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Guidance

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO ENABLE STUDENT SUCCESS

Counsellor Assignment 2017-2018

Student LastName Assigned Counsellor Extention Email Address
All Grade 9s Rhonda Pike 2014 rhonda.pike@ocdsb.ca
A-K Grades 10 -12 Heather Scott Thomas 2016 heather.scott.thomas@ocdsb.ca
L-Z Grades 10 - 12 Sheri Eady 2015 sheri.eady@ocdsb.ca
Admin Support Joanne McCallum 2011 joanne.mccallum@ocdsb.ca


The role of the Guidance staff is to help answer student questions and explore alternatives to educational, career and personal concerns. They are a source of assistance and information in the following areas.

Educational Counselling

  • selecting high school courses (many helpful resources here)

  • addressing timetable concerns

  • dealing with difficulties in learning, studying or organizing time

  • working with students, their parents and teachers to develop an educational plan

  • considering educational opportunities after high school

  • finding information on further education

  • completing the college or university application process

  • finding out about financial assistance and scholarships

Career Counselling

  • exploring possible career areas through the use of interest inventory surveys and print material

  • using work experience and job shadowing to further firsthand knowledge of the world of work

  • developing resumes and job search skills

Personal Counselling

  • learning more about yourself and others

  • dealing with personal concerns

  • talking over difficult situations and finding alternative solutions

  • referring to community services as required

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