Our mentoring system has been established to help First Year students integrate into the school and to help them mature and deal with ongoing issues throughout the year.  Mentors have traditionally been selected from the ranks of Fifth Year students after application and interview by a panel external to the school.  Once selected the mentors are provided with professional training – this year under the auspices of North Connacht Youth Services.  Twenty mentors were selected and trained.  Each mentor is assigned four students with whom they meet regularly throughout the year.  It has been found that the preparation, training and experience has been extremely beneficial for all concerned.