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Guidance Counsellor: Carol O’Byrne

Guidance Classes are offered to all year groups from 1st year to 6th year.

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Guidance is delivered over a 6-week period. For the 2021/2022 academic year it is anticipated that these classes will roll out in January 2022.
  • TY, LCA, 5th & 6th years have regular Guidance classes throughout the year on a rotational basis.

All 6th years will have an individual planning session with the Guidance Counsellor over the course of the first term. There is an open-door policy whereby they can drop in or make an appointment at any time. A second one-to-one meeting is conducted in January and February 2022 in order to fully prepare students for the numerous opportunities and choices available to them.

Guidance and Counselling Service

The Guidance and Counselling service is available to the whole school community. The aims of this service are:

  • Inform all students how to access the services.
  • Reflect the needs of both Junior and Senior Cycle students.
  • Achieve a balance in the provision of personal/social, educational and career Guidance offered to student.
  • Empower students to make decisions, solve problems, address behavioural issues, develop coping strategies and resolve difficulties they may be experiencing.
  • Address personal issues and helps students to identify and explore opportunities.
  • Enable students to develop independence, self-esteem, resilience and personal responsibility to themselves and society.
  • Acknowledge and support each person’s role in the school community.
  • Nurture teaching and learning so that each student can reach their full potential.
  • Ensure best practice in the protection of students and the promotion of their welfare within the resources available, following DES and current Children First Guidelines and School Child Protection Policy.

The Guidance Counsellor offers support to all students within the school through:

  • Enabling students to understand their emotions, abilities, interests and special aptitudes.
  • Assisting students to acquire information about educational and career opportunities within a changing society.
  • Making appropriate referrals to qualified professionals outside the school.
  • Working with the Special Educational and Additional Needs department (SEAN) to administer and interpret psychological and educational standardised tests.
  • Engaging with other groups, including school management, student support team, national educational psychological support service (NEPS), and outside counselling agencies.

Contact Details

Please do not hesitate to contact the Guidance Counsellor at any time if you would like to discuss any concerns you may have or if you need any clarification around the provision of Guidance in the school. The preferred method of contact is via email but you are very welcome to call the school and leave a message.


Phone: 01 861 4729

18 2021
School Closed - Staff Training
22 2021
Admissions for 2022/2023 Closes
25 2021
Mid Term Break
01 2021
School Reopens after Midterm Break
Contact Us
Hansfield ETSS
Barnwell Road
Dublin 15
D15 TF6F

01 861 4729/086 189 6360
086 189 6361

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