Student success at SMCS transcends evaluations and assignments to include social and emotional well-being.
Our Student Wellness department aims to provide students and their families with a wide-range of supportive services in order to ensure a successful and meaningful school experience. The Student Wellness Officer works alongside educational staff and families in various ways by providing a variety of services. Each service supports student learning and helps them develop their full potential.
With a Master of Social Work, the Student Wellness Officer is registered with, and regulated by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
As part of the education support services provided by SMCS, the Student Wellness Officer works in close collaboration with teachers and staff to help support students and works in conjunction with guidance counsellors, learning enrichment teachers, and administrators. The Student Wellness Officer provides the following support services:
- Social and emotional support individually and in groups
- Crisis and safety planning
- Referral services
- Consultation with community resources and outside professional
- Classroom programmes
- Facilitative teaching
Located in the school’s main office, the Student Wellness office is readily accessible yet ensures confidentiality. Appointments may be scheduled by calling, emailing, or by connecting through Edsby.