Our First Year students had a great time being introduced to and meeting their ‘Buddies’ for the first time.
The role of the Buddy Programme is to ease the transition of our first years from Primary School to Secondary School by providing a link between First Years and Senior Students, as they get familiar with the new school environment.
The programme also helps First Years to build a support network and feel a sense of belonging in here in Currylea and to make new friends .
Each First Year student is paired with a Transition Year mentor who will be a friendly face to the student throughout the year and the Buddies will touch base regularly with their mentees. They will also arrange events throughout the year to facilitate bonding.