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In Ennistymon vocational school we have a highly developed Pastoral Care system where each student is individually known, nurtured and cared for. We aim to ensure that the academic, physical, emotional and social well-being of each student is supported in a meaningful way. Small classes guarantee individual attention and promote an environment which nurtures each student and where each student can develop their talents and maximise their achievements both on an academic and a personal level. An excellent rapport between teachers and students is a hallmark of the communication systems in this school. We have additional staff members who provide specialist care and support to our students and their parents.

Student Support Team

At Ennistymon Vocational School a Student Support Team has been established for many years. 

Coordinated by Ms Meehan Guidance Counsellor the team meets weekly to discuss supports for students in need. Referrals from teachers and parents are welcome as are self referral from students requesting support. 

Member of the Team include Mrs Flanagan-  Principal,  Ms Meehan –Guidance Counsellor, Mr O Gorman Senior Cycle Coordinator, Ms Conway –Junior Cycle Coordinator, Ms Mann SEN Coordinator, Ms Meanaghan Anti Bullying & Discipline Coordinator, Mr Griffin HSCL , Ms Stewart Wellness and Student Voice. 

There is  a vast expertise on the team and students are given every support in a confidential and supportive manner. The team works within best practice for Child Protection Guidelines and ETB Student At Risk support services.  

The motto is that Happy Students Learn. 

Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help- it will always be given. 




Special Educational Needs

Our Special Education Department has a long history  in being a thriving and innovative sector , which provides an holistic and inclusive approach to the provision of special education in our school. We pride ourselves in being a model of best practice in special education .  Our qualified and dedicated Special Educational Needs team  of teachers and teaching assistants offer a wide range of teaching  support for pupils with special education needs. . 

We provide support for all students with models of co-teaching practice in subject areas.  We provide learning support for those students  with learning difficulties  and learning disabilities to address their literacy,  numeracy and accessing the curriculum needs. We provide resource teaching for those with more specialised educational needs,  to address their social, emotional, behavioural, and or  physical and sensory needs. 

Our aim is to assist students with special education needs , to leave school with the skills necessary to participate to the level of their capacity in an inclusive way, in the social and economic activities of society and more importantly, to live independent, happy and fulfilled lives. 

Please contact our Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator, Fiona Mann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will endeavor to assist you with your enquiries on special education needs provision at our school. 




The Guidance Counsellor advises on career choices and assists pupils in making educational, vocational and personal decisions. She supports and helps students who are experiencing difficulty in their lives.   

 Students and parents are free and welcome to come and visit the guidance counsellor. An appointment system is the best operational mode in this way. Alternatively, a phone call from parents over a concern can be accommodated quickly. Also, as part of overall school information dissemination e.g. school notices, parent-teacher meetings, open nights, enrolment days etc. information regarding guidance and counselling is made available as required. 


Ms Meehan is contactable @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Useful websites 

https://careersportal.ie/- Research Career Options and complete Career Interest Inventory.

http://www.qualifax.ie/- Research all course options 

http://www.cao.ie/- Register for college

http://accesscollege.ie/dare/- Find out about access schemes for college. 

https://hea.ie/funding-governance-performance/funding/student-finance/ SUSI- DON'T FORGET YOU CAN GET THE GRANT TO GO TO COLLEGE 

https://www.ncca.ie/en- Curriculum  for all your subjects 

www.examinations.ie - Past exam papers/ Sample papers.  

To help students with career decision making Career Tests are facilitated through Right Careers 4 Me – www.rightcareers4me.com- Ms Meehan offers this to all Senior Cycle Yearly and while it is not compulsory it is highly recommended to help with planning for the future.  

Information for students is accessible through Microsoft Teams Office - Senior Cycle Careers 

All students can access appointments by calling to Ms Meehan’s office or emailing for an appointment. 

Ms Meehan can also be contacted at 086 89403860. 



HSCL(Home School Community Liaison) 

The roll of HSCL is to work with the parents and teachers to help students progress smoothly within school life.

Shane Griffin is the HSCL. His contact details are 0861529211. 




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