Guidance

 

Counsellors

You can contact the guidance office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at ext. 1410. Counsellors are assigned to students using the first letter of the student’s last name. If it is an urgent request, please indicate on the appointment slip or inform Mrs. Curry, our Guidance Secretary.

Mrs. Sherry Curry, Guidance Secretary
 
Ext. 1410
sherry_curry@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Jennifer Fairhall, Head of Guidance
Surnames A – El
Ext. 1407
jennifer_fairhall@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Margaret Stirling, Guidance Counsellor
Surnames G – L
Ext. 1405
margaret_stirling@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Kim Kennedy, Guidance Counsellor
Surnames Em – F & M – Ri
Ext. 1404
kim_kennedy@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Cynthia Shepherd, Guidance Counsellor
Surnames Ro – Z
Ext. 1403
cynthia_shepherd@wrdsb.ca

Appointments – UNDER CONSTRUCTION – STAY TUNED.

ALL NEW! Beginning October 18 2017, students will now be able to request a guidance appointment through an online booking request system. Parents and guardians needing an appointment must contact the guidance counsellor at the extensions above to arrange a suitable day and time.

Students: please click on your counsellors name below and you will be re-directed to their booking calendar. These are requests only. You will receive a confirmation email if the guidance counsellor accepts your request. YOU MUST request your appointment DURING YOUR MSIP. Please show your email confirmation to your MSIP teacher on the day of your appointment.

Mrs. Jennifer Fairhall – A to El surnames
Mrs. Margaret Stirling – G to L surnames
Mrs. Kim Kennedy – Em to F and M to Ri surnames
Mrs. Cynthia Shepherd – Ro – Z surnames

 

 

Counsellors at Huron Heights are student advocates who are available to assist in the following areas:

Educational Planning

  • helping students design personalized, realistic education plans to reach their goals

Career Information and Planning

  • providing information about potential destinations (apprenticeship, college, university and the workplace)

Personal Social Counselling

  • assisting with issues that are affecting performance in class
  • the student may be referred to an appropriate community agency to better assist with the particular issue(s)


Course Change Requests

Course changes will be considered only during the first two weeks of a semester.  Students should book an appointment to discuss course change requests with their guidance counsellor.  A course change request form must be completed and all textbooks returned before a change is official.  Students are required to attend all originally scheduled classes until they receive a new timetable.

Community Involvement
Students must complete 40 hours of community involvement activities in order to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  Information manuals and tracking forms are available in the guidance office.  The guidance office will document these hours.

Student Success
Our student success teachers will work with other staff members to support and facilitate initiatives that ensure all students have the appropriate opportunities for success.

Volunteer Experiences
A binder is located in the guidance office with all volunteer experiences available to students at Huron Heights. Announcements are also made when new opportunities arise. Student Volunteer Activity tracking sheets can also be found in guidance, along with a booklet outlining some important information.

Need Help finding Volunteer Opportunities? Check out the Volunteer Action Centre!

Public Health Nurse
Vicki Kuula-Ross from the Region of Waterloo Public Health will be in the school throughout the year on Tuesday mornings.  Students can make confidential appointments with her in the guidance office.