The Guidance office exists to provide quality guidance services and programs that will advocate for all students and provide support to maximize their potential and academic achievement. It aims to develop self-direction to become intellectually competent and morally receptive as productive members of the community and society.
Program and Services
- Counseling. The purpose of this is to work with students whose personal circumstances, concerns, or problems are threatening to interfere with or are interfering with their healthy academic, career, and personal/social development. Issues that students may face include: anxiety due to the Covid 19 pandemic, academic challenges, educational and career decision making, family loss, relationships, stress, substance abuse, physical abuse and neglect, depression and suicide. As a result, there is a continuing need for individual counseling, consultation, referral from teachers and follow ups through tele-counseling, text and chat, and or phone calls.The Guidance office offers Electronic Counseling.E-Counseling procedures:
- Step 1: Schedule for Appointment– Students may opt to schedule an appointment through the following means: GBBC Guidance Office Facebook Page; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Step 2: Accomplish the forms – Students must complete the E-counseling checklist and Informed consent.
- Step 3: Choose a preferable platform – The students decide on what particular platform he/she is comfortable with. Students can choose between Google Meet, Messenger VC/chat or phone calls.
- Step 4: E-counseling starts on the agreed schedule – Student and Guidance facilitator agree on their available schedules to conduct the E-counseling.
- Information. Inform students about the school guidance program and services and let them be aware of relevant information from the guidance office. Post or upload posters, videos and information that is related to career exploration, mental health awareness, and how to stay healthy holistically in spite of the COVID 19 pandemic. Information is uploaded in the GBBC Guidance Office Facebook page.
- Referral. The guidance coordinator accepts referred students for counseling and may refer clients to other professionals. Referrals may come from faculty members, teachers, and other significant persons to students who need counseling and other support services. The referral can be delivered through online platforms (messenger, email, video call).
- Psychological Testing. The Guidance office provides psychological assessment to help in identifying the needs of students, particularly in the personal-social, career and academic setting. Results of these tests are confidential and will be handled carefully.
- Homeroom Guidance. The purpose of HRG is to facilitate students’ optimal growth and development by assisting them to acquire competencies that promote academic development, career development, and personal social development. In the old normal, HRG activities are delivered through structured group and classroom presentations. In this “New Normal” the guidance office revised the HRG or homeroom guidance lessons or modules and integrated activities that help the students to stay mentally healthy in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. The module is composed of learning activities that focus on academic, career, personal and social development which is the main purpose of the guidance curriculum.
- GBBC Parent Support Group (PSG). The purpose of PSG is to strengthen families and inspire parents to be a leader and a role model for their children’s personal growth and education path. It also aspires to make a difference in the lives of children and in the school community.