TRANSITION YEAR at St. Wolstan's Community School:

Mission Statement

Transition Year is an integral and compulsory programme in the curriculum of St Wolstan’s Community School. Our mission embodies the mission statement of the school as a whole: ‘To create a community of excellence in second level education where each person is given the opportunity to reach their own full potential.’

Transition Year provides a bridge to enable students to make the transition from Junior to Senior Cycle. It encourages academic, personal and social development and recognises the need for students to grow in independence and agency as they approach key decision-making years. The St. Wolstan’s Community School TY programme was developed in consultation with all stakeholders at the school and is open to annual review on an ongoing basis.

Transition Year offers learners an opportunity to mature and develop without the pressure of an examination. It also provides an opportunity for learners to reflect on, and develop an appreciation of, the value of learning in preparing them for the ever-changing demands of the adult world of work, further and higher education and relationships. (NCCA Guidelines)

Aims

The aims of the Transition Year Programme reflect those specific to the guidelines published by the Department of Education, namely:

1. Education for maturity with the emphasis on personal development including social awareness and increased social competence.

2. The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with the emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.

3. Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and career imagining and planning

ADMISSION TO THE TRANSITION YEAR PROGRAMME

All 3rd Years students may apply for a place in Transition Year by completing an application form in January of that year prior to entry.

TY 2024 - 2025:

3rd Year Students, Parents & Guardians. Thank you for joining us for the TY 2024/2025 Webinar Wednesday 17th January 2024. Please click on this link to access the presentation information: Transition Year Information Event 2024_2025.pdf

TY Work Experience and Garda Vetting :

Transition Year Work Experience Policy.pdf

Insurance Confirmation Statement for CC schools.pdf

Examples of Placements.pdf

Sample letter.pdf

Sample TY CV.pdf

GARDA VETTING PROCESS FOR PARENTS AND TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF SIXTEEN AND ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE AND ARE APPLYING FOR WORK EXPERIENCE.pdf

NVB3ParentGuardianConsentForm1 (1).pdf

NVB 1 Form for TY.pdf

TY Work Experience Employer Booklet:

For a copy of the Employer Booklet for Work Experience 1 Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November 2024 please click on the link below:

Employers Booklet Week 1.pdf

For a copy of the Employer Booklet for Work Experience 2 Monday 10th February to Friday 14th February 2025 please click on the link below:

Employers Booklet Week 2.pdf

For a copy of the Employer Booklet for Work Experience 3 Monday 26th to Friday 30th May 2025 please click on the link below:

Employers Booklet Week 3.pdf

Additional Work Experience

Additional Work Experience (At the discretion of the school)
Students who get an opportunity for a work experience placement outside of the dates listed above MUST apply for this placement using the form below.
One week block application form.docx