Big Brother Big Sisters – In School Mentors
We are happy and privileged to have the Big Brother big Sisters In-School Mentors at McArthur School. The In-School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out in the playground, gym, library or computer lab. The In-School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of 1 hour for the duration of the school year. Parents will be approached on a need to know basis with information that will come as a recommendation from teachers and/or principal for their child to be part of this program.
The program strives to do the following:
- provide a role model and a friend for girls and boys
- promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
- instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
- encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
- and above all, make a difference while having fun.
Edmonton Immigrant Service Association:
We are very please to have Mr. Mohammad Jaffar joining us to assist with our students and families who are newcomers to Canada. They are in the school one day a week to help support our families.
Rainbows for Children
Rainbows partners with communities to offer a peer support program for children, teens and adults who have experienced a separation, divorce, death or other painful transition within their family. The mission of Rainbows is to assist participants in building self-esteem, and learning positive coping strategies to deal with their losses. This process takes place through channels of peer support with volunteer adult facilitators in a safe and nurturing environment. The emphasis is on the unconditional acceptance that is fostered in the group which promotes growth and healing. The program is offered at McArthur School and there is no cost to participants.
As called upon, Edmonton Public Schools has a broad many departments to assist in every part of your child's needs and achievements.