Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery

Support Structure

Each student is assigned a Class Teacher. The Class Teachers take a special interest in the progress and welfare of the students in their class. They serve as a link between School Administration, Year Head and Deputy Principal, ensuring the observance of school discipline.

Each Year Group is assigned a Year Head who oversee the welfare of year groups on behalf of the school community. They are intermediaries between Class Teacher and Principal/Deputy Principal and are part of a structure which ensures caring for all students in the year group.

Each first year is assigned a buddy from a Senior class who maintains a constant link with the student and is a great support to them in their school life.


Students and parents will be advised by our guidance counsellor who meet students regularly. The Guidance Counsellor provides the following services:

  • Personal and social development to help pupils on an individual or group basis to explore their own thoughts and feelings about their life situations, about choices open to them in personal, career and education matters and about consequences of each choice.
  • Information: Providing students with objective and factual data. Assessment: Using psychological and other tests to help pupils make their own divisions.
  • Consultation with parents and staff.

The school has a Student Support Team which meet weekly and deal with any issues that may arise.


Mt St Michael has a busy Special Education Support Team who coordinate and allocate leaning support and resources for those with learning challenges. They also provides the following services:
- Assessment of reading / spelling and general ability
- Provision of resource, learning support and assessment for students.
- Reasonable accommodation in examinations as applicable

We also have an active Students’ Council. The student council is a representative structure through which students at Mount St. Michael can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with the school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.

Mount St. Michael has an active Parent Teacher Association and the A.G.M of this Association takes place in Autumn term each year. At this meeting Executive Officers and Committee members are elected. The Parent Associations consist of: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee: 2 representatives from each year group in the school.

Mt St Michael has been awarded 3 Green Flags by An Taisce, having implemented the Green Schools Programme successfully. The Green Schools experience has made the school a cleaner, healthier, more pleasant place to work in and has raised awareness in the whole school .

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