Student Wellbeing is very important to us here in Caritas College and we have a number of supports in place to look after our students throughout the school day and year.
Incoming First Years
The transition from Primary to Secondary school is a milestone for both parents/guardians and their daughters. At Caritas College we make every effort to make the transition a smooth one. We run a Transfer Programme each year for incoming First Years, classes are mixed ability and we have a comprehensive Induction Programme which is delivered to students in small groups.
Breakfast is available free of charge to all students everyday from 8.15am - 8.45am in the All-Purpose Area. At break-time there are healthy snacks available for purchase and at lunch-time students can choose between soup, a hot option (eg chicken curry) or sandwiches for approx €1.40. The Meal Deal includes a small bottle of water.
Pastoral Care system
Each year group has a Year Head and each class has a Tutor and this team look after the needs of the students.
We are very lucky to have our own qualified Counsellor on-site who will support students experiencing a variety of difficulties.
Home-School Community Liaison
Our HSCL Teacher works closely with our Parents/Guardians, supporting them as their daughter makes her journey through our school and organising events and activities to include parents/guardians in our school community.
School Completion Programme
The Caritas/St. Louise's School Completion Programme has been running for over 15 years. SCP supports students throughout the school, with a specific interest in students who are in danger of leaving school early.
Additional Education Needs
Our SET Department looks after the additional educational needs of students, supporting them in literacy, numeracy or in specific subject areas, depending on the individual's need.
Our Guidance Counsellor give one-to-one advice to students and organises many campus trips and talks from a variety of 3rd level institutions and companies.
Behaviour for Learning Classroom
Our BfL teacher supports students experiencing difficulty in the classroom.