Guidance in St Patrick’s College

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The Guidance Counsellors in St Patrick’s College Cavan endeavour to create a safe,caring and supportive environment for our students. We help our students to make informed choices in the personal, social, educational, and vocational areas of their lives. There are two Guidance Counsellors in St Patrick’s College: Ms Marie Henry and Mr Edward O’Callaghan

The Guidance Counsellors engage with students from First to Sixth Years in a variety of ways. We also work with the incoming First years through our mentor system to ensure a smooth transition into Secondary School. We work closely with our colleagues in the school as well as with parents/guardians/Parents Association  and outside agencies to support our students.We appreciate the enormous contribution of past students who return to the school to share their experiences and offer advice. 

Ms Marie Henry

Mr Edward O’Callaghan

We provide a range of learning experiences appropriate to the student’s age and developmental stage. These include a wide range of experiences which include some of the following:

  • One to one counselling and guidance
  • Careers classes
  • Support with College,grants and scholarship applications
  • Subject Choice Presentations
  • College Campus Visits
  • Careers Nights
  • Guest speakers (College, Careers and Mental Health)
  • College Awareness Week Activities
  • Mock Interviews
  • Psychometric Testing (For example: Aptitude and Careers Interests)
  • Parent Information Nights
  • Mentoring Programme
  • Liaison with past students
  • Partnership and referral to outside support agencies
  • Mental Health support and Education
  • Social skills programmes

For more information follow this link to our guidance portal.