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Nanjing International School
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Nanjing International School

Counselling

The NIS School Counselling programme is proactive in nature, focusing on the academic and social-emotional development of the whole child.

Our Counselling team provides support for students, parents and teachers through observation, consultation, small group, 1:1 counselling, guidance lessons and workshops. Support is tailored for the developmental stage of the student and builds awareness in the following areas: communication and relationships, self-awareness, self-regulation, identity, and wellness.

We strongly believe in confidentiality. Our Counselling team practice “What happens here, stays here.” The only time we break confidentiality is if someone says they will hurt themselves or someone else, or if someone is in danger. We want students, parents and teachers to feel like it is a safe place to open up.

Counselling Across School Levels

Primary School

Dan Snyder

Dan Snyder

Primary School Counsellor

The vision of the NIS Primary School Counselling Program is for all students in the Early Years Programme to Grade 5, to depart empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, social, and career successes.

It is our belief that all students can reach their full potential as respectful and responsible citizens.

Our goal is to achieve this vision by way of programmes such as service learning, guidance lessons, small group discussions, parenting seminars and a number of other initiatives.  

Secondary School

Ruben Joyner

Ruben Joyner

Secondary School Counsellor

The NIS Secondary School Counselling Programme focuses on the social-emotional development of students.

Our counsellor collaborates with teachers, parents and students to help students grow and thrive amid the developmental changes that occur during adolescence.

This is achieved through individual and group meetings, Life 101 classes, Advisory, teacher consultation and collaboration as well as parent support.  

University Counseling

Yeon-Keong Noh

Yeon-Keong Noh

College Counsellor
Iryna Shuvalova

Iryna Shuvalova

College Counsellor

The NIS University Counselling Programme focuses on the overall personal development and wellness of our students. The areas of focus are; academic, career, and social-emotional development.

Our 6-12 Advisory program, Life 101 curriculum, Secondary School assemblies, Peer Ambassadors, transition programme, 1:1 care, small group meetings, parent and faculty workshops, as well as consultations, are used to promote an understanding of self-concept and personal satisfaction. 

Developing an awareness of self as an individual, a student, and career-bound individual promotes the building blocks for an optimal start into adulthood.   

Our Counselling programme guides students with course selection, career objectives, next steps after high school, including university research and applications.  NIS offers PSAT, SAT, I and II and Cambridge testing for college-bound students. 

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