Meet your counsellor:
Every student is assigned a counsellor depending upon your last name. We have four counsellors at Belmont and they are here to serve you in a variety of ways:
A – D
E – L
M – Q
Mrs. Plotnikoff Ms. Sandberg
R – Z
Roles and Responsibilities of School Counsellors
- Academic programming for all students
- Transition from middle school
- Problem-solving and planning for students
- Personal Counselling for social and emotional issues
- Post-secondary and Scholarship planning
- Academic advising
- Career exploration
Making Counselling Appointments
Counsellors are available for counselling appointments from 8:30 until 3:30 on most school days. To make an appointment, please drop by the Counselling Suite and sign up to see your assigned counsellor. There is an appointment sign-up sheet available on the counter at Mrs. Gunn’s desk in the Reception Area.
If you have an emergency situation and your counsellor is unavailable please let another staff member in the Counselling Suite know.
Students should inform their teacher if they are missing class to see their counsellor, and are responsible for work assigned during classes missed for counselling.
Referrals to Outside Agencies
Occasionally, students will require support for personal issues that go beyond the scope of a school counselling role. Belmont’s school counsellors will be happy to assist students and their families in making referrals to outside agencies. Please do not hesitate to ask for information about counselling support outside of school.
Resources and Links to Outside Agencies
Crisis Centre The Crisis Centre provides emotional support and crisis intervention services. Call 1-800-SUICIDE for help.
Youth in BC You can come here to have a confidential live talk with a volunteer listener in real time. One-to-one chat hours are:
Noon until 1:00 am Pacific Standard Time, 7 days a week
Youthspace.ca Offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth up to 30yrs. Our professionally-trained volunteers are online every night (6-11pm PST) to connect with users in Chat – instant message or text message.
Post-Secondary/Scholarship Information Evening Series 6:30 to 7:30 – OCTOBER 2017
October 5th – Royal Bay Secondary School, Mental Wellness Presentation by The University of Victoria and Camosun
October 11th – Belmont Theatre, General Information on the Post-secondary application process: Post-Secondary-Planning-PP.17
October 18th – Belmont Learning Commons, UVic information evening for grade 12 students and their parents/guardians
October 25th – Belmont Theatre, Presentation on scholarships and financial aid
November 1st – Belmont Theatre, Camosun College information evening for grade 12 students and their parents/guardians
Additional links for grade 12 students:
Undergraduate admission information for the University of Victoria: uvic-admissions-counsellors-presentation-fall-2016