Guidance and Counselling
St. Angela’s College provides a robust, supportive, inclusive and compassionate counselling service to students at both Junior and Senior Cycle levels.
The Junior and Senior Guidance Counsellors within our school provide information, advice and support to our students throughout their time in St Angela’s. The role is to assist students in four main areas: Personal, Social, Academic and Career development.
This professional school service aims to work with individual students, or groups, on all types of issues including – Relationships, Difficulties in adjusting to a new school, Exam stress, Identity, Pregnancy, Abuse – psychological, physical or sexual, Bullying, Self Esteem and Peer Pressure, Parental expectations, Worry and Loneliness, Bereavement and Loss, Depression, Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Drug and Alcohol use.
A caring and non-judgemental atmosphere is provided to help students cope with their individual circumstances and approach their lives with confidence.
All students are free to make appointments, or be referred by teachers or parents to the Junior or Senior Guidance Counselor. to avail of one-to-one meetings regarding any issue.
Parents are very welcome to contact the Guidance Counselor at school anytime if they have concerns about their daughter.
The Guidance Counsellor aims to help students define their career choice and the optimum route to achieving it.
Career Modules and Career Classes are timetabled throughout the Senior Cycle (TY to 6th Year).
Topics covered include;
- Study, Learning Styles, Time Management and Exam Preparation, Interests, Aptitudes, Personality, Work Values and Skills, Assessments, Subject Choice – 4th Year, Change of subject or level, Course and College choice.
- All 3rd level applications eg. CAO, UCAS, PLC, FÁS/SOLAS etc., 3rd level finance Applications for 3rd Level Support Services – DARE/HEAR/ACCESS etc. are looked at in the senior cycle, as well as employment trends, CV preparation, Interview skills and preparation.
- Students’ self knowledge and decisions are aided through Aptitude Testing, Interest Inventories, IT Programmes, Career Investigation Worksheets, access to the Career Library and access to internet investigation.
- Visits to career events and colleges, presentations by speakers from colleges/industry/youth welfare and support groups are arranged throughout the year.
One-to-one Career appointments are available for all senior students