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Option 2. Transition Year

Transition year is an optional year that acts as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate programmes.
The T.Y. programme is intended to facilitate the development of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical and social capabilities of the student and to prepare them for their role as responsible members of society.
In particular, the Transition Year Programme aims to provide young people with the skills to:
Discover and develop their own individual talents, aptitudes and abilities.
Help them to cope positively with their personal development and to reach a proper appreciation of their own worth.
Allow students take responsibility for their own learning and decision-making.
Help them improve their communication skills; verbal, written and other forms such as music, art etc.
Improve their educational performance and reach a stage of maturity that will enable them to deal adequately with their Leaving Cert. programmes.
Enable them experience the world of work through the work experience programme.
Enable them deepen their religious and social values through a greater awareness of their own community, its
strengths, weaknesses and needs.
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