Guidance and Counselling

Ashbourne Community School

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Aims of Guidance programme

The aim of the Guidance Programme in Ashbourne Community School is to promote and develop Guidance for all students.

There are 3 Guidance Counsellors :

Ms. Kathleen Rahilly

Ms. Tina Lordan

Ms Fionnuala Mc Guinness

We place particular emphasis on:

  • Transition from Primary school and Induction to Second level
  • Transition from Junior cycle to Senior cycle
  • Leaving Certificate Vocation Programme/ established Leaving Certificate
  • Transition from second level to Further Ed /Training and employment

We are involved in a range of activities which may be offered on an individual , group or class basis

A wide variety of guidance and counselling activities are provided by the school. These include:

  • Counselling is offered as part of a developmental learning process or at moments of crisis.
  • Advise
  • Assessment
  • Educational Guidance-study skills, subject choice, time management skills
  • Career Guidance – career decision making skills, job search skills.
  • Information
  • Classroom activities
  • Personal and Social developmental Programmes
  • Referral-organises the  provision of additional assistance from outside agencies following agreed procedures with parents and local agencies.
  • To make an appointment
Appointments may be made directly by the students.

Referrals may also be made by teachers or parents. They will be arranged on a first come basis unless the matter is urgent.
One appointment will be made with each 6th yr and 5th yr during the course of the year.

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