Counseling

The mission of the Al-Bayan Bilingual School Counseling Program is to continue to support the mission of the school by advocating and providing services that address the needs of students academically, socially, and emotionally through an effective, systematic delivery of relevant programs designed for holistic student achievement.

Social Emotional Counseling


Preschool   Through lessons on social skills, group work, and play, preschool students learn early developmental skills, like how to communicate their needs and feelings verbally in a socially appropriate manner and how to recognize the feelings of others too. Students also learn the foundational skills of learning to work and play both independently and cooperatively.
Elementary School   Through advisory lessons, individual and group counseling sessions, students learn important life skills in regards to academic, social, personal, or family conflicts. Students learn how to recognize different emotions and gain insight into behaviors, attitudes, interests and capabilities. Integrated efforts with teachers and parents are used to develop students’ self-awareness, social awareness, and responsible-decision making skills.
Middle School   Through classroom workshops, individual and group counseling sessions, students learn important life skills such as how to deal with oneself, others and relationships, and work in an effective manner. Students learn how to recognize different emotions and learn how to manage those feelings. Integrated efforts with teachers and parents are used to develop students’ self-awareness, social awareness, and responsible-decision making skills.
High School   A trained social counselor is available to help students through daily contact to better adjust to their home and family, and to their peers. Individual counseling and group counseling sessions help identify problems and guide students to their resolution.

 

Academic Counseling


Preschool   The preschool counselors in collaboration with the Child Study Team (CST) work with students to identify their strengths, interests and needs. When indicated by parents and preschool teachers, they identify potential academic or behavioral difficulties and provide students with support to overcome these developmental problems in a way that promotes holistic wellness and academic success. The preschool counselors frequently monitor students in the classroom and play areas and may provide teachers and parents with feedback on how to optimally meet the preschool students' needs.
Elementary School   Through Child Study Teams (CST) counselors help to provide intervention strategies to maximize individual students’ achievement. In collaboration with teachers, parents and students’ goals and interventions will be planned and implemented by the CST. Guidance support may include individual/group counseling and student monitoring/tracking.
Middle School   Our counselors also provide guidance to students in developing more effective and efficient study skills, including time management, organization, preparing for exams and goal setting. Through Child Study Teams (CST) counselors help to provide intervention strategies to maximize individual students’ achievement. In collaboration with teachers, parents and students’ goals and interventions will be planned and implemented by the CST. Guidance support may include individual/group counseling and student monitoring/tracking.
High School   A fully dedicated academic counselor works closely with students and their parents to help them make an educated choice for higher education. The Counselors provide the students and their parents with a broad base of information and help them analyze the student's individual case to best ensure his/her best interest.

Counseling Staff

 

Division Name and Title Extension E-Mail
Preschool Samar El-Hayek, Pre-Nursery & Nursery Counselor 633 samar.elhayek@bbs.edu.kw
Fatoma Al-Suwaiti, KG Counselor 104 fatoma.alsuwaiti@bbs.edu.kw
Elementary Nikhila Thomas, Grade 1 and 2 Counselor 203 nikhila.thomas@bbs.edu.kw
Rukhsana Choudhry, Grade 5 Counselor 304 rukhsana.choudhry@bbs.edu.kw
Tomica Fletcher, Counselor 271 tomica.fletcher@bbs.edu.kw
Middle School Rukhsana Choudhry, Grade 6 Counselor 304 rukhsana.choudry@bbs.edu.kw
Ramin Moshtael, Counselor Gr.7 & 8 305 ramin.moshtael@bbs.edu.kw
High School Kenya Waltower, College Counselor 404 kenya.waltower@bbs.edu.kw
Thomas Delain, College Counselor 404 thomas.delain@bbs.edu.kw
Mariana Muniz Fraticelli, Grade 9 and 10 Counselor 404 mariana.fraticelli@bbs.edu.kw
Shatha Attari, Counseling Office Secretary 404 shatha.attari@bbs.edu.kw