Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Ye

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Welcome to our Transition Year Consultation Evening. Opening by Principal Bernie Judge . Moving into Senior Cycle . Guest Speakers from. Clare . Hannah. Billy. Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17. ID: 568329 Download Presentation

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Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Ye

Welcome to our Transition Year Consultation Evening. Opening by Principal Bernie Judge . Moving into Senior Cycle . Guest Speakers from. Clare . Hannah. Billy. Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17.

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Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17

Welcome to our Transition Year Consultation Evening

Opening by Principal Bernie Judge

Moving into Senior Cycle

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Guest Speakers from

Clare HannahBilly

Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17

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What is Transition Year?

Transition Year is:A one year school-based programme between Junior and Senior CycleDesigned to aid as a bridge between the twoA move towards a more independent self-directed learning experience An opportunity to embrace new experiences and new challenges

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Experience of Working Life as a basis for personal development/ discover career opportunities beyond school

Promote general, technical and academic SKILLS - emphasis on sampling new subjects & self-directed learning

Education for Maturity – Emphasis on social competence/ awareness

Aims of Transition Year

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Students have the freedom to develop their own particular gifts/strengthsThe Transitional Year programme allows students to develop critical reflection Enables the development of social competences in working closely with other students and on work placements

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Benefits to Transition Year

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30 Things We Wish We Learned In School

1. How to budget2. The importance of insurance3. How loans work4. How to wire a plug5. How to take out a pension6. How to drive7. How to buy a house8. How to put up a shelf9. How to open a bank account10. How to plaster a wall

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11. How to change a car tyre12. How to turn off the water in the house13. Things to look for when buying a second-hand car14. How to change the taps15. How to lay a carpet16. How to tile a room17. How to cook a Sunday roast18. How to jump-start a car19. How to unblock a toilet20. How to strip wallpaper without damaging the wall

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30 Things We Wish We Learned In School

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21. How to assemble flat pack furniture22. How to bring up a baby23. How to unblock a plug24. How to grout25. How to use a drill26. How to read an electric/gas meter27. How to fix a bike28. How to put up a fence29. How to build a wall30. How to change a lightbulb

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30 Things We Wish We Learned In School

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Core Subjects

Taster Short Modules

Optional Subjects

Structure of Transition Year programme

Long Modules

Workshops

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Core Subjects

English & Irish – Communications/Debating/Public Speaking/Media/Language Competence Maths – Applied Maths/Links to STEMEuropean & Foreign Language(s)Ethical Education/Philosophy Wellbeing (Social and Personal Health Education, Physical Education)Work Experience

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Possible Areas of ExplorationModules / Subjects

Science / STEMHumanitiesDo-It-Yourself (DIY) – DCG, TechnologyHorticultureSocial and Cultural

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Performing Arts

Computer Aided Design – CAD/ Architecture Science

Enterprise EducationFood & Culinary Arts Music/ Art, Craft and Design

Possible Areas of Exploration

Modules / Subjects

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Transition Year Science Programme

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What should the transition year science programme include?

Links with STEMProject WorkProject CompetitionsBiologyChemistryPhysics

Aims:To examine issues and topics of general interest which are outside the junior cycle science syllabus and may also serve as a taster for those considering a science subject as a leaving certificate option.

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Project Work/Competitions

Students undertake projects in the areas of STEM.Projects can be entered into:SciFestBT Young Scientist.Reel life science competitions.Other science based project competitions.Possibly link to the science gallery.

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Biology

Topics which may be included in the biology TY Programme:Microbiology Human Biology GeneticsHistorical Figures in ScienceDiversity of organisms

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Chemistry

Topics which may be included in the chemistry TY Programme:Rates of Reaction Fireworks Saponification Fermentation Electrolysis Acids & Bases

These are some examples of experiments with these topics:Effect of temperature on Rate of ReactionEffect of concentration on rate of reaction Iodine Snake Flame Tests Preparation of Soap Production of alcohol Hoffmann Voltameter Purification of Copper Production of Red Cabbage Indicator

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Physics

Topics which may be included in the physics TY Programme:Mechanics Light Sound Electricity Force

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TY Humanities

Social Geography / Current affairs:Geography of Crime: mapping crime locally& globally.Mapping the changing boundaries of EuropeMedical Geography – How medicine spread through continentsThe geography of place names/surnamesSustainable ResourcesBiodiversity in our bogs/seasClimate Change/Green house EffectPhysical GeographyThe Burren Co. Clare, human interaction with the environmentField Study skills: Urban development, examine the use of buildings in Ongar 1960 -2016

