Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra

Transition Year

Transition Year

Transition Year is an optional one year programme in SPSL that provides a bridge to students enabling them to make the transition from Junior Cycle to Senior Cycle.

The aim of the Transition Year Programme is to promote the personal, emotional, social, aesthetic and vocational development of students and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. In Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, there is a strong emphasis on skills-based learning in Transition Year and on guiding students towards taking responsibility for their own learning.

SPSL's TY programme offers a broad educational experience with a view to the attainment of increased maturity before proceeding to further study. Work experience is a central part of the programme as are the many extra-curricular activities and outings in which the students participate.

The comprehensive TY programme offered at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra aims to improve skills and encourage maturity by providing a variety of opportunities to allow for:
·the discovery of personal strengths
·learning about leadership, co-operation and dealing with conflict
·working as part of a team
·developing enterprising skills
·sample and discovery of new subjects
·making informed choices on Leaving Certificate subjects
·building a solid foundation for the Leaving Certificate
·knowledge of the working world
·discovery of career opportunities
As a result students explore their own talents and abilities beyond the classroom and can be expected to take on responsibility for themselves and their futures.

The TY curriculum is a balance between the academic and the non-academic and is regularly reviewed and assessed by both teachers and students. As a result subjects on offer are subject to change and revision each year.


A variety of methods are used to chart the students' progress. These include regular projects, tests, certification and oral presentations.

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Our TY, LCA 2 and 5th year Art students had a lovely educational trip to Dublin this week where they visited the RHA, National and Hugh Lane Galleries, the National History Museum and more.
Our first year students had a very enjoyable day outside of the classroom on Wednesday taking part in their retreat with Declan Browne, retreat facilitator.
This week our TY class took part in the regional Vex Robotics competition in Munster Technological University, Cork. They really impressed in the first session and were ranked 1st with a 100% win rate and narrowly lost in the quarter finals. It was a
Well done to Alex Thompson who represented us so well at the BT Young Scientist competition in Dublin last week, where he got to meet the Minister for Education Norma Foley.
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