The Transition Year Programme is a unique one year programme that promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. TY provides a bridge to enable students to make the transition from the more dependent type of learning associated with Junior Cycle to the more independent learning environment associated with Senior Cycle. It encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
In St. Ailbes School, some of the modules covered are Maths, English, French, Computers, Enterprise, Careers, Art, Woodwork and Music. Huge emphasis is placed on personal development and TY students take part in many activities such as the annual school musical, ‘Build a Bank’, ‘Young Social Innovators’, GAISCE awards etc.