Guidance Counselling in The Teresian School is offered to all students. The service aims to help students to develop an awareness and acceptance of their talents and abilities; explore possibilities and opportunities; grow in independence and take responsibility for themselves; make informed choices about their lives and follow through on those choices.
The Guidance Counsellor, in the interest of students and to provide an appropriate guidance service, liaises with the Principal and Deputy Principal, Class Teachers, Resource Teachers and Subject Teachers. Regular contact is also made with Parents, Employers, Colleges and the Department of Education and Skills.
The role of the Guidance Counsellor may be categorised under the following headings
Choosing a career is a process that takes time. Throughout their second level education students are encouraged to consider seriously their career options. Students meet with the Guidance Counsellor on an individual basis where career plans are discussed in the light of the student’s interests, aptitudes, strengths and abilities. Areas covered can include:
Topics such as study skills and exam techniques are discussed during guidance classes. Individual appointments are arranged for students who wish to discuss areas such as homework, subjects and levels, study skills and exam stress.
Confidential guidance is available to any student who wishes to discuss personal difficulties. Sometimes reassurance and encouragement is all that is needed, at other times difficulties may be more complex and may require ongoing support.