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Irish History: Population Census 1901, 1911 & todayMilitary History & Collins BarracksCumann na mBan, Molly Reynolds & Kathleen BolandUsing songs in the Study of History: Lady Gaga, Sinead O ConnorPhotographs in History: Local interest to global.Research skills: Library, Internet, InterviewingCurrent Affairs: Changing boundaries of Europe,Britain and the EU, President Donal Trump, Wars The history of Australia,

TY Humanities

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Introduction to Technology

It offers the traditional craft skills that are seen in Metalwork/Engineering and Woodwork/Construction Studies, however, it has a particular emphasis on design.It gives the students the ability to solve problems by creating designs and manufacture that design in the classroom out of a range of materials such as wood, metal, plastic; or any other suitable material. It focuses on showing the student how systems work rather than looking at talking about them with reference to pictures in a text book, an active learning environment is created, where the student takes ownership of their learning and the extent to which they take their designs.

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How will you child learn the subject of Technology in school?

Investigate the role of technology in the world we live in.Use tools and equipment in a safe manner.Work with a range of different materials .Use the design process, in a group or independent setting to find a technological solution to a problemCommunicate your ideas using sketches and drawings both generated by pencil or with the use of computer aided design.

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Performing Arts & English

Potential courses/modules developed by an English and Performing Arts subject specialist

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1. Creative writing module

A 10 week module focused on:Poetry – reading a variety of international poets, writing their own poemsShort stories – reading a variety of the masters of this craft, writing their own Drama – reading a selection of American and European writers Radio plays – reading a selection of scripts from the BBC and RTE Working on a large project in groups/individually specializing in a genre

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Examples of final projects

Short story anthologyPoetry reading, spoken word Open Mic night Recording of a radio play

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2. Performing Arts

10 week Performing Arts module Building on skills developed in first and second year – feedback on most popular topics* and suggestions from students

Possible topics:Team building Body in performance – Physical TheatreMusical theatre and dance*Commedia del Arte* Forum TheatreDramatic readingsWriting drama

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3. School Musical

Acting Singing Dancing Backstage Crew Set Design Costume and Make-up Marketing

Being part of a school musical is often the most memorable and positive aspect of students school life. It offers huge benefits both socially and academically.

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Horticulture

Word first used in 1600’sComes from two Latin wordsHortus “Garden”Cultura “Cultivation”Horticulture means “cultivated garden” or “culture of garden plants”

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Horticulture

The science and practice of growing, processing and marketing fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants

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What we will be looking at………

Getting started Soil & CompostSeeds & CuttingsWeedsFruitVegetablesOrnamental plantsBuilding & ToolsGarden CraftsWildlife & EnvironmentSeasonal

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WorkshopsDay / Afternoon / Overnight

Team Building / Bonding Young Social Innovators Gaisce Awards Creative Writing Theatre Visits Historical Visits

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TY – Work Experience and Community Service

Work Experience:One week placement - employers of choice (Student secures placement) Community Services:One week placement - local organisation e.g. Paired Reading Project/ Nursing home / Animal Shelters / Girl Guides

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Structure of Students’ Week

Core subjects – 1 hour each week Work Experience – 2 Blocks of 1 week Modules – Short Taster Style Rotation basis 8 weeks e.g Horticulture / DIY e.g Food & Culinary Studies / Performing ArtsModules – Long Style Weeklye.g Humanities / ComputersOccasional Workshops

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TY – Extra-curricular Activity – The Gaisce – The President’s Award

It is a challenge award testing young people (15-25 years of age) in different areas It involves:Community Involvement (1 hr pw for 15 weeks)Personal Skills ( 1 hour pw for 26 weeks)Physical recreation (1 hour pw for 12 weeks)An adventurous activity (e.g. walk 25-35 klms over 2 days/ 10-130 km if cycling) We would hope to offer the chance of doing the bronze medal award

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Application & Selection Process

Students will complete and submit an application formEach student will be interviewed by the TY panel (co-ordinator, Year Head, Deputy Principal and/or Principal) to assess their suitability for the programmeTeachers’ views will be sought to see if T.Y. is suitable for applicants. Students discipline records will be considered very carefullyA decision will be reached, parents and students will be informed on whether they are accepted or notIf more candidates apply than positions available, the decision on whom to accept will be decided by the Principal and TY co-ordinator.Parents and students may appeal a decision.

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TY Assessment Credits for:

Core SubjectsSampling SubjectsLong ModulesWorkshop reportsCommunity Service Work experienceTY interviewPortfolio of AchievementPass, Merit or Distinction?

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Approach required from Students

What a student gets out of Transition Year depends hugely on the attitude or approach they take to the programme and what they put into it.“ You reap what you sow”

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Any questions?

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Student Name: ______________________

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Does your son/daughter wish to participate in our Transition Year programme for the 2017/2018 academic school year? Please indicate by ticking your preferred option.

Yes

No