Welcome to G.R.C.I’s Guidance Department
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Hours of Operation: 7:45am-3:45pm, Monday- Friday
Check out GRCI’s online course calendar for course descriptions and links to course outlines.
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. L. Ward
A-D Sue Rose
E, F Rich Payne
G Melissa Church
H-ME Michelle Prentice
MI-R Rich Payne
S-Z Melissa Church
Students are assigned a counselor when they arrive at Grand River Collegiate base on the first letter of their last name. Counselors are available to support students with interpersonal conflicts, educational planning and career exploration.
Appointments: Students can book appointments with their Counsellor by visiting the Guidance office and filling out an appointment slip. If the request is of an urgent nature, please indicate on the appointment slip, or inform Mrs. Ward our Guidance Secretary.
Mission Statement: The Grand River Collegiate Guidance Department will assist students to take personal responsibility for their education by facilitating programs in the area of student development, interpersonal development and career development in order to prepare them for challenges and opportunities in their lives.
Objectives of the Guidance Department
assist students to develop academic capabilities;
assist students to develop career awareness;
assist students to develop responsibility for their own learning;
assist students to develop positive interpersonal relationships;
assist teachers to understand conditions which affect the learning of individual students;
assist parents to understand school objectives and to communicate with school personnel.
What To Do If You Are In Crisis
If you are facing any situation that is overwhelming for you; if you feel depressed or are considering suicide; if it is late at night and there is no one available to help you or anytime you need someone to talk to, please call: Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868. You can talk to someone 24 hours a day about any crisis you may be facing.