Presentation Secondary School Thurles
Day School and Boarding School

Transition Year

The Transition Year Programme promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society (Transition Year Guidelines, 1994, Department of Education).

It is a unique one year programme for students who have completed the Junior Certificate. It is under the guidance of Ms O'Brien, our Irish and Geography teacher.It provides a bridge to enable them to make the transition from the more dependent type of learning associated with the Junior Certificate to the more independent learning environment associated with the Senior cycle.

It encourages personal and social development and recognises the need for students to grow in independence. Transition Year fosters academic achievement as students prepare for a Leaving Certificate programme, further study and adult and working life. It encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Transition Year Activities in Our School

  • Table Quiz and Ceili
  • Young Social Innovator
  • Challenge to Change
  • Build a Bank
  • Sign Language
  • Young Scientist Competition
  • Junk Kouture
  • First Aid
  • Law Education
  • Forensics
  • Home Economics
  • School Show
  • Cultural Trips
    • Gaeltacht
    • Theatre
    • Dublin-The Dáil, National Museum, National Gallery of Ireland, Croke Park, Dublin Castle
    • Paris
  • Driving Tuition
    • Road Safety
    • Theory Test
    • Practical Instruction
  • Sport & Leisure Activities
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Tag Rugby
  • Basketball, Soccer, Camogie, Gaelic Football


Oct 23
Midterm Break
Nov 09
Gaeilge 24
Dec 23
Christmas Break
Jan 31
Staff Planning Day - School closed for Students
Mitchel St, Thurles, Co-Tipperary, E41DF34
0504 22291
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