Subject Information Night 21 / 3 / 2018

14 / 3 / 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,



At this time of the school year, I am going around to Junior Cert classes to speak with students who do not wish to participate in Transition year. I am   outlining their options for  the Senior Cycle here in St Mary’s. As Guidance Counsellor I am making them aware of the importance of choosing the correct subjects, outside of the core subjects of Irish, English and Mathematics. Choosing the correct balance of subjects can maximise your son’s chances of pursuing a definite course at Third Level. It can also be beneficial in relation to training for a career.  Employers are more than ever, seeking skilled people with a good Leaving Cert and further qualifications. The subject options that your son will take next September should be carefully considered with you his parents, and may be discussed with me and with his subject teachers, and not influenced by his peer group, as can often be the case. We need to ensure that their choice is compatible with their future career/course aspirations.



I would like to invite you to an  Information Night for Third Year Parents at the  College.  On Wednesday  21st  March at 7.00 pm  I will give a presentation on Subject choice for students choosing to go onto 5th year. Teachers  from the new subjects, which your son will be taking on, will explain the structure of the subjects and its place in the second level curriculum. A handout on  important points to consider for subject choice will be available to parents on the night.



At St. Mary’s we believe in having parents informed at all stages. I urge you to attend this  important information night and to support your son in his decisions.  Looking forward to meeting you on Wednesday 21st  . 



Yours sincerely,

Pat Healy 

(Guidance Counsellor)