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:
Fitting with their current Unit of Inquiry, Relationships, our grade 1 students are learning about many different strategies to help solve problems with their classmates and friends using the Wheel of Choice.
Welcome back, Seisen student's and teachers! After a long summer away from school, here is a refresher about my role as KG & ES School Counselor. I've described some of my most important job duties and how to get in touch to make an appointment.
The start of a new year brings with it a chance to start again, create personal goals, and make a difference in your own and others' lives.
A great way to open up or strengthen the lines of communication within your family is by having weekly family meetings. Family meetings are an effective tool because all members get to have a voice and the freedom to express themselves. They also teach important life skills such as respectful communication, problem solving, and responsibility.
On Wednesday, October 17th, I will be holding my first parent workshop of the year from 7pm-8:30pm in the Drama room. In addition to safeguarding, we will also explore the Positive Discipline approach to family meetings. I hope to see many of you there!
As a school counselor, I view listening as the most essential part of my job. When we feel hurt, angry, confused, or even lost, we’re usually not looking for advice but instead someone to listen and validate our feelings. This is what I hope to offer every person who comes to my office.
The beginning of a new school year can be both exciting and overwhelming. I want to remind the middle school and high school students that I am here to support and listen to them.
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?