In their work as Guidance Counsellors, Ms Marie Cumiskey and Ms Tara O'Sullivan help to assess the strengths and aptitudes of each student, provide information on careers and courses of further studies and provide personal counselling where appropriate. Many very important choices have to be made throughout secondary school and the Guidance Counsellors help students to develop their decision making skills. The Guidance Counsellors also help each individual to develop a positive healthy self-image and confidence in their own abilities and talents. Ms Cumiskey and Ms O'Sullivan also help to place students on work experience and arrange Mock-Interviews for Leaving Certificate students.
This is our Guidance and Counselling Website Link. Here you will find all sorts of useful information.
Subject Options for Leaving Certificate - This powerpoint prepared by our Guidance Counsellors and teachers is full of practical information to assist our students in their subject selection.
Both Guidance Counsellors are also members of the Pastoral Care Team and as such meet students in class and individually.
As well as this page several sub-pages which have further resources for example on anxiety, positive mental health how to study and how to deal with stress. These will be added to in the future.
Tools and Resources to help cope with stress - This resource has been made and shared by Ms Cumiskey.
The following are links to handouts on 'Study Skills' which students will find helpful.
Being Organised Motivation and Goal Setting Reading Skills
Note Taking Skills Revising and Exam Preparation Examination Performance