Transition Year Open Evening presentation

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Can you read this?
Transition Year 2010/11
This is the true joy of life, the being
used up for a purpose recognized by
yourself as a mighty one; being a force
of nature instead of a feverish, selfish
little clot of ailments and grievances,
complaining that the world will not
devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw
Aims of Transition Year
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To Educate for Maturity
Personal Development
Social Awareness
Social Competence
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To Develop Academic Skills
Preparing for the Leaving Certificate
Self-directed Learning
Aims of Transition Year

To Gain Experience
Working Life
The Outside World
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To Broaden the Individual
Discovering new skills
New Directions
Transition Year Gives Students
The Opportunity To

Try New Things
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Develop Skills for the Leaving Certificate
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Consider Their Futures
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Enhance Their C.V.s!
Transition Year Gives Students
The Opportunity To
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Try New Things
Agricultural Science
Self Defence
Gaisce
Law
Magic
Computers
Modern Dance
Latin Dance
Classics
Crafts
Work Experience
Croquet
Italian
Construction
Drama
Social Innovation Project
Set Making
Archery
Music
Adventure activities
Thesis
Economics
Graphics
Film Making
Transition Year Syllabus
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The Compulsory Modules
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The Academic Modules
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The Optional Modules
Transition Year Syllabus
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The Compulsory Modules
English
Irish
Religious Education
Tutorial
Mathematics
Physical Education
Computer Studies
Transition Year Syllabus

The Academic Modules
Accounting
Geography
Biology
Physics
Business
Chemistry
History
French
Agricultural Science
Technical Drawing
Transition Year Syllabus
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The Optional Modules
Archery
Croquet
Construction
Economics
Latin dance
Film Studies
Engineering
Drama
RSE
Architecture
Social Innovation Project (SIP)
Agricultural Science
Law
Magic
Modern Dance
Music
Self Defence
Set Making
H.E.
Art
Italian
Careers
Graphics
Adventure Activities
Other Activities
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Thesis
Other Activities
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Form IV Show
East Glendalough School
Presents
“The Diary of Ann Frank”
Other Activities

Killary Adventure Centre
Other Activities

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Work Experience
(4 weeks)
Other Activities
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Interview Day
Other Activities
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Gaisce (President’s Award, Bronze)
Community Service
Personal Development
Out of School Sport
Adventure Trip
Other Activities
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Trips
Mountain Walks (x2)
National Art Gallery
The Criminal Courts
IMMA
Aviva Stadium
Ice-skating
Theatre Trips (x2)
Oakwood Theme Park
National Museum
Georgian Dublin Trip
Other Activities
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Trips
Other Activities
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Visitors to the School
Customs Enforcement Unit
PACT RSE Talk
Drama Workshop
Sign Language Talk
Aware Talk
Blood Transfusion Service
Irish History Live
Jazz Band
Bodywhys Talk
Gardai Driver Safety Talk
Hope Foundation
Niall Mellon Foundation
Drumming Workshop
An Óige Talk
Gaisce Talk
Snake Presentation
Other Activities
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Transition Year Open Evening
Presentation of Awards and Certificates
Speeches, Demonstrations & Display of Work
Costs
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Transition Year Fee - €200
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Optional Extras (all approx.):
Killary Adventure Trip
€ 260
Adventure Activities
€ 120
Gaisce
€ 5
Payment
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€260 Killary trip plus all extras to be paid in
September 2011
€200 Transition Year fee to be paid in February 2012
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Invoices will be issued in September & January
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No text books to pay for
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Assessment
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Decided by the teacher of each module
Final exam (in class)
Practical work
Effort/Participation
Assignments/Projects
Oral presentations
Continuous Assessment
Assessment
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Final Assessment
Gold Award
Silver Award
Bronze Award
Awards decided on Participation and Effort in and
out of class.
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January and Summer Reports.
A Different Experience
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Students will have more time
Less “Normal” Homework
Less Exam Pressure
BUT …Usual expectations regarding Homework, Discipline,
Uniform and Effort
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Don’t Waste it!
“You get out what you put in.”
Have a great Transition Year!

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