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Counselling and Guidance Services
FW Johnson's Student Services Centre has several purposes; however, its primary purpose is to help students with their educational goals through helping them with challenges and setting goals towards their future. Mrs. Randall and Mr. Leier, your guidance counsellor's can be available every period of the day, as well as at other times, as per appointment for individual counselling, vocational counselling, and educational counselling. Students may drop into the guidance office to speak to a counsellor, speak to their JAG teachers, a classroom teacher or arrange in person for an appointment. This personal counselling is considered private and confidential. The Counselling Centre is open during school hours.
Students are encouraged to make appointments: to examine educational, vocational, and personal information, read pamphlets on social issues and health issues; to browse through university calendars; to read career pamphlets; to explore opportunities for scholarships and awards; and to look at other materials always on display. Every effort is made to keep the material available in the office up to date.
Sudents who are having academic problems are encouraged to see the counsellors to help them improve work and study habits.
Students planning to proceed to a post-secondary institution would be well advised to discuss their goals with a school counsellor early in the school year. Students need to ensure that their high school program is planned wisely to comply with the entrance requirements of the post-secondary courses the students are contemplating. Each student in our school has been encouraged in JAG to become familiar with career, work, post-secondary opportunities, as well as create a career portfolio, resume and cover letters through myBlueprint and Saskcareers websites. This research and connection with guidance is extremely important, as there is a great deal of variation in regard to entrance requirements at the various post-secondary institutions.
Students are also encouraged to come in if they are having issues in their personal life that they would like to talk through. We work with students and support them as well as we refer to many specific community counselling agencies.