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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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Sponsored Walk 2013

Posted on 04 Dec 2013
1st, 2nd and 5th Years walked  5 km today to raise funds for the new building project.  Many thanks to the PE teachers that coordinated the event.  

Fashion Show 2013

Posted on 26 Nov 2013
Fashion Show 2013 was a great success once again. Great credit is due to Ms Veronica Hunt and Ms Eileen Flanagan and their team for the huge effort put again this year. Well done to all the students that put themselves forward and strutted the catwalk on the occasion. Thanks also to t

Irish Debates Win

Posted on 21 Nov 2013
Díospóireacht : Reachtáladh an chéadh bhabhta do Chomórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh, de chuid Gael Linn i gColáiste Chiaráin, Cromadh, Contae Luimnigh ar an gCéadaoin, 20 Samhain 2013. Bhí Eoghan Ó Coisdealbha, Carla Ní hAinféin agus Ciara Nic Cárthaigh ag déanamh ionadaíochta ar

Health Promotion Week 2013

Posted on 21 Nov 2013
At a time of year when stress levels are often high and students are often in need of a boost to their mental health, Mercy Mounthawk launched their Health Promotion Week. The theme for the week this year is ‘Hope, Resilience and Optomism’. The keynote speaker for the week and launchi

Visit of Bishop Ray to Mounthawk

Posted on 02 Oct 2013
BISHOP RAY CELEBRATES MERCY DAY AT MERCY MOUNTHAWK ‘Handing on HOPE to a new generation…’ On Tuesday 24th September the staff, students, parents and members of the school community in Mercy Mounthawk joined to celebrate Mercy Day – the foundation day of the school. It is the annual op

Awards Night 2013

Posted on 18 May 2013
Mercy Mounthawk hosted its annual awards night on Wed. 15th May.  This uplifting occasion saw over 200 of our finest students receive awards ranging from academic and diligence to sport and school spirit. The ceremony was attended by over 700 family, friends and extended members of th

Young Environmentalist Awards

Posted on 19 Apr 2013
  Transition Years will this year send 6 projects to the Eco-Unesco Young Environmental Awards.  Check here for details.

Mounthawk Success at Scifest 2013

Posted on 16 Apr 2013
  Mounthawk virtually swept the boards at this year’s Scifest at ITT on Friday 12th April.  For the first time we took the overall prize on the day and further went on to win 2 of the special prizes as well.   The overall prize was won by first years Colin Clark, Colin

Newsletters Archive

Posted on 12 Nov 2012
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