To be sure, building that platform requires more than the excellent teaching we offer. In particular, it takes a commitment to the wellbeing of every child in our school. Each student at our school deserves to be understood as an individual so that the advice and support from the University Counsellor’s office can be tailor-made. As a result, the passions and aspirations of the students directly influence the way we eventually guide them through the university application process.
The University Counsellor’s office works closely with all students and their parents in the latter stages of Secondary School to navigate the admissions process for university programs around the world. Specifically, they initiate contact with Year 11 students and families near the conclusion of the second semester, as students are mapping out their IB diploma programme. From there, the University Counsellor’s office maintains contact with Year 12 students at the start of the first semester to confirm they are in the best possible courses to suit their post-school ambitions. Later in the same year, there is a reconnection with Year 12 students and parents in order to preview the application process.
As students enter Year 13, the University Counsellor’s office will meet frequently with them throughout the course of the year to discuss the fine details of the university application process. All efforts are made to ensure that students are aware of deadlines and that official documents are prepared in a timely fashion for university applications. Finally, the University Counsellor collaborates with teachers and students to craft effective and meaningful letters of recommendation for the application packet.