Guidance Counsellors provide both intervention and prevention service for personal, social, educational, and career-related issues. Tasks such as time-tabling, university and college applications, graduation, career planning, personal counselling, new student registration, maintenance of student records, liaison with feeder schools, etc. are extended functions of the office.
Counsellors identify at-risk students and ensure that programs are put in place to match these students' needs. Counsellors work in conjunction with our Student Success Teachers, Resource Department, Youth Counsellor, other support staff, and the administrative team to ensure a quality high school experience for each student.
The office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Our Student Services department is the perfect place to begin if you don't know where to start with a question. Come in and make an appointment to meet with a counsellor.
Mrs. Janet Lancaster, Program Leader 905-563-8267 ext 60322
Student Success Staff
Mrs. Kerry Badawey, Student Success Program Leader
Mrs. Pat Arkell, Student Success Teacher
Mrs. Kelly Bolibruck, Student Services Admin. Assistant ext 60314
Mrs. Sue Hamilton, Youth Counsellor
Mrs. Cassandra De Oliveira, Social Worker
Joanne , Public Health Nurse
Upcoming College and University Visits:
Representatives from many Ontario Colleges and Universities will be here at BDSS to talk to students about their campuses, programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
Western University on Friday, Oct. 19th, at 9:30 am.
University of Waterloo on Monday, Oct. 22nd at 2:15 pm
Laurentian University on Oct 23rd at 9:20 am
Windsor University on Oct 24th at 2:15 pm
Lakehead University on Oct 26th at 9:30 am
McMaster University on Oct 26th at 2:10 pm
Conestoga College on Oct 30th at 9:30 am
Georgian College on Oct 31st at 10:45 am
Check the list in Guidance for a complete list of schools and dates, and to sign up for the schools that interest you.