'Ours is not to reap the harvest, Ours is just to sow the seed'
Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey

Transition Year Mission Statement

Transition Year Mission Statement

The aim of Transition Year in Mount Sackville is to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of our students and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. The overall educational philosophy of Mount Sackville is the full human development of the student: spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, social and cultural. We strive to bring about this process of maturing in a Christian context.


  • Education for maturity with the emphasis on personal development including social awareness and increased 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


In summary, the Transition Year offers the students a broad educational experience with a view to the attainment of increased maturity, before proceeding to further study. It facilitates the students in enabling them to take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making. It helps them discover their own talents, aptitudes and abilities. It provides opportunities for those who have been under achieving to improve their performance. During the year students will participate in learning strategies which are active and experiential, and which will help them to develop a range of transferrable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. The year also provides an opportunity for the students to reflect on the world outside of school, the work dimensions the importance of good relationships, and the need for tolerance and service in a truly Christian community.

Ms Dowling

TY Coordinator

25 2021
1st Year Sports Induction
26 2021
School Reopens - 3rd Year
26 2021
School Reopens - 6th Year
26 2021
School Reopens - TY
Mount Sackville Secondary School,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Dublin 20,
D20 WP68

01 821 3317
01 821 4061

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