Counselling

The Counselling and Careers Support team

 

Our Counselling team is available to assist pupils currently experiencing emotional difficulties, or who simply require assistance with personal management. The team works holistically with all parties concerned, namely parents and teachers. Intervention is aimed at enhancing a learner’s personal and emotional functioning, by establishing supportive and compensatory relationships. Pupils requiring more advanced interventions, are referred to outside professionals. Established networks with outside professionals, assist with support and the monitoring of pupils facing challenging situations.

Subject Choice and Career Guidance

 

A relevant and meaningful subject choice rests on our understanding of our strengths and interests. The subject choice process is very important as it determines admission to certain study courses, and therefore, influences the pupils’ eventual career choice. Our career path is also influenced by our personality traits and preferences.

Our psychometrist is available to perform assessments measuring psychological functions including cognitive ability, interest, aptitude, and personality. The Life Orientation Programme assists with their journey of self-exploration, and in conjunction with school marks, and previous experience, the pupils can be realistically guided in the decision-making process.

Career Development and Opportunity

 

An annual Career Day is hosted in September whereby tertiary institutions from all over the country and abroad are represented, including the University of Pretoria, WITS, Rhodes, University of the Free State, as well as St Andrews College from Scotland. Various Fashion, Design & Photography Colleges, Business Schools, and Hospitality Institutes are also represented. Institutions scouting and placing students in America on sporting scholarships, also attend. Sound relationships with these institutions have been established over time.

 

 

Our Counselling team is available to assist with researching information which relates to tertiary institutions, such as APS required full time vs part-time vs correspondence, study fees; bursary opportunities; accommodation etc. This research also includes post-graduate information such as job availability, salary scales, internships, community service etc.