Student Support Services
School counsellors are available to meet with students and/or parents to
provide assistance of a general or personal nature. Services are provided in a
wide variety of areas such as career development, course selection, planning of
post-secondary education, study habits, decision making, personal relationships
and many other areas that affect students' physical, emotional and mental
well-being. School counsellors also function in a consultative capacity to
students, parents, guardians and teachers. When special services are required,
referrals are made to outside agencies.
Resource teachers are part of the Student Services Support Team at
Kildonan-East Collegiate. Resource teachers are available to work closely with
students who may be experiencing learning difficulties in their courses.
Resource teachers liase with parents, students, divisional consultants, and
teachers to help support successful learning environments and programming for
all students. Services may include the recovery of credits through
individualized self-paced learning programming, the provision of specialized
materials and equipment for individual students needs and referrals to outside
agencies if required.
Adolescent and Adult Community
A.A.C.T. provides programming for students between the ages of 15-21 with
documented academic challenges. The focus of A.A.C.T. is to individualize
planning to meet students' prime needs and help the student set realistic goals
to prepare for the transition from high school to employment and the community.
A.A.C.T. includes integration into academic and vocational classes with
modifications and supports, individualized instruction in a small group setting,
adult and daily living skills instruction, and career exploration, volunteering
and work experience.
The Life Skills Programming at Kildonan-East Collegiate provides
individualized programming for special education students, ages 16-21 years. The
school programming focuses on the following domains: self-management and home
living, vocational, recreation and leisure, community functioning, and
academics. Transition planning with school, work and community/social supports
ensures a smooth transition from school to Community Living, Vocational
Rehabilitation or Mental Health Services.
CareerBridge is a comprehensive, developmental program that prepares the
students of Kildonan-East Collegiate for a smooth transition from school to life
after high school, whether it be work or further education or training.
is designed for Grade 12 students who may be interested in a future career in
education. The overall goal is to promote leadership skills of Grade 12 students
while mentoring a Grade 9 student. The Grade 12 student will learn basic
concepts involved in teaching, and reading and writing as well as team work
skills, reciprocal teaching skills and organizational/time management skills
while assisting the Grade 9 students.
If a student is having difficulty in a course he/she can contact their
classroom teacher and/or resource teacher to see if there is a peer tutor
available to assist them with the course.
Students receive training to develop their helping skills such as expressing
care and concern, active listening and questioning techniques, exploring options
and consequences, and referring serious problems of their peers to adult
resources. The program is designed to provide the strengthening of their helping
skills to better support their high school peers and others in the