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. 

 


[email protected] Project Teacher Workshops

 

If you are looking for an exciting new resource to use with TY students or incorporate into your school’s Wellbeing or Career Guidance Programme, during the 2021/2022 academic year, look no further.

 

The [email protected] Fire Education Programme is free, easy to use, requires no previous knowledge, and is supported by an extensive bank of resources which will provide you with everything that you need in order to deliver the programme easily and efficiently. It is suitable for use with students aged 12 – 19 years.

 

There are 10 Units in total, but you can pick and choose which units you cover to suit your time allocation and the interests of your students. This Programme was designed by an Irish project group in collaboration with the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage. The content has been created using the expertise of Fire Personnel under the direction of Mr Finian Joyce, Chief Fire Officer, Leitrim County Council, with guidance from Ms. Caroline McHale (Education Consultant) and with input from teachers. It has been successfully piloted in a number of post primary schools in Ireland and is now being offered to schools both nationally and internationally.

 

The programme content includes the following:

 

Unit 1: Managing Myself Unit 6: Fire Safety in the Home

Unit 2: Fire Science Unit 7: Fire Safety in Schools

Unit 3: Fire Safety Indicators Unit 8: Fire Safety in your Environment

Unit 4: Case Studies Unit 9: Emergency Action Plans

Unit 5: Calling the Emergency Services. Unit 10:Careers in Fire

 

The Programme offers plenty of opportunities for active learning and the use of digital technology. Students complete short online assessments and certification is available.

 

It is available in 10 languages and is being adopted in schools across Europe, which offers exciting opportunities for collaboration using eTwinning. The programme is cross curricular in nature with links to Science and Career Guidance. It could also be a very valuable addition to a school Wellbeing Programme and may be of interest to Modern Language teachers as well. So please share with colleagues within your school, who you think may be interested.

 

If you wish to get some sense of what the programme is about, check out the [email protected] website at www.bfiresafeatschool.eu where you can register as a teacher and view the content.

 

For teachers who wish to use this exciting resource, CPD is offered in two separate certified online training workshops which will be held as follows:

 

Wednesday 15th September 2p.m. – 4p.m.

Wednesday 22nd September 2p.m. – 4p.m.

 

These workshops will be attended by a number of international partner schools and it will cover all aspects of the programme. In addition participants can avail of training in the use of the eTwinning platform.

 

There are limited places available on these workshops, so we would ask you to register your interest in attending by following the link below. Further details will issue to those who register in due course.

 

Webinar Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tod6XJvPQ_K7mWYXOKldLA

 

 

 


 

Rewrite Climate TY Module

RewriteClimate is a new programme for TY students that aims to put hope and inspiration at the heart of climate change. Developed by social enterprise, Cool Planet Experience, it is a self-directed online programme that clearly explains why climate change is happening, but emphasises the solutions and innovations required to reduce our carbon footprint. It aims to change how people feel about the issue of climate change, to motivate them to be part of the solution and embrace opportunities in the climate space. Combining video, animation, interactivity and quizzes, RewriteClimate delivers an engaging and fun experience. Complementary offline activities provide for a rich and empowering experience.

For more information see www.rewrite.ie or email [email protected].


 

Remote Learning Spring 2021

 

As we continue to engage with our students remotely, we've put together a collection of resources which you may find useful at this time. All resources are free (or have an element which is free) and we will continue to add to the list in the coming days and weeks. To access these resources see here.

 

 


 

Presenting your TY Programme to Parents

Around this time of year, many schools host an information evening for parents of Third-year students in preparation for next year's Transition Year. These events are most likely happening through some online video-conferencing software at the minute - such as Zoom, MS Teams or Google Hangouts. In the video below you'll find some really useful pointers as to the type of information you might present at such events. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected].

 


 

Preparing for End-of-Year Celebration

While it may seem a long way away, now might be a good time to start planning for the end-of-year celebration of TY. At the moment we cannot predict if it will be possible to have students and their families attend the celebration in the usual way or if the celebration will need to be virtual in nature. Either way, with this in mind and with Term 1 complete, now might be a good time to get students to reflect on their work from Term 1, to identify work of which they are particularly proud and to record some overview of their experience. These student pieces could form an integral part of the end-of-year celebration - whatever form it takes - and also motivate students in the coming days and weeks. 

We have a short video presentation outlining some considerations around this.


 

Iriseoirí an Lae Amárach 

Beidh deis ag scoláirí Idirbhliana tabhairt faoi chúrsa nua iriseoireachta ar líne á mhúineadh ag cuid de phlúr na n-iriseoirí teilifíse, raidió agus digití. Reáchtálfaidh OÉ Gaillimh agus Nuacht RTÉ agus TG4 an cúrsa, Iriseoirí an lae amárach le comhairle ón gComhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG) agus ón Roinn Oideachais. Tá an cúrsa dírithe ar scoláirí in Iar-bhunscoileanna Gaeltachta agus Lán-Ghaeilge ar fud na tíre agus beidh sé ar siúl ar an ardán Zoom idir 1-4 Márta 2021. Cuirfidh foireann ó chúrsaí meán agus cumarsáide OÉ Gaillimh agus iriseoirí RTÉ a chraolann ar TG4, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta agus a sholáthraíonn ábhar d’árdáin digiteacha an cúrsa i láthair ar líne. 

Le clárú don chúrsa agus breis eolais: Le clárú ba cheart do scoileanna teagmháil a dhéanamh le [email protected] le léirithe spéise agus nasc clárúcháin a fháil. Is í an Chéadaoin 10 Feabhra an spriocdháta do léirithe spéise ó scoileanna. Is í an Luan 22 Feabhra an spriocdháta le clárú.


 

An Gaeilge san Idirbhliain

Sa seimineár gréasáin seo díríodh isteach ar an bpleanáil fadthéarmach agus gearrthéarmach atá le déanamh ag múinteoirí agus iad ag pleanáil do mhodúil nó plean Gaeilge a scríobh do rang Idirbhliana. Tosaíodh amach ag míniú an chúlra atá ag Clár na hIdirbhliana, eolas atá riachtanach le spriocanna na hidirbhliana a leabú sa phleanáil. Roinneadh eolas maidir le áiseanna atá ar fáil ar líne agus ó fhoireann na Gaeilge san tSFGM. Cuireadh béim ar an tábhacht atá le punanna agus go háirithe ríomhphunanna agus breathnaíodh ar an tábhacht a bhaineann le difreáil sa rang Gaeilge agus míníodh an tábhacht atá leis an bhfoghlaim thraschuraclaim 

An Ghaeilge san Idirbhliain from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

 


Guidelines for Returning to School - Transition Year - 2020/21

The Department of Education have published guidelines regarding planning for Transition Year 2020-2021. You'll find the document here. If you have any questions in relation to planning for Transition Year, please contact us at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Distance Learning in Transition Year

In response to the challenging educational setting we find ourselves in as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, we have put together a dedicated page to support coordinators and teachers of Transition Year in continuing to provide a TY programme for their students. This page provides sample timetables, suggested modules of work, tips for communicating with students, tips for working effectively as a cor TY team and more. Here's the link if you want to find out more.

 


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
 

 

 

 


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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/ 

 


 

 
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