Student Care

Pastoral care is integral to the school’s mission statement. Scoil Aireagail offers the following supports to ensure that student welfare is catered for, enabling them to reach their potential.

Class Tutor and Year Head

Each student is assigned a class tutor whose role is to act as a mentor for each student in his or her class. If a student has difficulties the class tutor will be the first person to deal with that difficulty. The class tutor will also encourage positive behaviour from students, and will sign the students’ homework diary each week. The matters dealt with by the class tutor will mainly be homework, uniform and behaviour. The respective Year Heads also play a vital role in catering for the pastoral, educational and other needs of the students and the school.

Support / Resource Teachers

We have a very thorough, efficient and effective support education system in the school. We screen every new entrant and, as resources permit, provide literacy and numeracy support services to students in small groups. Progress is monitored, students are supported to set targets and parents/guardians are kept informed through consultation and Parent/Teacher meetings.

Career Guidance

The guidance and counselling service is well established in Scoil Aireagail. This service refers to a range of learning experiences designed to assist students to make appropriate and informed choices about their lives. The service provides for the personal and social, educational and vocational development of its students. The guidance and counselling process endeavours to help students to grow in self-knowledge and self-esteem by assisting them:

  • to understand their emotions, abilities, interests and special aptitudes
  • to acquire information about educational and career opportunities within a changing society
  • to make and carry out appropriate life choices and plans and to achieve satisfactory adjustments in life

Students can avail of this service by making appointments. Referrals to outside agencies are made through the Principal with parental consent.

 Study Skills Seminars

The promotion of academic achievement lies at the core of teaching and learning practices at Scoil Aireagail. Study skills seminars are provided annually to students to inform students of best practice in relation to examination preparation.

Excellence, Care, Equality, Community, Respect.