Guidance & Student Services

Student Services
Guidance and Counselling
Each student in the school is assigned a Guidance counselor based on the initial of his/her Surname. Counselors are available to students and their families to discuss a variety of issues including educational planning, career planning, social/emotional concerns and interventions as appropriate. Students may make appointments to see their Guidance counselors about subject selection, applications to post secondary institutions, interest surveys, career guidance, and many other personal and school related issues. Counselors also help student with study skills, time management, conflict resolution and other problems. When appropriate, counselors will make visits to homeroom classes to provide information to students. Please contact the Guidance office at 393-1790 ext. 20040.

School Psychologist
The School Psychologist is assigned to Oakwood on specific days and is available by appointment to consult with parents and students regarding academic assessment, special education identification and personal social/emotional issues. Students and parents may access this service by making an appointment through the Guidance office at 393-1790 ext. 20040.

School Social Worker
The school Social Worker provides a service to students and parents who require assistance around issues of school attendance, bursaries and financial assistance, referral to social agencies in the community and family counseling. The service is available by making an appointment through the Guidance office 393-1790 ext. 20040.

School Public Health Nurse
The role of the Public Health Nurse in the school is to assist in planning preventative programs. Parents who have a health concern should consult with their family physician. The school nurse is available on a part-time basis for referrals to medical facilities. Medication such as aspirin, etc. may not be distributed to students by any staff member.

Safety Monitor
The safety monitor patrols the halls and property of the school to help ensure the safety of students. Students are expected to comply with the instructions of the safety monitor and to identify themselves to either a teacher or the safety monitor on request.