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Donahies Community School

Career Guidance

Career Guidance

Guidance Counselling in Donahies Community School

The Guidance Counsellor and Students Support Team in the Donahies CS endeavors to create an environment where students feel safe, supported and listened to. The wellbeing of all our students is at the core of our teaching and learning. Our School Guidance Counsellor is Ms. Denise Maguire.

The Guidance Counsellor works with students in a personal and social, educational and vocational capacity to ensure that students make informed decisions and choices throughout their school years.

The Guidance Counsellor works with students from 1st year to 6th year. The Guidance Service offers an open door policy were students can self-refer for support and/or career guidance.

The Guidance Counsellor works closely with the Student Support Team. The Student Support Team comprises of Deputy Principal, Ms. Michelle Horrigan, Chaplain, Mr. Con Kelly and Home School Community Liaison, Ms. Brenda Flanagan. Together we work closely with our other colleagues, Parents/Guardians and other agencies to support our students.

The following is a sample of the activities within the Guidance Department

  • Junior and Senior Career Guidance Classes
  • One to one Counselling/Support
  • One to one Vocational Support
  • Group Work/Support- Friend for Life Programme
  • Subject Choice Presentations for both Students and Parents
  • College application/ Grants workshop for Parents
  • Engagement with the DCU and Trinity College Access Programmes
  • 1st/3rd/4th Year Parental Information Evenings
  • College Awareness Week activities
  • High Achievers Support Programme
  • Involvement in the Centre for Talented Youth Ireland
  • A variety of guest speakers (Careers/College/Mental Health)
  • Study Skills workshops
  • Partnerships with local agencies including Business in the Community, Youth Justice Programme, Pieta House, Doras Bui, Project Listen, Northside Partnership.
  • University Campus Visits
  • DCU Outreach Programmes
  • DCU Achievement Awards
  • Psychometric Testing


For more details on our Career Guidance programme please click here

Some useful links

Up and Coming Open Days - dates can be viewed - just click on the following link


For Further information on these events, please refer to school Guidance Counsellor and Guidance Notice Board.

  • Any student who intends on attending an Open Day during school time must get Parental Consent from Parents and must show the School Guidance Counsellor. When possible, students should attend these events after school or on weekends. Students do not need a full day off school to attend an Open Day.

Careers Portal

DCU Access Service


NUI Maynooth




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The teachers of tomorrow??

Some DonaheisCS students with an interest in primary school teaching visit DCU St Patrick's campus.



For more about the DCU primary teaching degree click HERE

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Streamville Road
Dublin 13

01 847 3522

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