Personal Counselling Services
Providing a quality personal counselling service is one of the highest priorities of this department. Each learner has the opportunity to take advantage of these services and may see the counsellor. Classroom presentations are made to all juniors to acquaint them with the roles and function of a guidance counsellor. At this time, the learners are encouraged to visit the office of the counsellor and to feel free to discuss their problems. The professionalism of the counsellor is stressed and the learner’s right to confidentiality is assured.
The learner her/himself may make initial contact, or the counsellor may act on a referral made by a staff member. If necessary, the counsellors may refer the learner and/or his parent(s)/guardian(s) to other professionals or agencies in the field.
It is a goal of the counsellor to provide an atmosphere of confidence, confidentiality and professionalism for the learner seeking personal counselling.
Counsellors are available for appointments after school from 14:30 to 16:00. Appointments are essential.
In additional to the counsellors, the school employs a professional psychologist.
The Counsellors’ office and the Library are stocked with the most recent materials on colleges, technikons and universities, including prospectuses, calendars and faculty booklets, financial aid sources, occupational information, pamphlets on personal issues facing teenagers today, and other materials that might be of interest to our pupils.
This is available in the counsellor’s office to assist the learners in searching for a career and to provide information about tertiary institutions and scholarships.
The School has the services of a private in-house Occupational Therapist.