Special welcome for St Louis students

New students at St Louis school are being afforded a special welcome with a series of events organised to help them settle in.
The Cairde team along with First Yr Year Head Ms Meehan, and under the guidance of Ms Mee Head of Guidance in the school have been hard at work all through lunchtimes this week with the annual Welcome Activities for our new first years.
All week the Fifth Year Cairde team have joined the first year girls in the Chapel Hall and around the school grounds in fun activities aimed at helping them assimilate into school life seamlessly and happily.
This week the girls enjoyed a treasure hunt, a table quiz, some karaoke from hit musicals and a Speed Dating Getting to Know You session.
Principal Michelle Dolan outlined the value of the initiatives to the students.
“The transition to second level is difficult for all students, and we have many girls who come from small country schools. This is a wonderful way to help the girls to integrate successfully and quickly.
“The relationship they build with the older students is also very important so they have a sense of belonging in every sense – they love that they know older students as well as other first years. The Cairde team benefits too. They show empathy and kindness, and develop their communication and leadership skills,” she stated.

This entry was posted in Articles. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.