Meet your counsellor:
Every student is assigned a counselor depending upon your last name. We have three counselors at Belmont and they are here to serve you in a variety of ways:
Roles and Responsibilities of School Counsellors
- 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
With new COVID protocols in place, the counselling suite is closed to drop-in appointments. Course change requests are not being considered at this time except under exceptional circumstances (errors, missing classes, grad or post-secondary requirements, new registrations). If a change request has to do with one of these exceptions, students are asked to email their counsellor-of-record and are encouraged to check their emails regularly for a response.
For urgent issues, not related to scheduling, and requiring immediate assistance, students are asked to contact the main office at (250) 478-5501.
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 30 yrs. 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 2018
October 25th – Information Evening for grade 12 students parents presented by The University of Victoria and Camosun College
November 1st – Belmont Theatre, General Post-Secondary Planning and Scholarship Information Post-Secondary-Planning-PP2018.nh
Additional links for grade 12 students: