CCS Welcomes First Years

New First Years of CCS

Tuesday the 30th of August marked the first day of secondary school for the new First Years of Cashel Community School. There was great excitement as the students met with their new peers in the main lobby while taking in surroundings.
The progression to secondary school is a major transition in a child’s life – moving from the familiarity of one teacher in one classroom to the ‘maelstrom’ of the First year timetable. To minimise the stress the new students had the entire school to themselves for their first day. Students met their designated ‘6th Year link’ who helped make their transition run smoothly. Instead of “an apple for the teacher” it was a selection of fresh fruit for each student as part of our healthy eating policy. Everybody found their feet and left at the end of the day tired but happy.