Maynooth Community College

Career Guidance & Counselling services


Intel are hosting a free Leaving Cert revision day for physics (April 13th) and chemistry (April 20th). Both events begin at 9:30am and will be held at JHL2, ground floor of the Hume Building on the North Campus of Maynooth University.

The revision days will be delivered by experienced teachers, students will also be provided with a set of revision notes they can keep.

We have 225 spaces for each day. We are offering first choice for these places to students from schools in our locality. If students are interested in attending, please ask them to book their free ticket via eventbrite, using the links below;

Chemistry -

Please see below the link to theexciting new website from our Guidance Department. The website contains links to colleges, courses and an events calendar amongst other things. Thanks to the Guidance Department in setting this up!

Thanks to Miriam Maher and the guidance department for running our CV and interview skills session in the school. Please see attached below the link to the presentation. It can also be found under the guidance session on the website.

MEC presentation - CV Skills.pdf

Guidance and Counselling Department

Life is a Journey. The Journey of students from 1st to 6th year in school is a journey of challenges, change and opportunity. The staff of the Guidance and Counselling Dept provide a professional support service to students as they make this journey. That service is central to the team work of School Management, Year Heads, Tutors and subject teachers in providing a supportive and guiding whole school environment for students as they make decisions, cope with issues of growing up and prepare for college, work and life. What does the Guidance and Counselling Dept offer to the student?

We offer a “listening ear” (counselling), the benefit of career knowledge (guidance), and class and “out of class” learning opportunities. We offer students:

Personal Guidance and Counselling. One to one counselling on all matters that may affect a student’s life and referral to appropriate outside and statutory agencies.

Educational Guidance. Professional advice on subject choice, subject combinations, study methods and exam techniques, organisational and planning skills.

Vocational and Career Guidance. Our career guidance programme offers students the opportunity to research and explore relevant careers and courses of interest in Universities, Institutes of Technology, Colleges of Further Education, Apprenticeships etc. As students prepare to leave school during 6th Year we arrange for them to attend the Higher Options Exhibition and we ensure that they know about Third Level Open days and Information evenings.

In Partnership with the Parents Association we support annually a Careers Information Night. Individuals who come from different work backgrounds are available to discuss different job options with Students.

Going to College and/or into a career requires preparation and we provide programmes and advice on CV preparation and Interview skills.

Post school choices are best made when parents are informed and involved. Our Department holds Information Nights for parents to help them understand the link between subject choice and future University or Job decisions.

For those students going on to Third Level a critical moment in 6th year is the completion of the Central Admissions Office (CAO) application form. We provide Information Nights for Parents to help them understand the CAO applications and deadlines. This enables Parents to discuss the CAO with their sons and daughters.

The Department has four professionally qualified and experienced Guidance Counsellors. The staff members are: Ms E. Finlay, Ms K. McManus, Ms T. Dhársaigh and Ms C. McGowan. We look forward to working with School Staff, Parents and, most importantly, students themselves, in helping our students be happy and successful in their journey through their Secondary School Years.

Our door is always open to students.

“The Quality of your life ultimately is shaped by the quality of your choices and decisions”

Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer and leadership speaker. He is best known for his “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” series of Books

2018 Subject Choice Presentation:Subj choice 2018 maynooth new_parent_presentation.pdf

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Maynooth Community College
Moyglare Road,
Co. Kildare,
W23 HC66,

01 628 6060

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