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.
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FORMS & INFORMATION SHEETS
The programme may vary from year to year but typically will include many of the following:
|YSI||Maths||Health & Safety|
|Modern European Languages||Religious Studies||Mini Company|
|First Aid||PE||Creative Writing|
|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|
|Car/Road safety course||Horse Riding|
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.