Online Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting 29th February 2024:

Dear Transition Year Parent/Guardian,

We are delighted to provide you with details of our upcoming Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting, scheduled for Thursday 29th February 2024 from 3.35pm – 6.05pm. We are looking forward to discussing your daughter's progress with you. As Transition Year students will be attending work experience rather than school on this date we can facilitate the Parent Teacher Meeting online through a Microsoft Teams call.

From today, Thursday 22nd February, you are able to select which teachers you would like to speak with through our school website via the link under Curriculum >Transition Year or you can access the Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler directly via this link: https://ptmorg.com/parentlogin.php?School=91505T

Your daughter is bringing home a very important letter* to you with all the details you need. If your daughter is sick we will communicate with you via the email address registered on our school system for communications.

When you visit the Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler you should:

  • Enter your unique Student ID (details in letter*)
  • Select the teachers you wish to speak with on Thursday 29th February 2024 in order of preference as will have a maximum number of parents/guardians that they can meet
  • Click 'Save Preferences' before leaving the webpage (See below images and directions for more support).

The closing date for entering your preferences is 6pm on Sunday 25th February 2024. Please note that appointments cannot be scheduled to see any teachers after this date. We will contact you again early next week advising you that you can view your scheduled appointment times for Thursday 29th February 2024 between 3.35pm – 6.05pm.

IMPORTANT: The meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams - please ensure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded on the device you will be using to attend the meeting. You must access the meeting with your daughter's Microsoft account and password via Microsoft Teams Meeting.

Your daughter must give you her password for access. We advise you to practice logging onto Microsoft Teams with her email address/login and password prior to the Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting. You will receive a Microsoft Teams Video Call from the teacher at the specified time e.g. Ms. Leonard @ 3.40pm. Please be logged in and available at the appointment times you receive next week. Teachers must stick the schedule to accommodate appointments requested and therefore if you are delayed you may not get to speak to that teacher.

Each meeting will last 5 minutes. Transition Year students are invited to attend the online meeting with their parent/guardian if they wish. Please remember it is unlikely that you will get to see all teachers due to the set time available for staff meetings and the number of class groups that a teacher may have. If you require a discussion about a serious or personal matter, a parent teacher meeting is not a suitable forum for this and we advise you to make a separate appointment for this matter. As appointment slots are limited we ask that you let the school know as soon as possible if you schedule meetings but are unable to attend. This is very important as it means that the appointment slots can be offered to other parents/guardians. . If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact the school via email. Please retain the above information for future use.

Yours sincerely

Mr. Francis Carolan

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TY at St. Wolstans:

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 and Skills, 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 2023 - 2024:

We have six classes this year with 145 students in total. The classes are called Connolly, Deasy, Kiely, O'Brien, Rocha and Sweetman.

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 20th to Friday 24th November 2023 please click on the link below:

Employers Booklet Week 1 .pdf

For a copy of the Employer Booklet for Work Experience 2 Monday 26th February to Friday 1st March 2024 please click on the link below:

Employers Booklet Week 2 .pdf

For a copy of the Employer Booklet for Work Experience 3 Monday 27th to Friday 31st May 2024 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