Transition Year

TY Christmas Raffle

December 19, 2017


Congratulations to our Desmond College winner of a Tablet in the TY Christmas draw
Congratulations to Ben McCormick winner of a Tablet in the TY Christmas draw.

Transition Year Trip to Rome

June 1, 2017


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year trip to Rome
Our Transition Year students enjoying their recent trip to Rome.


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year trip to Rome
Ms Kerrie Collins who organised the Transition trip to Rome and Mr Culhane who accompanied them.


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year trip to Rome
Jason Ryan and Dylan Moloney enjoying their school tour to Rome.


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year trip to Rome
Michéal Murphy, Sean Walton, Dylan Moloney, Thomas Curtin, Emmet Wrenn and Jason Ryan on their school tour to Rome.


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year trip to Rome
Rhea Crowley, Aoife Corbett, Alice Duffy with Ms Kerrie Collins on the Transition Year school tour to Rome.


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year trip to Rome
Amy O’Shea, Leona Mulally, Rhea Crowley, Hannah McMahon, Alice Duffy, Roz Barrett and Aoife Corbett on the TY school tour to Rome.

Transition Year Students Complete a First Aid Course

May 9, 2017


May 2017: Desmond College Transition year students complete a First Aid Course

Kollect4Kolkata

April 12, 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who so generously donated items for Rang Geraldine’s “Kollect4Kolkata” in aid of the HOPE foundation.

The class are pictured here with four of the Transition year students who will travel to India next week with there suitcases full up with gifts for the street and slum children of Kolkata.

Best of Luck to Ms Aisling Ryan and Ms Joan Nicholas along with students Roz Barrett, Hannah McMahon, Alice Duffy, Thomas Curtin and Darragh Collins who will travel to Kolkata this week to volunteer.


April 2017: Kollect4Kolkata, Desmond College Transition Year volunteers who collected for the street and slum children.

TY Students Fundraise for The Hope Foundation

March 15, 2017

March 2017: Desmond College TY Students speaking and fundraising at all Masses in Newcastle West this weekend for their upcoming trip to Kolkata
Thomas Curtin, Roz Barrett and Hannah McMahon speaking and fundraising at all Masses in Newcastle West this weekend for their upcoming trip to Kolkata.

Wheelchair Basketball

March 14, 2017

The Transition Year students in Desmond College are currently in training for a wheelchair basketball competition, which will take place in Neptune stadium on Thursday the 30th March 2017 where they will compete against other TY schools.

March 2017: TY students in Desmond College taking part in Wheelchair Basketball
Thomas Curtin, Alice Duffy, Leona Mulally, Rhea Crowley, Hannah McMahon, David O’Donovan and Michéal Murphy all TY students in Desmond College taking part in Wheelchair Basketball.

March 2017: TY students in Desmond College taking part in Wheelchair Basketball
Amy O Shea, Roz Barrett, Alice Duffy, David O’Donovan and Thomas Curtin all TY students in Desmond College taking part in Wheelchair Basketball.

First Year and Transition Year Trip to Ballyhoura

October 24, 2016

Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Holly Kelly, Liam McMahon, Aoife Lee, Sean Walton, Aaron Moinbhiol, Emma Beasley, Liam Callanan and Ava McDonagh


Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Aaron Moinbhiol, Brianna Callanan,Kristina Horan and Michelle Leahy from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura


Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Some First Year and Transition Year students from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura


Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Darragh Collins, Alice Duffy, Amy O Shea, Aoife Corbett, Roz Barrett and Hannah McMahon students from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura

The Buddy System

September 12, 2016

In Transition year, the Buddy system has been running with great success for a number of years. The TYs ‘buddy up’ with the incoming first years and help to ensure a smooth transition from Primary school to Secondary School.

Each of the TYs act as a mentor for their select group of 1st years throughout the year.

They are there to help, support and advise them as they begin their journey through Post primary education.


September 2016: Desmond College TY Student with her two new First Year Buddies
TY student Hannah McMahon is the perfect ‘buddy’
for new first years Ciara Ryan and Emma Brennan.


September 2016: Desmond college First Year Students meet their TY Buddy
TY student Alice Duffy teams up with some
of our new First Years to help them adapt to their new school.

First Year Hike with TY Buddy (Oct 2014)

October 20, 2014