St David’s C.B.S.

"A quality education for each student."

Transition Year

We offer Transition Year as an optional one year programme post Junior Cycle.

It is an excellent programme that reflects the main aims of the guidelines published by the Department of Education and Skills.

  • 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 the emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning
  • Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity

The following curriculum outlined embodies the main aims of the programme and we are very proud of our students academic, personal and social growth throughout the year.

English, Irish, Maths, History, Geography, Music, Art Business, French, German, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Construction Studies, DCG and Guidance


Work Experience is an integral part of the TY Programme

Our Transition Year students take part in a 1 day work experience every week for the whole year. This provides a valuable opportunity to engage in meaningful work that will support them in their own research for their chosen career path.


Our Transition Year Students are involved in a wide range of projects and events which provides great opportunities for Leadership & Organisational experiences and training.

  • Rostrevor Adventure Trip
  • TY Buddy System
  • DCU Multi Media Course
  • Cycle Against Suicide Leaders Congress
  • Age Action
  • 1 Week Community Work Experience
  • Cooking
  • Meditation
  • Driving Skills
  • Boxing
  • Catering at School Events
  • Meet and Greet at Large School Events – Open Night/Careers Fair/Information Evenings
  • Glendalough Hike

Transition Year in St. David’s

2019 – 2020

Unfortunately this year we were unable to celebrate our TY Graduation in our usual end of year ceremony where we take huge pride on they skills and talents each student has developed and explored throughout the year. We have gone virtual this year to celebrate your achievements. Well done to our TY Class of 2020!

Please click on the link below to enjoy our TY Virtual Graduation May 2020.

https://youtu.be/vNvx1LGblcw


Please contact the school with any further questions on our TY Programme and we will be very happy to assist.