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Student Advocacy Counsellor

Duclos School is happy to have the services of a Student Advocacy Counselor.  Our school counselor provides a wide range of counseling services for students and families, including individual counseling, student support groups, in class presentations, and consultations.  Our counselor takes an active role in school programs to support student leadership and positive behaviour by all students.  Please feel free to stop by, or call if you have any questions or concerns.

Student Counsellor

Hello! My name is Samantha Hesterman and I would like to welcome everyone to a new school year!

I will be at the school during every scheduled school day and I’m super excited and ready to help students, parents, and staffs have the most successful year. Each day I will be available to chat one on one to discuss anything in regards to the health and well-being of our students to ensure a supportive educational environment. I will also see children in their classrooms throughout the year to give presentations on a variety of personal growth and social skill topics such as bullying, anger management, conflict resolution, and personal safety.  In addition, I will be the school liaison for connecting to community resources such as Mental Health, FCSS, and Children’s Services. Please feel free to call the school and ask for me or come into my office to chat about any support you or your child may need throughout the school year!

SHINE! BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE

Every Assembly there will be a short presentation from a classroom that will show just how much we SHINE in Duclos School.

Positive Behavior Supports for Duclos Students: “Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Safe”

At Duclos we have a positive social culture with common language, common experiences, and common vision and values. We believe in a school-wide positive behaviour support system.  With this approach we teach and address behaviours in a supportive way to preserve the dignity of children.  We seek to achieve social and academic success for all students.

The Duclos mantra, “SHINE!”,  is used daily with students as a teaching tool at school, and at home. It is a quick reminder for students, staff, family and visitors about what Duclos stands for and how we can all SHINE!

The Positive Behaviour at Duclos School chart (page 4 of the newsletter) is used to reinforce and teach students to be respectful; responsible; and safe in all areas of our school.  It is used as a regular teaching tool in the school and can be used to reinforce positive behaviours at home.  This chart was created with input and support from students, parents, and staff.  These tools are used as a model for positive behaviour by everyone at Duclos and all our families and visitors.