Guidance & Counselling in Ardscoil Rís
Two Guidance Counsellors help to identify each student’s potential and to advise on further education and career opportunities for them on leaving the school. Emphasis on Guidance Counselling is now an integral part of the Junior Cycle Programme. All Guidance Counsellors are available for individual counselling with students.
Individual counselling to all students by request
Class Guidance provision to 6th, 5th and Transition Year
Class guidance provision to 3rd years for subject choice / guidance issues
Class guidance to 2nd years once a term for guidance issues/Learning to Learn
Class guidance provision to 1st years for subject choice / guidance issues/Learning to Learn
Subject choice seminars for incoming 5th year students
Subject choice seminar for incoming 5th year parents
Psychometric Testing: Differential Aptitude Tests: Transition Year and 5th Years
Career Interest Inventory is completed by all Third Years
First year induction interviews
6th year career options interviews
Guidance communication in relation to career events.
Guest Speakers from 3rd level and further education institutions e.g., UL, LIT, UCC, NUIG, Shannon College of Hotel Management, FAS, Defence Forces and Banks.
Careers Evening for 5th and 6th year students
Guidance in completing CAO and UCAS application forms.
Parent Information Evenings
Liaise with NEPS and other referral agencies
Parents are welcome to liaise with guidance counsellors