Education is looked upon not only as a means of personal advancement but is also valued as an asset of fundamental importance to society. Hence the expectations from education are varied and many. Pupils expect to realize their aspirations and find gainful employment parents and teachers expect intellectual, moral and social development of the young.
Educational counselling has emerged as a discipline to provide help to students on campus of schools, colleges and universities, such that they are not tormented by their internal conflicts, do not become cynical and do not resort to self -destructive strategies. Counselling has become increasingly accepted as a positive programme in educational institutions.The school has an important pervasive counselling function. It is here that the future citizen is encouraged to become a free and autonomous individual. Counselling in school has the ultimate goal of making every individual pupil a responsible individual.
COUNSELLING THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILD
Counselling elementary school children involves helping them with their learning problems and making their experiences at school enjoyable and engaging. The major aim of counselling at this level is the prevention of emotional breakdowns.
COUNSELLING AT HIGH SCHOOL
The high school years for children are co-terminus with their early adolescence and post-puberty years. The need for helping young boys and girls deal with problems of growing up is great. They tend to become emotionally highly strung, develop fads and fetishes, and if not suitably helped to outlive them, may become emotionally cripped.The counsellor’s role with the high school pupils lies in showing warmth, understanding and friendliness by which he/she can win the confidence and trust of the pupils and with the help of these, desirable attitudes, interests and goals can be inculcated. The counsellor can help the pupil gain insight into his problems and help resolve some of the problems which could assume tremendous proportions if neglected at this.
OUR SCHOOL PROVIDES
The counsellor helps emotionally disturbed children to arrive at happier and satisfying solutions to their problems.
The counsellor helps children with their academic difficulties.
The counsellor cooperatively works with teachers to help them gain a greater understanding of the pupils in their classes.
The counsellor helps parents obtain a better understanding and appreciation of their children.
The counsellor directly deals with students on matters concerning emotional problems, self-understanding, and decision-making, educational and vocational planning, etc.
Our school is regularly in touch with the students as online classes are going on and we keep them motivated through talks and discussions. Phone numbers of counsellors have been shared with parents. Counsellors listening to the queries of both students and parents. Conduct face to face interaction and follow up. We are trying to keep the students in high spirits during this difficult time.