Guidance & Counselling

The Guidance & Counselling Department in St. Dominic's College Cabra aims to aid in the Personal and Social, Educational and Career development of each pupil, throughout their St. Dominic’s school years. This allows them to make a smooth and healthy transition from the world of secondary education to the world of work or further education. Our objectives are guided by the good practice as outlined by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the National Centre for Guidance in Education. We see guidance as a continuous developmental process which begins prior to the entry of the pupil to St. Dominic's College Cabra and continues throughout the pupil's life in our school.

Sixth Years: Keep your eyes open for the Career Vine in June. We'll be Tweeting updates!

The Career Vine is a Guidance blog  filled with up-to-date advice on all matters related to carrer guidance and personal development and wellbeing.

Leaving Certificate & Leaving Certificate Applied Exam Timetable 2018

Junior Certificate Exam Timetable 2018

Quote of the Month

Month of May Quotes:

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” Catherine of Siena

Month of April Quote:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

Month of March Quote:

"I want each girl to know that her voice can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai

Personal Development

May 2018:

April 2018:

Students with the school librarian, Ms Dickson, in front of the library's Black History Month display.

February 2018:

First year students listen attentively to Missy Daviesmesh as she reads a list of ways students can improve on their Personal Development. First years came up with Lovely ideas for personal growth In Ms O'Brien's PD class this morning (23rd February).


April 2018:

March 2018:

February 2018:

January 2018:

Students delighted with the updates on courses in Athlone IT. Athlone IT has been voted IT of 2018. Interested students talk to Dermot Judge during Ms. O'Brien's career class on 19th January

College Awareness Week: 20th November - 24th November, 2017:

UCD meets St.Dominic's. There was great interest from our 6th year students in UCD too. Thanks to Daire at admissions for a very interesting UCD presentation. Let's Go Girls!

Jonny Cooper visits our sixth years for a college talk. Thanks DCU!







Jonny Cooper with our sixth years


Leaving Certificate Grading Scale

Click on the link above to view a Powerpoint presentation explaining all you need to know about the new Leaving Certificate Grading Scale.











Useful Websites:
Information on college fees, student grants and Third Level Scholarships. Application forms are published on this site as they become available.
Excellent information on applying to college through the DARE scheme for students with a disability and the HEAR scheme for disadvantaged students.
Information and practical advice on general well being, coping with stress and many life issues.