The Guidance and Counselling Department in Manor House School provides for the personal, social and career/ vocational need of our students. The Counsellors work with students on an individual basis, in small groups and also with class groups.
The main areas of activity are; -Personal,social and vocational/job/further study guidance and counselling. -Educational Counselling -Liaising with local primary schools, learning support teachers, subject teachers, class tutors, Year Heads and parents. -Career couunselling which involves careers classes,understanding how the CAO system works, preparation for CAO application and discussing alternative 3rd level opportunites. -Organising attendance at careers exhibitions, College open days. -Organising Guest speakers from the different third level Universities and colleges including Post Leaving Cert colleges to visit the school.
The vast majority of our Leaving Cert students will progress directly to Third Level Education in the main Universites,(Trinity College, DCU, UCD, Maynooth University),Primary Teacher Training College(St.Patrick's College, Drumcondra and Marino Institute of Education), Institutes of Technology (D.I.T/Blanchardstown/Tallaght) and NCAD/IADT(Art Colleges).
Students also progress to higher education institutions via PLC's(Post Leaving Cert courses) and Higher Education Links Scheme by completing Level 5 and/or Level 6 QQI/FETAC awards.
Some of our 6th year students apply to Universities in the UK and some past pupils have successfully completed undergraduate degree programmes in Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
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