St Mary's Holy Faith Killester

Guidance and Support

Our Guidance Counsellor works with students on an individual or group basis.

The role of the counsellor is two-fold:

1. To assist the students’ educational progress by:
  • Arranging and administering assessment tests
  • Advising on subject choice
  • Providing information on careers
  • Providing careers classes, explaining how the CAO system works, preparation for CAO application and discussing alternative 3rd level opportunities.
  • Organising attendance at careers exhibitions, College open days.
  • Organising Guest speakers from the different third level Universities and colleges including Post Leaving Cert colleges to visit the school
  • Hosting information evenings for parents/guardians


Guidance Counsellor: Ms Ruane


Guidance Counsellor: Ms Hynes
2. To provide support for students who may be experiencing difficulty
  • Personal and social guidance aims to help students to make decisions, solve problems, resolve difficulties and develop coping strategies that will empower them to live more fulfilled lives.
  • St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School has a number of personnel, including a visiting counsellor, trained and experienced in supporting students in need.
  • Students can be referred for support at their own request, the request of their parent/guardian, any teacher or if a friend or peer draws it to the attention of a staff member that a student is experiencing difficulties.
  • Students bring a variety of different issues. These include:
    • Personal Reasons –e.g. Friendship /Bullying/ Self-esteem
    • Family Problems – e.g. Bereavement
    • Relationship Problems
    • Stress / Motivation and Coping Skills
    • Health issues
  • Pastoral Care is fundamental in promoting the well being of our students and enhances their educational development. Each year group is supported by a Year Head and Tutor team.

Apr 22
Occasional Holiday
May 06
Bank Holiday
May 27
Summer Assessments
May 27
Summer Assessments
Brookwood Meadow, Killester, Dublin 5
01 831 0963
Le Chéile Schools Trust
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