Calasanctius College, Oranmore



6th Year Parent Survey in relation to the CAO and Other Options Information Evening on November 21st:

“Careers” section of the Guidance and Counselling service in Calasanctius College focusses primarily on educational and vocational guidance activities for senior cycle students.

One to one meetings with the Guidance Counsellor:

Starting in September Leaving Certificate students are encouraged and invited to make an appointment to meet with Ms. Walsh to discuss options after Leaving Certificate. Student applications follow a chronological order depending on upcoming closing dates, for example; September - UK and H-PAT/Medicine applicants; October - DARE applicants; November – January - CAO, HEAR scheme; March – PLC; student grants; April – scholarships, access programmes; May – interviews.

Career Events – college open days, information evenings/mornings

Senior cycle students are encouraged to attend where possible college open days on Saturdays and to plan in advance, with their parents/guardians open day attendance that involves travel or attendance on a school day. Ms Walsh will advise students on what open days, career fairs or events are upcoming via weekly announcements, posters on the Careers notice boards and the newsfeed and calendar sections of the school website. Students are advised to look up career events on and college websites e.g. prior to travel and to check their school email weekly.

Career Talks & Presentations

On November 21st, Ms. Walsh will host an information evening for sixth year parents on the CAO and other options after Leaving Certificate.

School visits from specific faculty representatives in NUIG, GMIT, GTI and other colleges are welcomed and facilitated by Ms. Walsh for all sixth year and where possible with fifth year students.

Information clinics or evenings such as those hosted by NUIG on access programmes to third level are advertised on key websites and the school website calendar and newsfeed sections. These and other schemes are taught to fifth year students in weekly Careers classes.


6th year students interested in a career in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy or Social Work please give your name to Ms. Walsh if you have not yet done so.

Calendar section

November 2017

Saturday 18th November DCU open day

Saturday 25th November Maynooth University open day

Tuesday 21st Novemberat 7pm in Calasanctius College "Information Evening on Options After Leaving Certificate" for 6th year parents - please bring a copy of your son/daughter's CAO handbook

Thursday 23rd November - 6th year student interested in pursuing an apprenticeship are invited to an information workshop by the GRETB branch, Mervue, Galway, please give your name to Ms. Walsh and pay €10 to reception for the bus.

Friday 24th GMIT Letterfrack open day

Wednesday 29th NUIG DARE Information Evening 7- 8:30pm in the Arts Millennium Building - Lecture room AM110. If applying for DARE please open a CAO account and complete the DARE - Supplementary Information Form, before attending this information evening.

November evenings UCD series of open evenings - Physics 14th; Agriculture 15th ; Chemistry 21st; Computer Science 28th

6th Year Parent Survey link:

Co. Galway

091 794 564

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