Transition Year


The 2021-2022 school year saw our first Transition Year Programme in Firhouse ETSS.

We have continued to build and improve our TY Programme and are having a great time as we develop the programme over the 2023-2024 school year.

A. Parent/Guardian Information Evening 2023-2024

B. Wriggle Link - TY Bundle Options

C. Work Experience/Community Placement documents and dates

  • Work Experience/Community Placement dates 2023 / 2024
    • 23rd October - 27th October (Monday - Friday)
    • 6th February - 9th February (Tuesday - Friday)
    • 19th March - 22nd March (Tuesday - Friday)
  • Garda Vetting (only required in specific work experience placements, not all)

Assessment in Transition Year

This year, to keep reporting in TY as regular as possible, there are going to be reported assessment moments throughout the year. This means that there is no winter check-in and summer check-out. Instead, there are 5 assessment periods . It is hoped that these regular assessment moments can serve as a motivation piece with the TY students. More regular reporting meant that the TY team and parents/guardians can get a clear overview of how a year is going for a student.

Most subjects in TY will have 3 assessment moments over the course of the year. Shorter courses have 1 or 2 assessment moments. As these are completed, teachers create their own ‘Class Assessment’ on VSware and provide rich feedback as part of this process. This feedback is available to students via VSware.

To see the feedback from Assessment Period, please do the following:

  • Step 1: Login to VSware
  • Step 2: Click your child's name
  • Step 3: Click 'Assessment'
  • Step 4: Click 'Class Assessment'
  • Step 5: Use the dropdown menu to find the subjects that were in focus in the assessment period you are looking at

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31 2024
Final Day of School
Join us for our TY Festival of Learning on May 23rd from 17:15 - 18:45! Check out the invitation below.
Oldcourt Road,
Dublin 24,
D24 NY6R

01 961 8199

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