Transition Year

The Transition Year Programme is a unique one year programme that promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. TY provides a bridge to enable students to make the 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 transferable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

Transition Year was introduced in Collinstown Park in 1994.  It is compulsory for all students.

Transition Year students study English, Irish, Mathematics, Information Technology, Religion and Lifeskills.

Students also participate in a range of subjects and activities from the following list:

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Cookery
  • Community Care
  • Construction
  • Creative Writing
  • Debating
  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • Digital Literacy
  • French
  • Geography
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Safety
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Horticulture
  • Hotel and Catering
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Mini-company
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics/Chemistry
  • Road Safety
  • Storylines
  • Vocational Preparation and Guidance
  • Young Social innovators (YSI)

All Transition Year students participate in work experience.