Meet Your School Counsellors
Ms. Mason and Ms. Brandt
Ms. Mason - High School Counsellor
Let me introduce myself ...
Rhonda Mason, School Counsellor, B. Ed, MA in Counselling
I enjoy being a part of and helping this school community!
A little about me:
I was born in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, and grew up mostly in St. Albert, Alberta where I went to High School. I attended the University of Alberta and received my Bachelor of Education degree in 2000. I have lived in Calgary since 2004 teaching with the Calgary Catholic School District. I received my Master of Counselling Degree from Gonzaga University in August of 2018. In September of 2018 I embarked on my school counselling career at St. Gabriel the Archangel.
I really enjoy being a school counsellor and feel like my experiences in life help me to understand and empathize in a unique way with my students. I currently live on my own in Calgary with my adorable little Boston Terrier mix, Sadie.
· I am a huge movie buff and especially love horror movies
· I love music and art
· I love to read and share books with others
· I play tennis and used to be a tennis referee
· I love to travel and have been blessed to have been to many places in Europe, as well as Mexico, Chicago, San Francisco, San Antonio, and many more. Once it is ok to travel I plan to visit New York City as well as Southeast Asia.
Fill out the following Google form if you would like to see me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Ms. Brandt- Junior High Counsellor
Let me introduce myself . . .
Hello, I am Ms. Brandt, School Counsellor for Grades 7-9. I have been the Counsellor for several CCSD schools, the Counselling CT of Student Services at Bishop McNally High School, the Counsellor for Island Catholic Schools in BC, and I started my career in Special Education in Ontario. I love the sunny skies, the close proximity to the mountains and so have chosen Calgary as home.
I will be working mostly with the Junior High students and try to always be available to help students problem solve whether it is a social situation, a personal issue or a school related concern, in order help students identify their inner strengths, their goals and best next steps for academic success!
Please drop by to see me, leave me a note or fill in a google form. If I am busy I will come and find you as soon as I am able. Have a wonderful school year!
If I Tell My School Counsellor something will they tell someone else?
This is a very important question, and students deserve to have the facts.
All sessions with a school counsellor are confidential. Counsellors have an ethical responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to respect and safeguard a student’s right to confidentiality. But…there are times when a school counsellor must disclose (tell someone else) something a student has told them. This only happens when:
A counsellor suspects abuse (physical or sexual) or neglect, based on what a student has told them.
A student reveals that they are at risk of harming themselves or an identifiable other person.
A student requests disclosure.
A disclosure is ordered by a court.
Resources for you
We support our students in the following areas:
- high school diploma requirements
- course registration
- course sequencing
- course pre-requisites
- timetable issues
- post-secondary questions
- scholarship & bursary information
We also support students needing:
- academic counseling support working through issues that impact learning and life
- emotional counseling
- access to community supports
- financial support
- help resolving conflicts
- an advocate at school