In their work as Guidance Counsellors, Ms Noreen O’Looney and Ms Marie Cumiskey 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 O’Looney and Ms Cumiskey also help to place students on work experience and arrange Mock-Interviews for Leaving Certificate students.
Both Guidance Counsellors are also members of the Pastoral Care Team and as such meet students in class and individually.