AIS - Retreat
When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, its our job to share our calm,
not to join their chaos - L R Knost
A person’s school years are often very influential on the rest of his life. It is during these years that a child will grow into adolescence, then into his teenage years. During this time, a person will often further develop his personality, make and break friendships, and decide what he wants to do for the rest of his life.
School, however, can also be a very stressful time in a person’s life. Students today have to worry about getting good test scores, completing copious amounts of homework on time, excelling in extracurricular activities, and getting along with their peers. Being pulled in so many directions and having this much on their plates can be very overwhelming for just about anyone, regardless of their age.
Depending on his/her experiences, a person’s school years might be either the best years of his life, or the worst.
School counseling, however, is a type of counseling that focuses on helping students make the best of their schooling. Professionals in this field are typically referred to as either school counselors or guidance counselors. They work with several different students over the course of a school year, and help them with a variety of different problems, from bullying, behavioral issues to exam fear.
Besides, it has been observed that a pupil needs a wise and sympathetic person to whom he can talk about his personal problems, a person who can give a patient hearing to his problems and assist him to solve his problems. The counseling session provides this opportunity to the pupils to talk about his problems and develop insight into the possible solutions to his problems.
The counseling wing of Azaan International School (CBSE affiliated school in Hyderabad) is indeed a “retreat” to the students wherein they are provided the kind of help they require in their growing years so that they can cherish their time in the school.