Preparing for Life Beyond High School
... it's about the finding the right fit for you.
The most important part of this process is finding the right fit which involves getting to know each student personally and goes through your final decision as a senior. We believe in nurturing the self-awareness necessary to choose not just the best school, but the best school for you.
We understand that remaining competitive in a sea of applicants requires well-rounded individuals who demonstrate not only academic strength but also stellar interpersonal and leadership qualities, as well as a keen interest in the world beyond the classroom.
By working closely with you and your family, we strive to provide attractive options and choices at the end of the process. Our University and College Counsellor is equipped to give you significant personal attention and flexibility in helping tailor certain aspects of the process to you as an individual (ie: athletic recruiting, art/music portfolios, and other special talents or circumstances).
Along the selection journey, students will have many different opportunities to be exposed to various colleges and universities including meetings on campus or webinars with college admissions representatives and guest speakers.
One to One Meetings
Careers Fairs / Expos
University Application Support
Transition from High School to University
The counselling department will also provide advice and support for those students who do not wish to make a direct entry to university. Students are also encouraged to consider their wider options such as taking a Gap Year, exploring creative or vocational courses, or undertaking an apprenticeship in a chosen area of specialisation.
To provide students with quality information about tertiary study and career options so that they can make choices about exploring their passions whilst contributing meaningfully to society and achieving personal fulfilment.
Students receive ongoing advice from Grade 9 to Grade 12 which allows them:
to have a better understanding of themselves as academic learners and as people who relate to others in the world;
to know under which circumstances and conditions they will flourish;
to understand the world-wide study options that are open to them;
to understand and be thoroughly prepared for the application process.
The counselling team values collaboration. While it is anticipated that students will ultimately make the choice and follow a pathway that is in line with both their various skills, talents and aptitude, the process for career and university planning should ideally involve families. Decisions about where and what students leave home to study need to be discussed together, and all Grade 11 students are encouraged to meet with the University and College Counsellor together with their parents/guardians.