St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Guidance Counselling

Guidance Counselling

Counselling is a key part of the guidance programme, offered on both an individual and group basis, in order to assist students to make choices about their lives and to provide support at times of personal crisis. The Guidance Counselling Department provide Personal, Social, Educational and Career Guidance Counselling.

Personal and Social Guidance Counselling aims to promote self-awareness, the ability to plan, interpersonal communication skills and decision making capabilities among students.

Educational Guidance Counselling assists the decision making process regarding the choice of course, subject and level within the school, as well as developing motivation, study skills and examination techniques.

Career Guidance Counselling facilitates the decision making process in relation to further education, training and employment opportunities. Career Guidance Counselling also explores job seeking skills, work and other life roles.

Guidance Counselling is delivered through a range of classroom activities, group work assignments and one to one counselling to all students, in both junior and senior cycle.

Feb 26
2024
First Year Parent Teacher Meeting (4.15 – 6.45pm)
Mar 05
2024
Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting (4.15 – 6.45pm)
Mar 18
2024
No class Public Holiday
Mar 22
2024
Class ends for Easter Break
08-Dec-2023
Christmas Concert Evening
05-Dec-2023
NUIG Scholarship for Maeve
05-Dec-2023
Niamh wins Credit Union Art Competition
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