Counselling Centre & Student Services

For purposes of checking records and interviewing, students are assigned to specific counsellors. Students are welcome to work with either counsellor regarding personal concerns.

Counsellors will assist students to check their records as they progress towards graduation and advice individuals of any problems that might hinder graduation. The alphabetic breakdown of students assigned for each counsellor is
A – L   Ms. L. Ferguson
M - Z   Ms. T. Babecoff-Kimhi
Counsellors provide support in the following areas:

• Crisis counselling involving home or school problems.
• Resolving problems arising from difficulties related to class and/or school routines and policies
• Inter-community referrals to qualified specialists who may offer additional assistance.

• Course planning leading to graduation, post secondary education, and employment.
• Arranging assistance for students experiencing academic difficulties
• Providing scholarship information and applications.

• Referring students to prospective employers who have contacted the school
• Exploring career alternatives and checking for prerequisite courses and requirements for various occupations

Students may make appointments with the counsellors during school hours before or after school, and at lunch. Parents are also welcome to phone counsellors if they have any questions or concerns or to make an appointment.

Health promotion services are provided by a community health nurse from the Richmond Health Department. In the school, the nurse acts as a resource person to counsellors, staff and students on health issues. To contact the nurse, a message may be left at the office.

Career, scholarship, Post-secondary and apprenticeship information is available in the Career Centre. Services which are provided to students and parents include access to:

• Go to Hugh Boyd’s Career Centre Facebook page: search “Ms Jones Career Centre News”
• Interactive career and post-secondary computer exploration programs (Career Cruising), education planner
• Calendar admission guides and pamphlets on post-secondary institutions in B.C. and other Canadian provinces
• Post-secondary entrance exam testing information and application forms (LPI, TOEFL,PSAT, SAT, ACT)
• Scholarship information and applications
• Applying for a job (resume information/ interview skills)
• Future job trends
• Post-secondary financial aid
• Career Programs – apprenticeship website:

The career information advisor and counsellors work together in providing up to date information to students, teaching staff, and parents. Students may access this service through their counsellor or the career information advisor.

Hugh Boyd participates in the school police liaison program in conjunction with the Richmond R.C.M.P. Detachment. The purpose of this program is to enhance the working relationship between the police force, school and community.