Transition Year has been a part of Ballincollig Community School for a number of years and each year it evolves in new and different ways.
The Transition Year Programme is conducted according to the Department of Education’s 1993 Guidelines. It is designed to cater for the students’ personal and social development with particular emphasis on increasing maturity and self-confidence. It offers an opportunity, between Junior and Senior Cycle studies, to develop a more self-directed approach to work and study; some orientation towards the world of work; and to help students take responsibility for their own learning and decision-making.
Our desire is that students at the end of Transition Year would have grown in greater maturity and confidence, as well as a greater appreciation of themselves, others and the world in which they live.
Year gives students a more rounded education and an additional edge in the Leaving Certificate and is possibly the first real experience of the wider world.
There are many benefits of TY, namely it promotes:
- Personal development -Maturity in outlook and behaviour
- Social development -Social awareness
- Educational development -Academic work
- Vocational development -Work experience