This year the Opening Ceremony of the F.1 Mentoring Program was held on Friday, 20 September 2019. Thirty-eight F.3 student mentors and all F.1 new students gathered at the school hall to meet each other for the first time. After playing ice-breaking games, they sat together in small groups to chat and share more about their school life while having refreshments.
Before this event, the F.3 mentors attended a briefing and met their teachers who gave them guidelines and support in groups. They also had to receive training in a workshop conducted by the School Social Worker on how to take care of the F.1 students.
Later on the mentors will also organize meetings with their mentees at school to develop their friendship, share the books or magazines they have read, and help the new students solve their problems, especially in academic studies, making friends and participating in extra-curricular activities.
It is hoped that this mentoring program will help F.1 new students adapt to the secondary school life quickly with the help and guidance of their mentors.