TYs visit DCU Open Day: 02 May 2017

Our TYs attended an open day for Transition Year students in Dublin City University on Tuesday, 2 May. They attended talks and demonstrations on different courses in DCU and had a great motivational talk by Jonny Cooper and Ross Munnelly as well as a fabulous talk on healthy living by Professor Niall Moyna. This will surely whet their appetite for university.

5th year trip to UCD Campus: 3 February 2017

5th Year students visited the UCD Belfield for a Campus Tour on 3 February.They had an opportunity to gain an insight into the layout of Belfield and to get a feel for campus life at UCD. Students attended an informative Introductory Talk about the courses and facilities in UCD and they visited a number of locations throughout the tour, including: UCD Quinn School of Business; UCD Engineering & Material Sciences Centre; UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre; UCD Student Centre; O’Reilly Hall; The Lake; Newman Building; Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre and the Global Lounge and the James Joyce Library. Click on the image below to see the slideshow made by Ms Gaughan showing the girls participating in the tour.

Career Summit: 10 January 2017

Some 4th and 5th year students attended a Career Summit on 10 January in Croke Park.The purpose of the conference was to allow the students to explore a world of career options. Leading employers, universities and third-level colleges were there to encourage students to aspire to third-level education and to reach their fullest potential. Students had the opportunity to attend workshops or talks on careers in Marketing, Accountancy, Aer Lingus, Medical careers and Games Design. 

Click on the photo below to see the slideshow of the event made by Ms Gaughan.

 

 

 

  

Careers

The Guidance and Counselling Department in Manor House School provides for the personal, social and career/ vocational need of our students. The Counsellors work with students on an individual basis, in small groups and also with class groups.

The main areas of activity are:

  • Personal,social and vocational/job/further study guidance and counselling.
  • Educational Counselling
  • Liaising with local primary schools, learning support teachers, subject teachers, class tutors, Year Heads and parents.
  • Career couunselling which involves careers classes,understanding how the CAO system works, preparation for CAO application and discussing alternative 3rd level opportunites.
  • Organising attendance at careers exhibitions, College open days.
  • Organising Guest speakers from the different third level Universities and colleges including Post Leaving Cert colleges to visit the school.

The vast majority of our Leaving Cert students will progress directly to Third Level Education in the main Universites,(Trinity College, DCU, UCD, Maynooth University),Primary Teacher Training College(St.Patrick's College, Drumcondra and Marino Institute of Education), Institutes of Technology (D.I.T/Blanchardstown/Tallaght) and NCAD/IADT(Art Colleges). Students also progress to higher education institutions via PLC's(Post Leaving Cert courses) and Higher Education Links Scheme by completing Level 5 and/or Level 6 QQI/FETAC awards. Some of our 6th year  students apply to Universities in the UK and some past pupils have successfully completed undergraduate degree programmes in Oxford and Cambridge Universities. 

Career Guidance Website can be found here

Anne Robinson
P:  (01) 831 6782
E: arobinsonmanorhouse@gmail.com

Kathleen Gaughan
P:  (01) 831 6782
E: kgaughan@manorhouseschool.com
Lori Fields
P:  (01) 831 6782
E: lori.fields@manorhouseschool.com
College Awareness Week in Pictures
 
CAO 2017 - Dr J McGinnity

6th years in DCU October 2015

College Awareness Week: 21-25 November 2016

College Awareness took place in school between 21 and 25 November. Its aim was to show the benefits of going to College, to support all students in becoming 'college ready' and to encourage them to aspire to achieve a 3rd level education. There were career talks  about UCD and Maynooth University and a very interesting presentation by Dr Greg Foley about Science courses in DCU. We were delighted to... Click here to read the rest of the article

College Awareness Week including Video

College Awareness took place in school between 21 and 25 November. Its aim was to show the benefits of going to College, to support all students in becoming 'college ready' and to encourage them to aspire to  achieve a 3rd level education.There were career talks  about UCD and Maynooth University and a very interesting presentation by Dr Greg Foley about Science courses in DCU. We were delighted to invite back some of our past-pupils who spoke to our current students and shared their experiences of College life. A huge 'thank you' to Laura Carroll (TCD), Eimear Quinn (TCD), Aisling Byrne (TCD), Laura Carroll (TCD), Farhat Omar (DCU), Aoife Mc Dermott (DCU), Sarah Naughton (DCU/ St Pats), Amy O' Driscoll (DCU/StPats), Fiona Moore (ITB), Niamh Rigney (DIT), Sophie Kelly (DIT), Sarah Whiteacre (DCU), Jennifer Witter (Col  Dhulaigh), Ciara Rose (NUIM), Megan Stephenson (Col Dhulaigh) and Sarah Byrne (UCD). We were also delighted to hear our past pupils such as Ms Aisling O'Neill, as well as those who are doing the PME in teacher training - Ms Aoife McCabe, Ms Aoife McHenry, Ms Siobhán Smyth and Ms Tara Walsh. We are very proud of them and their achievements. The Careers and Counselling department in Manor House organised all of the activities, so we extend our gratitude to Ms Gaughan, Ms Robinson and Ms Fields for making the week so jam-packed and interesting! Overview of some of the week's activities. (Thanks, Ms Gaughan, for the video!) 

Ahead of the College Awareness Week, our 6th year students attended the DCU Open Day on 18 November. They had an opportunity to explore the campuses and facilities and get a taste of student life, attend 'course information' talks and meet current students and members of the academic staff. DCU offers over 70 undergraduate degree courses in Business, Engineering, Arts, Humanities, Education, Science, Health and Computing. The presentations covered course content, choices within degrees, the differences between similar degree courses, work placements and career prospects. This will help the students to make informed choices in their CAO application.