Abbey Vocational School
Donegal Town

Peer Mentoring Programme

Peer Mentoring Programme

Peer Mentoring

What is Peer Mentoring?

This process involves transition year students meeting with 1st years at lunchtimes and various points throughout the term to support them in their transition into the secondary school environment.

There are a small number of mentors assigned to each 1st year tutor group so that they become familiar with their mentors and know that they have someone else in the school to help and support them in their new academic journey.

The main benefit of the Peer Mentoring Programme is that the TY students themselves have already lived through the transition experience from primary to secondary school. They can give students their advice and guidance to allowing them to adapt and feel content in their first year at the AVS.

Sample Lunch Time Activities

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

1A

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Music Chill Out & Organisation Skills

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

1B

Games

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Music Chill Out & Organisation Skills

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

1C

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Music Chill Out & Organisation Skills

Wellbeing Walk

1D

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Music Chill Out & Organisation Skills

1E

Music Chill Out & Organisation Skills

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

1F

Games

Music Chill Out & Organisation Skills

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

1G

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Music Chill Out & Organisation Skills

Wellbeing Walk

General Knowledge Quiz

Games

Wellbeing Walk

Session 1 – Organisational Skills

The main focus this term has been around organisational skills. On 4th October, mentors met with their assigned 1st year classes to discuss locker organisation and subject specific equipment and materials. They also had a general catch up on how they are getting on during their first term and how they are settling into school life at the AVS.

Dec 06
2021
Exams - Whole School Christmas Tests
Dec 13
2021
TY Work Experience
Dec 16
2021
Open Night AVS
Dec 16
2021
Open Day AVS (1st years Tys Off )
29-Nov-2021
Abbey V.S. Newsletter - Mon 29th Nov 2021
28-Nov-2021
Layer-Up Campaign November 2021
21-Nov-2021
Abbey V.S. Newsletter - Mon 22nd Nov 2021
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