Boarding Advisors and Family Groups
Boarding Advisors are qualified teachers who can offer homework help and social-emotional support to each student, in addition to ensuring student safety, planning fun activities and modelling a healthy, active lifestyle for overall wellness. Each boarding student belongs to a Family Group, headed by a Boarding Advisor, which meets together regularly to provide care and support as well as communicate with parents and guardians.
Boarding Administrative Assistant
Our Boarding Administrative Assistant supports all boarding students and their families with any questions about their school account, student allowances (pocket money), travel arrangements to and from the airport, and so much more. For international students, the Boarding Administrative Assistant coordinates directly with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to renew study permits and temporary resident visas in a timely and efficient manner.
When students need extra care, the on-site Health Centre, staffed by a Registered Nurse with the support of the school doctor, monitors and supports the health and well-being of all boarding students. The school Social Worker tends to the mental health needs in our community, building acceptance and openness to mental health support.
Guidance Counsellors provide individualized counselling to help students manage their IB courses, university applications and prepare for university life. Advisors meet weekly with a small group of students to discuss school life, and ensure a positive experience and full participation in teams and clubs. The Learning Strategies Department offers specialized support to students with specific learning challenges and integrates adaptive technologies to ensure academic achievement.
Subject Teachers are available before and after school and at lunch for extra help ‘sittings’ to ensure students are successful at every stage of the school year. International Language Teachers hold classes in the evenings and give individual attention to each student as they study their native tongue. ESL (English as a Second Language) and ELL (English Language Learner) support is provided through offering all four levels of ESL (BO, CO, DO and EO) to students who require assistance with their English language learning.
Ongoing communication between students, parents and guardians, Boarding Advisors, Health Centre staff, Guidance Counsellors, Advisors, Learning Strategies, and subject and international language teachers helps to ensure the best possible support network for each student.