St. Paul's Secondary School, Oughterard

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Transition Year

The timetable for Transition Year is centred around the normal school timetable.

The core subjects for all TY students include:

  • Mathematics
  • Irish
  • English
  • Religion
  • Career Guidance
  • French or German
  • Information Technology


Students will complete modules in all Leaving Certificate optional subjects:

Each student will also take modules in:

  • First Aid
  • Recreational Sports
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Safe Driving
  • Social Innovators
  • Work Experience
  • Energy
  • Music
  • Magazine
  • Survival Cookery


The TY students also take part in various other events during TY. These include:
• An outdoor pursuits outing for three days to Recess where the students do canoeing, surfing, hill-climbing, rock-climbing and orienteering.
• Production of a School Musical where all aspects of the show are undertaken by the students from the actual acting, singing, props, art work, programme production, costumes, make-up and backstage management. The Musical is an action-based project which each TY group has successfully taken on since 1989.
• European School Tour where TY students visit a European city where they visit sights of cultural and historical interest.
• A Law Course where a barrister visits the school and explains the Irish Law System ending with the students acting out a mock trial. As a follow-up the students visit the Four Courts in Dublin.