The Lyceum believes that student counselling plays a key role in helping students to get the most out of their experience here. The counsellor is a resource for the student as he or she settles into a new school, faces the challenge of A Level studies, discovers new interests and pursues existing passions through co-curricular activities, and prepares for the future by applying for university.
Guidance and Special Counselling
Each student is paired with a counsellor who keeps an eye on his or her academic progress, extracurricular involvement, and overall well being. Counsellors strive to cultivate a relationship of trust. In addition to offering a listening ear and practical assistance, the counsellor is a source of reliable information regarding policy, procedure and opportunities at the school.
Occasionally a student’s work or behaviour may suffer because of factors unrelated to school. Family bereavements, accidents, illness, domestic concerns, changes in routine, and relocation are examples of such situations. It is helpful for the family to make the School aware of such factors as soon as possible. This will enable us to be more supportive and perhaps assist the student in managing any difficulties. Any student who wishes to may speak with a trained personal counsellor on a confidential basis.
The Lyceum encourages a healthy partnership between the students’ parents and his or her counsellor. As necessary, counsellors may call or write to parents, and serve as the contact person for parents and teachers when there is a concern about a student’s studies or any other issue. Parents are advised to contact the counsellor when they have any concerns regarding their child’s studies or when they would like to make an appointment to meet any of their child’s teachers.