School Calendar 2018-2019

Term 1 Friday 24th August – Friday 21st December 2018

School Closed: Monday 24th September 2018

Half Term: Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November 2018

Christmas Holidays: Monday 24th December 2018 – Friday 4th January 2019

 

Term 2 Monday 7th January – Friday 12th April 2019

Half Term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019

St Patrick’s Weekend Monday 18th March and Tuesday 19th March 2019

Easter Holidays: Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April 2019

 

Term 3 Monday 29th April – Friday 31st May 2019

Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2019

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Transition Year

Ardscoil Phádraig

Transition Year Programme

2018 – 2019

School Mission Statement

Ardscoil Phádraig aims to create a pleasant, caring and secure environment in which the individual student is able to develop to his or her full potential through a spirit of partnership with all the stakeholders in education.

 

Transition Year Mission Statement

To promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative, and responsible members of society.

 

Transition Year Aims

  • To foster the student’s personal growth, development and confidence
  • To develop the social skills of the student
  • To engage in preparation for a healthy, active life
  • To foster an appreciation of culture, aesthetics and the arts
  • To celebrate the religious and spiritual side of each individual
  • Education for maturity with the emphasis on personal development including social awareness and increased social competence.
  • The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.
  • Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.

 

Admissions policy

  • The maximum number of places available in each Transition Year Class is dependent on available resources.

 

  • An information evening for Parents and information seminars for students are held in the spring time of the year of entry. The Transition Year Programme is not necessarily suitable for all students.

 

  • Transition Year applications are supplied by and returned to the Transition Year Coordinator.

 

  • A closing date will be indicated on the application form and late applications may not be considered.

 

  • Acceptance of the application form does not confirm or imply an expectation of a place on the programme.

 

  • External applicants fill in the enrolment application form for Ardscoil Phadraig as new entrants and such students who meet the criteria can fill out an application form for TY.

 

  • The TY Coordinator will consult members of the Teaching Staff with respect to the TY Applications list.

 

  • Applicants will be interviewed by the 3 members of the TY Selection Committee, TY Coordinator, Guidance Councillor, Principal/Deputy Principal.

 

  • Final Selection will take place at a meeting of the Selection Committee.

TY Curriculum

Core Subjects 

 

Sampling Layer TY Specific Once off subjects*
English literature and Media Studies Experimental Science YSI Sign Language
Irish Culture 

 

Architecture Eportfolio Set dancing
Maths for TY 

 

Enterprise Photography
French Culture Engineering Boxercise/Paintballing/Go Karting/Bubble Soccer
Geography/History Performing Arts First Aid 

 

Woodcraft and furniture Swimming
Art Driving instruction


 

Subject

 

Teacher

 

Maths for TY

 

Ms Fitzpatrick

 

Arts Visual

 

Ms Cooney

 

Geography/History

 

Mr Flanagan

 

Woodcraft and furniture

 

Ms Mulligan

 

Performing Arts

 

Mr Byrne

 

Enterprise

 

Ms Murtagh

 

English literature and Media Studies

 

Ms Rabbitt

 

Engineering

 

Mr Mulvey

 

PE/Activities

 

Ms McLoughlin

 

Irish Culture

 

Ms Doyle

 

Experimental Science

 

Ms Conlon

 

Eportfolio

 

Ms Fitzpatrick

 

Year Head

 

Ms Fitzpatrick


2018 – 2019 TY Activities

 

Date Activity
5th September Baysports (full day)
12th September Photography (1.50 – 3.50)
19th September Photography (1.50 – 3.50)
26th September Photography (1.50 – 3.50)
3rd October Causey Farm (full day)
10th October Photography (1.50 – 3.50)
17th October Boxercise
24th October Retreat
31st October Midterm
7th November Boxercise
14th November Swimming (1.50 – 3.50)
21st November Swimming (1.50 – 3.50)
28th November Swimming (1.50 – 3.50)
5th December Sign Language (1.50 – 3.50)
12th December Sign Language (1.50 – 3.50)
19th December Sign Language (1.50 – 3.50)
26th December Xmas
2nd January Xmas

Credit System

Criteria Assessment Details Credits Awarded (max)
Attendance & punctuality 

 

90% min 20
Core Modules/Subjects 

English, Irish, Maths, French, Geography/History.

 

20 credits per module/subject 100
Subject Sampling Modules 

Science, Architecture, Woodwork, Engineering, Music, Art, Enterprise

 

20 credits per module/subject 140
TY Specific Modules 

Eportfolio,   YSI

 

20 credits per module/subject 40
Work Experience 

 

Attendance (40) 

Supervisor’s report (20)

Reflections (20)

80
Extra-Curricular participation 

 

80
Interview and eportfolio Interview (20) 

Eportfolio (20)

40
TOTAL 500

 

Credit Awards:

Distinction = 500 – 440, Merit = 340 – 439, Pass = 160 – 340,

Participation = 0 – 160

 

 

Extracurricular Activities Credits (80 Credits)

 

Max credits for each activity

 

10

 

Grading

 

Does not participate

 

 

0

 

Adequate participation

 

 

2-6

 

Good Participation

 

 

6-8

 

Excellent Participation

 

 

8-10

 

Credits will be awarded for each activity e.g. photography and your best eight results will be added up at the end of the year to give you a final result for extracurricular activities.

Work Experience Documentation

 

Work Experience

 

1)    Work Experience will take place on every Monday throughout the school year and on the following dates

 

 

 

 

2)   Students are responsible for finding their own work experience.

 

3)   After securing placement students must complete the following documents and return to Ms. Fitzpatrick, (copies available from Ms. Fitzpatrick) separate forms must be completed for each placement.

Transition Year Work Experience

 

Dear Parent/Guardian

I would like to welcome all the TY students.  I hope the year will prove to be both rewarding and fulfilling for all involved.   This year will bring new challenges to all the students.   They will experience a wide range of subjects, sports, activities and work experience which will be new and rewarding.

Work experience will take place every Monday during the academic year and one week block placement.

Please note the following points about the work experience placement:

  • The enclosed parent/guardian consent form must be filled in and returned to the school.
  • An information letter and insurance details will be sent to each employer on commencing of work experience.
  • An Employer’s questionnaire is forwarded to each employer to be completed and returned to the TY Co-ordinator.

I encourage all students to arrange their work experience as soon as possible.

 

Thanking You

 

________________

Ann Fitzpatrick

Programme Coordinator

 

Consent form for Parents/Guardians

 

I give permission for   ………………………………………………..  to participate in a work experience scheme organised by the school and covered by the school’s insurance policies, at the below listed Business/Organisation for the purpose of gaining experience and insight into the world of work. I confirm that he does not suffer from any disability, which could result in unnecessary risk to his safety and that of other people.

I am aware that students participating in the work experience aspect of the course will be treated, as far as possible, as new employees, subject to the normal conditions and hours of work.

Dates of work experience: _____________________________________________________

Name of Business/Organisation: ________________________________________________

Address of Business/Organisation:  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Name of Contact Person in the place of Work Experience: ___________________________________________________________________________

Phone number of contact person:________________________________________________

 

Signed by parents or guardians

(a)  _____________________________________

(b)  _____________________________________       Date:  ________________________

 

 

Thanking You

 

Ann Fitzpatrick

Programme Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We sincerely hope you thoroughly enjoy Transition year, if you have an issues, ideas or concerns at any time please do not hesitate to talk to me.

 

A Fitzpatrick

 

 



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