No classes: Public Holiday
INSIDE us all, lies a star waiting to shine – sit back and enjoy the magical story of “Billie” from Thursday March 22 to Saturday 24 next inclusive, as told by the students of St. Mary’s Secondary School. Curtain up in the Convent
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Letters to parents regarding Senior Cycle Parents Information Night
Presentation slides from parents information evening
Contact Us
St. Mary's Secondary School
Convent Hill
Co. Mayo
F26 R928

353 96 70333

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