Upcoming Events:

School Year 2017/2018

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Training of Peer Mentor       10:00am – 1:00pm

Staff Planning/Meetings       9:30am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

1st Year Students and Peer Mentors                 9:30am to 1:00pm

Parents/Guardians of 1st Years                          9:30am to 10:15am

Staff meet Parents                                                 9:30 am to 10:15am

Staff Planning                                                         10:15am to 4:00pm

Thursday 31st August 2017

School Year 2016/2017 Holidays

October Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 27th October 2017. Reopen on Monday, 6th November 2017.

Christmas Holidays: Close on Friday, 22nd December 2017. Reopen on Monday, 8th January 2018.

February Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 9h February 2018. Reopen on Monday, 19th February 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday: Closed on Monday 19th March 2018.

Easter Holidays: Close on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Reopen on Monday, 9th April 2018.

May Bank Holiday: Closed on Monday 7th May 2018.

Summer Holidays: Closing on Friday, 1st June 2018.

State Exams: Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

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College News & Events

Supports

Student & Family Assistance:

Book Rental Scheme / Book Grant Available

With the complementary skills of parents and teachers working together, children will achieve their potential.
Learning Support & Support for students with learning difficulties are a priority.

Early detection of learning difficulties takes place through specialized assessment.
Learning support classes are available.

The School has a Pastoral Care Team in Place:

  • Career Guidance and Counselling
  • School Chaplain
  • Parent/teacher meetings
  • Learning support team
  • Student support team
  • Peer mentoring programme (LC & 1st Years)
  • Home School Community Liaison

 

Home School Community Liason

The partnership between home and school is vital to the child’s learning. The Home School Community liaison co-ordinator strengthens this partnership by offering support to parents as follows:

  • A parents room in the school, where parents can drop in at any time to meet H.S.C.L. co-ordinator and other parents.
  • Courses and talks have been offerred for parents eg. Aerobics, Maths classes for parents, Cookery classes,”Study skills and your child”. English language classes. Positive Parenting Programme.
  • Keeping Parents involved in policy making, eg. Healthy Eating Policy.
  • Availability of Co-ordinator to visit parents at home.
  • Encouraging parents to get involved in school activities both inside and outside the classroom eg. Drama, ‘Maths for Fun’, shared reading programme.

 

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

The school offers a comprehensive guidance and counselling service to all second level and FETAC students.
The following are some of the chief guidance activities:
One-to-one interviews for all first year studentsguidance interviews for all Leaving Cert studentsoutings to college open days and careers exhibitionstalks by college representativesin taster programmes on offer from collegessessions for parents on CAO matters, subject choice for senior cycle etc.

Personal counselling and ongoing counseling sessions are available when necessary. Referral to outside agencies may be organised in consultation with all interested parties.
A strict code of confidentiality underlies all personal counseling sessions.

Student welfare and the addressing of students’ needs in the social, educational and emotional spheres are central to all guidance activities in our school.

Parents/ Guardians are encouraged to make appointments with the guidance counsellor to discuss issues, to seek advice on CAO matters or to offer support to their son/daughter in any way possible.



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