The Elementary School has a counsellor who monitors the well-being of all of the students in the Elementary School. The counsellor works closely with staff and parents to identify students who may need counselling support and provides ongoing assistance to those students.
Sekolah Ciputra High School has four (4) full-time Counselors who focus on three important areas of students’ lives: academic progress, social and emotional development, and college/career readiness.
The programmes offered by the counseling team include:
SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspect of Learning) Programme
SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspect of Learning) is a school continuum approach to address and promote social and emotional skills that will impact the student learning experience. This approach is adapted from the UK SEAL national approach, CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), and IB ATL skills (Approaches To Learning). There are five main aspects addressed in this programme: self and social awareness; affective self-management; relationship skills; responsible behaviour. The programme is delivered weekly during Homeroom time or during our Grade Level Programme (GLP) time and is adjusted to match the developmental stage of each grade level. The programme is delivered in multiple formats, which include videos, discussions, collaborative activities, and worksheets.
Private Counseling Programme
The Private Counseling Programme is sometimes the most effective approach for students to discuss issues surrounding social and emotional issues (often relating to peers), teachers, parents and academic challenges. Students are encouraged and guided to solve their problems independently. The Counselors are available every day at first and second break or after school. The private counseling sessions might also take place during normal lesson time for urgent matters.
Group Counseling Programme
Currently, our Group Counseling Programme is only used for new students, but it is also an option for other students if they have something to discuss. Group Counseling Programme sessions cover topics such as adapting to a new environment, making friends, and dealing with new teachers and new systems.
Learning Support Programme
The Learning Support Programme is designed for students who have challenges or difficulties in learning. Teachers and Counselors identify which students are experiencing academic/ social/ emotional concerns by assessing their report marks and collecting information about their classroom behaviour. Students are monitored for anywhere between 2-10 weeks, where counselors report directly to parents on their child’s progress so that they can support their child further at home. Furthermore, we are also developing protocols for dealing with gifted and talented students.
Careers Guidance Programme
Counselors offer a Career Guidance Programme specifically designed for Grades 9-12 students. This programme is run using an online university and career guidance portal where each student has their own account. Each year students are assigned specific tasks which are completed during Homeroom time. Students record their activities and involvements such as competitions and sports. They can explore different job options to help select career pathways. The students can also get help to match their preference questionnaire to appropriate universities.
We also conduct Careers Day, where invited guests (parents of students or Sekolah Ciputra alumni who are successful in their chosen field) come and share experiences and tips for success, which later can be used by students to plan their own careers. As well, representatives from universities both in Indonesia and abroad are available to present useful information and guidance to students.
A series of guest lectures from different university professors are also organised throughout the year. Collaborating with subject teachers, counselors offer lectures that address relevant topics, providing students with university lecture experience while also providing them with the opportunity to ask questions specific to different college pathways such as Arts, Business, Mathematics, Science, English, etc.
Work Experience Week
Sekolah Ciputra introduces students to the wider community outside the school through various programmes. Work Experience Week is a programme designed for Grade 10 students to give students real experience of working in a variety of companies for one week. The aim is for our students to experience the skills of communicating, responsibility, and to give more insight into the work/field students are interested in. There are more than 50 businesses and organisations involved in this event. The partnerships and connections established both for students as well as for those businesses have proved to be invaluable. Students can experience what it is like to be in a work environment. At the end, students debrief on what they learned and the impact that this might have on their future decisions.
International Day Celebrations
Throughout the year, the counseling team organises the celebration of several days celebrated annually and internationally, such as Mental Health Day, Kindness Day, and Anti-Bullying Day. The celebrations take place in collaboration with students and teachers in theme-related projects, such as the #SpreadKindness project, the Kindness Bingo Challenge, the Anti-Bullying seminar in collaboration with the OSIS team, and Mental Health Month celebrations.