Counselling interventions promote student’s personal and social growth, and foster their educational and career development. Counselling issues include school attitudes and behaviour, peer relationships, study skills, educational planning, career aspirations, school choice, grief issues, divorce, substance abuse and family problems. Preventative, remedial crisis counselling is either done in the school setting or appropriate referral choices are made available.
Results from thirty years of research indicates that students who received counselling improved their academic performance in the following ways:
- Increase in academic persistence and achievement
- Improvement in school attendance
- Better classroom behaviour
- Increase in self-esteem
- Better self-concept
- Improvement in attitude towards school
Small group, classroom, and personal counselling are made available to every student at Gibbons School.
Through the current School Health Initiative Partnership, it is now possible for Gibbons School students and families to access Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Mental Health Counselling on-site from qualified professionals.
Appointments can be set up by contacting the school office.