Mount Anville Secondary School

Transition Year

11-July-16

Philosophy

The aim of the Transition Year Programme is to promote the personal, emotional, social, aesthetic and vocational development of students and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. ("Guidelines for Transition Year" Department of Education). In Mount Anville there is a strong emphasis on skills-based learning in Transition Year and on guiding students towards taking responsibility for their own learning. All students follow the Transition Year Programme.


Balance and Content

Academic Programme
All students study RE, Irish, English, Mathematics, Business, a modern language of choice, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Computer Studies, History and Geography.

Four subjects from the following list are studied in modules:
  • Art, Social and Scientific Home Economics
  • Classical Studies and Music

All students will take a computer studies course.

Non-Academic Programme

All students participate in:

  • A Physical Education Programme
  • A Social, Personal and Health Education Programme
  • A Careers Programme
  • A Work Experience Programme – one week's placement twice a year
  • A Social Awareness Programme– including GAISCE, St Vincent De Paul, Faith Friends, S.U.C.H., The Bungalow, The Royal Hospital
  • Life – Skill programme
  • Out-door pursuits

Assessment

A variety of methods are used to chart the students' progress. These include regular click reports, reports, projects, tests, certification and oral presentations.

Aesthetics Programme

Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music

Performance in February

Life Skills Choices (Each student chooses two activities during the year)

  • Yoga
  • Knitting
  • Cookery
  • Manderin Chinese
  • Media Studies and Podcasting
  • Log-on and Learn
Events
24 Sep -
Parents Association AGM
25 Sep -
2nd Year Retreat
26 Sep -
EU Day of Languages
News
20-Sep-2018
Pictures from Student Lead Whole School Assembly Friday 14th September 2018
18-Sep-2018
Talk on studying in University of Notre Dame
12-Sep-2018
This month, members of the 1st Year Book Club are taking part in the Great Reads Award and have selected the following books to read during September.
06-Sep-2018
1st Year Parents Information Evening August 2018
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Mount Anville Road,
Dublin 14
D14 A8P3
Ireland

01 288 5313

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