The Counselling Department at WIS provides a support system for the entire community including students, parents, and staff. Utilising best practices as outlined by the International School Counselling Association (ISCA), our counsellors are trained in counselling techniques that serve to nurture the growth of our students.
Professional school counsellors play as a vital role in maximising student achievement and supporting a safe learning environment. They work to safeguard the human rights of all school community members.
By partnering with all different members of the WIS community, our counsellors work to ensure that all students are academically, socially and emotionally prepared to become empathetic and balanced individuals of the global community.
The Counselling Department at WIS aims to work in an accepting, non-judgmental, and confidential manner with an emphasis on solution-focused techniques. We have a Lower and Middle School Counsellor (FS1-Year 6) and a Middle and Upper School Counsellor (Year 7-13) who offer support to students who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
The counsellors assist with:
- Helping children to build resilience
- Offering individual and group counselling
- Facilitating classroom sessions
- Supporting students with exam-stress and friendship/relationship issues
- Providing support to families and teachers to best enhance a student’s growth
- Social emotional support
- Supporting and educating parents; conducting webinars on parenting skills
- Bullying issues
- Self-regulation (anger, anxiety, stress)
- Relocation issues (moving school or countries)
- Child Safeguarding and Child Protection