Our school is deeply committed to helping our students realize their full potential, in and out of the classroom. To be a global citizen, every child needs to be academically, socially, and emotionally equipped to excel in the real-world while simultaneously maintaining a love of self and humanity. The counseling department at Anglo-Singapore International School supports the ‘whole’ individual by liaising closely with parents, students and teachers to create a safe, informative, and nurturing space for positive growth. Open, 2-way communication between counsellors and our students is highly encouraged and implemented. We also actively encourage this with our parents and teachers to respond to their concerns and support them, cultivating an ecosystem of support.
The Counseling and Career guidance sections do have separate agendas, but they are highly intertwined.
The counseling department works to ensure that students have strong character, a positive sense of self, as well as good study and lifestyle habits.
Counselors will work to provide opportunities for students to hone their decision-making skills which will aid them in all aspects of their lives, build a positive self-image, develop tolerance, and learn good study and lifestyle habits. Counselors will also provide individual counseling support to students upon request or when required.
Furthermore, counselors will liaise closely with teachers and parents to support students’ individual needs. They will also provide opportunities and occasions for them to develop their own skills to cope with changing student issues and expectations. An open-door policy applies to students, teachers, and parents. Parents, in particular, will also have chances to receive up-to-date information and have access to resources that will help their children transition and cope with changes well.
The counseling department works to ensure that students have an attainable future vision, and works to assist them in thoroughly preparing for the next step in their academic life. Some of the responsibilities of the counseling department are to:
- Engage students to actively think about and recognize their interests and abilities in relation to their future
- Support students and parents in the college selection and application process by
-providing up-to-date and relevant information about universities and careers
-providing access to various university representatives
-advising students in their subject choices in comparison to their future vision
- Engage students to set individual and realistic goals
- Support and monitor students’ portfolio development in relation to their set goals
- Guide our students to satisfactorily achieve their goals by:
-monitoring their progress academically (ie study habits, GPAs) and socially (ie leadership skills)
-actively working with teachers and parents to ensure students’ progress
-creating opportunities/workshops for students’ to enhance their skills according to the college application process (ie personal statement writing)