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Counselling

KILLARNEY TEACHER COUNSELLOR SERVICES 

Grade 8
Grade 9

Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
EAL and SPED​

 

What is a School Counsellor?

A certified teacher with specialized training in Counselling Psychology. 

At Killarney each grade has their own counsellor who starts with them in Grade 8 and continues as their counsellor until grade 12. 

 

What does a Secondary School Counsellor Do?

  1. Assists Parents and Students to
    • Understand school curriculum, courses and services
    • Understand educational strengths, challenges and needs of the student
    • Become aware of post secondary options and career possibilities
    • Develop effective communication skills with each other
    • Become aware of alternate courses, program and schools that may better suit the student. 

  2. Helps Students Deal with Life Issues such as:
    • ​​Anxiety, Depression and other mental health concerns
    • Assertiveness and Conflict Resolution
    • Bullying, Gangs and Peer Pressure
    • Family Relationships
    • Career and Post Secondary Planning
    • Stress Management, Decision Making and Problem Solving 

  3. ​Liases with Teachers, Administrative Staff and other professionals to best support students in school

  4. Teaches a portion of Health and Career Education curriculum

 

 How can I contact my school counsellor?

    1. ​​Students can drop by their counsellor’s office to talk.  If it’s an emergency, contact any counsellor in the office for help.
    2. Parents can phone or email their son or daughter’s counsellor to make an appointment.​
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