Student Counselling Services
Sentinel counsellors are trained in academic, vocational and personal counselling.
Students are assigned to a specific counsellor and encouraged to come in and get to know their counsellor. Parents and Guardians are also encouraged to use the counselling services.
More information is available on the Sentinel counsellor’s website, with links to:
- Course Planning/Graduation Requirements
- Post-Secondary Planning-Canadian/US and International Universities
- Mental Health
- And other school news
English Language Learners
Sentinel is very proud of its international diversity. For the students who do not have sufficient English language skills to be successful in their academic course work, a comprehensive programme is offered to support them as they develop their skills in English.
Sentinel’s goal is to prepare the students prior to entry into regular classes, and to support them in integrated classes. As well, additional ELL time will be spent on introducing students to the societal norms and expectations of the community, province and country.
For more information, please go to the ELL page.
Learning Support Centre
This class serves students who are experiencing mild to moderate difficulties in learning in one or more academic areas. The primary role of the Learning Support Centre (LSC) is to help students succeed in the classroom and in independent learning. Students receive instruction in organizational skills and study skills while they complete assignments and prepare for tests. Where applicable, students are encouraged to develop compensatory skills to minimize the effect of a challenging condition in learning. The Learning Support teacher contacts the student’s classroom teachers on how best to facilitate learning for the student. Evaluations are based on student effort, organization, and effective use of time to complete work. Referrals are made by teachers and/or counsellors in consultation with the parents. Students may be enrolled in this class for a year or a term. The Learning Centre has a supportive and positive atmosphere and is open to all Sentinel students.
The programme is also available for those students who have a learning disability. These students will have a Psycho-educational Assessment and an Individual Education Plan which outlines programme adaptations and/or modifications.