Guidance

 

COUNSELLOR ASSIGNMENTS

Students have been assigned alphabetically by last name to Counsellors as follows:

Ms.  Radocchia Head of Guidance: B,C,D,E,K,N,O,R,S,U,W,Z Ext. 5525

Mrs.  Krawchyk: A,G,I,J,L,M,Q,T,V,Y,  Ext. 5527

Mrs.  Madge: F,H,P,X  Ext. 5526

 

Take Our Kids to Work day is on Wednesday November 1st.  Please see your guidance counsellor for the registration form.  Forms are due on Monday October 30th.

Career Cruising & Individual Pathways Plan (IPP)

The Individual Pathways Plan is an important tool that we use to help students discover who they are, explore educational and career opportunities, pursue their passions, and design personal pathways to success. Students will be encouraged and directed by their guidance counsellor to keep track of what they discover about themselves and their interests, over their high school career.  It is our mission to ensure that all Southwood students leave our school with a clear plan for their post-secondary pathway as well as the knowledge and confidence in their ability to adapt and revise this plan throughout their lives.

Parent Involvement

Career Cruising is an important tool that we use to implement your child’s Individual Pathways Plan. All parents have access to the Parent Portal on Career Cruising where they can be involved in their child’s career development decisions and monitor their progress through the IPP implementation.  Your child will need to login to their Career Cruising account, click on the Share My IPP tab and then click the link to Invite Parent/Guardian.  This will allow you to follow your child throughout their IPP implementation.

Student Log in Information:

  • Go to careercruising.com Username:  waterloo  Password: 47500
  • Log into your personal account- Username: same as User Connect Password: Student Number
  • If your child has trouble logging in, please have them see their guidance counsellor

 

    For detailed information about your grade specific IPP, please click on the link below:

Southwood IPP

 

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

OSAP is financial aid to help students pay for college or university. There are many types of financial aid available to our students.  Find out more about OSAP at ontario.ca/osap.

A representative from Conestoga College will be holding an OSAP information meeting at Southwood in room 128 from 10:45 am-11:45am on Tuesday April 4th, 2017.

Pamphlets with additional information are also available from your guidance counsellor.