There is a distinction between guidance and counseling. Guidance consists of instructional practices and
strategies that assist students’ understanding of their unique worth and their relationship with others.
Holy Family Catholic School’s guidance program is a part of the school program and complements
learning in the classroom, which is taught by religion teachers. It is child-centered, developmental and
proactive. Teachers occasionally invite approved guest speakers to team teach guidance curriculum
objectives. The program encourages students’ social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational
growth at each stage of their development. The purpose of guidance with students, parents, and
teachers is to help students maximize their potential.
Holy Family will have a counselor available regularly to meet with individual and small groups of students,
parents, and faculty to support students’ social, emotional, spiritual and educational growth.
Private Counseling, on the other hand, is more of a one-on-one interaction between an adult and a child
and is used when more in-depth counseling is indicated. It is arranged by the parents with outside private
counselors. The Principal and Learning Support Coordinator maintain a list of professional counselors
and counseling agencies.