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Title: A Warm Welcome!


1
A Warm Welcome!
  • Information Evening for Parents Guardians of
    First Year Students

2
Guidance Counselling Service Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Advice To Aid Transition (Primary-Secondary
  • Subject Choice
  • Third Level Requirement

3
  • Promotes
  • Decision-making Self-Awareness
  • Interpersonal communication skills The ability
    to plan
  • Personal and social skills
  • Problem solving

Personal
Assists students with decision-making
in Educational and Training choices Job search
skills Employment opportunities Interview
skills Work and life
Decision-making in relation to Course, Subject
Level in 2nd level Study Skills Exam Technique
Student
Educational
Careers
4
Moving on
  • The Transition from Primary to Post Primary
  • A significant life event

5
Challenges of Transition
6
Curriculum
  • New Subjects.
  • There is a subject change every forty minutes and
    with it a change of teacher.
  • A child may meet as many as nine different
    teachers on a daily basis.

7
The Timetable
  • Do not allow the timetable to cause difficulties.
  • Be Proactive - make multiple copies of the
    timetable and put it on the fridge, the bedroom
    door, in the car anywhere and everywhere!!

8
The School Bag
  • This is a skill....
  • Check the bag every night with your child to
    ensure the right books and copies are ready for
    at least the first 3 classes the following
    morning.

9
Time Management
  • Finding the right balance between
  • Homework.
  • Extra curricular activities there importance
    cannot be over emphasised.

10
Homework
  • Homework will increase when students enter
    secondary school it is expected that students do1
    ½ - 2 hrs per night.
  • Have a look at the Homework Policy.

11
Extra Curricular Activities
  • Getting involved in extra curricular activities
    is very important.
  • Taking part builds confidence and gets them
    mixing with others and will aid the transition.
  • It is a great way for teachers to get to know
    your child in different light.
  • Encourage them to try out everything.

12
The Locker Key
  • When your child gets his / her locker key it is a
    very good idea to get a copy of the key cut so
    there will always be a spare.

13
  • Core Subjects

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CORE SUBJECTS
  • Maths
  • Religion
  • Science
  • C.S.P.E
  • S.P.H.E
  • English
  • History
  • Irish
  • Geography

15
Choice Subjects
  • French Art
  • German Music
  • Business Studies Home Economics
  • Tech Graphics Study Skills
  • Metalwork
  • Materials Technology(Wood)

16
  • Benefits of the
  • various subjects....

17
Languages
  • How to speak in the language.
  • The skills of listening to, reading and writing
    in the language.
  • The grammar of the language.
  • Information about the countries where people
    speak the language, and their way of life.

18
A foreign language is useful for many careers
including Translator, Interpreter, Tourism,
Journalism, Management, International Marketing.
19
The Third Language Requirement
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NUIG
Cadets Defence Force
UCD
NUIM
UCC
RCSI
NCAD
Shannon College of HotelCatering
St. Angelas,Sligo
21
Exceptions to the third language rule
  • You do not have to have a third Language to go to
    the following colleges
  • UL- University of Limerick
  • DCU- Dublin City University
  • TCD Trinity College Dublin
  • Any of the Institutes of Technology

22
Exceptions to the Third Language
  • Engineering Agricultural courses at UCD.
  • Engineering and Science courses at NUI Maynooth.
  • Engineering and Science courses in NUI Galway.
  • University of Limerick (UL) English another
    language.
  • Trinity College Dublin (TCD) accepts a language
    other than English e.g. Irish.
  • Institutes of Technology accept English or Irish
    for entry purposes.

23
Home economics
  • Follow recipes and cook dishes, in pairs and on
    our own.
  • Carry out projects on foods.
  • Hand and/or machine sew to make small items.
  • Become more experienced at managing your
    resources and your time.
  • There are many jobs and careers that you can work
    in, e.g. chefs/cooks, catering, fashion and
    textiles, child care, teaching, food industry,
    tourism, and health and nutrition.

24
music
  • Music has a very important part in many peoples
    lives. Most of us will take pleasure in listening
    to music and many people will enjoy singing or
    playing an instrument throughout their lives.
  • Music related careers career in music in areas
    such as education(teacher, lecturer), business
    (sound engineer, lyricist, reviewer, therapist)
    and performance (composer, performer, conductor).

25
art
  • Learn a variety of new crafts.
  • Learn to work in 3-D e.g. culpture or clay work.
  • Learn about the design process and how to use it
    to create new design object and images.
  • There are many career opportunities in Art -
    areas such as photography, illustration,
    interior/industrial/fashion design, education and
    architecture.

26
business Studies
  • Business Studies helps you to make wise
  • decisions about saving and spending your money
    now and throughout your life.
  • Introduce you to many possible careers such
  • as accountancy, finance, sales, marketing,
  • and management.
  • It also gives you a good foundation for the three
    Leaving Certificate business subjects.

27
metal work
  • Work with metals and other materials such as wood
    and plastic.
  • Assemble these materials into useful and
    interesting items.
  • Learn how to apply a finish to your project.
  • Careers Construction, Craftsmanship, Engineering

28
Cross-curricular
  • Some topics in Metalwork overlap with Materials
    Technology Wood.
  • Many of the practical skills learned in Metalwork
    are similar to those learned in Wood.
  • Technical Graphics will help you to understand
    drawings and diagrams that you will be using in
    Metalwork.
  • You will also find some of the same topics
    coming up in Science and Geography.

