Moate Community School, Church St. Moate, Co. Westmeath.
Tel: (090) 6481350 , Fax: (090) 6482133, Email:

Guidance Counsellors in MCS: Josephine Meehan, Francis Lee



Talks in the area of Guidance November 2017

  • NUIG Talk in the Lecture Hall at 12:15 on Friday November 10th (40 minutes)

  • Maynooth and CAO for students in Tuar Ard on Thursday November 16th at 2:55-3:55 (for all students)

  • AIT talk in the Lecture Hall at 9:40-10:20 on Friday November 17th.
  • College Awareness Week 2017 Nov. 20-26th.

  • CAO Talk for Parents Monday Nov. 27th at 7:30 in the Lecture Hall


Latest News

AIT Facilities Overview

AIT Careers talk 2016/2017

NUIG talk 2016/2017

University of Limerick 2016/2017

Sligo IT 2016/2017


Revised point system for Leaving Cert

Further infomation on points


Click here to access current careers information

Useful websites and descriptions

6th year College application preparations forms

Transition to Third Level


General Information for students and parents

An introduction to Guidance


Preparation for work experience

Subject Choice

Subject options going into Second year

MCS Senior Cycle Subject Choice


College Talks 2014/2015  






A comprehensive Career Guidance and Counselling service is available to all students at Moate Community school. Educational/Vocational counselling assists the pupils to grow in self-knowledge and self-esteem by providing information to enable them to make constructive life choices and future plans.

Armed with the information pupils are then free and responsible for their own choices and actions. The Guidance Counsellor helps the pupils to recognise the range of alternatives available after completing the Leaving Certificate and assists them to develop the skills to consciously shape their own career path.

The aims of the Guidance programme are as follows:

-Overcome any information deficit on careers/education.

-Foster a sense of personal responsibility for identifying future educational/vocational goals.

-Provide experiences that promote career development and prepare students for the transition to work/higher education.

-Focus on an individual's strength and potentials so as to create a strategy for Promoting discussion of student's educational/careers development in order to discourage excuses for irresponsible action.

-Introduce and foster a process of evaluating realistically, attainable career/higher education goals.

-Encourage the pupils to define expectations.

For further information, contact the Guidance Counsellors

Josephine Meehan,Mrs. Aine Feeley,Ms Judith Booth on (09064) 81350 (090) 6481864

Role of the Guidance Service

The aim of the Guidance Service, in keeping with the school ethos, is to assist and challenge each pupil to become aware of and reach their fullest potential in each facet of their development

The Guidance Counselling service is in part of a whole school enterprise and provides for the development needs of all its students in the three key areas: Personal and Social, Educational and Vocational.

Team: The Guidance Counsellor works as a member of a team, working with members of the staff, with parents and other relevant professionals outside the school.

The Guidance Counselling service in this school includes:









Referral of Students

The referral team is made up of Guidance Counsellors, Chaplain and Principal or Deputy Principal.

The team meet once a forthnight formally.

Links: The Guidance Counsellor links with Special Education Department, Referral Team and Pastoral Care Team on a regular basis.

Further information available from the Guidance Department upon request.




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