Departments & Programs - Counselling

Counselling Department

The school counsellor is a professional in the fields of education and counselling. The services provided include course planning, career counselling, lifestyle exploration and personal counselling.

Our Counsellors are here to support you by providing:

  • crisis counselling involving home or school problems
  • strategies and support for students who are feeling anxious, stressed, or overloaded and are needing emotional support
  • support for students with questions or concerns regarding sexuality, identity and orientation
  • resolution for problems arising from difficulties related to class and/or school routines and policies
  • referrals to community resources, such as Youth and Child Mental Health or UBC Counselling, for extra support
  • course planning leading to graduation, post-secondary education or employment
  • assistance for students experiencing academic difficulties
  • scholarship information

Counselling Department

Mr. Dave Mori604-517-6228Email Mr. Mori
Ms. Marika Melvin604-517-6225Email Ms. Melvin
Ms. Jennifer Towers604-517-6222Email Ms. Towers
Ms. Cindy Vit604-517-6224Email Ms. Vit
Ms. Nancy Paterson604-517-6223Email Ms. Paterson

Counselling Office


Students may make appointments through our counselling office during school hours. Our counselling staff is available to meet with students as a “drop in” at lunch or after school (no appointment required). Parents are also welcome to contact their school counsellor if they have any questions or concerns, or they can make an appointment to meet with a counsellor through our Counselling Secretary.

Course Selection Booklet

For a detailed description and complete list of all courses being offered in the 2019-2020 school year please see our NWSS Course Description Booklet 2020-2021

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