The college employs a fulltime professional counselor whose job is to help students with emotional or psychological issues.
At the start of the year, the counselor’s services are introduced in detail by the counselor herself to all new students
The counselor’s services cover a wide range of difficult social and emotional situations where students may find themselves in and need help and advice for. These include friendship issues, relations with parents, living with difficult roommates, coping with stress of studies, getting along with teachers, etc.
For more severe cases of depression or paranoia, the counselor can refer the student to more specialised treatment outside the school
Teachers who spot any student with counseling needs may initiate a referral procedure that will involve going through a set procedure and the counselor speaking to a number of individuals including the student , his/her parents and form teacher, and perhaps subject teachers and fellow students. Solutions will be formulated and attempted and results monitored.
Students who persistently get in trouble with discipline and those who violate important school rules in a serious manner may also be asked to see the counselor for assessment and consultation.
Parents are also welcome to book meetings with the counselor on matters to do with their children’s school life.
All information divulged to the counselor during counseling is treated as confidential and will only be provided to third parties with the consent of student or parent.
The counselor works after school hours so that students may seek counseling without having to lose class time.