Guidance and Counselling is an integral part of the school’s educational provision. The Guidance and counselling service in Killarney community college aims to provide for the personal and career development of each student. The services provided by the Guidance Counsellor encompass three main areas:
- 1. Educational Guidance: e.g. study skills, subject choice, coping with learning related difficulties.
- 2. Vocational/ Career Counselling: e.g. aptitude tests, provision of career information, decision making.
- 3. Personal Counselling: Students can meet with the Guidance Counsellor on a one to one basis. Students can self refer. School staff and parents/guardians are also welcome to contact the Guidance counsellor if they have concerns.
The college also offers the services of a fully trained Counsellor on a part time basis for the students. Students may self refer or may be referred on for counselling as part of intervention from the care team. Parental permission to engage in counselling is sought for all students less than 18 years of age.
The principal may refer students to outside agencies such as HSE or NEPS (National educational Psychological Service). Such referrals are made in consultation with Parents / Guardians.