ADMINISTRATIVE AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
A counsellor is assigned to students based on the student’s last name. Students with any concerns are urged to contact their homeroom teacher/advisors, the counsellors or an administrator.
Counsellors are able to assist students in a variety of ways. They can help to choose appropriate courses and careers or arrange for help if school work is too difficult. Counsellors are excellent at listening to personal or social problems and providing information and suggestions. They can mediate conflicts that arise between students or with staff, consult with teachers, parents or the school administration. Counsellors also refer students to community and professional services when appropriate.
Students who want to talk with a counsellor should make an appointment through the counselling secretary. Students are urged to see a counsellor before the concern becomes a crisis. Counsellors are not involved in disciplining students and information shared with them is kept confidential. Parents are also encouraged to contact the counsellors.
Peer Counsellors, who are trained to help fellow students with personal and school related problems, are available for all students at Kelsey. Students wishing to see a Peer Counsellor should speak to a counsellor.
Public Health Nurse
Students wishing to meet with our health nurse may arrange an appointment through a counsellor or the Career Centre secretary.
Hospital – Homebound Teacher
Arrangements may be made through a counsellor for the district based Hospital-Homebound teacher to provide individualized instruction and supervision for students who are unable to attend school for a variety of medical reasons.