The Student Services department supports student learning through its various areas: The Learning Centre (TLC), the Guidance Counsellor offices, and the Wellness Centre (Room 115).
The Learning Centre
The Learning Centre is a department that works with diverse learners. The Learning Centre is the link between students with special learning needs, parents, teachers and administration to help promote and enable successful student learning. The department is responsible for coordinating learning strategies and supports, administering the Individual Program Plans (IPP), as well as, English Language Learners (ELL).
School Counsellors and Mental Health Resources
School counsellors continue to be available to students requiring support. Please email your school counsellor to set up a phone or e- conversation. We are working towards setting up an online booking system for phone or e-appointments. Please stay tuned.
Please take care of yourselves and reach out if you need support!
A-K Ms. Jean Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
L-Z Ms. Dawn Berry email@example.com
We would also like to support our students and families with mental health resources in the community. Please follow the links provided below.
Calgary Community Resources for Mental Health Counselling and Supports:
Kids Help Phone: you can text, phone, live chat or find resources at: https://kidshelpphone.ca/
Access Mental Health for Adolescents: free, short term mental health supports and resources available at:
Distress Centre: 24 hour crisis support, free crisis counselling, peer support, community resources at:
Eastside Family Centre: normally walk in counselling available but currently offering phone or e-therapy at:
Addiction and Mental Health support through Alberta Health Services: helplines, services, and counselling supports at:
Calgary Counselling Centre: affordable and subsidized counselling supports at:
The Alex Health Centre: physical, emotional and sexual health care available for vulnerable Calgarians. Mature minors are supported.
Alberta Health Resource Information for Coping During COVID-19:
COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic
Mental Health: Coping and Connection for Children and Families During COVID-19
In line with All in for Youth goals, the Success Coach aims to connect youth to positive adults, help remove barriers and help change attitudes and behaviours. The Success Coach’s role is to work closely with students and to support those facing challenges and barriers throughout their lives. Barriers that students may face, but not limited to, may be: access to transportation, academic struggles, minor addiction concerns, financial need, minor health and mental health concerns, challenging living situations, and lack of positive role models. The success coach’s role is to strive to meet the unique and individualized needs of children in order to increase academic engagement and success.
Bowness’ Success Coach is Allison Lawryk. Her office is in the Wellness Room located in room 1114. She can be reached by phone at 403-286-5092, voicemail 3156 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grade 12 Assembly
Information was shared with all Grade 12 students regarding diploma exams, myPass accounts, graduation requirements, post- secondary planning, scholarships, career planning, and other resources.
At Bowness, we strongly believe in having students form positive connections and supporting our students as they navigate a new building, new curriculum, and new relationships. As part of this transition process, Bowness will be starting a new program called “BOW Time”. All incoming Grade 10 students will be matched with a homeroom teacher. Grade 10s will meet with this teacher once a week on Mondays during the Learning Enhancement Time (LET) period. The purpose of BOW time is to build strong connections with staff and other students. The homeroom teacher will be acting a mentor to these Grade 10 students. We are very excited to offer this new program at Bowness and really looking forward to it taking off in the 2018-19 school year.