Making friends at St Francis Xavier
One of the concerns that many Year 6s have is about friendships at secondary school. Friendships are such an important aspect of our lives in and out of school. Your primary school friends may be coming to the same school or going elsewhere and this may lead you to think you will be alone. This won’t be the case, at SFX we work hard to ensure that you are offered the opportunity to make friends from the first day you arrive. You will get to meet your new form and we will carry out activities to help you get to know one another. At lunch time we offer lots of clubs such as sports clubs and craft clubs. It is important that staff help you to settle into life at SFX so that you can focus on school work and making new friends. You will receive support from the pastoral team in school. They are there to help guide you if things get a little challenging or if you want to talk about friendship worries. SFX ethos ‘Love of God Love of Neighbour’ is evident in our practices and we encourage our students to adopt a caring and compassionate attitude in their lives.
Here are some of the views our current Yr7 students:
‘ don’t be scared to say hello’ Caira
‘Don’t worry if you don’t get friends on the first day’ Orla
‘Your friendship circle will blossom’ Georgia S
‘Don’t be too shy, ask for help if you need it’ Ella K