The Guidance program aims to
|1. Improve the ability of the students to understand themselves and their respective environment so that they can grow in self-direction toward the attainment of greater personal satisfaction and adjustment in light of accepted social and moral values.|
|2. Guide students in their development as a whole person, more specifically in their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social growth, so that they may respond accordingly to their environment.|
|3. Help the students make maximum use of educational opportunities that will enable them to develop their potentials and become effective and productive members of society.|
|4. Assist students in making the most of their talents and in correcting or compensating for the weakness that interfere with their progress and development.|
|5. Identify prevalent problems which may serve as basis for group guidance management.|
|6. Complement administrative and instructional functions in the attainment of educational goals.|
|7. Acquaint the faculty and staff with regards to the importance of the guidance program in order for them to reinforce the growth and development of students as their immediate clients too.|
A. Individual Inventory Services - seeks to gather all reliable data, information and records and to assemble and compile these materials for their functional use. The individual inventory consists of the following:
1. Personal Information Data
This is filled-up by the students at the beginning of the school year. The form is most likely in a questionnaire.
2. Test Data (Test Results)
Results of standardised mental ability test, personality tests, aptitude test and other psychological tests as may be required or recommended.
3. Anecdotal Record
Report made by a teacher who witnessed an offence or unusual or undesirable behaviour committed by a student.
4. Interview/Counselling Forms
Forms used for updating and verifying the anecdotal record and any referral cases.
B. Information Service - seeks to provide three categories of information:
1. Educational Information
Valid and usable data about all types present and future educational or training opportunities and requirements including curricular and co-curricular offerings, requirements for entrance and conditions and problems of students life through seminars, workshops, grand and mini-orientations, orientations etc.
2. Occupational Information
Valid and usable data about positions, jobs, occupations, including duties, requirements for entrance, conditions of work, existing and predicted supply and demand of workers and sources for further information through career guidance and career bathing efforts, job hunting tips.
3. Social Information
Valid and usable data about the opportunities and influence of human being which will help the student understand himself better and improve his relationship with others through drug abuse awareness, personality improvement program, social and civil awareness program etc.
C. Counselling - seeks to help each individual achieve the optimum growth and development of a person who sis capable of self-direction, sound decision, self-understanding and to develop a sense of spirituality and fear of God.
Counselling is emphasised more specifically for those with academic failures an poor spiritual growth and the habitual absentees and the socially/emotionally maladjusted students. The guidance counsellor prioritises self-referrals, teacher-referred and special cases.
There are three approaches to the counselling profession:
1. Individual Counselling
Rendered for students who may desire it or who may be helped better through individual sessions.
2. Group Counselling
Treats group student with common behavioural and other personality problems that may need directive counselling efforts from the guidance counsellor. This group may be referred by their teachers or by the administrator or staff. Group counselling is not only conducted because there are problems but also to update and strengthen students about their positive outlook in life and their career.
3. Peer Counselling
Utilises students with special qualifications to reach out to their peers as counsellors, on the premise that students often relate their problems and conflicts to persons of their age group.
The environment and venture of counselling is conducive for the attainment of its goals and objectives in favor of it’s clients/s. Revelations are sealed with confidentiality and treated ethically.
D. Testing/Admission/Assessment/Interview Services - seeks to measure the ability and to identify clients’ potentials and weaknesses to facilitate forming a general picture or pattern and understand the whole human behaviour.
1. General Mental Ability Tests (GMAT)
Used to discover mental abilities and difficulties of clients for proper processing and reinforcement. Early discovery of difficulties on the part of the student can give a clue for immediate recovery and for teacher adjustment to their students as well as curriculum development.
2. Personality Test
Used for better self-understanding and self-direction among students. It also facilitates curriculum and teaching adjustment and development.
3. Aptitude and Interest Test
Used to provide a basis for prediction as to the likelihood of success in any activity in which prospective performance can be measured.
E. Placement Service - seeks to enhance the development of students by helping them select and utilise opportunities in the labor market. This service may be subdivided not two categories:
1. Educational Placement
Assists individual to progress satisfactorily from one educational experience to another through lectures, workshops, simulated activities, symposia, dialogue, educational materials for posting, etc.
2. Vocational Placement
Assists students in their search for job and selection of the job arena that may appeal to their interests, abilities, strength, skills according to the standard and industry need matching. This can be backed up through the following vocational effort services such as job orientation programs, interviews, information dissemination, resume writing, application letter assistance, job tasking efforts and identification.
F. Follow-up/ Research - seeks to help former as well as currently enrolled students further through Alumni Homecoming programs, home visitations, case conference efforts, local and foreign educational sourcing, etc.