Yvonne Paschalis

Hello families and community friends. I am proud to be your school Counsellor and strive to support all families and students, through my specialty. I come to you from a teaching background and a Masters of Counselling Psychology. My passion is to support students in enhancing their school, peer, and personal experiences. This approach involves small group opportunities, class presentations for skill building, workshops and presentations for the entire school, whole class volunteer efforts, and one on one support. From time to time your child may be invited to some of these small group opportunities for relationship building, communication skills, making friends, and guys and girls circles. You can also inquire with me about the skills you would like to strengthen for your child and we can find a place for them. On this page I provide you with services in your community. They include current events to consistently available outreach service centers. If you cannot find a type of service for mental health, wellness, assessment, parenting strategies, high school registration, and grade 5 to 6 transition please contact me.
Helpful Phone Numbers
Here you can find crisis lines, online chat that supports students, and a variety of numbers for your family members.
Counselling and Psychological Services
Counselling centers within Airdrie and surrounding areas as well as psychological services.
Parent Resources
Included here are resources for parents that want to learn how to best help their children as well as community resources.
Student Resources
Along my travels in helping others I often discover helpful information that is reliable and professional. Below I've included resources that students can use to help themselves and others that are having issues of different types.
High School Preparation
It's good to have some guidelines and generalized dates in mind for high school preparation. If you have any questions please ask me as forms for options, exact dates and timelines to hand things in and to know which class your child is enrolled in may change. March-April -High School tours both during the school day and in the evening for parents occur -After tours forms are expected to be in to high schools quickly to ensure courses that are preferred as secured for students May - June -Transition meetings between counsellors, CDA's, and administration occur in order to create class lists, recommendations on programming, and inclusion of student strengths are considered in registration for courses -end of June, Bert Church provides what courses students have been enrolled in for their option courses, in gr. 9 students stay with their homeroom for most core courses August -end of August is reserved for students that may require some extra time to get adjusted to school and perhaps visit their locker, classes, teachers, or the high school counsellors with their parents and even with myself
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