Transition Year

Transition Year

Transition Year

Transition year in Coláiste Iognáid is compulsory for all students.

The Transition Year Programme is conducted according to the Department of Education’s 1993 Guidelines. The Programme promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society.

It is a unique one year programme for students who have completed the Junior Certificate. It provides a bridge to enable them to make the transition from the more dependent type of learning associated with the Junior Certificate to the more independent learning environment associated with the Senior cycle.

It encourages personal and social development and recognises the need for students to grow in independence. Transition Year fosters academic achievement as students prepare for a Leaving Certificate programme, further study and adult and working life. It encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Our desire is that students at the end of Transition Year would have grown in greater maturity and confidence, as well as a greater appreciation of themselves, others and the world in which they live.

The Purpose of Transition Year

To promote maturity:

  • Maturity in studies by making students more self-directed learners through the development of general, technical and academic skills
  • Maturity in relation to work and careers by developing work-related skills
  • Personal maturity by providing opportunities to develop communication skills, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility
  • Social maturity by developing greater ‘people’ skills and more awareness of the world outside school

Transition Year Information Evening 2015-2016

Click the links below to access information and forms from the TY Information Evening

TY Information Power Point

Social Outreach Form

Standing Order Form

Work Placement Diary

Useful links:

Summer schools DCU

Trinity Amber Nano Science

Trinity TY Programmes


BT Young Scientist

Galway Science and Technology Festival

Summer schools NUIG

Engineers Ireland Week of Wonder


Click on the buttons below to view the TY class timetables:

4 Claver & 4 Gonzaga

4 Ricci & 4 Brebeuf

TY Movies

Watch TY Student’s movies on Youtube

JES TY Hero 2 Zero

JES TY The Light from Darkness

JES TY Out of Control

JES TY The Break Up

JES TY Silent Sequence

JES Blooper Reel

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