Guidance - General Information
What a guidance counsellor does:
A Guidance Counsellor is a trained professional who offers career and personal counselling to interested students. A Guidance counsellor can assist students in exploring their post-secondary options or help students work through personal difficulties. Conversations with a Guidance Counsellor are confidential. Students who are under 14 years old need their parents’ permission for ongoing counselling.
Some topics you might want to discuss with a Guidance Counsellor include:
- Relationships issues: Trouble making friends, problems with girlfriend or boyfriend, etc.
- Family difficulties: Conflict, illness, death, divorce, step-parent, etc.
- Emotional struggles: Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, sad, angry, etc.
- Bullying or social drama.
- Self-esteem, self-confidence, assertiveness.
- Sexuality: Sexual orientation, safe sex, pregnancy scare, etc.
- Academic support: Looking for a tutor, help with time management, etc.
- What to do after High School: Graduation requirements, information on CEGEPs and programs, Vocational Training, Adult education, etc.
How to request an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor:
Students are invited to see Ms. Sylvain in the morning, at recess, lunch, or even after school to set up an appointment.