Peer CounsellingPrerequisite: None (Open to Grade 12 students only)
Peer Counselling 12 is intended to equip selected students with the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to help form a supportive network for students within the school. Training will include the teaching and practice of listening and responding skills, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution strategies, group facilitation skills and the understanding of such critical issues as abuse, suicide, substance abuse, relationships and self-esteem.
Students wishing to take part in this program must apply through the sponsor teacher.
Peer Tutoring (LD): YPTU2A
Prerequisite: Open to Students in grade 11 & 12
This course is of particular interest to students who are interested in gaining leadership experience in assisting and supporting students with their academic work. It is open to any student in grade 11 or 12 who has a strong academic background and an interest in helping other students learn. A student taking the course will commit to a regular timetabled block as well as off-timetable meetings at least once per month. All peer tutoring will be done under the direction of a teacher. Marks for this course will be based on attendance, reliability, initiative and development of effective working relationships with students and teachers.
Community ServiceThis course has been developed to allow the individual strengths of students to be paired with school and/or community needs through service activities. Because the role of the Community Service student will vary according to the wide range of needs in secondary schools, elementary schools or outside agencies, a definitive role description cannot be provided. Each student and teacher will develop the student’s service role and the assessment based on the course objectives and individual needs of both student and teacher. It is important that the guiding principal when developing the student’s role is that it must benefit the student.
The nature of this course is that it will be developed between the teacher and the student to meet the individual needs of both. The following roles and examples are the organizers under which each Community Service student’s role will be defined. Note: These lists are not meant to be prescriptive.
Community Service may include the following duties:
Students may assist the Teacher to prepare for lessons through activities such as: preparing equipment or supplies, setting up labs, field trip preparation, creating bulletin boards and displays, conduct library research and other appropriate activities.
Students may assist the Teacher in classroom organization through activities such as: taking attendance, inventory management of equipment and/or supplies and other appropriate activities.
Students may assist teachers or administrators by learning and completing office tasks such as: filing, answering phones, keyboarding, shelving and organizing library books and other appropriate activities.
- Tutorial Assistant in the Classroom
Students may assist teachers by helping students having difficulty by providing assistance or clarification and reviewing lesson or assignment
Students may assist teachers by helping students in the class to organize notebooks and agendas, by checking homework book for assignments and other appropriate activities.
Students may work with teachers provide service assistance in the community such as: working with local elementary school students or day cares or Senior Citizens Homes.
Library Service 11 & 12 (Self directed studies)
This course provides students with a work-like experience in a school library setting and they should consult with the Teacher-librarian prior to signing up. While providing service to the students and staff, students acquire skills and attitudes that are transferable to other work and community settings. Students acquire library specific clerical and technical skills. Students develop interpersonal skills working with peers and staff and under a supervisor. Students develop the ability to be self-directed, to work independently, and to recognize when it is appropriate to ask for assistance or direction. Students are assessed through self and teacher evaluation using the criteria set out in the course expectations. Students may elect to continue in their second year in Library Service 12 (as self-directed studies).
Home Economics Community Service 12This course provides students interested in Home Economics an opportunity to explore the many facets of the subject area. This course is especially appropriate for students considering a career in education or teaching, the fashion industry, or the food service industry. Students will assist the Home Economics teachers with lab preparation and other activities. Students will be able to use their creativity and learn time management and communication skills as well as how to work in a co-operative environment.
Students wishing to participate in the program should consult the Home Economics teachers before registering for this class and then see their counsellor.
Students must perform a minimum of 120 hours of service work for course credit. Term grades will be based on teacher evaluation and student self-evaluation.
Community Resources for Students & Families
The following list and/or our school website, http://pw.vsb.bc.ca, is your link to help if you have a problem or a worry. There is no need to feel alone. Reach out to the appropriate contact or consult your school counsellor. These resources, and many more, are available to you.
1. Doctor – See your family doctor.
If you need a new doctor call the College of Physicians at 604-733-7758.
2. Youth Clinics – Vancouver/Richmond Health Department.
Free, confidential, drop-in, phone for clinic hours:
Boulevard Youth Clinic Broadway Youth Resource Center
2110 West 43rd Avenue 691 East Broadway
Commercial Drive Youth Clinic Evergreen Youth Clinic
200 – 1651 Commercial Drive 3425 Crowley Drive
Knight Street Youth Clinic Mid-Main Youth Clinic
6405 Knight Street 3998 Main Street
Pine Community Health Clinic Three Bridges Community Health Center
1985 West 4th Avenue 1292 Hornby Street
3. Children’s Hospital 604.875.2345
St. Paul’s Hospital 604.682.2344
Vancouver General Hospital 640.875.4111
4. Emergency 911
Poison Control 604.682.5050
Crisis Line 604.872.3311
Help Line for Children 604.310.1234
Kids Help Phone 1.800.668.6868
Youth Against Violence Line 604.775.4264
5. Planned Parenthood 604.731.4252
6. Sexuality – Information, Testing, Support
AIDS/STD’S 604.660.6161 or 604.872.6652
AIDS Vancouver 604.681.2122
Youth Co (Aids support/info) 604.688.1441
Vancouver Rape Relief 604.872.8212
WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre 604.255.6344
Incest/Sexual Abuse via Family Services 604.874.2938
Gay & Lesbian Youth 604.684.4901
Sexual Assault Assessment 604.875.2345 ext. 3270
Sexual Assault Services (BC Women’s) 604.875.2881
7. Alcohol & Drugs
Addiction Services 604.714.3480
Information & Referral 604.660.9382
Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre 604.267.3970
Al-Anon / Alateen 604.688.1716
Deyas Youth Detox 604.251.7615
Odyssey II 604.299.6377
8. Eating Disorders
BC Children’s Adolescent Clinic 604.875.2200
Eating Disorder Resource Centre 604.806.9000
Healthy Attitudes Project 604.321.6151
9. Multicultural Supports
Mental Health 604.875.2010
Victim Services 604.717.2737
or see the School Liaison Officer
11. Emotional/Mental Health
Mental Health Emergency Services 604.874.7307
SAFER (Suicide Support) 604.879.9251
Battered Women Support Services 604.687.1867
Westside Mental Health Team 604.873.6733
Kitsilano/Fairview Mental Health Team 604.736.2881
Crisis Line 604.872.3311
Family Services 604.731.4951
12. Community Resources
Canada Employment Centre 604.872.7431
Vancouver Parks & Recreation 604.681.1141
Teachers Tutoring Services 604.730.3410
South Hill Adult Education Centre 604.713.5770
Dunbar Community Centre 604.222.6060
Kerrisdale Community Centre 604.257.8100
For more resources or in case of changes,
please call Vancouver Information Services 604.875.6381