Mount Anville Secondary School

Transition Year

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
News
26-Feb-2021
5th and 6th year Amber Flag reps have put together a PowerPoint presentation to educate the school community on the work of Jigsaw.
12-Feb-2021
Amber Flag reps put together a video collage of MTA students completing their walks & runs as part of our schools movement challenge.
05-Feb-2021
Sophie 5 , with the help of their tutor and teacher Ms Keenehan have created a virtual walk.
Contact
Mount Anville Road,
Dublin 14
D14 A8P3
Ireland

01 288 5313

Location
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