St. Joseph's Mercy Secondary School | Guidance & Counselling 

Guidance and Counselling

St. Joseph's Mercy Secondary School

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

Guidance and Counselling in St Joseph's Mercy, Navan

Guidance and Counselling refers to a range of learning experiences provided in a developmental sequence, designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices.

These choices may be categorised into three separate but interlinked areas

Personal and Social, Educational, Career

Counselling empowers the students to make decisions, solve problems, change behavioursand resolve issues in their lives. 

In St Joseph's Mercy this may be personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or it may involve combinations of each. 

Counselling is a key part of the School Guidance and Wellbeing Programme.

It is offered on an individual or group basis as part of a developmental learning process and at moments of personal crisis.

Guidance and Counselling is viewed in St Joseph's Mercy as a process – not an event – which begins on the student’s entry in first year and continues right through the five or six years spent in the school.

There are currently two Guidance Counsellors in St Joseph's Mercy
– Mr K. Ó Sioráin and Ms G. Foley

Useful Tools / Links


CAO Points Calculator (

CAO Points Calculator (

Qualifax database of College Open Days and other careers related events


Exam Stress - Help for Parents

Work Experience

Parents Role in Work Experience

Work Experience Info

Employers if you are interested in finding out more about offering work experience to our students please fill in the following form and we will get back to you.

Students Work Experience Questionnaire

First Years and Incoming 1st Years

Junior Cert Subject Info ( (not all currently offered)

Junior Certificate Subject Info (NCCA Curriculum Online) (not all currently offered)

Quick Links from CareersPortal.ieNaisc Ghasta ó

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