Scoil Mhuire is committed to providing a comprehensive guidance and counselling service. There is a whole school approach to providing this service with specialist activities carried out by full time Guidance Counsellors.
Guidance & Counselling is provided in the areas of:
This involves individual, group and class work in relation to self-management, dealing with stress and anxiety and self-care as well as individual sessions with students to assist them in dealing with particular traumas or problems they may be experiencing.
Personal Counselling is available from an external counsellor one day a week, jointly funded by the school and MCDAR (Meath Community Drug & Alcohol Response).
This involves individual, group or class work to assist decision making in relation to choice of courses, subjects and levels. It includes such topics as motivation and learning, study skills and examination techniques.
This involves individual, group and class work to assist decision making in relation to education and training courses and employment opportunities. CV preparation, mock interviews, visiting speakers as well as the provision of accurate up to date information, assistance with Irish and overseas applications, HEAR and DARE schemes and scholarships are all part of the guidance programme. Senior students are encouraged to attend open days on Saturdays to help them in their decision making regarding courses and careers.
There is an up to date notice board for students. Students may self-refer to the Guidance Counsellor or may be referred by staff or parents. Parents / Guardians wishing to speak to a Guidance Counsellor can make an appointment through the school’s main office.
An annual Career’s Symposium is held in the school each autumn. Past pupils return and share their College/Career experiences with 5th and 6th Year students. The event has proven to be very useful to students exploring their Post Leaving Cert Options and a great opportunity for past pupils to catch up with each other and enjoy an evening in their Alma Mater.