Transition Year

Transition Year is a one-year programme between the end of the Junior Cycle and the start of a Leaving Certificate programme. It is a highly structed programme that is designed to promote academic, social and personal skills. Transition Year should assist each individual develop himself or herself as a person. Through a Transition Year programme young people should become more independent learners. Transition Year aims to help young people prepare for adult life, especially through contact with workplaces and career interest.TY Hiking.jpg

Our transition year programme timetable is designed around four layers.

• Core Subjects:

Our core subjects are timetabled for the entire year and these provide a strong foundation for students as they progress into Senior Cycle.

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • French/German
  • Religious Education, PE, Tutor Class and ICT - which promote wellbeing in students.

• Subject Sampling:

These are the optional Senior Cycle subjects offered in Coláiste Chiaráin. For example; Biology, Construction Studies, Accounting, Physics. There are various timetabling options for subject sampling, including block rotation or optional choice. This taster programme should put students in a very good position when choosing Senior Cycle subjects.

• TY Modules or Subjects:

These modules are specific to TY and students in 2023 will complete one from each of the following. (These modules are subject to change to take into account student voice)

Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Enterprise, Young Social Innovators, Junk Koutoure


Finance Management, CAD/CAM, Drama and Public Speaking, Journalism, World of Science

Many of these modules involve national competitions where students work in teams. They are hugely important in terms of developing all kinds of skills and exploring areas which may be of interest at 3rd level.

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• Once-off or Calendar:

These are events/activities that take place at specific dates and times during the TY year.

They include Workshops in many different areas such as:

  • Songwriting, Percussion, Forensics, Wellbeing, Consent, Climate Change etc.
  • Courses in First Aid, Driving, Language, Coaching, Refereeing etc.
  • Trips to Adventure Centres, Careers Fairs, Outdoor Pursuits, School Tours etc.

We constantly evaluate our TY Programme and adapt it to suit the needs of our students and the resources available.

It is an excellent programme with hugely positive outcomes for everyone involved.

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Dec 05
School Closed
Dec 06
6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Dec 10
Christmas Fair
Dec 14
3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting
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Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, N37 AH97.
090 649 2383
Elphin Diocesan
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