Stepping Up To Secondary School – A webinar for 6th class parents



A Thuistí ,

Thíos gheobhaidh tú eolas faoi ‘Step Up To School ‘ a tháinig ó íonad Oideachais na Gaillimhe:

Please see below information on the ‘Step Up’ website and webinar that we received from Galway Education Centre: HERE)

Just letting you know that the StepUp school transition website is now available to use as a simple resource for 6th class pupils and their parents.  Your 6th class teachers may find useful also if they’re doing school transition work with the pupils in the coming weeks.


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.  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:

Stepping Up To Secondary School – A webinar for 6th class parents


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


Kind regards,

Galway Education Centre

Administration Team

Cluain Mhuire, 



H91 R284

Tel: (091) 745600