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Positive Start Programme

Positive Start Programme

This is a programme designed to help students prepare for the transition from primary to post primary school and to give their parents/guardians all the information and support they will need.


Information Evening for Parents & Guardians held in the college, with 1stYear Enrolment Packs distributed.


Assessment Tests held for students.

Student Profile Forms sent to the primary schools

Meetings with parents of students with a Special Educational Need in preparation for applications to the SENO for appropriate resources and supports.

MARCH 2019

Option Morning held for students in the college, where they meet the Option teachers and hear about the subjects. Deadline date for submitting Subject Option Forms during this month

Firhouse Community College submits applications to the SENO for Special Educational Needs resources and supports.

APRIL 2019

Firhouse Community College Year Head and teachers visit main feeder schools for information meetings with 6thClass teachers.

MAY 2019

Prefects visit our main feeder schools to meet with incoming students.

Individual visits to Firhouse Community College for students with Special Educational Needs.

JUNE 2019

College writes to each student confirming their subject options and book lists.


The Principal writes to each student with details of the start date at the end of August and an outline of their first week in the college.


Informal tutor group Coffee Mornings for parents/guardians of new 1stYears.