The new Meitheal team completed their training at Scala Retreat Centre, Blackrock from the 29th April to 3rd May. This was an intensive 4 day training course where we got to work with students from other schools. Throughout the four days we learnt about Justice, Compassion and Humility and how we can incorporate all these values when helping the new first years settle into Glanmire Community College in September.
We learned about team work, how to resolve difficult conversations, and how to organise activities to help first years transition from primary school. We have activities planned for the first week in September which include tour of the school, how to use the lockers and ice-breakers to help the students get to know each other.
We plan to make their first year in the school as easy and enjoyable as we can. We look forward to seeing everyone in September. (Ellen Whelan & Ciara O’ Shea 2019/2020 Meitheal Team )