The School Guidance Counsellor co-ordinates the guidance and counselling programme in the school and is involved in three key guidance areas:
The Guidance Counsellor is available to all students and parents for individual consultation on an on-going basis throughout the academic year where appropriate referrals are made to educational psychologists, learning support teachers etc.
First year pupils area tested for reading and educational difficulties and, if necessary, suitable remedial intervention is arranged. Students are also informed of the educational and career implications of subject choice as they progress into Second Year.
Third and fourth Year classes take aptitude and interest tests to assist with subject choice for the Leaving Certificate. All students at this level attend comprehensive modules on subject selection and are then individually interviewed by the Guidance Counsellor.
Leaving Certificate Students take aptitude and interest tests, attend modules on career choice and CAO process. All Leaving Certificates receive an in-depth guidelines interview. Information Evenings are provided for 3rd year and 6th year parents.