Services provided by the school Counselor


The WIS Counselling Program seeks to provide the full range of counselling services necessary to ensure that each child has the strongest support possible for maximum growth on an educational and a personal level. The programme consists of elementary, middle school and high school programs.
Elementary and Middle School Counselling Program

Overview
WIS believes that a good education is not only an academic one, it also considers the whole child. We work hard to develop students’ social and emotional potential, and therefore offer a comprehensive counselling program. Counselling services are accessible to all students and their families.
The Main Elements of the elementary school counselling program are:
  • Whole-class programmes to support teachers in helping children to develop tolerance, respect, integrity, empathy, cooperation, and to be caring, open-minded, principled, and well-balanced young people.
  • Group work on an as-needed basis to address such areas as: social skills, anger management, and assertiveness training.
  • Individual counselling sessions.
  • Family and parent work.
  • Parent training and groups to cover topics such as: parenting skills, managing transition, encouraging responsibility in your child.
  • Placement and orientation of children when they join the school.
  • Transition programmes for parents and children.

Please feel free to talk to me any time. I can be reached by phoning either of the WIS campuses. The secretaries there will contact me and I in turn will contact you.

Serial Drawing Information (Six weekly sessions)
Serial drawing is a therapeutic approach whereby the counselor meets on a regular basis with individuals or classes to simply ask the child/children to"Draw a Picture".
Overtime a realtionship forms, problems are expressed symbolically in the drawings and healing and resolution of inner conflicts can occur.The therapeutic underpinnings of this approach are based on the work of C.G.Jung. He, over time, came to see that the unconscious mind was not only a place for repressed emotions but also a source of health and healing. For this reason I find that the actual creating of the drawings can become a way for individuals in the class to work through the stress of transition and other issues, in the drawing time allowed.
The serial drawing refers to a weekly picture. I use three of these sessions for the Directive drawings--"Tree, House , Person. Each of these drawings is specific to a child's spiritual and emotional growth.The remainder of the six week session is given to Non-Directive drawing.


The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander.

This programme has been researched and compiles by a group of researcher who have been concerned at the amount of bullying experienced in schools. The programme deals with bullying in all it's forms as well as the persons who support the Bully. Discussions centre around the responsibilty of all children involved, whether they are watching helping or ignoring. here are some of the sites used for the classroom