Student Advocacy Councellor
Duclos School is happy to have the services of a Student Advocacy Counselor. Our school counselor provides a wide range of counseling services for students and families, including individual counseling, student support groups, in class presentations, and consultations. Our counselor takes an active role in school programs to support student leadership and positive behaviour by all students. Please feel free to stop by, or call if you have any questions or concerns.
Message from our Student Counsellor
Welcome to a New School Year!
At the end of last school year, I took over for Samantha Hesterman as the School Advocacy Counsellor. I will be at the school every day during the week to support your children. I am super excited and ready to help students, parents, and staff to have a successful year. Each day I will be available to chat one on one with students to discuss topics about their mental health and wellbeing. I will also be seeing your children in the classrooms throughout the year to give presentations about social skills and personal growth. I also serve as the school liaison for connecting you to community resources such as mental health, FCSS, Children’s services, Victim Services, and the Child and Adolescent Clinic. Please feel free to call the school and ask for me. Or if time permits, pop into my office to chat about any support you or your child may need throughout the year!
Student Advocacy Counselor
SHINE! BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE
Every Assembly there will be a short presentation from a classroom that will show just how much we SHINE in Duclos School.
Positive Behavior Supports for Duclos Students: “Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Safe”
At Duclos we have a positive social culture with common language, common experiences, and common vision and values. We believe in a school-wide positive behaviour support system. With this approach we teach and address behaviours in a supportive way to preserve the dignity of children. We seek to achieve social and academic success for all students.
The Duclos mantra, “SHINE!”, is used daily with students as a teaching tool at school, and at home. It is a quick reminder for students, staff, family and visitors about what Duclos stands for and how we can all SHINE!
The Positive Behaviour at Duclos School chart (page 4 of the handbook) is used to reinforce and teach students to be respectful; responsible; and safe in all areas of our school. It is used as a regular teaching tool in the school and can be used to reinforce positive behaviours at home. This chart was created with input and support from students, parents, and staff. These tools are used as a model for positive behaviour by everyone at Duclos and all our families and visitors.