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
Events
24 Jan -
Incoming 1st Year Parents' meeting
26 Jan -
Incoming 1st Year Assessment
28 Jan -
Catholic Schools Week
News
13-Dec-2018
For all students (aged 15-18 inclusive)! Why not write an article or make a video report that informs, challenges and raises important issues on the topic: The Challenge of Climate Change .
10-Dec-2018
THE LUNCHBOX ANNOUNCEMENT
05-Dec-2018
What are you doing for Advent?
22-Nov-2018
Please click here for details of this competition.
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Mount Anville Road,
Dublin 14
D14 A8P3
Ireland

01 288 5313

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