The Student Support Team at SMA provides additional assistance for students in the areas of academic, personal and career counselling. For help in any of these areas, please request an appointment with the appropriate faculty member.
We're affiliated with Clinical Support Services of Winnipeg and have access to extended supports when needed. Student Support Services are located on the third floor.
Our goal at SMA is to ensure that all students achieve their academic potential. Our resource team works with students, teachers, parents, administrators and Clinical Support Services to identify challenges and support positive change.
Clinicians at Clinical Support Services include a school psychologist, a reading clinician, a speech and language therapist, and a social worker.
A Peer Tutoring Program is also available to students. Supervised by the Resource Teacher, this program matches students needing extra help with an older student who has been successful in the course. The tutors are paid $13.50 per hour by the parents of the student being tutored.
Guidance & Counselling
Our guidance and counselling department helps young women succeed personally throughout their time at SMA.
These programs support learning in areas of personal, social, educational and career development. From intervention and prevention programs to individual and group counselling, our programs and services include:
- Homeroom guidance classes in Grade 7
- Knowing Me, Knowing You program for Grade 8 students
- Bullying prevention classes
- A peer counselling program
- Conflict resolution
- Healthy relationship building
- Small group counselling for body image, stress and anxiety, self esteem building, etc.
Operating within the framework of the school's mission statement and Catholic teaching, the guidance and counselling department works from a team approach with students, parents and school staff.
SMA Peer Support Team
The Peer Support Team (PST) provides students with help, education and awareness with any social and emotional challenges they're facing. The PST is supervised by the high school counsellor and consists of caring and supportive students in various roles as peer counsellors and classroom presenters.