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 To Educate for Maturity Personal Development Social Awareness Social Competence To Develop Academic Skills Preparing for the Leaving Certificate Self-directed Learning Aims of Transition Year To Gain Experience Working Life The Outside World To Broaden the Individual Discovering new skills New Directions Transition Year Gives Students The Opportunity To Try New Things Develop Skills for the Leaving Certificate Consider Their Futures Enhance Their C.V.s! Transition Year Gives Students The Opportunity To 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 The Compulsory Modules The Academic Modules The Optional Modules Transition Year Syllabus 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 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 Thesis Other Activities Form IV Show East Glendalough School Presents “The Diary of Ann Frank” Other Activities Killary Adventure Centre Other Activities Work Experience (4 weeks) Other Activities Interview Day Other Activities Gaisce (President’s Award, Bronze) Community Service Personal Development Out of School Sport Adventure Trip Other Activities 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 Trips Other Activities 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 Transition Year Open Evening Presentation of Awards and Certificates Speeches, Demonstrations & Display of Work Costs Transition Year Fee - €200 Optional Extras (all approx.): Killary Adventure Trip € 260 Adventure Activities € 120 Gaisce € 5 Payment €260 Killary trip plus all extras to be paid in September 2011 €200 Transition Year fee to be paid in February 2012 Invoices will be issued in September & January No text books to pay for Assessment Decided by the teacher of each module Final exam (in class) Practical work Effort/Participation Assignments/Projects Oral presentations Continuous Assessment Assessment Final Assessment Gold Award Silver Award Bronze Award Awards decided on Participation and Effort in and out of class. January and Summer Reports. A Different Experience Students will have more time Less “Normal” Homework Less Exam Pressure BUT …Usual expectations regarding Homework, Discipline, Uniform and Effort Don’t Waste it! “You get out what you put in.” Have a great Transition Year!