What counselling services can students get?

Every school has a counsellor who can provide information and advice to you and your child.

Moving to a new country and starting a new school can be very stressful for children and youth. Counsellors (sometimes called guidance counsellors) can help your child with personal problems and other school issues. You can also contact the counsellor for advice. The counsellor's experience and understanding can be a great help to you and your child.

In high school, guidance counsellors can help your child make decisions about courses, careers and opportunities after graduation.

Schools across Canada are moving towards a more holistic approach to students' health. This approach focuses on the overall well-being of students, both physical and mental. It includes promoting student safety (both in and around school), physical activity, positive social interaction, preventative health measures such as immunization and sexual health education. Schools either have a public health nurse on site or one who visits at specific times.

If you have any concerns or questions you have about your child and the school, speak to a teacher or the guidance counsellor.

Many community agencies can help you find information about school for your children. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "settlement services" in your area.

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Last updated: October 29, 2015 4001206