A Message from the Coordinator
Transition Year is a most important year in the school life of a pupil. The benefits to pupils who participate fully and enthusiastically are enormous. The gain in confidence, maturity and independence, can be seen clearly by teachers over the course of a year . It is a year when students are able to take time out from the normal pressure of exams and are given the opportunities to develop their personalities, and their talents, and many new skills. It is also a year where students can take stock of themselves, look outside of the school at the wider community and the world of work, and begin to plan and see where their future lies.
Full and active participation in Transition year also leads to better performance in the Leaving Cert. Teachers readily acknowledge that there is no comparison between the performance of the 5th year and Leaving Certificate of those who have actively participated in Transition Year and those who have not.
For these reasons parents should actively encourage their children to participate fully and positively throughout the whole of Transition Year. The very many benefits can only be gained by full time attendance and a positive attitude to all the work on hand.
Parents therefore have a vital role in ensuring that their son/daughter gains the maximum benefit from a year that will reap rewards for them well into their future lives.
Special Features of Transition Year
- Wide Variety of modules
- Educational Outings
- Work Experience (Two weeks)
- Emphasis on Personal Development
- Oral Communication, Debating
- External certification for many modules
- Magazine Production
- Skills Acquisition
- First Aid
The 2010/11 Transition Year Students in their class groupings.
Pupils are expected to complete a diary of their activites. Samples of students work are retained by them in portfolios, one portfolio to be completed for each of the ten week blocks. Pupils are assessed on their portfolio and diary.
Students undertake two weeks work experience and complete a written report on their experience. Students may be visited in their workplace by teachers from the school. Pupils are encouraged to participate in as wide a range of activities as possible.
First Aid Course
Trips to Outdoor Adventure Centres
Visiting performances, e.g. Chemistry, Magic Show
Trips to Career Exhibitions.
Many of these activites are optional but we would prefer all students to participate.
Download Transition Year Modules
Transition_Year_Modules Download more details on all our transition year modules
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Brogan’s Best Magazine
|The annual school magazine was first produced in 1993 by our Transition year students under the expert guidance of teacher, Ms. Anne O Donovan. Below are the original covers of each magazine ( designed with the help and guidance of the Art department) and also the centre pages are available to view. These are currently being added so please check back again to see the full listing.
Christmas Cake Competition
Drama at St Brogan’s
St Brogan’s budding actors recently strutted their stuff at the Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom at the preliminary rounds of the All Ireland Transition year Drama Festival. Actors James Joyce, Cillian Lyne, Stephen Casey and Shauna Corcoran performed the first scene of ‘The Lonesome West’ by Martin McDonagh. We are delighted to announce that they got through to the finals.