Programme Coordinators: Noreen Peredo and Sinead Mannion
Why Mentoring is a Must for Moate CS
Goals & Objectives
- One very important source of support for a student is their peers. Young people in distress often turn first to a peer for help and look to older students as role models.
- Mentoring programmes build on this natural resource. Research suggests, that with the right type or training, facilitation and support, older students provide valuable peer support to younger students.
- There are many advantages of mentoring systems to both the school in terms of promoting a positive ethos and to the individual participants.
- Promotes the idea of the school as being a supportive caring community
- Increases students feelings of belonging and commitment to the school
- Promotes the idea of students and staff working together.
Objectives for Mentors
- An increase in self esteem
- A sense of belonging to a team
- A growing feeling of responsibility
- A belief that they are contributing to the school community
Objectives for 1 st Year Students
- Improved attitudes of younger towards older students.
- Improves school attendance
- Students feel they have someone to talk to if they need help
What do we do for our First years?
First Year Hand Book
First Day Programme
Mentor/First Year Group Assignments
Day 1 Preparation/Activities
Mentor Training Programme
Develop a schedule of weekly clubs, designed to facilitate social integration of all first students.
Co-ordinate and supervise club activities.
- Christmas Party
- Memorial tree planting
- Visits to local nursing home
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Time capsule
First Year Workshops
Provide articles and photographs documenting all activities, for school and local publications.
Design and develop promotional pamphlet, detailing all aspects of our programme for distribution to parents.