Transition Year

Transition Year

“An Adventure in Learning and Experience”

Salesian College proudly presents a Transition Year (TY) Programme that is a blend of academic rigour and a wide spectrum of dynamic activities and events, crafted to provide a holistic educational experience. Our programme, aligned with the national TY Programme Statement, is tailored to foster innovation, comprehensive development, and a deeper understanding of the world.

Our Philosophy

We at Salesian College are committed to nurturing each student’s individual growth through a variety of learning experiences. Our TY Programme is not just about academic education; it’s an explorative journey that prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

Academic and Subject Diversity

Our curriculum encompasses a wide range of subjects, offering both core academic learning and opportunities for subject sampling:

Core Subjects

English, Irish, Maths, French/Spanish/German, Physical Education, Religion, Career Guidance, E-learning and Research, SPHE.

Subject Sampling

Art, Business, Accounting, Construction Studies, Home Economics, Music, Computer Science, Politics and Society, LCVP, Agricultural Science, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, DCG.

Enriching Activities and Events

Beyond traditional subjects, our TY students engage in an array of enriching activities and events:

Health and Well-being

Programmes on health, addiction, autism, self-defence classes, and Mental Health Matters.

Hands-On Learning

Workshops like Soar, drumming, cookery, and first aid courses.

Creative and Expressive Arts

Opportunities in fashion show modelling, set design, furniture restoration, painting, and school musical shows.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Anois Leadership programme, community work with Enable Ireland, Kileline Nursing Home, and Brothers of Charity, Mini-company/Enterprise, Gaisce.

Adventure and Exploration

Outdoor pursuits in Killary Adventure Centre, sailing, rowing, hill walking, surfing, cycling, and various sports including golf, wheelchair basketball, and fencing.

Career and Life Skills

Driving lessons, mock interviews, crime scene investigation, and exploring science.

Cultural and Educational Experiences

Cultural trips, French exchange programmes, debating, philosophy, and visits to UL, LIT, and other educational institutions.

Our Commitment

Salesian College is dedicated to guiding our students through this pivotal year with care, expertise, and an unwavering dedication to their overall development. Our TY Programme is designed to empower students to grow into adaptable, empathetic, competent, and resilient individuals.

Embark on a TY journey at Salesian College that is not only academically enriching but also packed with life experiences and skills that will prepare you for your future. We invite you to explore, learn, and grow in a supportive and dynamic environment.