It is the policy of the school to provide a Guidance programme which caters in so far as possible for the career, educational and personal/social needs of its students. We are very fortunate to have a Guidance Counsellor and a Student Counsellor. The Counselling Team plays a key role in the provision of the following services:
Services such as career counselling and activities such as class/group work, to assist decision-making related to choices of education and training courses, employment opportunities and job search skills.
Services such as educational counselling and activities such as class/group work to assist decision making related to subject choices, levels, motivation and learning, study skills and examination technique.
Students can access one-to-one counselling to help them explore their thoughts and feelings about their present life situation, choices open to them and the consequences of each choice. Referrals are facilitated where necessary to outside agencies.
www.careerportal.ie Excellent website for researching careers, subject choice, courses
www.cao.ie Central applications office for applying for all higher education courses
www.ucas.com Researching and applying for courses in the UK
www.studentfinance.ie Information about student finance available
www.susi.ie Student Universal support Ireland sappy for student grant
www.accesscollege.ie Information on the HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) schemes
www.qualifax.ie Extensive course search facility, career events calendar
www.studyclix.ie An essential exam-focused tool. Past exam questions are broken down by topic, mock papers, exam papers, maths video solutions. Various free and premium options available. Discounted premium option available through school
www.irevise.com A general purpose tool for helping with revision, including past papers, video tutorials, sample answers, multiple choice quizzes. Limited free basic account and paid option available