The Guidance and Counseling process involves self-awareness and environmental consciousness, realization of the potential self-powers and support for acquiring insight in emotional, intellectual and social areas. It takes Preventive and Developmental Counseling model to carry out its studies on the basis of volunteerism, confidentiality and trust principles.

 

Guidance and Counselling Department aims;
 

  • To follow students’ cognitive, emotional and social developments
  • To help  students adapt to their environments
  • To support students develop self-awareness skills and become self – dependent.          

 

A guidance counselor for each grade level works in the Guidance and Counselling Department. Counselors follow their students from the beginning of grade 5 to the end of grade 8.

 

Guidance and Counseling Studies of our school are carried out as follows;

 

STUDENT ORIENTED STUDIES

A series of studies are being carried out in our school, for the purpose of supporting students’ social and emotional skill developments. These studies are;

 

  • STUDIES RELATED TO CHILD PROTECTION POLICY ;

In line with the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, It’s our school mission to create and maintain a wholesome, safe and secure school culture to protect and support all students. Positive Behaviour Development studies are being carried out in cooperation with all departments in this direction.  

 

  • STUDIES RELATED TO POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR DEVELOPMENT (SEVGEP) ;

The Guidance and Counseling Department for the purpose of following the emotional, social and behavioural developments of students and in cooperation with all departments, carries out its studies related with communication skills, peer pressure (anti-bullying), addiction and safe use of technology appropriate for each grade level.

 

STUDIES RELATED TO FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION; 

Guidance and Counseling Department, carries out its studies to educate students for acquiring awareness on drug, alcohol and technology addictions in order students to adopt principles of healthy living. 

 

Safe use of Technology

Guidance and Counseling Department works in coordination with the IT Department and relevant experts to inform students about how to use the technology in a correct manner and stay safe in the digital world. Class activities, bulletins, seminars and posters on display are some of the activities educating and raising the awareness of students.

 

Addiction of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs

Guidance and Counseling Department works in coordination with the relevant experts and institutions (Yeşilay Society, Ministry of Education, Yeniden Society etc.) to inform students about how to prevent and avoid addiction. Class activities, bulletins, seminars and posters on display are some of the activities educating and raising the awareness of students for addiction.

 

Education for Healthy Living

The Guidance and Counseling Department works in coordination with the relevant experts and institutions (TAP Foundation, Yeşilay Society, Ministry of Education etc.) to inform students about sexual development and self-care. Class activities, bulletins, seminars and posters on display are some of the activities educating and raising the awareness of students on these issues..

 

  • STUDIES RELATED TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE SKILLS OF STUDENTS

The Guidance and Counseling Department carries out studies for students to benefit from the educational environment at the upper most level relative to their    developmental stages. These are;

 

  • Effective Studying Techniques
  • Improving organizational and planning skills
  • Program for supporting Cognitive Skills
  • Time Management
  • Motivation and Goal Determination
  • Informing for the Preparing Process of Exams
  • Management of Exam Anxiety and Stress
  • Peer Talks
  • Informing about High school and Career

 

 

  • STUDIES RELATED TO PARENTS

In order to provide the School – Family – Student triangle, the Guidance and Counselling Department carries out studies for parents to support good parenting skills. These are;

 

  • Parental attitudes toward child-rearing
  • Role of parents in the cognitive development of children
  • Tips for parents: How to support your child’s prepare for exam
  • Motivation and managing the stress
  • Borders and limits for adolescents
  • Understanding the adolescent
  • Expert seminars
  • Parent Talks
  • Parent Bulletins

 

 

THINKING SKILLS LESSONS

The thinking skills lesson aims to raise individuals who can develop self-thinking ways through using basic thinking skills and realize them to a living skill and tolerate other people’s opinions. 

 

As part of the 21st century skills, all the stages of problem solving and critical thinking skills are applied in thinking skills lessons for grades 5 and 6. In addition, the strategy oriented box games which are internationally rewarded are used for;                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Increasing attention span, improving sustained attention
  • Developing reasoning and concentration skills
  • Developing innovative and analytical thinking skills
  • Adopting a solution-oriented mindset

 

In addition to Bloom Taxonomy, PASS theory learning model which is based on four interrelated cognitive processes (namely, planning, attention, simultaneous and successive) is being applied in thinking skills lessons in order to support cognitive development of students.