St Raphaela's Secondary School

Transition Year

Transition Year in St. Raphaela’s is an optional one year programme between Junior and Senior cycles.

It helps to lay a solid foundation for Leaving Certificate studies in an original, engaging and stimulating way as well as introducing students to an array of new experiences. Transition Year facilitates the maturation of young people at a critical stage in their development. It is a vibrant and creative programme offering students an opportunity to develop and mature academically, socially and culturally.

Student’s may be interviewed before being awarded places in the programme. Places are awarded to student’s with attested good behaviour records and, where more students fill these criteria than there are places available, preference will be given to younger students or those to whom it is considered that the year will be of most benefit.

The aims of the programme are threefold:

  • To provide students with the skills necessary to develop their talents and abilities.
  • To encourage students to become more independent and to recognise the responsibility that comes with greater freedom.
  • To help students understand their educational needs and to encourage confidence and motivation for Leaving Certificate.

An amenity charge is requested to facilitate the wide range of activities in which students are involved during the year.

Jan 23
St Raphaelas Feast Day
Feb 01
Mock exams
Mar 17
St Patricks Day
Mar 29
Easter Holidays
Beautiful Christmas songs by the school choir
It's been a festive week of pre-Christmas cheer this week! The head girls decorated the tree in the foyer, tutor groups worked on decorating their base-rooms and the outdoor craft fair and Christmas market was a great success!
Check out some short videos from past pupils, head girls and school spirit recipients!
St. Raphaela’s Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
01 288 8730
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