Our BCIS Counseling Team provides services to support all our students and their families throughout their school journey in a safe and supportive environment. All our counselors are professional educators trained in mental health care who understand and respond to the challenges faced by young people and their families. Our collaborative approach with students, parents, and teachers supports positive social emotional well-being and growth, as well as the building of resilience and academic success.
Our BCIS counselors provide a wide range of services, including:
Welcome new and returning students and their families by facilitating and supporting orientation and transition programs
Support homeroom and advisory programs through guidance lessons including, but not limited to, social skills, mindfulness, conflict resolution, digital citizenship
Confidential personal and small-group counseling services
Collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators, and other educators to discuss, design, and implement specific interventions based on students’ individual needs
Represent students' well-being and child protection in school-wide programs
Parent workshops, which address several topics related to different stages of child/adolescent development
Learning Support (LS) lies at the core of our Student Support Program. The program merges the expertise of Guidance Counselors and LS teachers to create a comprehensive service that supports a wide range of student needs. The Counselors support students with social, emotional, or behavioral needs, as well as facilitating entrance to tertiary education. The LS teachers, in collaboration with classroom teachers, support students at both ends of the learning continuum, including students with learning needs and students who are highly capable.
Parents may contact any member of the Student Support staff to ask specific questions about the program.