Category Archives: Student Mentors

The Student Mentoring Programme is made up of a team of Transition Year students nominated by class teachers as positive role models for first years.

Mentors receive training in September in conjunction with Limerick Youth Service.  Training is geared towards working with younger students.  Ongoing advice and support is given to mentors throughout the year.

The role of student mentors is to liaise with first year students, helping them to feel comfortable in their new surroundings while providing a big brother / sister role model.

First years may feel more at ease revealing concerns or asking for guidance from their peers, rather than a teacher.  Mentors introduce themselves on the first day of the new academic year and then continue to foster positive relationships.

Mentors can be of help to class teachers or indeed any teacher organising activities involving first years.  Teachers are very much encouraged to avail of their assistance.

The transition from Primary to Secondary can be a difficult one for some, but Student Mentors contribute to making it that bit easier.

Numeracy Week

Some of our first-year students completing paired measuring with the TY students as part of Numeracy Week.

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Desmond College Student Council 2019-2020

Our student council members are: Breda Magner – Head Girl Jack Corkery – Head Boy Cain Mason Kellie Griffin Daren Bridgeman Ciara Brouder Cormac Browne Aoife Lee Giilhermimo Teixevia Jodie Duffy Tara Danaher Edel McMahon Micheal Mason Aoife O’Carroll Ciara … Continue reading

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First Year and Transition Year Hike in the Ballyhouras

The 1st Year and TY students who went on a hiking trip to the Ballyhouras. Some of the TY students on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras. Some of the 1st Year students on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras. … Continue reading

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First Year and Transition Year Trip to Ballyhoura

Holly Kelly, Liam McMahon, Aoife Lee, Sean Walton, Aaron Moinbhiol, Emma Beasley, Liam Callanan and Ava McDonagh Aaron Moinbhiol, Brianna Callanan,Kristina Horan and Michelle Leahy from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura Some First Year and … Continue reading

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The Buddy System

In Transition year, the Buddy system has been running with great success for a number of years. The TYs ‘buddy up’ with the incoming first years and help to ensure a smooth transition from Primary school to Secondary School. Each … Continue reading

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First Year Hike with TY Buddy (Oct 2014)

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Mentoring Programme

As part of our Induction Programme we run a Mentoring or Buddy System between First Year students and TY students. Each First Year has a TY Buddy. This Buddy meets with the First Year regularly and helps them to settle … Continue reading

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First Years and TY Students

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