career guidance & counselling

Student Welfare

Our Career Guidance Counsellors Ms.O’Reilly and Mr. O’Brien lead the school guidance programme and liaise with all staff to ensure students receive all necessary support throughout their time in Ardscoil Phádraig.

At the end of each academic year students will have experienced;

  • Group/Class guidance in personal and social development
  • Guidance in educational and personal learning, study and exam techniques
  • Career / Vocational exploration and information

Individual / Group counselling is available for all students on request and/or referral, allowing them to explore their personal thoughts, feelings and choices. A caring environment is created for all students and support is provided so that students can learn to cope with the many aspects of teenage life.

Parents / Guardians are provided with opportunities to meet with our Guidance Counsellors at Parent-Teacher meetings, Guidance presentations or upon request.

Career Guidance and advice regarding subject options is available to students in all year groups while students in Transition Year and Senior Cycle have dedicated Career Guidance class periods each week.

Students are supported throughout the CAO application process and in their exploration of all avenues available to them as they progress to Third Level education, specialised training or the world of work.

Meet Ms. O’Reilly & Mr. O’Brien

Ms. Claire O'Reilly

Ms. Claire O'Reilly

Career Guidance Counsellor

Mr. Colin O'Brien

Mr. Colin O'Brien

Career Guidance Counsellor