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Our Career Guidance Department
Ms. Jane McMorrow

Ms. Maria Faherty









What we do...

Guidance refers to a range of learning experiences designed to help students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices. These choices can be categorised into 3 separate but interlinked areas:

  • Career

  • Educational

  • Personal.


Career Guidance


  • This is provided through classes in Transition Year, 4th Year, 5th Year, various guidance activities and one to one meetings with the Guidance Counsellors

  • Students can attend college open days and talks by guest speakers from industry and further and higher education providers.

  • Students have the opportunity to attend The Donegal Career Fair and many other open days, we tend to change them yearly.

  • Parent Information evenings are offered on the Application systems - CAO, UCAS, HEAR & DARE, along with a subject choice evening for students moving to senior cycle.

  • 6th year students get many one to one meetings with the Guidance Counsellors.



Educational Guidance


  • Students can seek advice on subject choice, subject level, time management, exam worries and other issues in relation to their education.

  • In Transition Year students undertake The Eirquest Career Interest Test which forms a solid basis for Leaving Certificate subject choice.  An information evening is held for parents and students about subject choice at this time and students are given information and advice through classes and in a one to one setting.

  • Parents and students are welcome to contact the Guidance Counsellor to avail of advice and guidance.



Personal Guidance (Counselling)


Counselling is provided in a one to one setting. It helps students to explore their thoughts and feelings and the choices open to them. Students are given care and support to cope with the many aspects of growing up and any aspect of their life that is causing them difficulty. The nature of this work is confidential. Students can refer themselves or be referred by teachers or parents. Voluntary participation of the student is respected at all times.

In some situations it may be necessary to refer the student to an outside organisation who is better placed to provide the most appropriate help and support. This will always be done with the involvement of the student.



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