The Guidance Department’s Peer Tutoring program is a useful way to help improve student grades and encourage students to keep working hard. It assists students who are experiencing difficulties in a certain subject area or who have a language barrier by pairing them up with senior high school students who have had proven success in that subject area.
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 as individuals and as valuable members of society.
Personal Well-being and Development
- Mental and emotional health
- Self-knowledge and esteem
- Sense of future Goal-setting
- Self-management skills
- Learning skills
Interpersonal Well-being and Development
- Sense of belonging
- Connection to school community
- Positive interaction with others
- Sense of social responsibility
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.