Hansfield ETSS/2022 Prospectus

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Preparing students for success in the 21st Century through innovative teaching and learning and high expectations.


JUNIOR CYCLE Core Subjects: Irish, English, Maths, History Wellbeing • Physical Education • Civic, Social & Political Education - CSPE

We nurture positivity and ‘Learning Through Discovery’ by: •

Valuing each student equally

Motivating students to achieve their academical and social potential

Ensuring excellence in teaching and learning

Capturing students’ creativity, curiosity and commitment

Promoting personal agency and a sense of responsibility

Creating a sense of belonging and inclusion

• Social, Personal and Health Education -SPHE • Ethical Education • Guidance and Pastoral Support Innovative Short Courses & Modules: • Social & Cultural Studies • Performing Arts • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) • Enterprise • Climate Action

Ethical Education Promotes ethos and: • Explores different world views and beliefs • Considers ethical issues, dilemmas and decision making • Develops critical thinking, debating and communication skills

Student Voice Promoted by: • The Student Council • Student Associate Members of the Board of Management • Consultations and Feedback Sessions (whole-school, class groups, year groups)

• ICT • Home Languages (limited opportunity) Students choose four subjects from the following: • Modern Language: French, German, Spanish • Technology Subjects: Technical Graphics, Materials Wood, Technology • Visual Art • Business Studies • Music • Home Economics • Science • Geography First years sample most of the above option subjects in the first 4-6 weeks before making final choices. A minimum of 8 subjects together with some short courses are studied for Junior Cycle.

Pastoral Care

Builds positive relationships among staff and between staff and students and includes: • Daily Time with Tutors • A Year Head to guide each year group • Guidance and wellbeing initiatives • A House System where students from all year groups work together to build school spirit.

Integrated and Discovery Learning Promotes: • Learning through discovery and exploration e.g. social or cultural issue, mini-business, scientific or technological concept, artistic piece • Develops critical thinking, analytical and performance skills • Promotes connections across the curriculum


SENIOR CYCLE Transition Year (Optional one year)

A dynamic experience for students offering new areas of learning that allow students to explore their talents and abilities and consolidate key skills. For example: • Horticulture & Environmental Studies •

Mini-Company

Home Language or Mandarin

Work Experience and Team Work and Team Building

Leadership Skills, Teamwrok and Team Building

Work Experience

Leaving Certificate Established (Two years)

Core Subjects: Irish, English, Maths Wellbeing: Life Skills, Guidance and Careers, Physical Education and Ethical Education Students choose four subjects from the following groupings: Arts: Music, Art, Craft & Design Business: Business, Accounting, Economics Technology: Design, Communications and Graphics, Technology, Construction Studies Social Sciences: History, Geography, Home Economics, Politics and Society Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry Modern Languages: French, German, Spanish The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme may be offered depending on interst and includes 2 link Modules: • Preparation for the World of Work • Enterprise Education 7 subjects are studied for State Examinations

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) (Two years)

LCA aims at preparing students for adult and working life. Courses are offered in 3 main areas: •

Vocational Preparation, involving work experience, enterprise and communication.

General Education, offering life skills, the arts, social education, languages and leisure.

Vocational Education

Students accumulate credits through attendance and a combination of continuous assessment and written examinations.


EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Modern facilities and committed staff enable a wide range of activities at lunch time and after school Sporting Activities: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton, Athletics, Gaelic Football and Hurling, Table Tennis Creative Arts: Music Club, Choir, Talent Show, Creative Writing Club, Art Club, Debating and Public Speaking, Photography, Cookery Social and Community: Gaicse Awards, Community Activities, Green Schools Committee, WorldWise Global Schools, Board Games, Coding Club, SciFest & BT Young Scientist

Hansfield ETSS was established in 2014.

Barnwell Road, Hansfield, Dublin 15

It is a voluntary secondary school under

01 861 4729 / 086 189 6361

the patronage of Educate Together.

info@hetss.ie

It is committed to pursuing excellence

www.hansfieldsecondary.ie

by promoting ‘Learning Through

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Discovery’ and enabling young people to become agents of change in their local and global community.

@EtssHansfield /HansfieldETSS @hansfieldetss