Guidance Department

Guidance and Counselling in St. Patrick’s Classical School

Ms Fallon is the full time Guidance Counsellor in St. Patrick’s Navan.

Career advice and counselling is offered to students on the basis of one to one career interviews and classroom career guidance for all senior classes.

Guest speakers are frequently invited to speak to from the surrounding Universities, Institutes of Technology and Colleges of Further Education. Industry speakers also speak to our students whenever they are available.

What Guidance involves

Guidance and Counselling in St. Patricks is intended to assist students in making effective choices regarding their lives and decisions about their lives. These choices can be divided into three distinct but interlinked areas:

  • Personal and Social Guidance
  • Educational Guidance
  • Vocational Guidance

Personal and Social

This would include developmental skills that are critical to the students’ education and careers for example, self-awareness, decision making skills, planning and coping strategies.


This is developmental and would include such areas as subject choice/course choices, subject level, motivation and learning and study skills.


This involves areas such as employment rights and duties, job opportunities, vocational education and training, further education, job and interview preparation, career research and course information.

Parents are always very welcome to make contact if they want to discuss their son’s personal, educational and career path.

Careers Guidance & Subject Choices

Refer to Curriculum pages for information on subject choices at Junior and Leaving Certificate levels.

Visit (see links below) for the most up-to-date careers information, news, events and resources for students and parents.  Check out CareersPortal ‘TOOLS’ tab for a quick-find menu.

Career Websites