The Guidance and Counselling Department is committed to the provision of a range of learning experiences, provided in a developmental sequence, designed to assist all students to make choices about their lives and to put an action plan in place based on these choices. These choices may be categorised into three separate but interlinked areas:
- Personal and Social
Personal and Social Guidance (Counselling): helping you with bullying, problems with friends, problems settling in to your class, worrying about friends or family members, etc. We will also listen to you if you are feeling down or depressed, or if there is anything you would like to get 'off your chest' or get advice on. So overall, a Guidance Counsellor might give advice, might give an opinion, will listen to you, and will help you to think about things in a different way. A Guidance Counsellor will not tell you what to do. You make the final decision.
Educational Guidance: helping you with studying, exam worries, deciding what subjects to pick before going into Second year / Fourth year, deciding on whether to do Higher or Ordinary level in Junior Cert. / Leaving Cert., etc..
Career Guidance: helping you decide on a career / a job / a college / a course that will suit you.
Mary Mulcahy and Bridin Kearney
CAO Newsletter 2020
Past pupils sharing of knowledge a great success.
Friday 10th January 2020