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Guidance and Counselling Unit

Mission Statement


Assumption English School is committed in ensuring the social, emotional, spiritual and moral well-being of all our students. To support this commitment, the Guidance and Counseling Unit provides well-defined and accessible counseling services.


The Guidance Unit


The Guidance Unit consist of School Counsellors, Allied Educator (AED) Learning and Behavioural Support (LBS), Student Welfare Officer (SWO), Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellor and Student Health Advisor (SHA).

School Counsellors help you to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through individual counseling session or group work.

Student Welfare Officer provides social support to the students at-risk under their charge, which means working with their families and other community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthening the safety net for these students.

Our Allied Educator (Learning and Behavioural Support) supports students with mild special educational needs by providing direct intervention through individual/small group intervention support.

Education and; Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellor provides education and career guidance through group or individual sessions with students. The session aims to help students explore their strengths and interests, in relation to their aspirations and guiding them in making informed decisions for their education and career pathways.

Student Health Advisor programme helps to establish, implement and maintain a targeted preventive health programme for children and youths in schools. It identifies major health issues e.g. smoking, obesity, chronic medical conditions and formulate plan for evidence-informed outreach and intervention. Health supportive culture and environment is promoted.

You can schedule an appointment by approaching form teacher or staff in general office for a referral. Alternatively, you can email us directly.




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Mr Desmond Chen

School Counsellor

Email: chen_bingcong_desmond@moe.edu.sg

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Mdm Noor Aisyah Binte Mohamed

AED (Learning and Behavioural Support)

E-mail: noor_aisyah_mohamed@moe.edu.sg

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Ms Mah Wan Qing Michelle

Student Welfare Officer

Email: mah_wan_qing_michelle@moe.edu.sg

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Ms Pang Fong Ing

Education and Career Guidance Counsellor

E-mail:  pang_fong_ing@schools.gov.sg


Availability: Every Thursday

Booking of slots via www.go.gov.sg/aesecg

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Ms Jasvinder Sidhu

Student Health Advisor

Email: Jasvinder_sidhu@certisgroup.com


Availability: Every Tuesday, Thursday and even week Fridays


Resources

Education and Career Guidance



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MySkillsFuture (Secondary)

MySkillsFuture for students is a one-stop platform to help you better understand yourself, your interests and strengths. You can use relevant information and tools to explore different education and career pathways! This portal will help you identify career goals and make informed education and career choices.

Discover more about yourself, explore the different education and career pathways and start planning for your future!



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Polytechnics

A polytechnic education gives you hands-on experience within a dynamic and progressive learning environment.

There are five polytechnics in Singapore, namely, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP). They offer a variety of courses in different fields which lead students to fulfilling careers, as well as preparing them for further studies.

Find out about admission exercises such as Early Admissions Exercise (EAE), Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) and Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) on this joint polytechnic portal.


Visit the respective polytechnic’s website for more information:
Nanyang Polytechnic – https://www.nyp.edu.sg
Ngee Ann Polytechnic – https://www.np.edu.sg
Republic Polytechnic – https://www.rp.edu.sg
Singapore Polytechnic – https://www.sp.edu.sg
Temasek Polytechnic – https://www.tp.edu.sg


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Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

An education from ITE provides graduates with good job and career advancement opportunities, as well as opportunities to go for further education and training.

Adopting a ‘One ITE System, Three Colleges’ Education Model, ITE is ready to provide exciting, high-quality, relevant and market-responsive learning for the global economy. ITE offers a wide range of courses from the Schools of Applied & Health Sciences, Business & Services, Design & Media, Electronics & Info-Comm Technology, Engineering and Hospitality.


Visit ITE Colleges website for more information.
ITE College Central - https://central.ite.edu.sg/
ITE College East - https://ce.ite.edu.sg/
ITE College West - http://west.ite.edu.sg/

Junior Colleges (JC)/ Centralised Institute (CI)

Pre-University Education prepares students for the GCE A Level examination at the end of the 2-year Junior College (JC) or 3-year Centralised Institute (CI) course.

GCE A Level curriculum prepare students by equipping them with the skills and knowledge required for universities or institutes of higher learning in Singapore and abroad.

