Transition Year in ETSS Wicklow

Friday February 23rd

We have a very busy few ahead of us in Transition Year in ETSS Wicklow!

Parent-Teacher Meeting 

Reminder that the parent-teacher meeting will take place on Thursday February 29th from 4.15pm-6.45pm. Please make the most of this opportunity to find out how your student has been doing in their subjects throughout the year to date.

Dublin Zoo

This Thursday February 29th all TY students will be visiting Dublin Zoo. We will be taking public transport. In order to make our 10am booking we will need to take the 7.30am train. Please ensure your student books their ticket online in advance (Wicklow to Tara Street return) and collects it the previous afternoon from the ticket machine to save time. This is a busy commuter train so the quicker we are boarding, the better. Students are to meet at the train station no later than 7.20am. In addition they will need bus fare or a leap card to get the 46a to the zoo.

At the zoo students will be split into two groups. One will have their guided conservation tour at 10am while the other enjoys the zoo exhibits. The groups will then rotate at 11am. When we finish at the zoo we will take the bus back to the O'Connell Street area to get lunch in either MacDonalds or SuperMacs before getting the 1.30pm train home. We will be back in school for the last 30 minutes of class before the parent-teacher meeting.

TY Careers Fair March 14th 6 - 8pm

This is a highlight event for parents and students in the calendar. The TY careers fair is the perfect vehicle for you and your student to gain as much insight as possible into the Leaving Certificate subjects from both teachers and students currently sitting the subjects.


  • 6.00 - 6.30pm: parents/students visit subject classrooms
  • 6.30 - 7.15pm Options Presentation from the Guidance Counsellor Stacey
  • 7.15 - 8pm: parents/students visit subject classrooms


On the night you will be able to learn more about the following subjects in ETSS Wicklow at Leaving Certificate Level:

Core: Irish, English, Maths

Languages: French, Spanish

Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Maths, Computer Science

Arts & Humanities: Art, Music, History, Geography, Politics and Society, PE, Home Economics

Business:   Accounting, Economics, Business Studies

Practicals: Construction Studies, Design and Communications Graphics

AEN: Leaving Certificate Additional Educational Needs


Friday February 9th


Mondello will take place on Monday February 19th - this is only day the Mondello trip is on.

Students will leave school after Tutor Time and will travel to Mondello by coach. It is advised that students bring a lunch with them as options on site are severely limited during the week.

Students will return to school between 3.15pm and 3.40pm depending on traffic.

Dublin Zoo

We will visiting Dublin Zoo on Thursday February 29th. Students will travel to Dublin by Train and will then take the bus from Connolly Station to the Zoo. We will stop in the O'Connell Street area to get lunch on our return. Students will arrive back in school for approximately 3.30pm.

Parent Teacher Meetings

The Senior Cycle Parent Teacher meetings will take place from 4.15pm-6.45pm on Thursday February 29th. This is the perfect opportunity not only to see how your daughter or son has been progressing in their subjects and samplers, but to ask teachers any questions you may have about subjects for 5th and 6th Year. 

An information evening for parents and students about the subjects at Leaving Certificate Level will take place on March 21st. 


Friday 2nd February


A kind reminder that school is closed on Monday due to the bank holiday. TY Students are attending their Work Experience/Community Care on Tuesday.


TY students will undertake their examinations for the second academic block this coming week. The exam timetable is visible below:

TY Activities

On Thursday TY students will undertake a group problem solving experience - an online escape room! Students must bring their iPad with them charged and ready to go.

On Friday from 11am - 1pm students will hear from Stephen Kiernan - author of Motivational Mondays. Stephen's workshops are excellent and well regarded in both the business and educational communities. 


A letter is going out this week with the last few remaining bits before we depart for Berlin next month!

If you have any queries or suggestions for Transition Year in ETSS Wicklow please email the TY Coordinator at:


Friday 26th January 


Dear Parents, 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Transition Year News page. Each Friday this page will be updated with information and notes for the upcoming weeks in TY in Educate Together Secondary School in Wicklow. 

If you have any questions or suggestions you can email me any time at 

Monday January 29th 

This coming Monday all students will take part in a barber workshop from 11am-1pm run by Pink Elizabeth. Students wishing to take part in the hairstyling classes after lunch are very welcome to do so. Students please let me know in person on Monday morning if you have not already done so!

Exam Week

Exam timetables have been distributed to students. Exam week begins for TYs on Wednesday February 7th due to the bank holiday and work experience. Please note there will be 2 TY activities that week also - an online escape room and a motivation workshop led by Stephen Kiernan, author of Motivational Mondays.

Mondello Update

Mondello has been reschedule from Monday February 5th to Monday February 19th due to the bank holiday on the 5th. Details for the bus times will be sent out closer to the time. Payment information will be sent out by the office for those that are attending.

Looking forward to working with you over the coming months!

Yours faithfully,

Robert Mathews

Transition Year & Student Support Coordinator.

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