Students work with counsellors according to their surname:
We have a number of people available to assist students and parents with many aspects of school life. Generally the services cover three major areas: personal counselling, educational planning, and career exploration. As well as our three high school counsellors, we also have community personnel available to meet with referred students on a part-time basis.
We have both a Drug and Alcohol counsellor and a Child and Youth Mental Health clinician who work with ARC programs, and a Youth Services worker from 'Reconnect' (part of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club). In addition to these professional counsellors, we have Peer Counsellors available to provide support to students, with their particular focus being peer conflict mediation.
Our school counsellors provide support relating to personal and family issues, and help to address concerns that may interfere with a student’s school progress. They assist students with educational planning and exploring areas of interest, researching post-secondary requirements, and career opportunities. Counsellors assist with course selection and planning to achieve graduation requirements, as well as tracking student academic progress and attendance. Counsellors play a key role with helping to identify and support students in a variety of ways, including making referrals to support programs within our school as well as inter-community referrals to qualified specialists who may offer additional assistance.
Students and/or parents can book appointments with their appropriate counsellor with Mrs. Elaine Gonzales, our counselling centre manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not contact the counsellor directly, as Ms. Gonzales maintains the counsellors' calendars.
For additional community and online resources, please check the following link: Additional support links