Calasanctius College, Oranmore


Presentation on "Study in Europe through English" in the school by EUNICAS on Tuesday May 14th at 7pm for TY, 5th and 6th year students only and their parents.

Please ask your son or daughter to email Ms. Walsh before 4pm on Monday 13th May if you are attending.

6th Year CAO and Other Options Information Evening on November 20th 2018 at 7pm sharp.

Survey Link for Parents who attend the Information Evening :

“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 20st, 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 2018

To check for any college open days or career information events or workshops please click on this link:

Saturday 17th November DCU open day

Saturday 24th November Maynooth University open day

Tuesday 20th November at 7pm in Calasanctius College "Information Evening on Options after Leaving Certificate" for 6th year parent. Please bring a copy of your son/daughter's CAO handbook.

Friday 23rd GMIT Letterfrack open day

Wednesday 28th NUIG DARE Information Evening 7- 8pm in the IT Building - Lecture room IT250. If applying for DARE please open a CAO account and complete the DARE - Supplementary Information Form, before attending this information evening.

November UCD series of open evenings or career events– please click on the link below to register for any that may interest your son or daughter

Co. Galway

091 794 564

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