School News & Events

Transition Year

Ardscoil Phádraig

Transition Year Programme

2016 – 2017

Transition Year Mission Statement

To promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative, and responsible members of society.

 

Transition Year Aims

  • To foster the student’s personal growth, development and confidence
  • To develop the social skills of the student
  • To engage in preparation for a healthy, active life
  • To foster an appreciation of culture, aesthetics and the arts
  • To celebrate the religious and spiritual side of each individual
  • Education for maturity with the emphasis on personal development including social awareness and increased social competence.
  • The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.
  • Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.

 

Admissions policy

  • The maximum number of places available in each Transition Year Class is dependent on available resources.
  • An information evening for Parents and information seminars for students are held in the spring time of the year of entry. The Transition Year Programme is not necessarily suitable for all students.
  • Transition Year applications are supplied by and returned to the Transition Year Coordinator.
  • A closing date will be indicated on the application form and late applications may not be considered.
  • Acceptance of the application form does not confirm or imply an expectation of a place on the programme.
  • External applicants fill in the enrolment application form for Ardscoil Phadraig as new entrants and such students who meet the criteria can fill out an application form for TY.
  • The TY Coordinator will consult members of the Teaching Staff with respect to the TY Applications list.
  • Applicants will be interviewed by the 3 members of the TY Selection Committee, TY Coordinator, Guidance Councillor, Principal/Deputy Principal.
  • Final Selection will take place at a meeting of the Selection Committee.

 

TY Curriculum

Core Subjects

 

Sampling Layer TY Specific Once off subjects*
English literture/Media Studies Experimental Science YSI Japanese
Irish Culture

 

Architecture Cooking Set dancing
Maths

 

Enterprise Well Being Photography
Conversational French Engineering Leisure and Recreation Boxcercise
  Performing Arts E Portfolio First Aid
    Food Appreciation Swimming
    YSI Martial Arts
      Driving instruction
      Pitch and Putt
      Programming

 

Teacher list

Subject Teacher
English literature/Media Studies A. Rabbitt
Irish Culture A. Tully
Maths E. Donoghue
Conversational French/Horticulture/Cooking D. Flanagan
Experimental Science A. Magan
Architecture M. Mulligan
Enterprise O. Mcloughlin
Well Being A. Fitzpatrick/G Buckley
Leisure & Recreation O. McLoughlin
Engineering P. Donnelly
E Portfolio C. Doyle
Food Appreciation A. Murtagh
Young Social Innovators C. Doyle (Maths)
Performing Arts D. Byrne & M. Cooney

 

Calendar

 

Date Activity Time
7 September Adventure centre 11 – 3 pm
14 September Photography 2 – 3.40 pm
21 September Photography 2 – 3.40 pm
28 September Photography 2 – 3.40 pm
5 October Photography 2 – 3.40 pm
12 October The Commitments All day
19 October

Japanese 2 – 2.40 pm

Set Dancing 2.40 – 3.30 pm

2 – 3.40 pm
26 October Work Experience  
2 November Midterm  
9 November Boxercise 2 – 3.40 pm
16 November Boxercise 2 – 3.40 pm
23 November First Aid 2 – 3.40 pm
30 November First Aid 2 – 3.40 pm
7 December First Aid 2 – 3.40 pm
14 December Xmas market 2 – 3.40 pm
21 December Carol Service 2 – 3.40 pm
28 December Christmas Christmas
4 January Christmas Christmas
11 January Trip All day
18 January Swimming 1.30 pm – 3.40 pm
25 January Swimming 1.30 pm – 3.40 pm
1 February Swimming 1.30 pm – 3.40 pm
8 February Work Experience Work Experience
15 February Midterm Midterm
22 February Work Experience Work Experience
1 March RSA Workshop

Set Dancing

2- 3 pm

3 – 3.40 pm

8 March Driving Workshop All Day
15 March Martial Arts All day
22 March Martial Arts 2 – 3.40 pm
29 March Martial Arts 2 – 3.40 pm
5 April Pitch and Putt 2 – 3.40 pm
12 April Easter Easter
19 April Easter Easter
26 April Programming/Games 2 – 3.40 pm
3 May Programming/Games 2 – 3.40 pm
10 May Programming/Games 2 – 3.40 pm
17 May Achievement Afternoon 2 – 3.40 pm
24 May Trip All day

 

Credit System

Criteria Assessment Details Credits Awarded (max)
Attendance & punctuality

 

90% min 20
Core Modules/Subjects

English, Irish, Maths, French

 

20 credits per module/subject 80
Subject Sampling Modules

Science, Architecture, Enterprise, Engineering, Performing Arts

 

20 credits per module/subject 100
TY Specific Modules

Cooking, Well Being, Leisure and Recreation, Food Appreciation, YSI

 

20 credits per module/subject 100
Work Experience

 

Attendance, (10)

Reflections, at least 10 (10)

employers report (20)

40
Extra-Curricular participation

 

Reflections, at least 10 (10)

Participation (70)

80
Portfolio or ePortfolio Interview,

Content: showcase, at least 8 pieces.

80
  TOTAL 500

 

Credit Awards:

Distinction = 500 – 440, Merit = 340 – 439, Pass = 160 – 340,

Participation = 0 – 160

 

Work Experience

1)    Work Experience will take place on the following dates

24 – 28th October 2016

6th – 10th February 2017

20th -24th February 2017

 

2)   Students are responsible for finding their own work experience.

 

3)   After securing placement students must complete the following documents and return to Ms Fitzpatrick, (copies available from Ms Fitzpatrick) separate forms must be completed for each placement.

 

 

 

 

We sincerely hope you thoroughly enjoy Transition year, if you have an issues, ideas or concerns at any time please do not hesitate to talk to me.

 

A Fitzpatrick

 



Back to top