We are acutely aware of the many anxieties and concerns of both students, their parents/ guardian on the transfer from Primary to Post Primary School. With this in mind, Presentation Tralee has developed a unique induction week when students complete the 'Tús Maith Programme'. This programme was specifically designed to support a seamless transition into the life of secondary school, to provide the necessary support and guidance and to enhance their school experience.
The programme reflects the Junior Cycle Key Skills and the Wellbeing Indicators.
Beginning The Journey
In Presentation Tralee, we understand that the journey from primary to post primary education can be both thrilling and daunting, which is why we've designed a comprehensive week-long Student Induction Programme to make this change seamless and enjoyable for all our new Presentation students. Tús Maith is a transformative experience that will pave the way for our students to have a successful and fulfilling secondary school journey.
- Cyber Safety Workshops: Safeguarding in the Online World
In today's digital age, online safety is paramount. Our programme features a unit focused on empowering students with the knowledge and skills to navigate the internet safely. Our targeted cyber safety workshops will equip our first-year students with the tools to navigate the online environment.
- Speed Friending: Making Lifelong Connections
Building friendships is a crucial part of the secondary school experience. Through our engaging "Speed Friending" sessions, students will have the chance to meet new friends, share experiences, and create lasting bonds.
- Managing Myself: Setting Goals for Attainment
Success starts with self-awareness and effective goal-setting. Our "Managing Myself" sessions help students discover their strengths, set personal goals, and develop strategies for achieving them.
- Microsoft Suite Mastery: Thriving in a Microsoft School
In partnership with Microsoft, we introduce students to the Microsoft suite of apps. This hands-on experience will give them an edge in their Microsoft-centric school environment, ensuring they're tech-savvy from day one.
- Letter to Future Self: A Reflection for Growth
As they embark on this new academic journey, students will have the opportunity to write a letter to their future selves. This reflective exercise will serve as a reminder of their aspirations and growth throughout their secondary school years.
- Structured Support Network: Navigating the Pathway to Success
We understand that moving to secondary school can be overwhelming. That's why we provide students with a structured support network that includes a dedicated Year Head, Class Tutor, and Student Mentor. These experienced leaders will be there to offer guidance, answer questions, and provide the support needed to thrive.