Student Counselling

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 Duclos Elementary School students and families to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer vacation. 

My name is Janice Baillargeon and I am the School Advocacy Counselor. My role is to be an advocate for your child and work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and administrators to ensure this school year will be full of positive and successful experiences for all students.

 The Goals of the Duclos Elementary School Counseling Program Are:

  • To develop personalized programs based on each student’s strengths and needs.
  • To help students understand themselves and others.
  • To assist students in identifying and dealing with problems.
  • To facilitate the identification of students with special needs.
  • To provide crisis intervention when necessary.
  • To coordinate referrals to school and community support services.
  • To serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 780-826-3992.


Janice Baillargeon


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.