In Largy College, Guidance refers to a range of Learning experiences that are provided in a developmental sequence in order to assist students to make informed choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent to these choices These choices may be categorized into three separate but interconnected areas:

1. Personal and Social

2. Educational

3. Career.

 

Members of the Department:

Ms.M Boyce

Ms. Claudine Goff

Ms.Marian Mc Mahon

 

 

Aims:

To promote guidance as part of the overall school mission statement.

To support phases of school transition e.g. 6th class to first year and third year to sixth year. Also the transition from Leaving Certificate to college/employment/Apprenticeship.

To develop self-recognition of talents, achievements, strengths, and weaknesses.

To develop patterns of decision-making and informed choices.

To develop interpersonal skills.

To promote educational and social inclusion e.g. multiculturalism.

To focus on student career directions/plans including assessment, interest inventories, one to one consultations/interviews

To present a comprehensive programme of educational and vocational programmes e.g. subject level choice and career options.

 

Junior Cycle -1st Year/3rd Year

Topics:

  • Wellbeing (Mental Health matters, activities, and tasks to enhance emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development).
  • Assessment tests
  • Induction Day
  • Parents Night –Subject Choice
  • Student Interviews re: subject choice
  • Study Skills Seminar

 

Transition Year:

Wellbeing (Mental Health matters, activities, and tasks to enhance emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development).

Topics:

  • Developing and maintaining self-esteem and positive self –concept
  • Career Planning, making educational choices in line with career aspirations
  • Understanding the world of work
  • Interest Inventories
  • Personal Skills and Qualities Inventory
  • Career Interest Areas
  • Hollands Interest Inventory
  • Learning Styles
  • Career Values
  • Multiple Intelligence
  • Functional Skills
  • Preferred Work Style
  • Short Career Investigation
  • Mock Interviews
  • Guest Speakers
  • Study skills seminar

 

 

5th Year

Wellbeing (Mental Health matters, activities, and tasks to enhance emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development).

Topics:

  • Developing and maintaining self –esteem and positive self-concept
  • Understanding the world of work
  • Interacting effectively with others
  • Exam Strategies
  • Career Planning; making educational choices in line with career aspirations
  • Using career related information and sources appropriately
  • The importance of a study plan
  • Study Skills seminar
  • Mock interviews
  • Work Experience module
  • Letters of application/CV
  • Information on Courses-College prospectuses, Guidance Library, New Points System UCAS /CAO Application, PLC, QQI level 5, Apprenticeships, Solas , Defence Forces , Local Government
  • Other Activities:
  • Guest Speakers from Third Level Colleges
  • College Open Days-Students will visit One University, Post Leaving Certificate College, and Institute of Technology
  • CMETB Career Event
  • All students will have the opportunity to visit the Guidance Counsellor to discuss educational /vocational issues.

 

6th/LCA

Wellbeing (Mental Health matters, activities, and tasks to enhance emotional, social, cognitive and physical development).

Topics:

  • Developing and maintaining self-esteem and positive self-concept
  • Understanding the world of work
  • Exam Strategies
  • Using career related information and sources appropriately
  • Managing career development and decision-making
  • College Updates
  • CAO/UCAS/EUNICAS/PLC
  • Hear/Dare scheme/SUSI
  • Scholarships-The Naughton Foundation/DKIT access scheme/STEM scholarships/All-Ireland/ Sport Scholarships.
  • The ladder System
  • Work Experience
  • Guest Speakers
  • Apprenticeships/Traineeships
  • All students will have the opportunity to visit the Guidance Counsellor to discuss educational /vocational issues.

 

Useful Websites

 

     

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Largy College, Post Primary School, Clones, Co Monaghan is part of the Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chabháin agus Mhuineacháin

 

Our information and notices will be published through Komeer and Clones Notice Boards

Telephone: +353 (047) 51132
Email : info@largy.ie