Guidance Updates Google classroom

Join your Guidance Updates Google Classroom (you only need to do this once – this will move with you throughout high school.

Grade 9 – classroom code: vpsbb3u

Grade 10 – classroom code: oj422h4

Grade 11 – classroom code: vqc6aiu

Grade 12 – classroom code: jw3ovwp

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 for 2022/2023

To schedule an appointment with your Guidance counsellor you need to click on their name below and complete the online booking form for a time that is best suited to you – this can be during class but please try to book an appointment when you will not be missing a lesson.

Please come to the Guidance office and sign in at your appointment time.

 

Mrs. Debbie Naud, Guidance Secretary (Temp)
 
 
Ext. 5520
debbie_naud@wrdsb.ca
Ms. Sheila Hooisma, Guidance Counsellor
Surnames A – Cl
Ext. 1407
sheila_hooisma@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Margaret Stirling, Guidance Counsellor
Surnames Co – Kl
Ext. 1405
margaret_stirling@wrdsb.ca
Mrs. Kim Kennedy, Head of Guidance
Surnames Kn – P
Ext. 1404
kim_kennedy@wrdsb.ca
Mr. Aaron Holmes, Guidance Counsellor

Surnames Q – Se

Ext. 1403 aaron_holmes@wrdsb.ca
Mr. Matthew Schroeder, Guidance Counsellor Surnames Sh – Z Ext. 1402 matthew_schroder@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).  You will enter these hours on MYWAY as you complete them.

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 and are posted in our Guidance Updates Google classroom when new opportunities arise. Once you have finished some volunteer work you will enter these hours through your MyWay account.

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

Public Health Nurse
We currently do not have a public health nurse that comes into the school. Reach out to the Region of Waterloo should you need help or have questions for a sexual health nurse.