TY 2019 - I hope we are all ready for the BEST Year!!!

September is fast approaching and plans are already well underway for all the activities and fun for our incoming TY students. Some important dates to remember.

  1. Killary Induction Trip: Sept 5th (9am depart school) - 7th (4pm return to school). Overnight for 2 nights, bring at least 4 changes of clothes, swimwear, sleepwear etc. Activities each day include team building, water activities and hiking. Food at breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided but there is no shop on site so bring some snacks too. There is 24 hour supervision but mobile phones are not allowed during the day, they are kept securely in lockers by the staff.
  2. The Musical! 21st - 24th November
  3. Work Experience 1: Week Nov 26th - 30th. (to accommodate the musical) All students will be expected to have secured a placement and submitted details to their careers teacher by October 8th.
  4. Community Service: Wednesday Jan 30th - Friday Feb 1st. Students must locate a placement within the community to spend sometime learning about the benefits of working for others and vary their experience locally.
  5. Work Experience 2: Week Feb 25th - March 1st. {If a placement is arranged outside of work experience weeks, the students must submit a letter of permission with details of absent dates to Ms Nolan to be approved in advance}

TY 2018 - A Great Year!

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Transition Year 2017-18 has been a whirlwind experience so far, from our Kiliary trip at the start of the year to the driving course we all did in December. Each minute has been great, and there's still plenty to come. As a year group we've bonded, we've grown as individuals and now more than ever we're ready to face Senior Cycle and life after school.

 

TY so far has been months of testing new waters, getting out of comforts zones and widening  horizons and its only January!

 

What is Transition Year?

 

Our TY is a one year school based programme between Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle which acts as a bridge between the dependent learning at JC and the goal of a more independent self-directed and motivated senior cycle student.

 

It is optional – All students are eligible but what a student gains from TY largely depends on what they put in – you reap what you sow!

 

Gives chance for development of skills in three key areas

  1. Personal Development – Maturity and Responsibility.
  2. Academic and Technical Skills – Focus on interdisciplinary skills and self-directed learning.
  3. Life and Social Skills – Finding your role in society, your contribution to the school and your peers.

 

There are many researched and proven benefits of completing Transition Year;

  • Increased responsibility and maturity
  • Availability of more varied opportunities than normally available in school
  • Chance to catch up or fill in gaps
  • Improved relationships with teachers and parents
  • Increase Leaving Cert points
  • Encourages independence
  • Sample and discover new subjects
  • Develop new interests, explore new career ideas
  • Make new friends
  • Take on challenges and develop new skills
  • Get involved in the community
  • Discover personal strengths
  • Explore job opportunities outside of school
  • Have a smooth transition into 5th year as a self-directed learner for LC

 

Some examples of what you get to look forward to in TY are -

- The start of year trip

- The school tour

-The Musical

- Work Experience

- Community Service

- Swimming

- More project based learning

- Workshops i.e. first aid

- TY trade fair

- Extra clubs i.e. Wellfest committee

- Leaving cert subject tasters

 

Some of the opportunities that we've enjoyed so far in TY are -

- Our trip to Kiliary at the start of the year

- Our trip to Zeminar

- Wellfest week

- The first aid workshop

- our first stint of work experience

- The school's musical, Back to the 80's

- The driving workshop

- Town and Ice skating trip

- GAA coaching workshops

- coding workshops

- Debating

 

Still to come:

- Film making workshop + TY film fleádh

- School tour to the Camino

- 2nd work experience stint

- community service

And lots more...

Transition Year in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir

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Transition Year 2016/17 was a great year and 2017/18 promises to be even better and packed with more invaluable experiences for our students. We see it as a perfect time to explore and develop passions that the students can look to when choosing their path to adulthood.

What is Transition Year?

Our TY is a one year school based programme between Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle which acts as a bridge between the dependent learning at JC and the goal of a more independent self-directed and motivated senior cycle student.

It is optional – All students are eligible but what a student gains from TY largely depends on what they put in – you reap what you sow!

Gives chance for development of skills in three key areas
1. Personal Development – Maturity and Responsibility.
2. Academic and Technical Skills – Focus on interdisciplinary skills and self-directed learning.
3. Life and Social Skills – Finding your role in society, your contribution to the school and your peers.

There are many researched and proven benefits of completing Transition Year;

  • Increased responsibility and maturity
  • Availability of more varied opportunities than normally available in school
  • Chance to catch up or fill in gaps
  • Improved relationships with teachers and parents
  • Increase Leaving Cert points
  • Encourages independence
  • Sample and discover new subjects
  • Develop new interests, explore new career ideas
  • Make new friends
  • Take on challenges and develop new skills
  • Get involved in the community
  • Discover personal strengths
  • Explore job opportunities outside of school
  • Have a smooth transition into 5th year as a self-directed learner for LC