Guidance

THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

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Ms. Aisling Roche and Mr. Tom Nolan work together to form the Guidance Department in Ardscoil na Tríonóide. The Guidance Department is an integral part of the pastoral care system in the school. Both Guidance Counsellors attend weekly pastoral care meetings to discuss student issues of concern which may arise. The Guidance Department works with the care team, Principal, Deputy Principals and Year Heads to provide a support service for students throughout the school. The Department covers three major areas:  Career guidance  Educational development  Personal counselling

JUNIOR CYCLE

The CAT entrance exam is administered to incoming First Years in January which helps us identify the needs of the student body and the supports that are needed to be put in place to help each student achieve their potential. The Guidance Department may liaise with the Special Needs Co-ordinator following the results of this test. Our department have a weekly class of careers with 1st yrs. covering all aspects of subject choice and career options. This continues throughout 2nd yr. Third yrs. Receive detailed information in subject choice and assistance in picking their LC programme.

SENIOR CYCLE

Transition year TY students receive an intense programme of career guidance in which they are fully briefed on senior cycle subjects and options available to them. Interview skills,Career Interest Inventory Tests, CV preparation, guest speakers from a variety of colleges and a
class visit to Maynooth University make up this very thorough programme.

5th Year:In 5th Year the emphasis is on individual decision-making, goalsetting and planning. An appointment with the Guidance Counsellor can be made for each student to explore career choice and the educational requirements for various courses.

6th Year: In 6th students are seen individually by either of the guidance counsellors. They are kept informed as a group as to all the important dates regarding college application. They are brought to the Higher Options seminar in Carlow, to Carlow IT open day and are encouraged to attend open days in colleges they may be considering. All dates are displayed on a well stocked notice board in the careers area. A very informative CAO information night has proven to be exceptionally helpful to both students and parents.

Personal Guidance:The Guidance Department work very closely with Class Tutors, Year Heads, Subject Teachers and the Pastoral Care team to support students with personal issues. Students can call to either of the Guidance Counsellors or can be referred by a teacher and will be treated in a kind and confidential manner. We have many links with outside agencies and liaise with them when necessary to get the most effective help for any child in crises.

College Websites:

www.ait.ie Athlone: Institute of Technology

www.itcarlow.ie: Carlow Institute of Technology

www.carlowcollege.ie: Carlow College

www.cit.ie: Cork Institute of Technology

www.ucc.ie: University College Cork

www.griffith.ie: Griffith College

www.amcd.ie: American College Dublin

www.mie.ie: Marino Institute of Education

www.dbs.ie: Dublin Business School

www.dcu.ie: Dublin City University

www.dit.ie: Dublin Institute of Technology

www.iadt.ie: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology

www.itb.ie: Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

www.it-tallaght.ie: Institute of Technology Tallaght

www.ncad.ie: National College of Art & Design

www.ncirl.ie: National College of Ireland

www.rcsi.ie: Royal College of Surgeons

www.tcd.ie Trinity College Dublin

www.ucd.ie; University College Dublin

www.dkit.ie: Dundalk Institute of Technology

www.gmit.ie: Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology

www.nuigalway.ie: National University of Ireland Galway

www.lit.ie: Letterkenny Institute of Technology

www.mic.ul.ie: Mary Immaculate College Limerick

www.lit.ie: Limerick Institute of Technology

www.ul.ie: University of Limerick

www.maynoothcollege.ie: Pontifical University Maynooth

www.maynoothuniversity.ie: Maynooth University

www.itsligo.ie: Institute of Technology Sligo

www.ittralee.ie: Institute of Technology Tralee

www.wit.ie: Waterford Institute of Technology


Post Leaving Certificate Websites

www.stconlethscc.ie: St Conleths Community College

www.bcfe.ie: Ballyfermot College of Further Education

www.rathminescollege.ie: Rathmines College of Further Education

www.ballsbridgecollege.ie: Ballsbridge College of Further Education

www.inchicorecollege.ie: Inchicore College of Further Education

www.libertiescollege.ie: Liberties College of Further Education

www.bfei.ie: Blackrock Further Education Institute

Other Websites

www.cao.ie

www.qualifax.ie

www.careersportal.ie


www.apprenticeships.ie

www.susi.ie www.ucas.com

Sep
24 2018
Mass for 1st year parents & students 7.30 pm followed by an information meeting
Oct
01 2018
School closed
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Rathstewart,
Athy,
Co. Kildare,
R14 DK12,
Ireland


059 863 8215

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