Guidance

Guidance

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Guidance Counsellors
Ms. Heather Lauder & Ms. Sanjana Manek

The Guidance Department’s Peer Tutoring Program has started on the right foot this academic year! Peer tutoring is a useful way to help improve student grades and encourage students to keep working hard.  It also assists students who are experiencing difficulties in a certain subject area or who have language barriers.

Peer tutoring will be resuming in January 2018.

Ms. Manek will be available during the Christmas break to assist students with their college applications, except on public holidays. Students are reminded that deadline applications are approaching quickly depending on the school or country of study chosen. Students and parents are encouraged to contact Ms. Manek via email or telephone to set an appointment to meet, to ask questions regarding the application process, and/or to request transcripts. Please make use of this time to start or complete the application process as once school begins it will be a busy time. In addition, you do not want to miss any deadlines. Ms. Manek can be reached at smanek@ciaschool.com or via the school’s telephone number 545-3871 extension 26, during regular school hours.

Mission of the Guidance Counsellor

Support and promote students’ well-being and continuous growth in three areas: personal (student) development, interpersonal development, career development in order to help them develop resilience and realize their potential (success) as individuals and as valuable members of society. 

Personal Well-being and Development 

  • Mental and emotional health 
  • Self-knowledge and esteem 
  • Sense of future o Goal-setting 
  • Self-management skills 
  • Learning skills

Interpersonal Well-being and Development 

  • Sense of belonging 
  • Connection to school community 
  • Interact positively with others 
  • Sense of social responsibility 

Career Development 

Positive transitions from elementary to secondary school and from secondary school to a variety of post-secondary destinations, including work, apprenticeship, college, university.

  • Career planning knowledge and skills 
  • Skills for finding and securing work/employment 

Realizing the Mission 

The Guidance Counsellor seeks to realize this mission through three different kinds of activities: Instruction, service, and system support activities.