The school’s Buddy Programme is primarily designed to help our First Year students settle in to the CBS and to ease their transition from Primary to Secondary school.
Small groups of First Year students are assigned a Sixth Year Buddy who acts as a mentor for them during the year. They meet formally, on a weekly basis until the end of October and then on a monthly basis for the remainder of the school year.
Through their commitment to the programme, and as a result of their participation in a Peer Leadership Course, the Sixth Year students also benefit and grow from their involvement in the experience.
If a First Year has any difficulties or worries during the year he can go to his buddy who will help him sort it out. The Sixth Year Buddies also organise events for First Years throughout the year. These can include soccer leagues, music classes, ceili’s, trips to the cinema and quizzes.