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12 Aug

WED PARENTSFor many of our past pupils and brothers and sisters of our current pupils, tomorrow is a big day. We want to wish everyone waiting on Leaving Cert results the very best of luck. The wait for results is often a stressful one (for student and family!), but there are a number of resources around the web to help make the process easier.

  • is, as always, a fantastic resource, with lots of helpful tips on dealing with the stress of results day. Their article here contains lots of advice. The website is well worth a browse with lots of advice on finding accommodation for 3rd level education and dealing with panic attacks.
  • published an article recently focused on how parents can help. You can access it here. Another article on how parents can help can be accessed on My Kids Time here.
  • have a very comprehensive section on the Leaving Cert with a timeline and articles advising on specific areas. Check it out here.


  • A special helpline has been set up for students (and parents). The helpline will be staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, who will be able to answer any queries on 3rd level courses, the points system, rechecks, repeats, CAO procedures, apprenticeships and training. The number is 1800 265 165 and it’ll be open from 8am to 7pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • The Irish Times have an online helpdesk to answer any questions – you can access it here.

We’ll give the final word to this article on treating the Leaving Cert results with a ‘pinch of perspective’ – remember that there are many routes to where you want to get to and that you are far more than a set of grades or a total of points. Good luck tomorrow!

You can find all previous ‘Wednesday for Parents’ posts here.


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