The Oxford Primary School Guidance & Counseling Program is designed to meet the developmental needs of all students. The program encourages students’ social, emotional, and academic growth at each stage of their development. The purpose and goals of the counseling and guidance program is to promote and enhance the learning process and to enable all students to achieve success in school.
Primary School Counselor provides services for all students through
individual counseling, small group counseling, and large group guidance
activities. In addition, crisis counseling and consultation services are
available as needed. Students may be referred to the school counselor
by parents, teachers, or administrators. Parents are welcome to contact
the Primary School Counselor at 843-2025, ext. 3200.
Group Counseling services offered at the Primary School include:
- Friendship Group - A small group focusing on making friends, being a good friend, and working out problems with friends.
- Peacemaker’s Club - A small group focusing on learning anger management skills.
- Changing Families - A small group for those students who live in non-traditional families (i.e. single parent, divorced or separated families).
Should a need arise for other groups, such as bereavement, self-esteem, or academic skills, these will be included as well.
All students are invited to Lunch Bunch throughout the school year. Students will have lunch with 4-5 other students of similar age and the counselor while getting to know each other. We will discuss topics such as school based struggles and celebrations, friendships, transitions, academics, and family. Students will be invited by the school counselor with each student visiting about 4 times per year.