St. David's C.B.S.
Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5,
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Guidance Staff:
Marian Rowan
Ph:  01 8315322
Sarah O'Brien
Ph: 01 8315322

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Guidance and counselling is an integral part of our school's educational provision. It can be categorised under three headings

  • Personal/Social Guidance and Counselling
  • Educational Guidance and Counselling
  • Career/Vocational Guidance and Counselling


The Guidance Counselling team provides the following service:

  • Counselling: helping pupils develop coping skills for the ever changing circumstances in their personal, educational, and career development; decision-making, problem-solving, behavioural changes
  • Personal and social development: help pupils understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioural problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  • Career information management: to acquire, store and disseminate useful careers and courses. Enable students to become familiar with useful websites such as, and
  • Assessment: using psychological and educational standardised measurements eg DATS tests in Fifth year and CATS test for entrance exams.
  • Vocational preparation: job search skills, encourage work experience in their chosen field
  • Referrals: when necessary, students are referred to qualified professionals outside school
  • Information to parents on CAO, subject choice and career paths.
  • Encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from outside agencies if required.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • We maintain strong links with DCU and other third level colleges to aid students in making the transition towards third level education.


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