Counseling Support

 

By the Counseling Team

Greetings from the QAS Counseling team.  Throughout your child’s school experience, you will find our services to be an integral part of their education. As counselors, we work diligently alongside students and parents to engage students, foster achievement and inspire excellence throughout their school years.  Please know that every child and every parent are important parts of our team as we assist each child with their academic, personal and social needs.

In order to build warm and close relationships with all of you, we have started with parent workshops. On the 10th September we had our first workshop with a emphasis on “Maintaining and Making Relationships”. On the 17th September we focused on “What is Bullying? What is not Bullying?” and on the 19th September we focused on “How we can support our learners developmentally”.

The focus of our workshops is so that we can provide you with some strategies and tips that you can use it in your daily life.  As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children’s school, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. In fact, many studies show that what the family does is more important to a child’s school success than how much money the family makes or how much education the parents have. There are many ways that parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1.      Develop a partnership with your child’s teachers and school staff

–         Meet your child’s teacher. As soon as the school year starts, try to find a way to meet your child’s teacher. Let the teacher know you want to help your child learn. If you feel uncomfortable speaking English, don’t let a language barrier stop you. What you have to say is more important than the language you say it in! Ask the school to find someone who can interpret for you.

–         Get to know who’s who at your child’s school. There are many people at your child’s school who are there to help your child learn, grow socially and emotionally, and navigate the school environment

–         Attend parent-teacher conferences and keep in touch with your child’s teacher.

2.      Support your child academically

–         Find out how your child is doing. It’s important to act early before your child gets too far behind. Also be sure to review your child’s report card each time it comes out.

–         Apply for special services if you think your child may need it. If your child is having problems with learning, ask the school to evaluate your child. Also, teachers might be able to provide accommodations for your child in class.

–         Make sure that your child gets homework done. Let your child know that you think education is important and that homework needs to be done each day. You can help your child with homework by setting aside a special place to study, establishing a regular time for homework, and removing distractions such as the television and social phone calls during homework time.

  1.      Get involved with your child’s school

–         Learn what the school offers. Read the information the school sends home. Talk to other parents to find out what programs the school offers. Maybe there’s a music program, after-school activity or sports team your child would enjoy.

–         Volunteer at your child’s school and/or join PTA

  1.      Get informed and be an advocate for your child

 Ask questions. If something concerns you about your child’s learning or behavior, ask the teacher or principal about it and seek their advice.
Let the school know your concerns.

  1.      Support your child’s learning at home

–         Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help them to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.

–         Monitor your child’s television, video game, and internet use

–         Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life.

–         Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children’s school success. It’s through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that young children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well.

–         Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establishing reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends. If you can’t be there when your child gets home, give her the responsibility of checking in with you by phone to discuss her plans.

–         Encourage active learning. Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. Active learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends time with friends, acts in a school play, plays a musical instrument or visits museums and bookstores. To promote active learning, listen to your child’s ideas and respond to them.

We look forward to seeing you all at the school frequently in the year ahead and working together as partners to support your children.

 

دعم الاستشارة

من قبل فريق الاستشارة

يرحب بكم فريق أكاديمية قطر السدرة من مستشارين ،خلال تجربة مدرسة طفلك ، ستجد أن خدماتنا جزء لا يتجزأ من تعليمهم. كمستشارين ، نحن نعمل بجد جنبا إلى جنب مع الطلاب وأولياء الأمور للاندماج معنا .

للطلاب ، وتعزيز الحلم وإلهام التميز طوال سنوات دراستهم. يرجى العلم بأن كل طفل وكل أب هو جزء مهم من فريقنا ونحن نساعد كل طفل مع احتياجاته الأكاديمية والشخصية والاجتماعية.

من أجل بناء علاقات دافئة ووثيقة معكم جميعًا ، بدأنا مع ورش العمل للآباء. في العاشر من سبتمبر ،  حيث عقدت ورشة العمل الأولى “لبناء العلاقات والحفاظ عليها “. في ١٧ سبتمبر ركزنا على “ماهية التنمر؟ ما هو ليس بتنمر؟ “وفي ١٩ سبتمبر ، ركزنا على” كيف دعم المتعلمين لدينا والعمل على تطويرهم .

تركز ورشات العمل لدينا بحيث يمكننا تزويدك ببعض الاستراتيجيات والنصائح التي يمكنك استخدامها في حياتك اليومية. كوالد ، أنت أول وأهم معلم لطفلك. عندما يشارك الوالدان والعائلة في مدرسة أبنائهم ، يكون أداء الأطفال أفضل ويكون لديهم مشاعر أفضل بشأن الذهاب إلى المدرسة. في الواقع ، تشير العديد من الدراسات إلى أن ما تفعله الأسرة هو أكثر أهمية لنجاح الطفل في المدرسة من المبلغ الذي تحققه العائلة أو مقدار تعليم الآباء. هناك العديد من الطرق التي يمكن للوالدين دعم تعليم أبنائهم في المنزل وطوال السنة الدراسية. إليك بعض الأفكار لتجعلك نجمة