The Counselling Department at Killarney Secondary School
- 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.
What does a Secondary School Counsellor Do?
Assists Parents and Students to:
Understand school curriculum, courses and services
Understand educational strengths, challenges and needs of the student
Become aware of post secondary options and career possibilities
Develop effective communication skills with each other
Become aware of alternate courses, program and schools that may better suit the student.
Helps Students Deal with Life Issues such as:
Anxiety, Depression and other mental health concerns
Assertiveness and Conflict Resolution
Bullying, Gangs and Peer Pressure
Career and Post Secondary Planning
Stress Management, Decision Making and Problem Solving
Liases with Teachers, Administrative Staff and other professionals to best support students in school.
Teaches a portion of Health and Career Education curriculum
- How can I contact my school counsellor?
- Students can drop by their counsellor’s office to talk. If it’s an emergency, contact any counsellor in the office for help.
- Parents can phone or email their son or daughter’s counsellor to make an appointment.