Student Support Services
Mission Statement:

We believe trust relationships are the key to effective educational services.  These relationships can only be built through honest effective, respectful and frequent interpersonal contact.  The needs of students are best met through a collaborative consultation approach where students and parents have the right to be and should be, involved in the decision=making process and education of their children.  Personal wants must become secondary to the needs of students.  Therefore, a team of equal status educators working in a consensus or majority decision model is likely to be most effective.


Learning Assistance:  Mrs. Scott

Learning assistance is provided for those students whose needs cannot be met through regular classroom instruction.  Students who are having significant difficulty in one or more areas may be eligible for individual/small group help. Emphasis may included skill development, remediation or compensation.  Mrs. Scott works full time at GRE.  Through the support of the CMOS (Collaborative Model of Support), Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Hyslop and Miss Micklos work with classroom Teachers to support students who require additional instruction, practice, suitable materials, and support to experience success.
 
 
First Nations Advocate:  Ms. Susane Paquet - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Resource Teacher:   Ms. Kristina John

Speech Language Pathologist:  Mrs. Miranda O'Donnell - Tuesdays

Counsellor:  Mrs. Mary MacDonald - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 
 
The role of the Elementary Counsellor is to assist parents, teachers and administrators to work more effectively with elementary students within the elementary school setting.  These are students whose emotional and social behaviours are severely interfering with the success of their learning and socialization.   
Our school counsellors adheres to the Central Okanagan School District policy and procedures with regards to referrals, record keeping, and confidentiality.
 
Mrs. MacDonald can be contacted via email at mary.macdonald@sd23.bc.ca
 
McCreary Website www.mcs.bc.ca/ - an excellent resource for parents
 
 
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