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St. Anne’s Community College introduced a Transition Year Programme in 1994. The Transition Year program is designed to “promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of the pupils, and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society.” 


TY Program Goals

  • Education for maturity and personal development
  • Emphasis on self-directed learning with focus on process not result!
  • Development of social conscience
  • Education through experience of adult and working life


All the files on this page are for TY students in St. Anne’s. To download of print a file click on the button below and it will open as a pdf of that file in a new window. Notices from the TY co-ordinator will also be found further down the page. 

If there is something you are missing that should be up here, please email Ms. Hartigan by clicking here.             



TY Handout for Parents

TY Work Experience Dates 2019/2020

TY Letter for Employer 2019/2020

Insurance Letter for Employer 2019/2020

Guidelines for Completing Garda Vetting

Student Garda Vetting Form

Parent Consent form for Garda Vetting

Risk Assessment for Work Experience


TY Modules

The programme may vary from year to year but typically will include many of the following:

Gaeilge Local History English
YSI Maths Health & Safety
Modern European Languages Religious Studies Mini Company
First Aid PE Creative Writing
Music Art Poetry Appreciation
Science Information Communication Technology Construction Studies
Personal Development Engineering Speech & Drama
Solid Works Scratch Programme Life Skills/Home Economics
European Studies Green Schools Programme Public Speaking
Film Studies Careers Sign Language
Chess Touch Typing GAA Future Leaders

Some subjects are delivered as half year modules. Others are full year programmes.

In addition to class work the TY Programme includes a broad range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. These activities vary from year to year but typically will include many of the following:

Work Experience   Community work
Outdoor Pursuits   Badminton Coaching
Sailing and Water sports   Visiting Speakers
Gaisce Awards   Occupational First Aid
Young Social Innovator (YSI)   School Digital Champion
Speech and Drama   School Bank
Swimming   Spike Ball Coaching
Tennis coaching   Darkness into Light
Radio Project   Law Programme/Legal Studies
Paintballing   Toastmasters
Car/Road safety course   Horse Riding
Softball Workshop    

Students apply for Transition Year during Third Year. Every effort is made to accommodate pupils wishing to participate in Transition Year, taking into account available resources.



The Gaisce Bronze Award program is a non complusary part of the TY programme. To complete the program and receive the bronze medal, students must spend 13 weeks on the following 4 areas: Community Involvement, Personal Skill, Physical Recreation and a Venture Activity. Many of our students complete the programme and are awarded their Bronze medals at the end of the year. 

Bronze Medal Sign In Sheet