Visit the MOE’s website and click on ‘Pre-University
Education’ for more information.


Links to JCs/MI:
Anderson Serangoon JC - https://asrjc.moe.edu.sg/
Anglo-Chinese JC - http://acjc.moe.edu.sg
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) - https://www.acsindep.moe.edu.sg
Catholic JC - http://cjc.moe.edu.sg
Dunman High School - https://dunmanhigh.moe.edu.sg
Hwa Chong Institution - http://www.hci.edu.sg
Jurong Pioneer JC - http://www.jpjc.moe.edu.sg
Millennia Institute - http://millenniainstitute.moe.edu.sg
Raffles Institution - http://www.ri.edu.sg/
River Valley High School - https://rivervalleyhigh.moe.edu.sg
St Andrew’s JC - http://standrewsjc.moe.edu.sg
St Joseph's Institution - http://www.sji.edu.sg
Tampines Meridian JC - http://tmjc.moe.edu.sg


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LASALLE College of the Arts & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) are private institutions providing post-secondary education in the arts. Both LASALLE and NAFA offer publicly-funded diploma programmes. The institutions also receive government funding for select degree programmes offered in partnership with reputable overseas universities.

Refer to the following links for the lists of publicly-funded programmes for NAFA and LASALLE.





The Youth Employment & Advancement Hub (YEAH!) assists young job seekers (Singaporeans / Singapore Permanent Residents between 16 to 21 years old), who are not actively engaged in education, employment or training, by providing them with employment and advancement services.



Youth Engagement



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http://www.whatbothersyouth.sg/en/Pages/Home.aspx


Whatbothersyouth.sg is a website for young people looking for advice and information about youth-related issues.


There is also a directory of youth organisations that users can use to contact for more information relating to services / programmes provided.


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http://www.bullyfreecampaign.sg/


Website provides resources on tackling school bullying which has been a long misunderstood and neglected societal problem. The website create awareness of the bullying issue through this campaign.



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https://www.familyjusticecourts.gov.sg/Pages/default.aspx


Family Justice Courts website provides information on legal issues pertaining to youth and their family including divorce and related matters, family violence cases, adoption and guardianship cases, Youth Court cases,



Counselling Services and Helplines



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http://www.audiblehearts.sg/


The Audible Hearts portal provides an alternative avenue for youths to seek help, especially when they are uncomfortable sharing their problems with family, friends or professional counselors. Audible Hearts is about lending a listening ear to these youths and exploring options with them. We hope to provide a personal service with a unique youth perspective for users.


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https://www.sos.org.sg/contact-us


SOS provides a specialised counselling service, focussing on crisis intervention and suicide prevention. All counselling sessions are conducted by in-house counselors, psychologists and social workers. Counselling is also provided to family members and friends grieving a suicide death.


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http://www.pregnancycrisis.sg/portal/we-are-here-for-you/


Website provides support for girls going through pregnancy.

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http://www.nams.sg/Pages/index.aspx


NAMS provides counselling and psychoeducation programmes to increase knowledge and understanding of addiction.



Family Support Services



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http://app.msf.gov.sg/ComCare


ComCare provides social assistance for low-income individuals and families. ComCare assistance is available at the Social Service Offices (SSO).



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http://app.msf.gov.sg/dfcs/familyservice/default.aspx


Family Service Centres (FSCs) are community-based focal point and social service provider for families in need.

FSCs are staffed with social workers and other professionals to provide a helping hand. Anyone, regardless of age, race, language or religion, can benefit from FSC services.


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Understand your students’ mental

wellbeing and download classroom

strategies to build it

www.coloursofthemind.sg

(For 6 to 12 years)


www.findyourinnerawesome.sg

(For 13 to 17 years)

Understand your own mental wellbeing

www.hpb.gov.sg/healthymindhub

(For adults)

Tobacco Control Programmes For Schools

https://www.hpb.gov.sg/schools/school-programmes/tobacco-control-programmes-for-schools

Health Promoting Programmes for Secondary Schools and JCs

https://www.hpb.gov.sg/schools/school-programmes/health-promoting-programmes-for-secondary-schools-and-jcs