Alhumdulillah, at Crescent Girls' High School, counselling is provided by a professional school counsellor who is qualified to address the developmental needs of all learners in three basic domains: academic development, career development and personal/social development with an increased emphasis on university access, thus ensuring today's learners become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.
At Crescent, the counsellor helps educators to better understand how the child's home experiences affects values relating to learning. The counsellor suggests ways for educators to affirm their own support of learners and to provide emotional support and communicate the belief that learners can be successful: for example, if a learner's behaviour is interfering with her achievement, the school counsellor will observe that learner, and develop with the learner a plan to address the behavioural issues and then to implement and evaluate the plan. We also provide consultation services to family members where necessary.
The intervention used at school include individual and group counselling. Individual counselling is a one-on-one intervention between the learner and counsellor. The following are examples where the learner seeks individual counselling: low self esteem; fears; peer relationship problems; anger management; parent relationship problems; study skills and learning problems. Professional school counsellors develop confidential relationships with learners to help them resolve and / or cope with problems and developmental concerns.
At Crescent we are leaders in identifying and removing barriers to high academic achievement and increasing learning opportunities for all learners. We empower our learners to make a difference in their own lives. The school counsellor serves a vital role in maximizing learner success and supporting a safe learning environment.