Wellbeing Counselors

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Lubaina Hamzabhai

Janki Kothari

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As counselors, they work to support all students socially and emotionally. They are available for life skills, classroom guidance, small group instructions, group counseling and individual counseling (for all stakeholders).
What do they do in individual and group counseling ranging from Early years to Senior School?

  • Draw pictures, play games, play with puppets or toys, work on projects
  • Talk about little things, big things, or anything in between
  • Build a positive relationship and connection at school
  • Develop problem-solving abilities
  • Teach coping strategies, social skills, study skills, etc.
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Help children cope with difficult and/or unchangeable life events
  • Help children recognize and make use of their potential
  • Give children a neutral, open place to share their concerns and feelings
  • Give children the opportunity to connect with other students having similar experiences
  • Provide support during personal crises.
  • Develop and deliver classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as healthy decision making, resolving conflicts, and respecting others.
  • Work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and the community to identify and remove barriers to learning.
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What topics do they cover in life skills curriculum?

  • Sexuality Education
  • Cyber Safety
  • Anti Bullying
  • Emotional awareness and coping skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Friendship/social skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Goal-setting
  • Decision-making
  • Character education (respect, responsibility, kindness, trustworthiness, etc.)
  • Personal safety
  • Behavior, choices and consequences, & responsibility
  • Appreciating individual differences

What do school counselors do?
School counselors help children by…

  • Being an advocate for all students.
  • Promoting positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers, and community.
  • Providing support during personal crises.
  • Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach such skills as healthy decision making, resolving conflicts, and respecting others.
  • Working collaboratively with parents, teachers, and the community to identify and remove barriers to learning.

“Every adult helping every child learn and grow every day!”
Every student who comes to them receives the privilege of confidentiality. However, they encourage students to share with parents whatever they interact. If there is a major concern they contact the parents.
Please feel free to contact them at any time during the year if you have a concern or question via email or DD communication.
wellbeing.counselors@fountainheadschools.org