In the NIS Secondary School, we have new students meetings every Thursday dubbed "Meet & Eat" meetings with our School Counselor.
These meetings recognize that different new students will respond differently to changing schools and being in a new country around unfamiliar people. Others may struggle to fit in or have difficulties adapting to a different curriculum. Others may take time to form new friendships etc. These small groups are a great way to meet those various needs. This is also a great way to provide a network for the new students to meet others who may be struggling with similar challenges.
These groups provide an opportunity to identify their unique needs, interests, skills, and strengths, hence helping them to build the confidence, motivation, and connections that will contribute to their ability to thrive in their new school community.