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)

Ms Dara Shortt

(Guidance)

Dr Gerry Berry

(Guidance)

Ms. Louise Seagrave Daly

(Tutor)

Ms Monica Delaney

(Pastoral Facilitator)

Mr Robert Dunne

(Principal)

Ms Belinda Kelly

(Counselor)

Year Heads and Tutors

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

6th Year:

Tutors:

Year Head

Mr. Will Flanagan

All students are assigned an academic mentor

5th Year:

Tutors:

Year Head

Mr. Bernard O'Boyle

All students are assigned an academic mentor

4th Year:

Tutors:

Year Head

TY Co-ordinator

4A

4B

4C

4D

4E

Ms Mary Coleman

Ms Marie Lonergan

Mr Dylan O'Treasaigh

Ms Molly Lamb

Ms Jennifer Hannigan

Ms Elaine McIntyre

Mr. Adam Kelly

3rd Year:

Tutors:

Year Head

3A

3B

3C

3D

3E

Ms Aisling Green

Ms Linda Nolan

Ms Joanne McBreen

Mr. Donal O'Connor

Mr Niall Oman

Mr Carl Thompson

2nd Year:

Tutors:

Year Head

2A

2B

2C

2D

2E

Ms Roisin Conlon

Ms Colette Gallagher

Ms Cathy O'Dwyer

Ms Anne Marie Farrelly

Ms Marie Powell

Ms Kate Mulcahy

1st Year:

Tutors:

Year Head

1A

1B

1C

1D

1E

Mr Robert Dunne (Acting)

Ms Ava Healy

Ms Laura Brennan

Ms Louise Seagrave Daly

Ms Lara Hunt

Ms Jacqueline Munnelly

Guidance and Counselling

The Guidance Counsellor offers 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 & Dr Gerry Berry.

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.

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 Molly Lambe

Ms Kate Mulcahy

Ms Jacqueline Munnelly

Mr Eamonn Murphy

Mr Bernard O'Boyle

Ms Emma O'Brien

Ms Cathy O'Dwyer

Mr Niall Oman

Mr Dylan O'Treasaigh

Ms Marie Powell

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 Aiden Lambe

Ms Jennifer Maginn

Ms Linda Nolan

Mr Donal O'Connor

Ms Louise Seagrave Daly

Nov 23
2020
Parenting Teens during the COVID19 pandemic with Dr Colm Noctor
Dec 07
2020
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Dec 22
2020
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2021
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17-Nov-2020
Parenting Teens during the Covid-19 Pandemic with Dr. Colman Noctor, Monday 23rd November 2020 7.45-8.45pm via Zoom
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