Transition Year at Comeragh College

Mission
The mission statement of Comeragh College Transition Year programme provides a valuable insight into our approach to the holistic development of our students: “To promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative, and responsible members of society.”

Junk Kouture is one of several fantastic extra-curricular ventures which Comeragh College enthusiastically enter on an annual basis.

Junk Kouture is one of several fantastic extra-curricular ventures which Comeragh College enthusiastically enter on an annual basis.

Overall Aims
The following aims are interrelated and interdependent and are strongly reflected in our Transition Year programme:
* Education for maturity with the emphasis on personal development including social awareness and increased social competence.
* The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.
* Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.
* To develop their sense of community and to recognise the role they play in making the world a better place.
* To assist students develop their collaborative and team work skills.
The core academic subjects: Irish, English, Maths will continue along with subject sampling in many other areas. The following subjects will also be explored. These are just to name but a few.

Enterprise: The student enterprise is a project which is carried out by the TY students. This program encourages the students find their own tax-free company and try to bring it to a moderate level of success.
By selling their products or services mostly in school but also outside of school grounds a lot of these companies are successful and give the students an idea of how business works.

YSI: In this class (Young Social Innovators) the students participate in various social themed competitions involving topics such as bullying.

Comeragh College have been among the regular award winners at the Iverk Show

Comeragh College have been among the regular award winners at the Iverk Show

Leadership: Students get an opportunity to participate in an external course by the youth organisation Foróige in which they get to know the basics of being a good leader.
Students learn skills through fun games and talks which involves the classes being unique.

Apprentice chef: This is a competition from the organisation apprentice chef in which students take part to promote healthy food and a healthy lifestyle through cooking.
Students take part in a cooking competition and are hoping to win it by preparing a healthy and tasty dish.

Work experience: Career guidance and specific student direction is very important to the programme and will include work experience. During work experience placement students visit a company for a few days and work and help out which gives them insight into the working world. This provides invaluable experience.
The year offers the opportunity for students to sample and reflect on career possibilities, enabling them to make informed choices for their future.

Junk Kouture: Students took part in this competition where the goal is to design a stunning dress by recycling and up-cycling used and old materials. The dress is then being presented by one person out of the group who acts as model and the group can then move on from a local to an all-Ireland competition.

Look into law: The look into law programme gives students a unique opportunity to experience the life of a barrister for a whole week.

This programme enables students to have a look into the law system as well as into the history of law.

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