Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

In line with our school motto the care of our students permeates all of our practice. We endeavour to create a school community where all members feel a sense of belonging and are respected and valued. Our pastoral care system is all inclusive and recognises the importance of diversity and respect for the whole school community.

The Pastoral Care programme which we implement deals with a wide variety of issues such as: the transition from primary to second level school, code of behaviour, coping with exam pressures, bullying, peer influence, relationships, community, personal development, bereavement and separation. It also links in with Wellbeing at Junior Cycle.

Year Head/Class Teacher

Each year group has a designated Year Head and each class group a Class Teacher who has responsibility for the welfare of the students in their year/class group.

Study Skills & Supervised Study

Supervised study is in place for students after school from Monday to Friday, with Saturday study sessions provided where there is sufficient demand. Each year a Study Skills seminar is organised for all year groups in the lead up to state and/or house exams.

Special Educational Needs Team/Learning Support

The SEN co-ordinator and SEN team meet with individual students to assess their specific educational needs and put in place any additional supports for that student in consultation with their parent/guardian. Team Teaching is operational at Junior Cycle.