When students need extra care, the on-site Health Centre, staffed by our registered Nurses, supports the health and well-being of all Boarding students. The Health Centre has partnered with MCI, The Doctor’s Office to provide the Boarding community with access to physician assessment and care as needed. Branksome Hall has a deep commitment to supporting the mental health and well-being of our young people, and uses a “Circle of Care” model when supporting students to manage their mental health.
School and University 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. An ESL (English as a Second Language) Coordinator supports students who require assistance with their English language learning.
Ongoing communication between students, parents and guardians, Boarding Advisors, Health Centre staff, School and University Counsellors, Advisors, Learning Strategies, and subject and International Language teachers helps to ensure the best possible support network for each student.