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Would you like to experience peace of mind?

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

Career Coach  / CBT Counselling  / Psychotherapists /  MindfulnessIMG_0012

For further information contact:

Francis O’ Toole 

Phone:086 1074445

Email: iammindfulnessireland@gmail.com

Click on the following for more information :  Anxiety ,  Abuse,  Bereavement Anger Management,  BullyingStress

I Hope You Enjoy My Free http://www.careersireland.net  site on Careers Information

PT

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CAO

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

IMG_0012Well done to all the CAO  students who receive their offer today.  This is the stepping stone into your career pathway.  I also want to give a big congrats to students from St. Michael’s, Loreto, Navan.

I hope you explore this site, reseach all information before making any  decisions on your dream career.

 

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Congrats you’ve got a CAO offer: what happens next?

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

 Irish Times
Education for more information on the next step

Education editor Carl O’Brien gives his tips on how to approach the CAO.

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Choices: You have time to ponder your offer from CAO

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

 

If a CAO applicant does not receive an offer today they will receive a statement of preferences in the post. If this is the case, there are still other options available to consider. Stock photo
If a CAO applicant does not receive an offer today they will receive a statement of preferences in the post. If this is the case, there are still other options available to consider. Stock photo

CAO applicants have until August 29 to make a decision on their offer, so there is no rush. There is no benefit to accepting early, so whatever the initial reaction to the offer may be, take time to let the news sink in.

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Exam 2016 helpline is open from 8am

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

 

Students Jessica Jechiu and Lars Jagar and John Anslow, eir, launching the helpline. Colm Mahady / Fennells

Students Jessica Jechiu and Lars Jagar and John Anslow, eir, launching the helpline. Colm Mahady / Fennells

Help is at hand for students or parents who have concerns about the next step to take. The National Parents’ Council post-primary Leaving Cert./CAO helpline – 1800 265 165 – is open from 8am-7pm today and tomorrow, and from 8am-1pm on Wednesday to provide guidance and support around the many issues that can arise for school-leavers at this time.

The Helpline, sponsored by the Irish Independent, the Department of Education and Skills and eir, will be staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. A representative of the grants agency, Susi, will deal with queries about grants.

Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors

Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors

To complement the Helpline, Independent News and Media will run an interactive blog today from 7.30am: #indoexams2016 or email contact@independent.ie.

THE OPENING HOURS OF HELPLINE 2016

Monday August 22 8am-7pm

Tuesday August 23 8am-7pm

Wednesday August 24 8am-1pm

 

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Deferring: What to do if you want to defer your place for a year

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

No applicant is guaranteed a deferral, and granting it is at the discretion of the institution. (Stock photo)No applicant is guaranteed a deferral, and granting it is at the discretion of the institution. (Stock photo)

Some students may be delighted with the offer they have received, but would prefer to begin the course next year. Those who find themselves in this situation may apply to the college for a deferral of the place.

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Students need a parental listening ear

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

Don’t be a helicopter parent on a rescue mission for your children, writes Patrice Twomey

Patrice Twomey, University of Limerick. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters1
Patrice Twomey, University of Limerick. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters

If you’re a parent or guardian of a Leaving Cert student, the summer of waiting is finally over. Hopefully your child is happy with their CAO offer – in which case you’ll be feeling relieved, happy and focused on the practicalities of seeing them on their way to third level.

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Assisting all students with disabilities

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

If an applicant has not indicated their disability on the CAO form, they can still access such support by making contact with the disability office at their college as soon as possible. Stock photo: DepositphotosIf an applicant has not indicated their disability on the CAO form, they can still access such support by making contact with the disability office at their college as soon as possible. 

Dare stands for the Disability Access Route to Education. This scheme offers students with disabilities that may have prevented them from achieving their potential the opportunity to enter third level on slightly reduced points.

The DARE scheme refers only to reduced points entry and is in no way related to the support for students with a disability that colleges provide.

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25 Strategies and Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your First Year in College

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 21, 2016

CAO is here…………………………………….next step…..

  1. Go to all orientations. Do you really need to go on yet another campus tour? Yes. The faster you learn your way around campus — and around all the red tape — the more at ease you’ll feel and the better prepared you’ll be when issues arise.
  2. Get to know your roommate and others in your residence hall. The people you live with, most of whom are going through similar experiences and emotions, are your main safety net — not only this year, but for all your years. You may change roommates after the first semester or you may stay roommates for all four years — just take the time to get to know your fellow first-year students.study photo
  3. Get Organized. In high school, the teachers tended to lead you through all the homework and due dates. In college, the professors post the assignments — often for the entire semester — and expect you to be prepared. Buy an organizer, use an app, or get a big wall calendar — whatever it takes for you to know when assignments are due.
  4. Find the ideal place for you to study. It may be your dorm room or a cozy corner of the library, but find a place that works best for you to get your work done — while avoiding as many distractions as possible.
  5. Go to class. Obvious, right? Maybe, but sleeping in and skipping that 8 am class will be tempting at times. Avoid the temptation. Besides learning the material by attending classes, you’ll also receive vital information from the professors about what to expect on tests, changes in due dates, etc.

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7 breaths in, brings in success, 11 breaths out, let go of anxiety!

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 21, 2016

 CAO Monday 22 August………take some advice from Dearbhla Kelly

In the past week, I have completed a Human Given’s Guided Mastery Course. This course taught me techniques that would allow my clients mentally rehearse for success.
As it is exam season across the world, I thought that their 7/11 breathing technique would really help students deal with the pressures of exams. OF course, it would be beneficial to people preparing for interviews or presentations.

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