Guidance & Counselling

Guidance and Counselling in Holy Faith Clontarf is viewed as a process – not an event – which begins on the student’s entry in first year and continues right through the six years spent in the school. We also involve past-pupils in various way in the Guidance programme.

We have an open door policy where all students are encouraged to meet with the Guidance Counsellor.  They may be referred by a teacher, Year Head or by the Principal or Deputy Principal or may self-refer.


Guidance refers to a range of learning experiences provided in a developmental sequence, designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices.  These choices may be categorised into three separate but interlinked areas:

  1. Personal and Social
  2. Educational
  3. Career



Counselling seeks to empower the students to make decisions, solve problems, change behaviours and resolve issues in their lives.   This may be personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or it may involve combinations of each.


HFC Careers & Guidance Online

The Holy Faith Secondary School Guidance website provides a wealth of information on Career and Education related topics.  From study tips and CVs to advice on subject choice and from information on studying abroad to CAO decisions, this is your one-stop career shop!

Take some time to explore the Useful Links or browse through the Guidance Noticeboard for information on upcoming Careers Events, both in Holy Faith and around the country. Check out the Downloads section for some useful and important documents and information and the Education News for up to the minute Careers news.  Click into our various pages for more information on specific topics.