By Grade 6, students are deeply familiar with school routines and environments. They have been presented with increasingly advanced concepts and workload demands; and they have been developing a wide skill set to be more autonomous in their learning. In their final term at ISD, students are responsible for engaging in an independent Exhibition, a “thesis” of sorts.
In their final term at ISD, students are responsible for engaging in an independent Exhibition, a “thesis” of sorts. This endeavor is challenging and provides the students the space to apply all they have learned throughout primary school to a personal inquiry.
It is at this time that the students truly learn the value of strategies such as: goal setting, time and organisational management, study habits self assessment and reflection.
ISD is happy to provide assistance to families in the quest for suitable secondary school options. ISD has relationships with a variety of surrounding secondary schools offering different options (e.g. single sex, coeducational, national Irish curriculum, IB curriculum) and can explain these to families to help them identify which schools may be of interest to them. ISD can then guide and help facilitate communication between families, teachers and secondary schools.