Loreto Abbey Secondary School | Guidance & Counselling 

Guidance and Counselling

Loreto Abbey Secondary School

Welcome to our Guidance Counselling Website!Fáilte chuig ár Suíomh Gréasáin Gairmthreorach

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Samples of Student Work - First Year Careers Module Strengths and Values Collage Work
How to Identify and Research CareersA quick guide
Books for Guidance Recommended Reading for Students and Parents
Planning sheet blank Study Tools
Flow chart blank Study Tools
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What is Guidance Counselling ?

Guidance in post primary schools is a whole school activity that is integrated into all school programmes.  Guidance in schools “refers to a range of learning experiences provided in developmental sequence, that assist students to develop self-management skills which will lead to effective choices and decisions about their lives.  It encompasses the three but interlinked areas of personal and social development, educational guidance, and careers guidance.” (DES, 2005, p.4)

What does the Guidance Department do to help students make effective choices and decisions about their lives?

Our guidance activities include:

  • Careers classes and personal vocational interviews
  • Assessment using psychometric instruments and inventories
  • Attendance at careers events and facilitation of visiting speakers
  • Use of information technology for careers information, e.g. Qualifax/CareersPortal
  • Preparation for the world of work e.g. Feedback on CV’s
  • Activities for College Awareness Week
  • Personal Appointments and referral to external supports


Quick Links from CareersPortal.ieNaisc Ghasta ó Saoloibre.ie

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