WELCOME TO CBS HIGH SCHOOL!
Hello I’m a first year in 1A1. I know lots and lots of things about this school and about the world itself. Did you know that Clonmel High School is one of only twenty schools that teach Classical Studies? Here’s another fact, Clonmel has a lot of sporting and academic achievements. I get lots of high scores in my tests and some guys get 100% as well.
This school is very different to national school. You’ve got a canteen which is not common in national school and you have to go to different rooms for different subjects. It’s a lot bigger than my national school. Now I’m able to go to the canteen and pay my money for a burger and wine gums, there’s also other stuff there. I’m also able to go to board games club which is on Thursdays. They have lots of different games such as monopoly, connect four and chess. It’s a good place to enjoy yourselves and meet new lads.
One thing I am able to do is write by myself. I needed to be supervised to do that in national school because I have AS now I work independently. There is also a nice P.E teacher, it might be a bit tough but that’s the subject. It’s also a good way to meet more friends. It makes me part of a team.
On Fridays I go out for a treat outside the school but only because I’m really good at getting points. The points is a system that is on a poster in room 32, that’s the same place as the board games club. I get points if I do the good things and I don’t get points if I don’t and obviously no bad language is one of the rules.
In room 32 I have my own desk, it’s nice and quiet and I do my special maths, sensory and chat about social skills. We do special activities to remind me about my skills such as not being a space invader.
I go to room 32 at certain times that are on my timetable. Because I have AS I can come to room 32 when I get upset too. AS is Asperger’s Syndrome you might have heard of it cause a lot of people have it. When I’m upset I can chill out, listen to music, use my sensory blanket and read. Anyway to wrap this up, I know I might be rambling, don’t be afraid to tell the teachers you’re scared and frightened. I was before I came in here because I didn’t know what secondary school would be like. In many ways it’s the same as primary school but in some ways it’s different. Now I feel great so take this advice from a fellow first year and get your parents to enrol you here.