Guidance and Counselling Committee in school caters for the developmental needs of students by providing developmental, preventive and remedial service to students so that the ultimate educational goal of enhancing students' whole person development and life-long learning can be achieved.
- to cultivate a positive and caring school culture
- to build a mechanism for school self-evaluation to ensure the effective implementation of the student guidance service
- to provide teachers with professional training and consultation related to guidance
- to promote home-school cooperation and develop parent education
- to develop and maximize potentials of students and to help them build up the basic knowledge, skills and attitude in the four areas of personal, social, academic and career development
- to help students with individual needs through individual and group counseling
- to identify, counsel and refer students in need to relevant professional support services
What is Counselling?
At various times in our lives we all have unhappy periods, and these may lead to confused and overwhelming feelings. These unhappy times may or may not be connected to specific problems.
For some students, it helps to talk to someone outside their immediate family, and if this is the case a professionally trained counselling teachers may be the person to help.
Counselling can help students make sense of their life, resolve specific problems, help their to make decisions, deal with phobia, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, addictions, abuse, bereavement, conflict with others, relationships, and many other issues affecting emotional and mental well-being.
The aim of counselling is for the counselling teachers to help students, and teachers do this in many different ways. Students may just listen, as speaking out loud about the problems helps students put their thoughts in order. The teachers will not tell students what to do, and leave them to make their own choices. Some teachers, however, may go through a whole list of options, and examine the pros and cons of each option, so that students can make better informed decisions. The possibilities are endless, and will depend upon a combination of their particular problem, and the style of counselling undertaken by the counselling teachers.