Essential Support2022-09-30T07:02:03+00:00

Essential Support

Mentors

‘Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction’( John Crosky). We cannot agree more on this as mentoring is a very significant part of APL. The student’s mentor plays a multidimensional role in helping the child with his/her academic, social and emotional needs. Every student at APL is assigned a mentor who will be his/her friend, philosopher and guide in school. Mentors are the first point of contact, and their interaction with the parents helps in building a mutual interest in the mentee’s development.

Our faculty are trained to understand and support students through a range of issues: academic, social, emotional, developmental. Mentor periods aim to create a space in which the class group is guided by the Class Mentor to discuss and air-out issues specific to the class. Some of the activities that happen at this time are silence, guided meditation, circle time and sharing of news that is relevant to the class.

Counseling

Counselors in APL are qualified, experienced & skilled in one-on-one counseling as well as group sessions. The one-on-one sessions meet individual and personal counseling needs of students, understanding and accommodating the emotional spectrum of all students. Psychological guidance in terms of social and moral values are imbibed in students in a clearly defined, fully confidential space. Proactive strategies are put in place to help students with conflict resolution and effective engagement with the community.  At all levels of school, the effort is to create self-awareness and promote emotional literacy, thus creating a school climate promoting healthy living and learning.

Explore

Explore is a one-of-a-kind program where sessions are conducted to create a non-judgemental space for students to reflect on various topics. These topics are selected based on areas of social and emotional relevance to the students. It gives students structured time each week to reflect, discuss and make personal meaning under the guidance of a facilitator. These sessions are facilitated by our trained and qualified counsellors.
The topics for Explore are discussed using different methodologies like interactive sessions, activities, power-point presentations, role-plays, videos and debates. The content for Explore is designed by the Counsellors and is age-appropriately presented to the students across Grades 2-12.

Academic and Career Counselors

Ms Preeti Kumar (For Grades 8 & 9)
Ms Sujitha Nair (For Grades 10, 11 & 12)

APL Global School has dedicated academic and college counsellors who guide CAIE & NIOS students to prepare and apply for courses post A levels and NIOS. Through personalized attention and with the help of online resources, counsellors help our young individuals to realize their academic aspirations by identifying their strengths and interests to achieve the same.

The academic counsellors support students from Grade 8 through IGCSE and AS/A2 levels in their career/ course planning process by

  • Conducting career talks with APL Alumni and parents as guest speakers
  • Conducting information sessions for different grade levels on vital information such as entry requirements, entrance exams, timelines, and country-specific requirements.
  • Helping them to explore different career options and possibilities.
  • Guiding them in the subject-selection process before stepping into Grade 9 and Grade 11.
  • Facilitating the Psychometric assessments.
  • Encouraging them to explore various learning opportunities during summer breaks and vacations like internships, summer schools and volunteering activities.
  • Arranging university representative visits and university fairs.
  • Sharing fortnightly / monthly newsletters with information on various webinars, university updates and summer programs.
  • Coordinating yearly parent-interaction and subject-selection orientation sessions.
  • Helping Grade 12 students with transcript uploads on application portals.
  • Coordinating and procuring teacher reference letters and predicted grades for Grade 12 students.
  • Providing letters of recommendation from counsellors.