Counsellors

You can contact the guidance office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at ext. 5520. Counsellors are assigned to students using the first letter of the student’s last name.

Booking Appointments

COVID – 19 APPOINTMENTS

**Husky Guidance Continues to Care About You!
Hey Huskies! If you would like to speak to your counsellor, phone appointments will be available starting on Monday, March 30th. Just go to You Can Book Me and select an available time. You will need to enter your phone number. Please note that the call may not happen at the scheduled time and if a call is not possible, your counsellor will email you. Please feel free to continue to email your counsellor if you prefer. Counsellors do not have access from home to the software needed to make course changes. Course change requests will be recorded and considered once we return to school. Please continue to follow Public Health recommendations and reach out if you need help. Take care of yourself and each other!**

Mrs. Sherry Curry, Guidance Secretary
 
 
Ext. 5520
sherry_curry@wrdsb.ca
Ms. Sheila Hooisma, Guidance Counsellor
Surnames A – D
Ext. 1407
sheila_hooisma@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Margaret Stirling, Guidance Counsellor
Surnames E – La
Ext. 1405
margaret_stirling@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Kim Kennedy, Head of Guidance
Surnames Le-Ra
Ext. 1404
kim_kennedy@wrdsb.ca
Mr. Michael Matura, Guidance Counsellor Surnames Re-Z Ext. 1402 michael_matura@wrdsb.ca
Additional Supports:
ie. Nurse, CYW, Attendance Social Worker,

 

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.