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Considering an Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is described as providing an individual with “The “Professional Ability to Act” by equipping the individual with the ability, knowledge and skill to work in an ever changing labour environment (2019, Apprenticeship Toolbox).    The two stage process to the apprenticeship ensures that this “Professional Ability to Act “is based on real work […]

Student Subject Choice

  Leaving Cert Student Subject Choice   Are you or a student you know unclear on what subjects to choose for Leaving Cert? Maybe you’re unsure of what factors to consider before making your final subject choice? If you answered yes to the above questions, then keep reading.    According to research carried out by […]

Simple Tips for Exam Success (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of the “Simple Tips for Exam Success” blog. In Part 1 we outlined some tips and advice to follow during the upcoming weeks  on how you can prepare for exams. In this blog, part 2, we will be focussing more on how you can stay focussed during the exam as well […]

Simple Tips for Exam Success

So, the countdown is well and truly on with only a few short weeks left until the official start of the exams. Let’s look on the bright side, the end is near and freedom for the Summer months is just a stone throw away. There is light at the end of the tunnel! I am […]

Significant Changes at CAO Offers Time

Leaving cert students and their parents facing a very busy week in August.   In its first major change within the CAO for over 20 years, this year sees a new and more streamlined schedule for CAO offers to successful students. In conjunction with the state examinations board the CAO have announced that students will […]

Breaking Down the Barriers of Education with Resilience

  Resilience “refers to a class of phenomenon characterized by good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development” (Masten, 2001).   This is something I see regularly in my work with young people and very evident with those young people who are impacted by the extra challenges of: ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Dyspraxia, […]

Every End Has A New Beginning: Graduation

The Big Day You made it! After years of study and last minute cramming, nervous preparations for class presentations and endless fall outs during group work – at long last, graduation has arrived. Graduation day is not like any other day you will experience throughout your college experience. There is no fretfulness or tension like […]