The Guidance Centre offers a wide range of guidance
and counselling services to address the diverse needs of the school
community, such as classroom-based education and individual
guidance. In order to provide the best possible support, we
continually adapt our services and refer onwards in response to ever-changing
needs. Although the school guidance counselor provides information and
collaborates with many different people, our first professional responsibility
is to the needs of our students.
The guidance counsellor is a student-advocate.
1. Career / Post-Secondary
- Career Counselling — Providing general career guidance
and personalized support to students making decisions relating to their future.
- Résumés and Cover Letters — Helping students develop résumé and
cover letters for job application.
- Post-Secondary Education — Provide information, and material
about post-secondary options, programs of study, and educational institutions.
Work with students and post-secondary schools through information-seeking, the
application process, and scholarship opportunities.
- Scholarships, Awards, and Financial
Aid — Provide
information and resources on financial aid and external scholarships. Assist
students in the pursuit of community-based scholarships and awards.
- Classroom-Based Education — Linking guidance education with
specific learning outcomes by providing instruction to prevent and intervene
upon issues that may affect school success.
- Information and Resources — Providing students, parents, and teachers
with information, resources, and support.
- Academic Accommodations — Supporting students who may be
struggling to salvage credits or are requiring academic accommodations.
- Academic Counselling — Assisting students with the
development of short-term and long-term academic goals.
- Special Credits - Supporting students who
wish to pursue credits for activities outside of the traditional classroom,
including Community Service Credit, Special Language Credit, Private Music
Credit and Cadets.
- Course Timetabling — Helping students choose their
courses based on goals.
- Distance Learning — Providing information for students
interested in taking courses through distance education and facilitating
independent study options.
- Graduation Requirements — Ensuring students are on-track for
graduation through regular credit checks and counseling.
- New Registrations/Transfers — Supporting new and transfer
students through the process of changing schools.
- Transition Planning — Planning for transitions and
assisting students transferring from one education level to another.
4. Counselling (Solution-Focused)
Counselling — Supporting students when unplanned events and
situations arise by helping them to address immediate and urgent issues.
Counselling — Helping students to communicate their issues,
understand their concerns, and develop an action-orientated and
Helping two or more people resolve a dispute.
— Referring students to school division clinical
staff, external agencies, or other professional services.
Counselling — Addressing common needs or concerns in a group
Advocacy — Advocating for students and teaching
self-advocacy, responsibility taking, decision-making and appropriate
Several groups have been
created on Edsby to provide direct information to students and
parent/guardians. These include the following:
Guidance Centre – News,
events, and resources.
Post-Secondary – Career and
education planning for “life after GHS”.
Scholarships & Awards – Community
and external financial opportunities.
Volunteering & Employment –
Opportunities for volunteerism and employment.
Getting in Touch
To accommodate the volume of
needs, students and parents/guardians are encouraged to make an appointment:
Email: Shalyn.Noble@esd.ca (gr.11 & 12) Shelly.Dankochik@esd.ca (gr.9 & 10)
Edsby message to either guidance counsellor
Phone: (204) 642-8546
Message: Main Office (Ann or Frances)
- Mrs. Noble & Ms Dankochik , School Guidance Counsellors