School Counsellor - Suzanne Tiemstra - get to know me page

 

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Hi, I have been part of the Bert Church Charger family since 2017.

I have been a School Counsellor for 25 years.  In RockyView School Division I previously worked at Cochrane High School for 8 years.  Before that I was the school counsellor with Livingstone Range School Division. That is where I also completed my M.C. (Master of Counselling - Counselling Psychology and School Counselling). I volunteered with The Family Centre in Lethbridge working mainly in the areas of parent/child conflict and addictions. Prior to my work in southern alberta I was an educator and counsellor in various northern Alberta communities.

I work from a Comprehensive Counselling and Guidance Model, which means I provide supports designed to enhance students’ attitudes and values. This may include individualized, small group or class activities that assist students in the following areas—educational, personal, social and career. Counselling services may be developmental, preventative, or crisis-oriented.

This year I continuing my work with the Grade 11's and pick up the Grade 9's - supporting them as they figure out being in a high school.  Students and parents are encouraged to connect about academic, career or personal concerns by making an appointment. Crisis concerns are handled throughout the day as needed.

Many educational events are coordinated with the Career Centre. Students and parents can keep updated by checking that section of our website.

 

Some Valuable Links for Parents

CHECK YOUR STUDENTS' MARK

PowerSchool Parent How-To Guide: http://bertchurch.rockyview.ab.ca/parents/powerschool

AB High School Diploma Requirements

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