Guidance and Counselling

Our Guidance Counsellors

Josephine Meehan

Josephine Meehan

Guidance Counsellor

Contact on: (090) 6481350

Francis Lee

Francis Lee

Guidance Counsellor

Contact on: (090) 6481864

CAO 2022

Please use the links below to access the information shared by the school with parents at the CAO night in late 2021.  We have also included the links to a number of relevant and important sites in relation to CAO / careers.

Moate Business College

Click the link below to see what Moate Business College has to offer

Guidance in schools refers to a range of learning experiences provided in a developmental sequence that assist students to develop self-management skills which will lead to effective choices and decisions about their lives. It encompasses the three separate, but interlinked, areas of personal and social development, educational guidance and career guidance”. (NCGE, 2004)

One-to-One Counselling

Career and Vocational Guidance

Assessment

Referral

Aims of the guidance and Counselling Service

The programme is to provide for the educational, vocational and personal/social development of all students.  We work with students in a person-centred manner and encourage them to develop as mature adults, confident, caring and capable of making decisions which enrich their own lives and contribute to the lives of others.

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.

Referral of Students

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

The team meet weekly 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.

Consultation with Management and Other Parties

Dissemination of Information

Record Keeping

Guidance and Vocational Activities

Develop

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

Support

To support students in coping with the pressures of school and family life.

Prepare

To prepare students for the world of work by offering them opportunities for work experience in senior cycle.

Equip

To equip students with the necessary skills that will enable them to independently research their career interests and make their own decisions about their future career choices.

Facilitate

To facilitate students in assessing their interests and abilities, fostering a sense of personal responsibility for identifying future educational/vocational goals.

Options

To equip students with the necessary skills that will enable them to independently research their career interests and make their own decisions about their future career choices.

Archived Guidance Information