Selskar College is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
Waterford & Wexford ETB


The Meitheal Programme is a leadership programme for senior cycle students. Students are trained to become mentors for incoming first-year students. It is a programme based on respect between students. It enables students to take responsibility for caring for others and for the safety and well-being of all who share a school environment.

How do you become a Meitheal leader?
Senior students are invited each year to apply to become Meitheal Leaders at Selskar College. All applicants are interviewed, and a selection is then made. The students chosen to become Meitheal Leaders undergo a training programme in the summer before returning to school. This training programme covers the areas of personal development, identity, self-esteem, communication skills, listening skills, assertiveness skills, group dynamics, group management and many other skills necessary for the students to develop if the programme is to be successful. The primary task is to ensure the smooth transition of these young people into the school and to be able and available to assist them in any way necessary during their first few days in school. After this, the Meitheal Leaders work with the junior students, developing a relationship of trust and mutual respect.

The hope for the remainder of their first year is that if the junior students should experience difficulties or anxieties of any kind, they can turn to their Meitheal Leaders and find in them understanding, respect, advice and assistance.

Ms Kehoe and Mr Shore coordinate the Meitheal programme at Selskar College

Meitheal Leaders 2023-24

Westgate, Wexford Y35 RY27
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