There are a number of support services available to students in North Pres. We take a coordinated approach to ensure the best possible intervention(s) for individual students.
The Learning Support Service identifies students who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties. Students may then be withdrawn to work individually or in small groups with the teacher.
- School Completion Programme
The School Completion Programme aims to have a significant positive impact on the levels of pupil retention in primary and second level schools and on numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle.
Career guidance is available to students in the school through timetabled classes and individual meetings with the Guidance Counsellor for issues such as subject, course, career and lifestyle choices.
- School Counselling/Art Therapy
Counselling is available to students who need to discuss personal issues or concerns with a qualified counsellor.
The focus of the work in the Art Therapy centre is to build a positive relationship with the students to help them achieve their potential while in secondary education.
- Home School Community Liaison
The Home School Community Liaison scheme reaches out beyond the school walls to the homes and communities from which our pupils come. The HSCL Co-ordinator supports parents through home visits, classes for parents and community members and through involvement with agencies working in the community. The HSCL Co-ordinator works closely with all support services in the school.
Teachers cannot offer total confidentiality to a young person who discloses certain information of a student welfare nature to them.