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

Speak to a Counsellor

Counsellors:
Ms. Sarekha Jagpal - A - Ch + Sc - Sil604-517-6201Email Ms. Jagpal
Ms. Marika Melvin - Ci - Ho + Sim - Ta604-517-6225Email Ms. Melvin
Ms. Jennifer Towers - Sc - Z (Currently on Leave)604-517-6222
Ms. Erin Kenny - Hr - Mc + Te - Ve604-517-6224Email Ms. Kenny
Ms. Nancy Milne - Me - Sa + Vi - X604-517-6223Email Ms. Milne
Ms. Shirley Schweers - International Ed + Y - Z604-517-6226Email Ms. Schweers
Mr. Matthew Mitchell - SIGMA604-517-6226Email Mr. Mitchell

Log into your MyEducation BC account to find out who your counsellor is.

If you are unable to book an appointment with a counselor, our staff is available to meet with students as a “drop in” at lunch or after school (no appointment required).

Additionally, if you are unable to make an appointment, please make sure to cancel your appointment using the confirmation email you received and/or message your counsellor on teams.

Parents are welcome to contact their school counsellor by email if they have any questions or concerns.

Course Changes

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