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Student Services

Peer Counselling

Prerequisite: 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 Service

This 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:
  • Teacher Assistant

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.

  • Office Assistant

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.

  • Community Outreach

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 12

This 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.