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November 24
Link Program

We have started the Link program at our school. This service allows students to connect with trained adults in our building when they need someone to talk to – these adults are called Link Companions. Companions listen empathically and non-judgmentally to students and provide them access to community services through a Helping Tree.

 In our school, we have chosen to add our grade 5 students to this program as we felt this bridge year between elementary and middle school brings some challenging issues that students may wish to talk about.
As a caretaker, you may find the Helping Tree to be of interest to you as you may not be aware of all the supports that are available in our surrounding community. The purpose of the Link program is to strengthen the bond between school, home, and community.
For more information regarding this program and to access the Helping Tree for yourself, please follow the following link:
Click on “Helping Tree” at the top and then click on our region of Fredericton. Services are listed under presenting issues.
September 08
Welcome back!

Welcome back to another school year.

My name is Michelle Pugh and I am the guidance counsellor at Keswick Ridge School on Tuesdays and Fridays. This is my third year in this role and I am looking forward to working with your children once again.
What exactly does a guidance counsellor do? While I do work with children individually on social skills, emotional needs, behavioural issues, etc. there are other components to my job as well.
  • Provide small group sessions on social skills that may need a boost.
  • Offer small groups for students who need help with emotional concerns (ex: anxiety, anger, self-esteem).
  • Work with teachers on parts of their curriculum (health, relationships, social issues).
  • Deliver lessons to classes that teachers feel are needed by their students.
  • Collaborate with school staff and caregivers on student needs.
  • Refer families to outside agencies (ex: counselling beyond what the school can provide,  services that might be needed by a family).
  • Highlight and organize activities around anti-bullying, mental health, and other concerns that may arise in our school/community.
As we progress through our year, I will continue to post information and resources that I think will be of interest to caregivers. If you have concerns about your child and you would like to have a conversation with me, please call me at the school 363-4703.
Wishing you all the best for 2017-18.

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