Welcome to TY

Colaiste Na Mi are delighted to introduce the Transition Year programme for 2016 and 2017. This programme offers students an opportunity to  mature and learn life skills which will prepare students for the demands of Leaving Cert and the working world.
Over view of Programme - Core and Option Subjects
Students will be offered a number of core subjects including Maths, English, Irish and Spanish, with subject sampling such as Business and Enterprise, Art, Drama, Robotics, YSI, Gaisce, Science, Horticulture and much more. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills such as self directed learning, teamwork, research skills, critical analysis, public speaking and debating, and presentation skills.
Calendar Events - Guest Speakers
Students will also have the opportunity to explore a range of career options through talks provided by guest speakers. These talks range from engineering, architecture, Gardaí, accountancy, photography, ICT and much more. These talks will be held throughout the year.
Calendar Events - School Trips
Throughout the school year there will be a number of school trips for TY students to attend including the TY EXPO; TY Team bonding trip adventure centre, Business Enterprise, Global Summit, Zeminar conference, Galeteacht and Gaisce. A range of additional trips will also be added according to subject curriculum throughout the year.
School Website
There are a number of resources for parents and students of TY on the website.
  • Students can access forms for portfolio preparation for the TY interview in May 2017;
  • Access to TY Curriculum documents;
  • TY Forms for work experience including the Employer Insurance Form;
  • TY Blog;
  • What's going on in TY Events.
Each component of the curriculum has a certain number of credits that can be attained by TY students. It is based on completion of projects, assignments, participation and attendance. Core subjects English, Irish, Maths and Spanish will have a written test at Christmas and May which also informs the allocation of credits. Work experience is also part of the accreditation process, and more details can be found on under the link CNM Credits. An award of Pass, Merit, Distinction will be made based on the subject assessment and student portfolio.
End of Year Interview & Yearly Awards/Grad
At the end of the year students are interviewed and the Student Portfolio and school dialann provides an evidence based approach to assigning credits as well as informing the content of the interview. Students and parents will also be invited to attend an annual TY Grad mass to celebrate achievements made throughout the year which will be held in May 2017.
Aine Ni Mhioch - T.Y Coordinator 

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