The cancellation of the Leaving Cert exams, as announced by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh last week, has provided some clarity for students and parents while facilitating the emergence of further uncertainties. The Department of Education has provided a guide to help explain why this decision was reached, what it means for students, parents, and teachers - and how it will happen.
In these challenging times, it is important for students and parents to be mindful of their wellbeing. Learn a relaxation technique or spend time doing something enjoyable, to help reduce stress levels.
This is also an exciting time in the lives of these young people, where they are preparing to enter the next phase of their journey in achieving their dreams and ambitions. It is possibly the first time students can actively choose what programme they want to study, and the institution they study in – a conscious fusion of minds.
GMIT has developed an interactive roadmap to college which may help with this process of accessing college. To discuss programme choices and campus facilities, join GMIT's live chat sessions every Friday between 2pm and 4pm until the end of June.
The team at GMIT enjoy connecting with future students and parents, and would love to show you around the campus through the ‘Virtual Open Day’. Visit the campus, check out the facilities, have your questions ready this Friday and we’ll be there to answer them.
Dr Seamus Morrissey, ATS coordinator, GMIT (email [email protected] ).