School Counseling Program
The counselor works cooperatively with the school personnel and the parents, to respond to the developmental needs of the children. Classroom work, small discussions, and individual counseling are offered during the year. Conflict mediators chosen from the student population are trained every year to help other children solve problems during recesses and to promote positive recess activities.
The resource teacher consults and collaborates with classroom teachers to identify and implement learning strategies for all students. Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and learning materials are developed for students with special needs. The resource teacher coordinates a peer-tutor reading program called Club Litou.
IPL Program (Intervention Précoce en Lecture)
This French Immersion Early Literacy Intervention Program offers an intensive remedial intervention to students identified as being ‘‘at risk’’ during their first year of formal French reading instruction. The IPL student receives a daily, thirty-minute, one-on-one tutoring session with the intervention teacher. Since the student is initially a struggling reader, the teacher assists by providing a structured, individual program based on the present knowledge and needs of the student. The program continues until the student gains the skills, confidence, and independence as a developing reader.
Student Support Services
Students have access to the services of divisional clinicians: psychologist, social worker, speech-language pathologist, psychiatrist, and occupational therapist. The program is set up so that the clinicians, the teachers, and the parents can offer coordinated and focused assistance to students.