During the transition from primary to secondary school the student faces into a period of great change and transition. They are moving from a place where they are the tallest, oldest, and most senior student to a place where they are the smallest, youngest and most junior.
They have moved from a building with one very familiar classroom to new buildings with dozens of different classrooms and where she will have to move usually every 40 minutes. This as research has shown can cause many young people “stress”, and therefore prevents them from having sense of belonging, that can have a long term effect of their personal, educational development.
The aim of our Mol an Oige programme is to support our 1st year students in their transfer from Primary to Post Primary Education, so that they can “Feel Secure”, “Happy” “Safe” and therefore have a successful educational journey in the teaching and learning community of St. Dominic’s.
“If a student is not happy they will not learn”, therefore we as a staff do everything possible to ensure that our students are happy and secure each day, especially our 1st year students as they begin their educational journey with us”. – Mary Daly Principal
“Our Mol an Óige programme is now in its 5th year, it does not stop after the 1st week, or even the 1st year, it continues throughout 2nd year, a very important year for students according to reach, sometimes 2nd year students can feel “forgotten”, we in St. Dominic’s try to ensure that no students feels “forgotten” Sr. Liz OP (Deputy Principal)