Galway Elementary School Counseling Office will empower
students to be socially and emotionally ready as valued, productive members of
The mission of Galway E.S. school counseling program aligns
with the school mission which is: the staff, students, and families of Galway
Elementary School will be contributing members of a learning community that
focuses on rigorous and relevant instructional experiences. The school
counselors, as professional school advocates, will provide a comprehensive,
developmental counseling program to address the academic, career, and
personal/social needs of all students. In unison with the students, staff,
parents, and community members, the school counselors will facilitate a
positive, supportive, and culturally sensitive program that will ensure a
school community that is safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.
Assisting students who may need help overcoming
social/emotional needs that impact learning.
A support group for students who share a common concern.
Parent permission is required to participate.
Lessons provided through whole group instruction to assist
students in building relationships with their peers.
How can a student see the school counselor?
The rules of confidentiality for counselors are very
different from those of teachers. Confidentiality is important to maintain a
trusting relationship with students. Students are told that what they
tell Mrs. Rakhi or Dr. Ham will be kept confidential unless someone is in
danger. Only then will Mrs. Rakhi or Dr. Ham will tell someone to make sure
they are safe and healthy. Information is never disclosed to other staff
members, parents, or students unless permission is granted. If a student
discloses information deemed crucial to a child's safety or well-being, the
student is informed that his/her parents must be notified.