Elementary school is a time when students develop attitudes concerning school, self, peers, social groups and family. During this time they are also developing decision-making and communication skills as well as life training skills and character values.
Our counseling program at St. John Bosco is based on prevention, with a focus on early identification and intervention of emotional or social challenges that could interfere with learning.
A school counselor is an educator trained in counseling who is able to provide counseling, instruction and mentoring for students who are having challenges with:
- Understanding self and others
- Coping strategies
- Peer relationships and effective social skills
- Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
- Regulating emotions
- Self image and self esteem
- Personal adjustment
- Family issues
- Study skills and academic development
Our counselor meets with students individually, in groups and in the classroom to lead discussions with students. The Peacemaker Program is facilitated by the Counselor. Your SJB Peacemakers are trained as peer mediators.
How To Contact the Counselor
Students can contact the counselor by:
- Completing a referral form and handing in at the front office – all adults on campus have the forms with envelopes.
- Asking at the front desk to make an appointment
- Teacher referred
- Parent referred
- Friend referred
Students understand that the Counselor’s office is a place where students share feelings, solve problems and learn to be their best self.
Here at St. John Bosco, our counselor, teachers and parents work together as a team to help our students develop the awareness, skills and emotional resources they will need to become positive and productive members of society.