Centre High is fortunate to have a team focused on helping students be successful and achieve their goals. Student Services works with students in danger of leaving school without the courses or certification they need to carry on with their future plans.
Student Support Team
The reasons for the students having difficulties are varied, ranging from personal crisis issues, illness, family issues, financial difficulties to attendance or academic problems.
The Student Support Team (SST) works with classroom teachers to keep students academically on track. Teachers have specific 'red flag' criteria that require timely and specific interventions. In their referrals to the SST, classroom teachers share important information about attendance and missing assessments with 'desired outcomes' that guide a recovery plan. SST members then work with the classroom teacher to ensure deadlines are met and expectations for students are achieved.
Working with the students, the SST finds ways for the student to achieve success at Centre High. This includes assistance with student funding, personal counselling, referrals to outside agencies and connecting students to tutors and other supports.
The Student Support Team also works closely with the Cultural Liaison in support of our First Nations, Metis and Inuit students. The Student Support Team works with students to remove any barriers to the students achieving success and moving on with their plans for their lives after Centre High.
Our Social Worker is on campus during regular school days/hours from September through June. Students can book appointments at Student Services.
The Social Worker can provide the following services to our students:
- confidential discussion of personal concerns/problems which interfere with school progress and personal well-being
- crisis counselling / intervention / support
- liaison with community agencies and referrals
- mental health assessment
- financial assistance - BGS
- parent/child conflict
The Cultural Liaison at CHC works as a part of the Student Support Team and assists First Nations, Metis and Inuit students in connecting to post-secondary institutions, gathering information on admission requirements, connecting students to culture (i.e. Elders, ceremonies, etc), setting and reaching goals, mentoring, advocating for students with teachers and administrative staff, and much more.
A Guide for Teachers - 2017
The CHC Indigenous Recreation group (formerly Indigenous Leadership group) was established in 2012 and offers students the opportunity to be leaders within the school. Students will be in charge of its own school newsletter, volunteer and coordinate school events, and act as ambassadors for CHC.
Public Health Outreach
A public health nurse visits CHC on a first come, first serve basis and offer the following supports:
- non-judgmental, confidential guidance
- referrals to outside agencies
- health information and testing
Check with Student Services Reception to find out exact days and times.