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Transition Year

Ardscoil Phádraig

Transition Year Programme

2017 – 2018

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 literture/Media Studies Experimental Science YSI Japanese
Irish Culture 

 

Architecture Cooking Set dancing
Maths 

 

Enterprise Well Being Photography
French Culture Engineering Leisure and Recreation Boxcercise
Performing Arts E Portfolio First Aid
Food Appreciation Swimming
YSI Martial Arts
Driving instruction
Pitch and Putt
Programming

 

Teacher list

Subject Teacher
English literature/Media Studies A. Rabbitt/C. Brady
Irish Culture C. Doyle/J.Roche
Maths R. Rushe/C. Doyle (M)
P.E. C. Doyle (M)
French Culture D. Flanagan/L. Boudin
Experimental Science M. Domican
Architecture M. Mulligan
Woodwork  & Furniture J. Breslin
Engineering P. Mulvey
Design & Communication Graphics J. Breslin/M. Mulligan
E Portfolio C. Doyle/A. Fitzpatrick
Food Appreciation A. Murtagh
Young Social Innovators C. Kelly/A. Fitzpatrick/C. O’Brien
Performing Arts D. Byrne/M. Cooney

 

Calendar

Date Time Activity Class
6th September All Day Bay sports 1 & 2
13th September 1.50 – 3.50 Photography 1
13th September 1.50 – 3.50 Boxercise 2
20th September 1.50 – 3.50 Photography 1
20th September 1.50 – 3.50 Boxercise 2
27th September 1.50 – 3.50 Photography 1
27th September 1.50 – 3.50 Boxercise 2
4th October 1.50 – 3.50 Photography 2
4th October 1.50 – 3.50 Sign Language 1
11th October 1.50 – 3.50 Photography 2
11th October 1.50 – 3.50 Sign Language 1
18th October 1.50 – 3.50 Photography 2
18th October 1.50 – 3.50 Sign Language 1
25th October 1.50 – 3.50 Boxercise 1
25th October 1.50 – 3.50 Sign Language 2
1st November 1.50 – 3.50 Boxercise 1
1st November 1.50 – 3.50 Sign Language 2
8th November 1.50 – 3.50 Boxercise 1
8th November 1.50 – 3.50 Sign Language 2
15th November 1.50 – 3.50 Bubble Soccer 1 & 2
22nd November 1 – 3.50 Swimming 1 & 2
29th November 1 – 3.50 Swimming 1 & 2
6th December 1 – 3.50 Swimming 1 & 2
13th December 1 – 3.50 Swimming 1 & 2
20th December Holidays
10th January All Day English trip 1&2
17th January 1.50 – 3.50 Karate 1&2
24th January 1.50 – 3.50 Karate2 1&2
31st January 1.50 – 3.50 Karate 1&2
7th February 1.50 – 3.50 Karate 1&2
14th February 1.50 – 3.50 Midterm
21st February 1.50 – 3.50 Boda Borg 1&2
28th February 1.50 – 3.50 First Aid 1
28th February 1.50 – 3.50 Bowling 2
7th March 1.50 – 3.50 First Aid 1
7th March Full day Zipit 2
14th March 1.50 – 3.50 First Aid 1
14th March 1.50 – 3.50 Horse riding 2
21st March Work Experience 1&2
28th March 1.50 – 3.50 Easter
4th April 1.50 – 3.50 Easter
11th April 1.50 – 3.50 Kilmainham Gaol 1&2
18th April 1.50 – 3.50 First Aid 2
18th April 1.50 – 3.50 Bowling 1
25th April 1.50 – 3.50 First Aid 2
25th April Full day Zipit 1
2nd May 1.50 – 3.50 First Aid 2
2nd May 1.50 – 3.50 Horse riding 1
9th May 1.50 – 3.50 Driving day 1&2
16th May 1.50 – 3.50 Interviews 1&2
23rd May 1.50 – 3.50 Paintballing 1&2


 

Credit System

Criteria Assessment Details Credits Awarded (max)
Attendance & punctuality 

 

90% min 20
Core Modules/Subjects 

English, Irish, Maths, French

 

20 credits per module/subject 80
Subject Sampling Modules 

Science, Architecture, Enterprise, Engineering, Performing Arts

 

20 credits per module/subject 100
TY Specific Modules 

Cooking, Well Being, Leisure and Recreation, Food Appreciation, YSI

 

20 credits per module/subject 100
Work Experience 

 

Attendance, (10) 

Reflections, at least 10 (10)

employers report (20)

40
Extra-Curricular participation 

 

Reflections, at least 10 (10) 

Participation (70)

80
Portfolio or ePortfolio Interview, 

Content: showcase, at least 8 pieces.

80
TOTAL 500

 

Credit Awards:

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

Participation = 0 – 160

 

Work Experience

1)    Work Experience will take place every Monday and on the following dates:

21st – 25th March 2018.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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