Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team.
To help all students in the areas of
Promote and enhance student achievement.Incorporate leadership and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students.Support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community.
Provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following areas:
We develop confidential relationships with students to help them resolve or cope with problems and developmental concerns.
A.P.G.School counselors incorporate organizational processes and tools that are concrete and reflective of the school's needs
Use of the school master and term calendars to keep students, parents, teachers and administrators informed and to encourage active participation in the school counseling program
To demonstrate the effectiveness of the school counseling program in measurable terms, we report on immediate, intermediate and long-range results showing how students are different as a result of the school counseling program.
Counselor's other functions
Helping students to solve their academic and behavior problems.Identifying "special needs" students and giving them support along with their teachers.Providing psychological support to students by monitoring their development & progressInteracting with students and listening to their queries, feelings and problems.
We communicate with parents by:
At APG, we do not only cater for students with special learning needs, but we also provide unique opportunities and differentiated learning for our gifted and talented students. Gifted students are those who have a capacity for excellence which is far beyond that of their peers in various domains such as intellectual, creativity, artistic, leadership and/or academic.
We believe that each student is different and unique in a certain way! Thus, creating a school environment that fosters success and realizes each student's potential is crucial for students to become independent learners and decision makers.
Process of identification:
Gifted and talented students are identified through a comprehensive process by firstly looking for nominations of parents, teachers, and peers. A standardized ability test will be used starting from September 2015 to measure students’ overall intellectual abilities.
Programs and provisions:
APG will continue to foster the needs of the gifted and talented. It will provide opportunities of achievement and excellence to our dear gifted and talented students.
The Special Education Program (SPED) is established to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with an atmosphere that allows them to gain quality education. The SPED addresses the essentials of special children undergoing difficulties in integrating in a mainstream classroom. The special programs allow and inspire children to be successful notwithstanding their limitations or difficulties. They are empowered and the foundation for their triumph is laid out in a personality development program. All these efforts are geared to help the child perform well, achieve more, and become a better individual with confidence and self-esteem. The programs approach focuses on both psychological and neurological aspect of behavioral challenges being experience by the students. Approaches include psychological testing, personal counseling, one on one class for remediation and referrals to developmental pediatricians, psychiatrist and practitioners for therapy medication.