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

Career Library

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

Guidance Counsellors:


Mr. Padraig Doyle

Mr. Michael Gleeson