Bethlehem Catholic High School is founded on Christian beliefs. At the heart of our philosophy is the opportunity for every student and staff member to grow in Christian faith. Chaplaincy plays a key role in helping to provide this opportunity. The chaplain is involved in teaching the Word, in building community and in celebrating faith. This is accomplished through a variety of activities such as daily devotions, Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Word, organizing Masses, Advent and Lenten activities, Reconciliation, retreats and community outreach projects. The chaplain attempts to reach out to all students, with a particular emphasis on students new to the school, the lonely, the troubled and the bereaved. There are also opportunities for individual counselling.
School counsellors provide academic counselling in the form of course selections, career planning, post-secondary school information, and advertise information on scholarships. They also provide support for students in times of need and make referrals when necessary. Students may see the counsellors directly or by making an appointment with the student services secretary.
The purpose of this program is to help students manage conflict that occurs in their lives, whether it is at home, at school, or in the community. Our Restorative Action Program (RAP) worker is available in Student Services to help mediate conflict and provide support for students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to access this service if they feel their child or family could benefit.
The school social worker is able to assist students on a confidential basis with issues that are affecting their ability to succeed in school. Appointments should be made through Student Services.