Transition Year

Welcome 


 

FÁILTE CHUIG CLÁR NA HIDIRBHLIANA

An Tasc - Forás pearsanta, sósialta, oideachasúil agus gairmiúil na mac léinn a chur chun tosaigh agus iad a ullmhú mar bhaill neamhspleácha, freagracha den tsochaí ina mbeidh siad páirteach.

 

Welcome to the website of the Transition Year Programme

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 (Transition Year Guidelines, 1994, Department of Education). 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. 

 

The latest statistics for TY Students participanting in Transition Year are 40,451 in 664 schools.

 

 


Register for Updates - Transition Year Co-ordinators/Teachers

 

Register your details with the PDST Transition Year so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information please complete this Form

 


 

TRANSITION YEAR RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

TY PICNIC September 2019

Date: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

Venue:  Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

THE TY PICNIC IS NOW FULL, you can register on the waiting list

Apply here:  www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking   

Pre-booking is essential as places are limited


TY REFRESHER WORKHOPS

This workshop is targeted at NEW Co-ordinators and NEW Teachers to TY.

 

This workshop will explore

· preparation for planning TY

· assessment and evaluation in the TY

· the role of the Co-ordinator

 

Please circulate to any new Transition Year teachers in your school

 

 

Registration:

To book your place at the workshop go to ttp://www.pdst.ie.ie/onlinebooking

As places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment

 


TY Get up and Go Competition

 

The TY Get up and Go Competition will not be taking place this year 2019-2020.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we would like to thank all those who participated in the competition over that last number of years.  

 


Competitions, Awards and Challenges

 

https://www.scoilnet.ie/go-to-post-primary/collections/events/competitions/

 


TY Coordinators Schedule

 

 

Click here to download a copy of the TY coordinators schedule spreadsheet

 

 


TY Refresher Workshop Resources 

 

TY Overview Presentation     TY Overview Presentation as Gaeilge

Writing the TYP Presentation   Writing the TYP Presentation as Gaeilge

 


 

TY Exploring Planning Booklet

 

 


 

Relevant Documentation Supporting a Transition Year Programme

 
 

TY New School - Application Form

If you are considering introducing the TY in your school, please complete the application form.
 

 
 
 
 

 

Origins of Transition Year

 

 
 
 
 

Start Up Guide

 
 
 

Writing the Programme

 
 
 
 

Transition Year Guidelines for Schools

 

 

The Transition Year Experience 

Student perceptions and school variation report by the Educational Research Centre 2019

Students-Views-of-Transition-Year-Inside-Print-Version-IV.pdf

 

 

Exploring the Students Experience

 

 

 

Student perceptions of Transition Year. 2014 ISSU Report (Irish Second Level Students Union).  View Report


Tackle Bullying

 

The Tacklebullying.ie Competition is now live on www.tacklebullying.ie - All materials can be download from the website and posters will also be submitted on the website. Prizes include a VIP tour of Facebook for winning teams, Sports equipment, One4All vouchers for pupils and Security software licences for schools. 

Please find link to poster competition http://tacklebullying.ie/poster-competition/ 

 


New Tourism Modules and Competition

 

 
Tourism insight is a new initiative developed by the Irish Hospitality Institute in collaboration with the Institute of Technology Tralee with the support of Fáilte Ireland and the Irish Hotels Federation. The initiative was formally launched nationwide 29th September 2016 by the Minister of State for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan.
 
The programme provides valuable tourism insights to transition year students and other learners, informing them of career options within the tourism industry.
 
Tourism is everybody’s business and every interaction with a tourist is an opportunity to make them feel welcome and we want everyone to understand the value of tourism and of every tourist.

www.tourisminsight.ie

 

 


Cycle Against Suicide

Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE's The Secret Millionaire programme.  The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.  

 

The Cycle Against Suicide community is determined to let people in every corner of the island of Ireland know that; it's OK not to feel OK and it's absoluetly OK to ask for help.  Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland.   

 

http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/

 


Iveagh Scholars Programme

The Iveagh Scholars programme is a way for secondary-studens to share their views on Ireland's role in the world, and to get involved in the discussion about how the Deparment of Foreign Affairs and Trade promotes abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people.  

 

For further information, please click on the website https://www.dfa.ie/about-us/global-horizons/ 

 


121 digital Programme

The 121digital programme facilitates approx 500 TY students annually to experience the power of enabling local adults with digital skills. This, in turn, empowers the TY students who volunteer for the programme. It is their first experience of teaching and it matures them on several levels.

http://www.121digital.ie/

 


The Hope Foundation      Web Link

What the Hope Foundation can offer schools:

 

  • Free school talks to students of looking at topics such as child labour, trafficking, gender inequality and the work of HOPE.
  • Travel to Calcutta with The Hope Foundation on our Immersion Programme
  • HOPE Mini Company project with Butlers Chocolates
  • Young Social Innovators Partnership
  • Opportunity to take part in HOPE’s National Campaign in October
  • Event support and local fundraising
  • C.S.P.E Development Education programme