The Guidance Section
Individual And Group Guidance Helps Students Deal With:
- Exam anxiety
- Moving to a new school
- Making new friends
- Difficulties at home etc…
What is the Role of the Guidance Teacher?
- Performs duties as a teacher
- Assists and guides students
- Advises parents
- Organises visits, talks, seminars etc…
- Works under the direction of the College Counsellor
What is the Role Of The Guidance Teacher In Primary Schools?
- Individual guidance
- Class interventions
- Information sessions for parents
- Transition sessions, talks and activities (from kinder to year 1, year 4 to year 5 and year 6 to Year 7)
What is the Role Of The College Counsellor And Trainee Counsellor?
- Responsible for the counselling services in the school
- Liaises with Guidance teachers
- Conduct personal counselling sessions with students
- Advises parents
- Makes referrals if and when required
What is the Role Of The Career Advisor?
- Liaises with Guidance teachers in regards of careers related issue
- Conduct career guidance and information sessions with students and parents
- Facilitating students to develop their career plans and in improving their career path finding strategies and helping them with transitions
- Liaises with supporting schools, colleges, training institutions, voluntary organisations and employers to keep up to date with the courses or employment requirements and respective procedures
- Obtaining information about careers, occupations and opportunities for training, employment and further studies
What is the Role Of The Career Guidance Teacher?
- Delivers career sessions to students focusing on self-awareness (values, interests and skills), job market awareness and practical skills for entering the job market (interview skills, CV writing, etc)
- Delivers one-to-one Career Guidance, particularly to Years 9,10 and 11, involving parents as necessary
- Co-ordinates (with colleagues within central Career Guidance Section) visits to post-secondary institutions, particularly MCAST
- Co-ordinates (with above mentioned colleagues) job exposure initiatives on a national scale with various sectors of the Job Market, organising school-based interviewing sessions for student selection and monitoring of students during Job Exposure Week.
Activities Organised Annually By Guidance Teachers
- Meetings for both students and parents on various topics such as bullying, alcohol, abuse, Year 9 Option choices, careers and information meetings with regards to post-secondary institutions amongst many others. Career orientation visits on various work places which culminate during the Job Exposure week during which all Year 10 students spend a whole week on a workplace getting a taste of the world of work
- Above all, the guidance teacher is always ready to help the student develop holistically by acquiring new skills to move on successfully from one phase of life to the other
- Each individual seeking help has a right for confidentiality. However, confidentiality may be breached whenever the personal safety of individual or others is at risk.
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