Student Support

Student Support Team

Student Support is co-ordinated by a team of staff who review how the school is responding to the overall needs of the students and in particular those students facing challenges. Please read our Student Support Policy in full here.

The members of the team are:

Ms Marie Breen

(Deputy Principal)

Sr. Mary Delahunty

(Chaplain)

Mr Robert Dunne

(Principal)

Ms Louise Seagrave Daly

(Tutor)

Ms Dara Shortt

(Guidance)

Year Heads and Tutors

Year Heads have both a pastoral and disciplinary role in supporting students. For full details on their roles see our here.

6th Year:

Year Head

Mr. Bernard O'Boyle

5th Year:

Year Head

Ms Marie Lonergan

4th Year:

Year Head

TY Co-ordinator

Ms Aisling Green

Ms Jennifer Maginn

3rd Year:

Year Head

Ms Rosin Conlon

2nd Year:

Year Head

Mr Colette Gallagher (2A, 2T, 2E)

Ms Mary Coleman (2L,2O,2R)

1st Year:

Year Head

Mr Will Flanagan

Guidance and Counselling

The Guidance Counsellors offer a range of services which include:

  • Counselling
  • Assessment
  • Information
  • Educational Development Programmes
  • Personal and Social Developments
  • Referral
  • Guidance activities to help pupils make transition
  • Consultation with parents, teachers and pupils
  • Feedback to staff and school management on the needs of pupils

The Guidance Counsellors are Ms Dara Shortt & Ms Belinda Kelly.

Learning Support/ Resource Department

The Learning Support / Resource Department, in light of the results of assessment tests, offer support to students in various subjects. This tuition may be carried out in class, in small groups or on a one to one basis.

The members of the Department are:

  • Ms Roisin Conlon (Co-ordinator)
  • Ms Marie Breen
  • Ms Laura Brennan
  • Ms Joanne McBreen
  • Ms Lara Hunt
  • Mr Carl Thompson

Chaplaincy Services

The Role of the Chaplain is of great importance. Sr. Mary Delahunty is our current Chaplain. She supports students during hard times and responds to the spiritual needs of the student as they arise during the year. Sr. Mary is assisted by Ms. Monica Delaney, our Pastoral Co-Ordinator.

Cara System
Recognizing that the transition from primary to secondary school is a significant step in the life of a student, this school has put in place structures that will ease this transition. A formal induction process provides new students with opportunities to meet their class group, teachers and student support staff. Senior students who have spent a number of years here are particularly well positioned to help their new companions. At the end of Fifth Year, each student is encouraged to volunteer to be a 'cara' to a First Year. They provide friendship and support throughout the year and meet at regular structured activities in each term. Three prefects and the Chaplain co-ordinate these events throughout the year.

Mentoring

The mentoring process provides students in senior classes with an opportunity to meet a designated teacher in order to discuss academic work at key points during the school year. It provides the student with support, guidance and practical advice.

Fifth Year Mentoring Team
Ms Marie Breen

Ms Deirdre Butler

Mr Robert Dunne

Ms Colette Gallagher

Mr Eoin Hughes

Ms Kate Mulcahy

Mr Eamonn Murphy

Mr Bernard O'Boyle

Ms Emma O'Brien

Ms Cathy O'Dwyer

Mr Niall Oman

Mr John Ryan

Sixth Year Mentoring Team
Ms Marie Breen

Ms Laura Brennan

Ms Patricia Butler

Mr Robert Dunne

Ms Annemarie Farrelly

Mr Will Flangan

Ms Jennifer Hannigan

Ms Jennifer Maginn

Mr Donal O'Connor

Ms Louise Seagrave Daly

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