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Hampstead School
River East Transcona School Division

Student Services

Counselling

A counselling program promotes academic success by assisting the student to solve the problems interfering with their ability to learn. Consultation with teachers and parents may be a part of this process. The counsellor is available every day. Referrals may be made by parents, teachers, or students. A school counsellor is a teacher who has received specialized training in guidance and counselling to assist students. The counsellor:
  
Counsels students…

  • Individually and in groups about their concerns 
  • To understand themselves and others 
  • In decision-making and problem-solving skills 
  • In their future planning 
  • To enhance their self-esteem 
  • To help them resolve conflicts with peers and adults

Consults…

  • With parents, paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, and support services about a student's behaviour, attendance, academic progress, and personal and social development

Co-ordinates…

  • Resources to meet student needs
  • Schoolwide guidance programs
  • Referrals to school and community agencies
  • Interaction between community and school

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery helps children acquire efficient patterns of learning to enable them to work at the average level of their classmates. Children in the program are those from ordinary classes who struggle in reading and writing after one year in school. The program is different for every child. The teaching is individually designed and delivered to meet the needs of each child.

Resource/Special Education

Our school has one full-time and one half-time resource teacher. These teachers organize the extra help and services many of our students need. Referrals to the resource/special education program can be made by teachers or by parental request.

Vision & Hearing Screening

A program that helps in identifying problems in vision and hearing is done with students in kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 3, and Grade 5 in the fall.