At AMADEUS Vienna a School Counsellor is available every Monday-Friday from 9:30-14:00. The role of the School Counsellor is to assist students in any emotional, social or developmental matter that could affect their well-being and performance at school. Additionally, the counsellor participates in the development of school policies that promote positive life habits.
The counsellor observes students’ interactions within and outside the classroom (e.g., on the playground), holds meetings with parents and guides teachers. The School Counsellor also provides one-on-one support for students.
Children express their thoughts not only with words but also with their behaviour. Through games, stories and conversations, children and the counsellor analyse conflicts, find creative ways to solve them and practise social skills in order to build strong self-esteem.
Puberty and adolescence are natural phases in development where individuals start defining themselves and questioning their social relationships. Students can meet with the School Counsellor to discuss emotional and social issues as well as life goals in a friendly environment. Students are encouraged to practise analytic reasoning, make choices and commitments, use practical tools to cope with conflicts and implement problem-solving strategies.