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1 Information Session 24/05/12 TY Co-Ordinator: Karen Keogh

2 Why we do what we do!  We believe every child is SMART – all smart in different ways.  TY is a good time to explore the different WAYS children are smart instead of focusing on measuring “HOW” smart children are in exams!  We believe in giving children an opportunity to explore the relevance of education to THEIR lives and balancing freedom and structure

3 Activity Based Learning is a key feature of TY

4 Flexible (Fun?) Learning Environments Create Students with Intrinsic Motivation to Succeed Expect High Standards and Active Participation Working in Groups Creative Problem Solving is Encouraged “Real World”

5 Leadership Conflict Resolution Co-operation Communication Skills

6 Recognise and Celebrate Valuable Skills Explore Immense Potential Contribution to Society

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8 WORKING COLLABORATIVELY sparks curiosity inspire self - directed learning, build people skills Comfortable in own skin empathy responsibility

9 TY Programme A one year programme. Compulsory in Newtown Junior Cert. Leaving Cert. Maturity????

10 Introduction to TY 2012/2013 Welcome to parents of prospective “T.Y.ers” (Student lingo!)

11 LAYERS OF A TY PROGRAMME  Academic Core Subjects (mandatory and options)  Subject Sampling  Transition Specific activities  Calendar Layer

12 Core Subjects (mandatory)  English  Irish  Maths  History  Geography  Sciences  Computer studies

13 Core choices - Possibilities  Music  Business (Including Sage4schools)  Tech Graphics/ design based subject  Crafts/Art  French  Spanish  German

14 SUBJECT SAMPLING  Drama  Career Guidance  Relationships and Sexuality Education  Media Studies  Cook It  Film Studies  Career Preparation  Pilates  Current affairs  Lifesaving  Horticulture Fitness Food Hygiene Work Preparation Archaeology Dance (Ballroom and Agility) Latin Sports Psychology Food Studies First Aid

15 Transition Specific Activities Young Social Innovators Student Enterprise

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18 Samaritans Student Listeners INTENSIVE 6 WEEK PROGRAMME TWO HOURS EACH WEEK TRAINING STUDENTS TO BE EFFECTIVE LIS TENERS, RECOGNISE SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND TEACHING STUDENTS STATEGIES FOR SELF SUPPORT AND SUPPORTING OTHERS

19 Calendar Layer-Activity days/weeks  CPR training  Historical Tours  Cleaboy Enterprise Visit  Personal Safety at Sea   Barrow Trip

20 More Activities  Outdoor Pursuits  Kayaking  Surfing  Climbing and Archery  Orienteering  Team Challenges

21 Calendar Layer- Workshops   Glencree workshops  Spikeball / Irish Hockey Association  Drumming Workshop  Gold of the Desert Kings  Intergenerational Projects (Bealtaine & St Brigids FCC) (Best Foot Forward)

22 CALENDAR LAYER  Work experience placements  Nov 5 th  Jan 28th  April 29th (non Killary only)  May13th  Confirmation of Placement forms to be returned three weeks in advance of placement.  Mini Med/ RTE/Army limited availability and different dates ( apply through career guidance teacher)

23 TRIPS  Ploughing Championships  not exclusive to TY  September 25 th -27th in New Ross  Cost €20 (approx)

24 Barrow Kayaking Trip April/ May (one day tbc) Level 2 certificate required €60 approx

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26 Culture / Art/ Walking Trip – Dingle Gaeltacht/ Caragh Lake ???  Possibly September 17 th to 21 st Date To be confirmed !  €400 Approx  (due August)

27 Killary Trip  29 th April- 3 rd May  Approx cost €400  (€100 deposit pre Christmas, remainder Jan)  Parents Please fill in Proposed Trip Feedback Sheet & return tonight if possible!!!!!

28 Personal Trips–Personal Choice Hope Trip Belarussian Orphanage Project  Not part of School TY Programme  Immersion programme  Visit Hope projects in Kolkata  Fund raising required  Not part of School TY Programme though some staff interest in co- ordinating project  Volunteer work in Novinki Orphanage in Belarus  Fund raising required University visits Individual Language Exchange programmes

29 Charity Collection Days  Happy Hearts  Alzheimer's  Holly Day  Simon  Daffodil Day  Lollipop Day

30 Extra curricular Presidents Award/Gaisce  Setting Targets  Personal Challenge  Community Involvement  Personal Skill  Physical Activity  Venture Activity

31 “Newstown” Media Programme  Extra curricular?????  Communicating  Researching  Writing Skills  Journalism  Team work  Meeting deadlines

32 Assessment  Aptitude Testing and Feedback  Class / Module self evaluation  Project/Assignment work  Peer and Teacher Assessment  Regular short Assignments  Mid-term report for new students (end of October)  External certification (over 20 certs in 2012)  Portfolios (new initiative)

33 New initiatives for Continue? Feedback Please!! Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Master  Word (Class taught)  Excel (self directed learning)  PowerPoint (self directed learning)  Access (self directed learning)  Outlook Express (self directed learning) FETAC Level 5  Word expert  Excel expert  Formal Qualification  Cost Element €50 Exam Fee

34 New initiatives for to be continued?  Waterford City council TY Art Programme  Samaritans “Student Listeners” Programme  Dance and Movement  Intergenerational and Inclusion Project  Formal Work Preparation Module

35 New initiatives for to be continued?  Sage Accounts Software: (as part of business studies) Ireland leading accounts software  Accreditation in computerised accounting software  Parental Involvement (suggestion welcome) e.g. Photography/ industrial park visits/film making workshops

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37 Key to success in TY We need Your support and interest to make the programme work

38 A SUCCESSFUL TY - Advice for Parents  Ensure Continuous Attendance/ Planned Absences  Encourage Positive Participation in as many Activities as possible  Be Well Informed (blog/ letters/ children)  Support without spoon feeding! E.g. Work experience  Parental Communication (co-ordinator)  If in doubt check it out!!!

39 Communication  Standard Letters   Pupil newsletter  Student Reports (standard and modular)  Tutor system  TY BLOG (All relevant information/ forms posted here throughout the year) 

40 Parental and Community Involvement All Offers Considered!!  External Links and Resources  Mentoring and advice  Expressing interest and involvement and encouragement for students  Feedback about the Programme

41 What to Expect  A detailed letter with all the information regarding next years programme will be sent at the end of June  Questions 


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