St. Mary's Academy CBS
- An Edmund Rice School

Transition Year


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Transition Year
The aims of the Transition Year Programme are
  • To enable students to pursue educational objectives outside the examination system
  • To develop a broad range of life skills
  • To create a spirit of enterprise, self-motivation and responsibility in the students
  • To develop a sense of self-confidence and self-sufficiency
  • To achieve and record various certificates of achievement
The focus of the Transition Year is on preparing students for the world of business and the workplace. Students are encouraged to participate and achieve certification in Gaisce, the Edmund Rice Awards, the Young Scientist Exhibition, the Young Entrepreneur Compe­tition, Young Social Innovators and the Horizon Project.

Subjects Studied
Business Studies (Mini-Company)
French/German
Heritage Studies
Science, Maths
CAD
Drama, Film
Music
Development Education
Work Experience Modules
Computers
Irish, English, RE, Art, Local Studies
Physical Education
Woodcraft
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GAA Future Leaders

The “Future Leaders Transition Year Programme” is a joint initiative from the GAA and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It is a cross-curricular programme comprising of a series of modules designed to encourage maturity, initiative, responsibility and leadership skills in pupils. The Programme gives pupils the knowledge and skills to support all roles required in the effective staging of Gaelic Games. As part of the Programme students are challenged to organise and run both on-field and off-field events for younger students.

Encouraging the Designers of the Future

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