Dear Transition Year Parent/Guardian,
I hope you are all keeping well and that your son/daughter are settling into school life in Transition Year.
Our full return to school will have considerable impact on how the Transition Year Programme is run this year at St. Peters. I ask for your support and understanding as we navigate these uncertain times. We will continue to proceed with the same enthusiasm and dedication for the TY programme as was the case pre Covid19 but we may encounter some changes along the way to scheduled events and activities.
Many students may experience difficulty securing work experience during the two week block just before Christmas break. For this reason the work experience programme is provisionally timetabled for a two week slot just before February mid term. If the current situation has not changed by February, students may have the opportunity to secure work experience during a two week slot before Easter break.
Many of the modules offered in TY that involve visiting tutors/presenters will be offered as an online option this year where possible. Such modules will be planned on a month by month basis and both the students and parents/guardians will be notified in advance of these activities happening.
Our annual TY school play may go ahead this year, planning for this element of the programme is at an early stage.
For the month of September, there are currently two activities planned for this year group, The Drive4Life motor safety programme is organised for Monday September 21st and Tuesday September 22nd. We have also planned a trip to Ballyhass Coachford, outdoor activity centre, for Tuesday September 29th, which will be an all day event, details of which will be discussed with all students in advance of this trip. This school trip will cost 50 euro per student which covers entry into the centre and the bus journey. Payment can be made through our Way2Pay online system and should be paid on or before Monday September 21st, 2020.
We look forward to engaging with our Transition Year students and building on their progress from Junior Cycle. We will continue to have high expectations for our students in terms of attendance, punctuality and of course participation in all class work and all activities. Positive attitudes lead to positive outcomes.
Our Transition Year Team are:
Transition Year Year Head: Ms. Jennifer Creedon
Transition Year Programme Co-ordinator: Ms. Frances Clarke
Class Saoirse class tutor: Ms. Martina Drohan
Class Shona class tutor: Ms. Lorraine Walsh
Class Sorcha class tutor: Mr. James Fitzgerald
If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Transition Year Programme Co-ordinator.