Welcome to W.G. Murdoch Guidance Department

 

Your Guidance Counsellor for the 2019-2020 School Year

With recent changes to our ability to be at the school, I can be contacted through the e-mail link above or via an online appointment using Google Meet. Please use the link above to set up a time to connect.

 

Summer School 2020

Please note, that if you require a Summer School course this year, please contact me to discuss requests and registration.  RVSO Summer School Courses are available to current grade 10, 11, and 12 students only.


Guidance Department Important Information:

Please feel free to e-mail, call or book an appointment to visit the Guidance Office. As the School Counsellor, I am here to assist students in the following areas:

  • Career and Academic Advising
  • Diploma Progression, Timetable Setup or Changes
  • Social-Emotional Supports through Personal/Small Group Counselling or In-school Workshops
  • Referrals to Outside Support Services for Students and/or Families

Academic:

  • High school planning and programming
  • Timetabling for student success
  • On-going individual academic support
  • Post-secondary programs' information
  • Student advocacy
  • Career exploration
  • Scholarship support/guidance
  • Track and provide support for at-risk students
  • Develop programming and monitor diploma progression for high school students

Social-Emotional:

  • Short term counselling and urgent crisis management services are offered. Students requiring ongoing or long-term therapy are requested to ask for referral information and contact appropriate outside agencies or your health-care provider, (ie: through a family physician or Access Mental Health or other agencies), to ensure long-term supports can be put into place (403)943-1500
  • Relationship counselling (peer, teacher, parent, and family)
  • Social/Emotional
  • Mediation Resolution
  • Referrals to other outside agencies and services as required
  • Consultation with parents
  • Grief Counselling
  • Depression Issues
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Self-awareness/Self-regulation
  • Career Exploration

Mental Health and Community Supports

Some common numbers we provide to student's and their families to access Mental Health Supports include:

  • Access Mental Health: call 403-943-1500 or WALK IN (Tuesday and Thursdays 1-3:30pm at AHS Annex Building)
  • Health Link: 811
  • Distress Centre: Phone 403-266-4357 (24 hrs) or online counselling @ www.distresscentre.com
  • Free 24 Hour Family Violence Helpline: 403-234-7233 (SAFE) to speak with a counsellor or to access the Child, Youth and Family Support Programs or other appropriate services.
  • Woods Homes CRT: Text: 587-315-5000 (24 hrs) or Phone: 1-800-563-6106
  • Connect Teen: Phone 403-264-8336 (24 hrs) or Text: 587-333-2724 (Evenings/Weekends)
  • Kid's Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (24 hr, bilingual)
  • Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-784-2433 (24 hrs)
  • Centre for Sexuality: Phone: 403-283-5580 info@centreforsexuality.ca
  • Calgary Hospice Children's Grief Counsellinghttps://www.hospicecalgary.ca/childrens-grief-centre
  • Non Suicidal Self Injury Parent Information Sheet click here
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myPass
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