Guidance and Counselling

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The guidance and counselling of students is an integral component of the educational mission of the school and it is an interpersonal relationship in which one person attempts to help another person to understand and cope with his problems in the area of education, vocation and family relationship Guidance and counselling services and programs promote the personal/social, educational, and career development of all students. The school counsellor develops a comprehensive, developmental guidance and counselling program with their school team to meet the needs for their context and specific school population. This development process includes identifying needs, implementing and monitoring programs, as well as adjusting plans based on the developmental needs of students. The role of the Guidance Counsellor falls into three areas: 1. Educational Guidance and Counselling - providing support at key moments during your time in school. The Guidance Counsellor is involved in helping with the transition from primary to secondary school and with helping with subject choices in second year and fifth year. The Guidance Counsellor also works with students on developing their study skills. 2. Vocational Guidance & Counselling - working closely with students in 4th, 5th and 6th year on career/ college choices. 3. Social and Personal Guidance & Counselling – the Guidance Counsellor is available to meet with students to talk about any issue that might be affecting them. The students may also have talks and workshops on stress management, making friends, mental health etc. Therefore basing on their roles, guidance and counseling is important to secondary school teachers in the following ways. To enable teachers improve their school environment by identifying preventive methods and solutions to problems faced by them or groups of students. To enable apply the principles

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