What is Transition Year? - Hansfield ETSS

What is Transition Year? - Hansfield ETSS

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

Transition Year is: A one year school-based programme between Junior and Senior Cycle Designed to aid as a bridge between the two A move towards a more independent selfdirected learning experience An opportunity to embrace new experiences and new challenges Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Aims of Transition Yearfor Education

Experience of Working Life as a basis for personal developme nt/ discover career opportunities beyond school Maturity Emphasis on social competence/ awareness Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Promote general, technical and academic SKILLS emphasis on

sampling new subjects & selfdirected learning Benefits to Transition Year Students have the freedom to develop their own particular gifts/strengths The 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 Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17

30 Things We Wish We Learned In School 1. How to budget 2. The importance of insurance 3. How loans work 4. How to wire a plug 5. How to take out a pension 6. How to drive 7. How to buy a house 8. How to put up a shelf 9. How to open a bank account 10. How to plaster a wall Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 30 Things We Wish We Learned In School 11. How to change a car tyre 12. How to turn off the water in the house 13. Things to look for when buying a second-hand car 14. How to change the taps 15. How to lay a carpet 16. 17.

18. 19. How How How How to to to to tile a room cook a Sunday roast jump-start a car unblock a toilet 20. How to strip wallpaper without damaging the wall Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 30 Things We Wish We Learned In School 21.

22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. How How How How How How How How How How to to to to

to to to to to to assemble flat pack furniture bring up a baby unblock a plug grout use a drill read an electric/gas meter fix a bike put up a fence build a wall change a lightbulb Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Structure of Transition Year programme Optional Subjects

Workshops Core Subjects Taster Short Modules Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Long Modules Core Subjects English & Irish Communications/Debating/Public Speaking/Media/Language Competence Maths Applied Maths/Links to STEM

European & Foreign Language(s) Ethical Education/Philosophy Wellbeing (Social and Personal Health Education, Physical Education) Work Experience Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Possible Areas of Exploration Modules / Subjects Science / STEM Humanities Do-It-Yourself

(DIY) DCG, Technology Horticulture Social and Cultural Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Possible Areas of Exploration Modules / Subjects Performing Arts Computer Aided Design CAD/ Architecture Science Enterprise Food Education

& Culinary Arts Music/ Art, Craft and Design Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Transition Year Science Programme What should the transition year science programme include? Links with STEM Project Work Project

Competitions Biology Chemistry Physics 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. Project Work/Competitions Students undertake projects in the areas of STEM. Projects can be entered into: SciFest

BT Young Scientist. Reel life science competitions. Other science based project competitions. Possibly link to the science gallery. Biology Topics which may be included in the biology TY Programme:

Microbiology Human Biology Genetics Historical Figures in Science Diversity of organisms 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 Reaction Effect 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 Physics Topics which may be included in the physics TY Programme: Mechanics Light

Sound Electricity Force TY Humanities Social Geography / Current affairs: Geography of Crime: mapping crime locally& globally. Mapping the changing boundaries of Europe Medical Geography How medicine spread through continents The geography of place names/surnames Sustainable Resources

Biodiversity in our bogs/seas Climate Change/Green house Effect Physical Geography The Burren Co. Clare, human interaction with the environment Field Study skills: Urban development, examine the use of buildings in Ongar 1960 -2016 TY Humanities Irish History: Population Census 1901, 1911 & today Military History & Collins Barracks Cumann na mBan, Molly Reynolds & Kathleen Boland Using songs in the Study of History: Lady Gaga, Sinead O Connor

Photographs in History: Local interest to global. Research skills: Library, Internet, Interviewing Current Affairs: Changing boundaries of Europe, Britain and the EU, President Donal Trump, Wars 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. 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 problem Communicate your ideas using sketches and drawings both generated by pencil or with the use of computer aided design. Performing Arts & English Potential courses/modules developed by an English and Performing Arts subject specialist

1. Creative writing module A 10 week module focused on: Poetry reading a variety of international poets, writing their own poems Short 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

Examples of final projects Short story anthology Poetry reading, spoken word Open Mic night Recording of a radio play 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 Theatre Musical theatre and dance* Commedia del Arte* Forum Theatre

Dramatic readings Writing drama 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. Horticultur e Word

first used in 1600s Comes from two Latin words Hortus Garden Cultura Cultivation Horticulture means cultivated garden or culture of garden plants Horticulture The science and practice of growing, processing and marketing fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants What we will be looking at Getting started Soil & Compost

Seeds & Cuttings Weeds Fruit Vegetables Ornamental plants Building & Tools

Garden Crafts Wildlife & Environment Seasonal Workshops Day / Afternoon / Overnight Team Building / Bonding Young Social Innovators Gaisce Awards

Creative Writing Theatre Visits Historical Visits Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 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 Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17

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 Arts

Modules Long Style Weekly e.g Humanities / Computers Occasional Workshops Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 TY Extra-curricular Activity The Gaisce The Presidents Award It is a challenge award testing young people (15-25 years of age) in different areas It involves: Involvement (1 hr pw for 15 weeks)

Community 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 Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Application & Selection Process Students will complete and submit an application form

Each student will be interviewed by the TY panel (coordinator, Year Head, Deputy Principal and/or Principal) to assess their suitability for the programme Teachers views will be sought to see if T.Y. is suitable for applicants. Students discipline records will be considered very carefully A decision will be reached, parents and students will be informed on whether they are accepted or not If more candidates apply than positions available, the decision on whom to accept will be decided by the Principal and TY co-ordinator. Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17

Parents and students may appeal a decision. TY Assessment Credits for: Core Subjects Sampling Subjects Long Modules Workshop reports Community Service

Work experience TY interview Portfolio of Achievement Pass, Merit or Distinction? Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 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 Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Any questions? Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 Student Name: ______________________ 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. Ye s Hasnfield ETSS,Parent Consultation Evening on Transition Year, 19/1/17 No

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