Welcome to the Guidance Department in CSN.
Guidance Counsellors: Martina Downes and Maire Lawton
Guidance and Counselling includes the following three areas:
Educational Guidance – helping students with Subject Choice selection in First Year and Third Year, Study Techniques, Exam Worries and Aptitude Tests.
Career Guidance – through individual vocational guidance interviews we help 6th year students decide on a career/job/college course that will suit them. In our weekly career classes we prepare students for CAO/UCAS/PLC applications, CV preparation and induction to the Third Level education system.
Personal Guidance (Counselling) – Listening to and supporting students who are struggling to cope with difficult situations in their lives.
Counselling aims to help students explore, talk through and examine problems or worries that they may be experiencing. Counselling also aims to help them come up with ways of dealing with any difficulties that may arise for them.
An integral part of the Career Guidance Programme involves inviting guest speakers to the school, attending Career Seminars and Open Days.
Contact Details for Parents: Parents are welcome to meet with the Guidance Counsellors and appointments can be made through the school office.