“Meitheal” is an Irish word meaning “gathering” or assembly group”. The Scoil Mhuire Meitheal is a group of 5th Year pupils, selected and trained by the Redemption Scala Youth Ministry based in Blackrock.
The overall aim of the Meitheal group is personal and leadership development through service to the community. The group tires to identify needs within the school community and by liasing with the School Principal and Meitheal Support Teacher; Meitheal will try and meet those needs.
They focus especially on First Years and help them to feel welcome and settled in the school. They also respond to other needs identified by either pupils or teachers.