Guidance, Career, & Counselling Services

Guidance, Career, & Counselling Services
Areas of learningGrade 6 to 12 students will learn to:

Student development

  • Learning skills, preferences, and strategies (e.g., memorizing, working independently, assessing themselves, managing their time)
  • apply a variety of learning skills and strategies to a variety of situations
  • demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately and thoughtfully to directions from teachers, administrators, and employers
  • setting goals and monitoring progress
  • use goal-setting and self-management skills in a variety of situations both inside and outside of the school
  • develop their own up-to-date annual education plans
  • adapting to change
  • to adapt in times of transition, like preparing for postsecondary destinations (e.g., financial planning, completing applications, selecting Programmes)
  • lifelong learning
  • apply lifelong learning skills (e.g., communication, research, and employable skills) to their personal education and career plans

Interpersonal development

  • self-management
  • use personal skills appropriately to encourage responsible behaviour in themselves and others in a wide range of situations
  • demonstrate appropriate behaviour at school, in the community, and with employers
  • getting along with others
  • apply skills (e.g., mediating, peer helping, leadership skills) to build positive relationships in diverse settings at school, in the community, and in the workplace
  • social responsibility
  • demonstrate social responsibility in the community (e.g., canvassing for the Cancer Society)

Career development

  • self-assessment
  • apply their knowledge of personal interests, strengths, abilities, and accomplishments to choosing and planning a postsecondary education or career path
  • exploring and obtaining information about education, training, and careers
  • demonstration how to locate, interpret, evaluate, and use various sources of education and career information
  • demonstrate understanding of how to use education and career exploration skills to develop personal, educational, or career plans
  • demonstrate understanding of the workplace (e.g., health and safety issues)
  • work, society, and the economy
  • describe how changes taking place in the economy, the environment, and society affect the job market
  • awareness of opportunities
  • describe the variety of volunteer, employment, educational, and career opportunities, including self-employment
  • education and career decisions
  • apply decision-making and problem-solving skills to their postsecondary education or career paths
  • employability
  • demonstrate their understanding of employable skills (e.g., job search, interview, job readiness, employment sustainability, and entrepreneurial skills)
  • evaluate their personal, educational, or career plans in light of their community or workplace experiences
Cultural Education Development
  • Promote a diverse and cultural relevant curriculum and case work to students.