Support to help you grow
The school counselors strive to develop the whole student on her journey through Seisen. Our goal is to help students focus on academic, personal/social, and school/community development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. Working together as a team with the school nurse and the learning support facilitator, the counselors provide caring concern and practical support so that students can grow and thrive.
- Learning how to learn
- Gaining confidence in their abilities
- Recognizing one's learning style
- Developing time management skills
- Communicating with teachers
- Revising and taking tests
- Forming meaningful friendships.
- Being empathetic and showing respect
- Resolving interpersonal conflicts
- Understanding group & family dynamics
- Recognizing and preventing bullying
- Becoming safe and responsible users of technology
- Self-esteem building
- Effectively managing stress
- Developing positive coping strategies
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Recognizing a community/world issue of personal importance
- Contributing in some way to an important cause
- Helping others in need
- Joining others in making a change for the better
- Taking on a leadership role
Areas for growth:
The implementation of the child safety curriculum has begun in Grade 6 and Grade 4. The curriculum, adopted from the African Council of International Schools (ACIS), teaches kids how to both recognise and respond to unsafe or unwanted touch.
In Mr. Carroll's 5th grade class, the students engaged in lessons using both lemons and the story, "The Sneetches," by Dr. Seuss, to better illustrate racism and stereotypes.
This blog discusses the various kinds and definitions of abuse. We, as teachers, are mandated reporters, and when abuse is suspected, we are obligated to act. School counsellors play an important role in this process, and will also begin implementing a curriculum designed to keep kids safe.
Most of us were raised to be polite and respectful, and saying “thank you” is an essential piece of good manners. But for how many of us has saying “thank you” become a reflex, something we mindlessly utter to the shop clerk or bus driver? How many of us actually spend any amount of time really reflecting on our gratitude?
If you had the opportunity to be a lion, an eagle, a turtle or a chameleon for a day, what would be your choice?