29
Materials Technology Wood (MTW)
  • Materials Technology Wood (MTW) is one of the
    technology subjects offered at junior cycle.
  • In MTW students will learn to design small
    projects and the skills required to use tools
    and equipment to make their designs.
  • Students will work mainly with wood but also with
    other materials.
  • Students will learn about wood as a material and
    how it is produced.

30
  • At Leaving Cert -Construction Studies
  • Construction Studies introduces students to the
    knowledge and skills associated with construction
    technology, materials and practices.
  • This is done through theoretical study and
    practical projects.
  • At Leaving Cert Higher Level 79 of students get
    A,B,C
  • At Leaving Cert Ordinary Level 58 of students
    get A,B,C
  • (79 of students take Higher level)

31
Technical gRAPHICS
  • Can be studied on its own or to compliment
    another Technical Subject
  • In Technical Graphics students will learn how to
    represent 3-D objects on paper and on computer.
  • Students will develop problem solving and
    creative thinking skills through the solution of
    graphical problems

32
  • Technical Graphics builds on skills learned in
    mathematics for example 2-D and 3-D shapes,
    lines and angles.
  • Is it difficult
  • At Junior Cert Higher level 71 of students get
    A,B,C
  • At Junior Cert Ordinary level 79 of students get
    A,B,C

33
  • At Leaving Certificate, you will be able to study
  • Design and Communication Graphics.
  • In this subject there will be a greater emphasis
    on computer graphics and freehand sketching.
  • The geometry that is learned in Junior
    Certificate will be further developed.
  • At Higher level 77 of students get A,B,C.
  • At Ordinary level 71 of students get A,B,C.

34
Study skills
  • This focuses on Maths and English.
  • For students who may find it difficult in taking
    on 3 choice subjects.
  • It is on the same band as the Languages, hence it
    is not possible to do a Language and Study
    Skills.

35
Points Difference
36
How do you choose?
37
Research
  • Subject Websites
  • www.scoilnet.ie
  • www.education.ie
  • www.skoool.ie
  • Career Websites www.qualifax.ie
  • www.careersportal.ie
  • www.careerdirections.ie
  • Junior Certificate course books.

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www.stbrendanscsbirr.ie
  • New Website

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Discuss
  • Subject Teachers
  • Current Pupils
  • Parents/Guardians, Older Brothers Sisters
  • Guidance Counsellor

46
Reflect
  • Do I like this subject?
  • Am I good at it? How have I performed up to now?
  • Is there a chance I might need it for further
    study/career?
  • Am I keeping my options open?

47
Decide
  • We do not have a crystal ball to see into the
    consequences of our decisions but we tend to be
    happier and more at ease with our decisions when
    we have done our work!

48
Supports
  • Partnership between home and school is vital
  • An open honest dialogue with the school is
    essential
  • If there are any difficulties let us know
  • Year Head
  • Tutor
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Senior Management

49
Order of preference
  • Your son/daughter must list their subject choices
    in order of preference....The one they would
    like/want to do the most must be put down as
  • NO. 1....
  • 4 subjects are chosen from the list and each
    student will be assigned to 3 of those subjects.
  • Students have the option to tick the box to
    indicate they are flexible around their 3rd/4th
    preference.

50
  • SUBJECT-CHOICE RESTRICTIONS
  • SOME SUBJECTS (FRENCH, GERMAN) REQUIRE
    PREDOMINANTLY SINGLE CLASS PERIODS, WHILE OTHER
    SUBJECTS (MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY (WOOD), METALWORK,
    ART, HOME ECONOMICS, MUSIC) REQUIRE PREDOMINANTLY
    DOUBLE PERIODS. SUBJECTS ARE GROUPED ACCORDINGLY
    ON THE TIMETABLE AND, AS A RESULT, CERTAIN
    RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE
  •  
  • NO MORE THAN ONE OF THE MODERN LANGUAGES (FRENCH,
    GERMAN) MAY BE CHOSEN.
  •  
  • NO MORE THAN TWO OF THE PRACTICAL SUBJECTS (MT
    WOOD, METALWORK, ART, HOME ECONOMICS, MUSIC) MAY
    BE CHOSEN.

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  • JUNIOR CYCLE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
  • ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN
    METALWORK
  • BUSINESS STUDIES
    MUSIC
  • FRENCH
    STUDY SKILLS
  • GERMAN
    ECHNICAL GRAPHICS
  • HOME ECONOMICS
    MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY (WOOD)
  • PLEASE SELECT, IN ORDER OF YOUR PREFERENCE, THE
    OPTIONAL SUBJECTS WHICH YOU WISH TO STUDY FOR THE
    JUNIOR CERT. EACH STUDENT SHOULD INDICATE 4
    SUBJECTS, FROM WHICH THEY WILL BE ALLOCATED 3.
    EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ACCOMODATE STUDENTS,
    THOUGH NO PARTICULAR COMBINATION OF SUBJECTS CAN
    BE GUARANTEED.
  •  
  • STUDENTS NAME __________________________________
    _____
  • CLASS _______ TUTOR _______________________
    _________
  •  
  • 1ST CHOICE _____________________________________
    _______
  • 2ND CHOICE ______________________________________
    ______
  • 3RD CHOICE ______________________________________
    ______
  • 4TH CHOICE ______________________________________
    ______
  •  
  • IF YOUR 3RD AND 4TH CHOICES ARE EQUALLY
    ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, PLEASE INDICATE BY TICKING
    HERE ________

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