Transition Year Programme

Transition Year is an optional programme for students who have completed their Junior Cycle. The majority of our students choose to undertake Transition Year as it provides an extremely beneficial set of experiences before they embark on the Leaving Certificate Programme.

The Transition Year Programme in Scoil Aireagail is a very well planned course, designed to enable our students to explore and develop their natural talents and skills, while providing an opportunity to engage in a host of activities and events throughout the year. It enhances their self-esteem and enables students to mature as young adults. There is a good balance struck between the academic and practical dimensions.

In Transition Year, students partake in two work experience placements and one community placement allowing them to improve skills and develop an understanding of the world of work.


Transition Year – 1 Year
English History
Irish Geography
Maths Biology
 French Agricultural Science
Physical Education Religious Education
Construction Studies Sociology
Engineering Business
Art Home Economics
Music Design & Communication Graphics
Computers Career Guidance
GAA Future Leaders Health & Safety
Gaisce Life Skills
Development Studies  

TY Calendar 2023 2024

Thursday 14th September 2023, Ballyhass Adventure Centre (Mallow)

Tuesday 19th September  2023Ploughing Championship

Thursday 12th October 2023, Segways Workshop – 2 hrs 

Monday 15th January 2024, Personal Safety Workshop – 9-12.30pm 

Tuesday 30th January 2024, Driver Education Workshop

Monday 11th March 2024 Kilmainham Gaol & Croke Park 

Thursday 11th April 2024 Rape Crisis Centre Workshop 

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April 2024 Kayaking Trip

Week of Monday 29th April 2024 , Trip to Paris

Monday 13th-Thursday 16th May 2024, Kilfinane Outdoor Adventure Centre