This group is intended for school counselors specializing in mental health.

This group provides an opportunity to build and maintain professional contacts with other counselors within Switzerland as well as a forum to engage in discussions and elicit professional support.

The aim of this group is to:

  • Provide an opportunity to network with other professional school counselors
  • Discuss best practices
  • Discuss Swiss laws regarding counseling services
  • Share resources and information
  • Provide professional development opportunities

The goal of the group is to meet at least once a year and maintain virtual forums for discussions and collaboration throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining the SGIS Mental Health Counselors Groups, please contact Kellie McGill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newsflash

FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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