Career Guidance & Counselling

 Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling web page.
If you would you like to contact us our email is:
Guidance Team:   Ms Hilda O'Malley  &  Ms Aisling O'Connell.
The care of each student is of utmost importance in our school. The Guidance and Counselling service aims to offer a full range of learning experiences which are designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make the transitions consequent to these choices.  The Guidance Counsellors’ function is to assist students to obtain information about opportunities and to assist the students to gain self-knowledge that allows them to choose among alternatives.  Counselling is offered on an individual or group basis as part of a developmental learning process and at moments of personal crisis. Counselling may include personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or combinations of these.  We have a number of useful links below and our diary will be updated regularly.

Cinemagic Dublin Boot Camp June 2019

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Sunday 2nd June, 10am-4pm, Liffey Trust Studios Dublin, Ages: 16+, £30

 The Boot Camp programme is aimed at new entrants aged 16+ and will include masterclasses, seminars and Q&As with film professionals who will provide insight into the industry in a range of disciplines such as:

• Production Management
• Assistant Directing
• Editing
• Camera
• Sound
• Art Department & Costume
• Hair and Makeup
• Location Management

This is a great opportunity for new entrants to learn more about the film and television industry, gain insight from industry professionals, network with other new entrants and develop knowledge and key skills.

Speakers include:
Assistant Director, Maria Mulhall (Game of Thrones, The Fall and Line of Duty)
Editor, Brian Philip Davis (The Devils Doorway, Zoo, Bad Day for the Cut and The Cured)
Producer, Production Manager and Assistant Director, Liam Ryan (Dublin Old School, Don’t Leave Home and Arracht)
Location Manager, Paddy Mc Carney (Penance, Hostage to the Devil, In America and Bloody Sunday)
Costume Designer, Louise Stanton (Rosie, Michael Inside and Song of Granite)
Props Master, Noel Walsh ( My Mother and Other Strangers, Love/Hate, Jimmy’s Hall and Braveheart)

Talking Pictures Pass - Boot Camp participants will also have FREE access to our 2019 Talking Pictures screening series. This strand is dedicated to new Irish Productions/Co-Productions or films starring Irish talent. The series is designed to offer young creatives and aspiring filmmakers the chance to watch a programme of contemporary Irish films with the added benefit of filmmaker/industry Q&As with leading film professionals.

The pass will allow participants to hear from actress Jordanne Jones, star of new Irish drama Metal Heart, hear from acclaimed director Paddy Breathnach talk about Rosie written by Roddy Doyle, learn the process of creating the gripping feature The Dig (winner of Best Irish Film at Galway Film Fleadh in 2018) from Irish directors and brothers Andrew Tohill and Ryan Tohill.

Find out how the critically acclaimed director Frank Berry brought Michael McCrea’s story to screen in the multi- award-winning Michael Inside. Learn some tricks of the filmmaking trade from Carmel Winters as she gives an insight to Float Like A Butterfly. Hear about Irish writer/director Lee Cronin’s creative process from putting pen to paper to seeing his story unfold on screen as The Hole In The Ground and get insight from Aislinn Clarke, the first Irish female to direct a feature horror movie, The Devil’s Doorway, who will give the A-Z on bringing her film to the silver screen!
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