Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley is commending school counsellors in the British Virgin Islands for their continuous contributions to the future development of the territory.
Dr Wheatley made the comments during School Counselling Week, which ran from February 3 to 7, where he stressed on the important role school counsellors play in shaping the lives of youths.
“I would like to remind our entire community of the significance of counsellors in our children’s lives. Counsellors are charged with planning programmes for the psychological, academic, and social development of our students in primary and secondary schools,” the Education Minister stated.
He added, “This involves helping students to adjust to school life, and to cope with issues such as time management, relationship building, exam preparation, academic difficulties, career choices and academic programme selection. And if that was not enough, counsellors must engage students in counselling sessions.”
Continue the excellence
Dr. Wheatley further encouraged school counsellors to continue delivering their excellent service, as it will not go unnoticed.
He said, “School counsellors, your legacy of building better young people for this territory is invaluable. As time goes on your influence will continue to make a positive difference in the lives of our young people, their families and our Virgin Islands.”
“I take immense pride and pleasure in your achievements thus far. I salute you all and pledge to be your enthusiastic supporter in all that you do to build better Virgin Islanders,” Minister Wheatley added.
The theme for School Counselling Week was “School Counsellors: Helping Build Better Humans”, which focused on the work and accomplishments of school counsellors.
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