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Services for JPI Students

A variety of support services are available to promote emotional and spiritual well-being for our students.

Guidance Counsellor

The guidance counsellor is present at school five (5) days a week and is available through appointment to all members of our community.  The guidance counsellor helps students resolve academic, personal and social problems.  This is accomplished through personal interviews, small group meetings and/or various testing methods.

The guidance counsellor will meet with pupils early in the school year as he/she visits each classroom to discuss his/her role in the school.

IB/MYP Coordinator

The IB/MYP Coordinator is present at school for an equivalent of 2.5 days a week. The coordinator oversees the implementation of all aspects of the MYP and has a central function in the organization of the program.

Nurse

The school nurse is present at school an equivalent of one (1) day a week. Besides offering medical attention, the school nurse keeps a record of all major and minor injuries.  She will also conduct a planned information program in conjunction with the other student services.

Pupils sustaining any accident/injury during school hours must report it to the Student Services office immediately. Pupils who are injured when the nurse is absent will be referred to the next certified staff member on staff and their parents will be contacted immediately.

The school cannot provide students with any form of medication, including acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibubrofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin).

Spiritual Care and Guidance

Spiritual Care and Guidance and Community Involvement Service

  • The Spiritual Community Animator, Vince Lacroce, is present at the school on 1.5 days a week.
  • Number of Personnel: 1 consultant and 15 spiritual community animators
  • Develops and implements programs of activities of a community, humanitarian, spiritual and religious nature.
  • Organizes and implements spiritual services for special occasions in the schools.
  • Facilitates students' involvement in community
  • Builds links between the students' spiritual life and community involvement.
  • Works on a regional and school board team with animators and consultant
  • Provides information and guidance to staff, parents, and students with respect to student's needs in terms of spiritual life and community involvement.
  • Provides consultation and information to parents, religious groups, and community organizations
  • Consultation on spiritual, moral issues and events of a spiritual or religious nature
  • Consultation, research and information on prevention and promotion programs in spiritual community animation
    (i.e. addictions, sex education, social issues, homophobia, reasonable accommodation)
  • Services: Each spiritual community animator is responsible for the spiritual and communal development of students in a cluster of schools within a region.

Social Worker

The social worker is present at school for the equivalent of one (1) day a week. When requested by the administration and other non-teaching professional, the social worker meets with referred students and, if necessary, visits the home in an attempt to help regulate problems which have become evident.

Behaviour Technician

The behaviour technician is present at school on a full-time basis. His/her role is to intervene with students who are having repetitive issues that the homeroom teacher has made attempt to rectify.

Student Mentor

The mentor has a full-time role. He/she is to motivates, guides and facilitates a student’s journey. He/she coaches the student on organizational skills, study skills and work habits.