A qualified Social Counselor assists teenage students to cope with challenges that arise at home and in school. The pressure and stress adolescents experience is considerable from all directions. Counseling is therefore an essential component of teaching.
The Counselor provides guidance to teachers to ensure that each one is able to be an effective counselor. Teacher input is essential for the Study Skills (for all students) and Learning Support (for all students) programmes, which focus on building student confidence. Serious social disturbance cases can be referred to external specialists by parents.
The Counselor also advises staff on incorporating HIV-AIDS information and awareness into their lessons and curricular material. Peer counseling has proven to be an effective means of reaching out to students.