Each year twenty four of our Fifth Year students take part in the Cairdeas programme. This programme has been set up in the school to help first years to settle into their new school environment. The Cairdeas team agree at the beginning of the year to help initiate our first years.
Each fifth year was assigned approximately five students to look after. They met each of their students on their first day and at regular intervals throughout the year particularly during the first term. The beginning of secondary school can be difficult for first years with so many new subjects and new faces to get used to.
The Cairdeas team aim to help first years with any concerns they may have at this challenging time and indeed, throughout the year the Cairdeas team are present in the school to assist with the needs of their assigned first year group if necessary.