-Foster a sense of personal responsibility for identifying future educational/vocational goals.
-Provide experiences that promote career development and prepare students for the transition to work/higher education.
-Focus on an individual's strength and potentials so as to create a strategy for Promoting discussion of student's educational/careers development in order to discourage excuses for irresponsible action.
-Introduce and foster a process of evaluating realistically, attainable career/higher education goals.
-Encourage the pupils to define expectations.
For further information, contact the Guidance Counsellors
Josephine Meehan,Mrs. Aine Feeley,Ms Judith Booth on (09064) 81350 (090) 6481864
Role of the Guidance Service
The aim of the Guidance Service, in keeping with the school ethos, is to assist and challenge each pupil to become aware of and reach their fullest potential in each facet of their development
The Guidance Counselling service is in part of a whole school enterprise and provides for the development needs of all its students in the three key areas: Personal and Social, Educational and Vocational.
Team: The Guidance Counsellor works as a member of a team, working with members of the staff, with parents and other relevant professionals outside the school.
The Guidance Counselling service in this school includes:
CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMME
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES INFORMATION
Referral of Students
The referral team is made up of Guidance Counsellors, Chaplain and Principal or Deputy Principal.
The team meet once a forthnight formally.
Links: The Guidance Counsellor links with Special Education Department, Referral Team and Pastoral Care Team on a regular basis.
Further information available from the Guidance Department upon request.