Counselling

KILLARNEY TEACHER COUNSELLOR SERVICES 

Grade 8
Grade 9

Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12 
EAL and SPED

 

The Counselling Department at Killarney Secondary School

 

  1. What is a School Counsellor?

A certified teacher with specialized training in Counselling Psychology. 

At Killarney each grade has their own counsellor who starts with them in Grade 8 and continues as their counsellor until grade 12. 

 

2.    

What does a Secondary School Counsellor Do?

a.     

Assists Parents and Students to:

                                                               i.     

Understand school curriculum, courses and services

                                                             ii.     

Understand educational strengths, challenges and needs of the student

                                                            iii.     

Become aware of post secondary options and career possibilities

                                                           iv.     

Develop effective communication skills with each other

                                                             v.     

Become aware of alternate courses, program and schools that may better suit the student.

 

b.     

Helps Students Deal with Life Issues such as:

                                                               i.     

Anxiety, Depression and other mental health concerns

                                                             ii.     

Assertiveness and Conflict Resolution

                                                            iii.     

Bullying, Gangs and Peer Pressure

                                                           iv.     

Family Relationships

                                                             v.     

Career and Post Secondary Planning

                                                           vi.     

Stress Management, Decision Making and Problem Solving

 

c.      

Liases with Teachers, Administrative Staff and other professionals to best support students in school.

 

d.     

Teaches a portion of Health and Career Education curriculum

 

 

  1. How can I contact my school counsellor?
    1. Students can drop by their counsellor’s office to talk.  If it’s an emergency, contact any counsellor in the office for help.
    2. Parents can phone or email their son or daughter’s counsellor to make an appointment.