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Bond Guidance Counselors will provide information and advice on a one-to-one basis with the students and assist them in course selection. Bond will hold a course fair each year in May to assist students with course selection.
When students come to Bond, the guidance counsellors introduce the students to the education system, university entry requirements, and the curriculum of Bond International College. Through individual conversations with a student the counsellor learns about the personality, academic strengths, university plans and career intentions and helps them choose courses and make a learning plan. The counsellor also has an opportunity to assess how the student is adapting to a new environment, adjusting psychologically and any needs for counselling.
At Bond we have early identification of student problems in learning and work with the students and parents to minimize failure. Teachers meet regularly to determine the students in need of extra help and analyze the reasons and formulate plans of assistance.
Curriculum leaders regularly hold meetings to discuss how to help students who have difficulties in learning and students who are not progressing well. At the meeting, teachers will make a list of students who need help, analyze the reasons, and make remedy plans. Guidance counselors will assist teachers to communicate with each student and their parents individually.
- After school help from classroom teachers Monday to Thursday, 3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
- English/Math Study Halls Monday to Thursday, 4:15 to 5:30 –teachers supervise students’ homework and answer questions
- Residence evening tutorial for Grade 9 – 12 students Monday to Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Certified teacher supervises and tutors students
- Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Preparation – 6 – 8 weeks before the test Bond teachers tutor for 2 hours per week
- IELTS preparation courses are offered to Bond students year-round, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays.
Bond offers one-to-one based professional consulting to students with their university applications. All staff at the Guidance department provide great support to students’ academic success.
In addition to sending report cards to parents on a regular basis, Bond organizes one-on-one parent-teacher meetings to help parents better understand students’ academic performance and help students make progress in their future studies. Local parents or guardians can make an appointment with the teacher to meet face-to-face. If the parents are not in Canada, they can register for the Bond Online teacher-parent meeting. Bond also provides translators for parents who do not speak English to assist parents in communicating with teachers.
Bond organizes and encourages students to participate in various competitions and provides competition guidance. Over time, Bond students have performed well in competitions such as the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge(COMC), Canadian Chemistry Contest, Online Physics Competition held by McMaster University, Euclid Mathematics Contest and Canadian Computing Competition (CCC).
Our Guidance counsellors work with the teachers, students and their parents. At Bond we follow a strict attendance system in which we collect class attendance for each class. Parents and guardians are informed regularly about a student’s attendance if there are any issues. This system guarantees the safety of students, promotes self discipline and cultivates good study habits.