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Transition to Secondary School

Dear Parents/Guardians

We thought you might be interested to know about a new school transition website StepUp that is now available to use as a simple resource for 6th class pupils and their parents. Also, see below details of a webinar for parents on Transition.

The website was developed last June, as part of the Planet Youth project, largely because COVID19 had curtailed a lot of the school transition work that would typically happen before the summer. The site proved very popular with students and parents alike and there were 23,000 unique visitors to the site during last summer. These visitors were mostly young people.

There will also be a short webinar for parents on the 15th of June from 7.45 – 8.45pm and this is for any 6th class parents that would like to support their children with the move. There is a panel of speakers as follows:

  • Gina Dowd

Adolescent Psychotherapist

  • Helen Butler

Youth Coach

  • Niamh O’Flanagan

School Chaplain

The main elements of the webinar will be:

  • Life in secondary school

- A discussion with the panel.

  • Step Up Website

- A guide to the website and how best for parents to use it.

  • Q&A

- Parents will have the opportunity to put their questions to the panel.

Anyone can register through the news item on the website or the link to register is:

Parents can submit questions on the night or in advance by email to

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