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Transition Year

  • Transition Years Transform our Garden!

    Ty students are active members of our school Community. As active agents of change, the TY horticulture group created a pathway that would be a permanent fixture in the school. The  called it a ‘Living Classroom’ and it is a place where students and staff can relax and get some fresh air for their own mental wellbeing. At the same time people can read information about the Global Goals for human development The path is over 300m long and consists of metal plaques with various global goals on them. Accompanying the plaques are art designs and sculptures made out of recyclable materials.

    This project was called L.E.A.F, or ‘Leading Environmental Awareness Further’ and the TYs are definitely leading environmental awareness further.

    THE TY HORTICULTURAL SCHOOL PROJECT

    Finalists in the Young Environmentalist Awards 2018

    This project has reached the final of the Young Environmentalist Awards 2018 and it needs your votes to have a chance of winning in the competition.  The students  worked very hard through the year on what has become a very significant project that not only improves the grounds in the school but has educational import as well.

    It was a bleak start at the beginning of the Year….

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    And it took a bit of thought to get the plan in place…

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    And a bit of planning on paper of course….

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    but the results are just great….

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    the path invites us to follow…

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    WELL DONE TO THE L.E.A.F. TEAM ….

     

     

     

  • TY MEDIA STUDIES

     

    Media Studies is an important component in the TY curriculum. In this subject, students get to experience all aspects of media narrative: Photography, Film and Sound Engineering. Here is a sample of what students have created over the years:

     

     

     

  • Hawk Talk is a new newscast by the TY Class of 4.3. Hawk Talk is a current affairs broadcast, capturing all the goings of our school community in Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk.

    Eco-Unesco Eco Den- Cork 13/03/2014

    The Transition Year Students of Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, travelled to Cork to participate in the Eco-Unesco Eco Dens competition. This was the Munster round and five of our teams spoke to the adjudicators. It was an excellent day and they anxiously await the results!

    Inter-TY Sports Day – Tralee 12/03/2014

    The TY students of Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, as part of their YSI initiative, organised a sports day for the neighbouring schools TY students. It was a brilliant success and thanks to all the TY students who attended!

  • Launching in March 2014, a new newspaper by the TY Class of 4.3! Hawk eye will chronicle our life and times in Mercy Mounthawk.

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    Fashion Show 2017 took place on 29th November with the them of Winter Wonderland and some fantastic style on show.  There was a matinee for 1st and 2nd years and the main event was the evening performance. Around 650 people packed into the gym for the spectacle and they weren’t disappointed with a great show.

    Great praise is due to the TY students who modeled so professionally and prepared the event in such detail. Even greater praise must go however, to the new team of teachers who took on this huge annual event so congratulations to Ms O’Leary and the team on a job superbly executed.

    Special guest on the night was Maria Walsh, former Rose of Tralee, who awarded prizes for best-dressed ladies. There was also a guest appearance from Michael Healy Rae TD.

    You can see photos of the event below:

  • A great evening of awards and entertainment took place on Wednesday 25th May with the Transition Year Graduation evening.

    There were numerous awards given out on the night but the top male and female student awards went to Liam O’Leary and Ali Feely respectively.  Well done to them and to all our winners.  Congratulations to all the students on completing a very successful Transition Year.

  • Transition year Trip to Italy 2014

    “This is a brief compilation from our wonderful trip to Italy last February, 2014”

    This video was put together by Ms. Hunt.

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  • September 2012 sawchinese1 the new Chinese Language and Culture Programme designed by The Confucius Institute, UCD, being rolled out to Transition Years at Mercy Mounthawk.
    This excellent course combines a mixture of language learning, cultural studies, student based projects and is rounded off with a Chinese Oral Exam and a very tasty meal in a local Chinese restaurant. It has certainly proven to be a thoroughly educational, diverse, enjoyable and popular course for TY students as it was eagerly chosen by many!
    The excellent opportunity of an introduction to the most spoken language in the world did not go unnoticed as students expressed their keen interest in continuing Chinese studies in the future, mentioning the business and economic possibilities involved!

    Below are images from a lesson in Chinese Dumpling Making (Jan 2014)

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School Calendar

Posted on 14 Nov 2017
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State Exams High Achievers 2018

Posted on 11 Oct 2018
Awards were recently presented to the students who achieved the highest grades in the Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations 2018. These were presented at a brief ceremony in the school library by Principal Mr John O’Roarke.  Mr O’ Roarke spoke about the great opportu

Awards Night 2018

Posted on 18 May 2018
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Student Subject Choice Information & Booklets

Posted on 05 Mar 2018
Senior Options Booklet 2018 5th Yr Course and Options Form 2018 1st Year Going into 2nd Year Options Booklet Subject Factsheets  

My Fair Lady

Posted on 29 Jan 2018
Below are some photos and music clips from the hugely successful performance of My Fair Lady (Jan 2018).

Young Scientist Success

Posted on 15 Jan 2018
This year was a most successful one for Mercy Mounthawk at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition with four projects selected fo exhibit and 2 of those gaining significant awards. Firstly, Olivia Moriarty and Tamila Khussainova were awarded 3rd place in the Senior Social and Behavioural Sc

Parental Access to VSware

Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Parents  have  access to the school administration software, VSware, commencing in September 2016. This allows parents to get a detailed view of student attendance, access to term reports and student timetables. It will also allow for the entry of student subject options going into 2n

Year of the Family

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
Called to be a Family of Families Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the World Meeting of Families 2018. From 21-26 August 2018, families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from d

Open Day 2017

Posted on 18 Oct 2017
Many thanks to all who took part in our hugely successful Open Day on October 14th. You can see a short video of some of the work on display below.