Services Offered Through the Gilmanton School Counseling Department
Individual counseling is an interaction between a school counselor and a student, personal and private, in which they work together on a personal or academic concern. Parents will be notified if the concern affects the safety of the student or others. Individual counseling can be suggested by a parent, teacher, student, or educational team.
The school counselor is available to students to help them develop their educational, social, career and personal strengths and become responsible and productive citizens.
Your child is always welcome to visit the school counselor. Children often seek out the school counselor when they are having difficulties with friends, are being picked on, are having hard times at home or in their personal lives, or just simply need someone to talk to. There is no wrong reason to visit the school counselor. And the dignity and confidentiality of the child and family are always held at the highest regard.
Groups consist of three or more students working with the school counselor, discussing a specific area of concern to develop positive relationships, solve problems, and work toward goals. If your child is ever chosen to participate in a group you will be notified and ask to return a permission slip.
Group topics are determined based upon the needs of the students. Group topics include assertiveness, anger management, social skills, friendship, divorce and changing families, grief, and so forth. If you would ever like your child to participate please feel free to contact us in the school counseling office.
Classroom guidance lessons are taught by Mrs. Parda. The ultimate goal of the comprehensive classroom guidance is to assist all students in benefiting from their educational opportunities. Guidance is one of the specials here at the Gilmanton School. Each class meets on a weekly basis for 30 minutes. Topics include team-building, conflict resolution, communication, and building healthy self-esteem.
Competencies are arranged to reflect developmental needs at each developmental state.