Transition Year


Please enjoy this action packed TY Newsletter from our TY students

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Please see this important letter from your TY Coordinator regarding your TY work experience and upcoming events. All payments can be made via the ‘Pay Now’ tab on the top right corner of the website homepage:

File name : Copy-of-Parents-letter-September-2022.pdf


Enjoy this article by Chloe McPadden in TY.  Chloe was doing her work experience with the Galway Advertiser from April 4th-8th. They were so impressed with her, that she had an article published!

An Overview of My Transition Year

TY Newsletter Spring 2022

Newsletter march 22 Parents TY


This introductory video on Transition Year in PCH was prepared by our TY Coordinator, June Burke.

The school operates an optional Transition Year programme for students who have completed their Junior Cycle education. This one-year educational programme offers the potential for the holistic development of young people as flexible learners, active citizens and future workers. It places an emphasis on personal development, social awareness and increased social competence. Students taking this option are given the chance to follow a school-developed course of study without the pressure of State examinations, including the following modules:

Irish, English, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Integrated Science, Art, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education, Drama, Religion, Enterprise/Mini Company, Business, Road Safety, Public Speaking, Information Technology, Guidance, Personal Development, Work Experience, BT Young Scientist Exhibition, Health Education (incorporating Relationships and Sexuality Education – RSE)

Work experience is a central part of the programme as are the many extra-curricular activities and outings in which the students participate.

Numbers are limited and determined annually by the BOM. Admissions criteria for TY is a priority for review as part of a review of our whole school Admission’s Policy.