Coláiste Choilm Tullamore

First Year Induction Programme

First Year Induction Programme

First Year Induction Programme

We are very aware of the anxieties and concerns of both students and their parents/guardians on the transfer from primary school to post primary school. We have developed and put in place an induction programme, which involves actions and support structures, for our incoming First Years that is designed to make the transition that little bit easier and less formidable.

The Programme:

  • A reprentative from the school visits the primary schools in the catchment area as a first contact.

  • The students and their parents/guardians are invited to an Open Night/Information Night in the school. Information about the school is given, facilities are open for view and staff are available for questions.

  • Those students who enrol sit an assessment exam on a Saturday morning prior to the Summer holiday.

  • On their first day in Coláiste Choilm they are assigned a Cairde Mentor, a Leaving Cert student who will look after a small group of first years and help them settle in. Meetings are held on a regular basis.

  • We will hold a Parent Information Night early in the first term to provide parents/guardians with information on the school and to offer guidelines to help their son to settle into second level.

  • After a suitable settling in period the First Years go on a bonding trip to an out door adventure centre with their Cairde Mentors and Class tutors.

  • Early in the first term the First Year Mass is held. This is the first important event in their school lives and an occasion at which the new students and their parents/guardians meet with their teachers and tutors informally for the first time.

  • Along side the Cairde Programme Class Tutors and Year Heads keep a special eye out for the new First Years to see how they are settling in and coping with the change.

  • S.P.H.E. (Social Personal and Health Education) will also address the issue of change in their young lives.

Please click here or on the image below to view information for incoming First Year students this September.


Coláiste Choilm
O'Moore St.
Co Offaly
R35 WF97

057 93 51756

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