Coláiste Pobail Sord
Swords Community College

Transition Year

Transition Year

Transition year aims to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of our students, our Transition Year offers our students the opportunity to work with their teachers to develop leadership and organisational skills by practicing in a range of modules and activities alongside core subjects and programmes.

The program is constantly moving and changing with new and exciting opportunities presenting themselves all the time.

Some of the exciting workshop and trips that the students were involved in this year;

Drumming workshop

Team bonding with Go Beyond

Scavenger Hunt in the City Centre

Cinema trip


Art Disco

Jackie Fox Talk (Coco's law)

First Aid training

BOI financial literacy

BOI School Bank


STEM with Maynooth University

Concern Workshop

Language Week

Biotech Week

Ice Skating in Belfast

Go Quest

Improv workshop

Carlingford adventure

Film making workshop

Irish Music institute

Kilmainham Jail

Chemistry trip to UCD

Prevention is Better workshop

Gaisce overnight trip

Dublin Barista School

Mock Theory Test

Breast Cancer Awareness Talk

Hope Workshop


Road Safety Authority Workshop

Road Safety Authority with An Garda Siochana

The Zoo

YSI Week

Aware Life skills

Trip to DCU

Dance workshop

Mini Company Market

'As a part of Transition Year, I carried out voluntary work experience at the St.Vincent De Paul (Vincents) Charity Shop in Malahide. It was an incredibly rewarding and beneficial experience and I learnt many useful skills that will help me in retail jobs in the future. I also gained a better understanding of the important work St.Vincent De Paul does and how a charity shop operates. The atmosphere at Vincents was very positive and team-orientated. I carried out tasks like, labelling clothes, putting items out in the store, cleaning displays etc. It gave me an important insight into the world of volunteering and retail and I would recommend to anyone in TY to volunteer in a charity shop.' Ava

Apr 03
Easter Holidays
Apr 21
Spring Fair
May 01
School Closed - May Bank Holiday
May 24
Summer Assessments
Broad Meadow, Rathbeale Road, Swords, Co Dublin, K67A3E8
01 223 3067
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