The Counsellor’s role can be divided into four major areas: counselling, consultation, coordination and education. Our goal is to provide a balanced counselling service that encompasses all four areas.
Students are assigned to counsellors alphabetically based on their last name, however are free to see any counsellor should they so desire, for personal reasons. Students wishing to see a counsellor should proceed to the Counselling area to arrange an appointment time. Parents who would like information regarding their son’s or daughter’s progress or attendance are encouraged to contact their counsellor at Gleneagle.
Assistance with program and course selection;
Solving academic difficulties and problems in arranging for tutorial assistance, and in improving study skills;
Providing information about the school and its functioning and orientation;
Providing information on post-secondary training and registration (universities, colleges, vocational schools, tech. institutes, apprenticeship programs, etc.), and on transition to such training;
Providing information on vocational and career planning, family life, intellectual skills (learning styles, learning disabilities, study skills), relationships, child/sexual abuse, substance abuse, mental well being and healthy living;
Discussion of personal problems and assistance in making their own personal decisions;
Support in crisis situations and referral to community agencies (mental health, counselling, public health, Ministry of Children and Families, etc.).
Work Experience/Transition Coordinator who also looks after Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) and district ACE-IT Programs
In consultation with the counsellor, and/or administration, Gleneagle’s youth worker provides an opportunity for students to work through stressful situations. The youth worker also assists in facilitating homework packages for students who may be absent for short periods of time.