Guidance and Student Services

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED!

Student Services department provides educational, career and personal counselling to all students.  

CAREER COUNSELLING

Students may meet with their counsellor to discuss career opportunities. The Guidance department supports career education in the school through:

  1. grade 10 compulsory Career Studies course;
  2. inventories (interest, personality);
  3. post-secondary (college and university) information events;
  4. cooperative education & coop fair;
  5. speakers and presentations on careers, volunteer & employment opportunities

EDUCATIONAL COUNSELLING

Students may meet with their counsellor to discuss their high school program, diploma requirements, prerequisites and post-secondary options. Teacher-counsellors may also assist with employment and volunteer opportunities, resumes, time management skills, exam preparation, study skills, registration for courses at night school, summer school and online (www.creditprograms.ca) .

Students experiencing academic difficulties are encouraged to take advantage of various free tutoring opportunities which may include the following:

  1. individual subject teacher tutoring;
  2. math tutoring at lunch (check Math Dept.);
  3. STEPS to Excellence (former Pathways tutoring);
  4. TVO online math tutoring;
  5. After school literacy and numeracy programs.

Information regarding post-secondary information, presentations and applications is disseminated to all grade 12 students via homeroom visits, in print format, through assemblies, oral announcements, posted announcements and Academic Workspace. Important dates are also noted in the school agenda. All students have the opportunity to attend university and college fairs and various post-secondary school visits to KCI. All students are encouraged to view the Guidance bulletin boards which highlight information on post-secondary events, scholarships, jobs, volunteering, apprenticeship and community supports.

PERSONAL COUNSELLING

Students experiencing personal and/or emotional issues may meet with a teacher-counsellor to discuss their concerns. Students with serious difficulties may be referred to the school child and youth worker, school social worker or school psychologist.

Personal concerns may include:

  1. death of a friend or family member
  2. bullying/harassment via social media
  3. conflict with family/peer/staff
  4. mental illness (anxiety, depression, eating disorder)
  5. abuse (substance, physical, sexual)
  6. economic concerns
  7. health (serious illness, STD's, contraception)
  8. LGBTQ issue

 

LOOKING FOR A COUNSELLOR!

Counsellor

Whom We Serve

 Telephone
Extension

Ms. M. Kootar 
  • Grades 9-12
  • Night School 
  • Summer School
  • Dual Credits
  • Post Secondary
 20041
Ms. I. Kondakciu
  • Students with an IEP
  • Attendance
  • Student Success
 20042
Mr. Al Karim
  • Cooperative Education
  • Apprenticeships
 20013

We help students...

  • Choose courses
  • Set educational & career goals
  • Understand how you learn
  • Manage your time effectively
  • Manage deadlines and stress
  • Learn how to study
  • Manage conflict 
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Improve communication skills
  • Acquire credit for prior education
  • Investigate school alternatives
  • Apply for universities and colleges
  • Find information on scholarships, awards, volunteering, SAT and TOEFL
  • Access current career and employment information on the internet
  • Solve personal, family and school issues 
  • Connect with Support Services such as our TDSB social worker, child and youth counsellor, settlement worker or school psychologist

Student Wellness Leadership

At KCI we have a Wellness Leadership Program led by our PHN E.Cade. Student leaders assist in wellness workshops, Wellness Day as well as activities around the school to promote mental well being.

Contact Us

Curriculum Leader: Ms. M. Kootar
Contact us at: 416-394-6474 ext. 20041