Hello Diefenbaker Community,
We have partnered with the School Councils from William Aberhart High School, James Fowler High School, and Robert Thirsk High School to put on a complementary virtual series with Dr. Saira Sabzaali.
Dr. Sabzaali is an expert in adolescent development and has offered this opportunity to our school communities. The three(3) virtual series are listed below and the LINKs to the events can be found attached in the pdf. to the right of this message.
You are welcome to join one, two or all three virtual sessions. We hope you can join us!
----------------- Virtual Presentation Information and Dates -------------------------
Session 1: April 27 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Is this Normal? An Exploration of the Teenage Brain
Session 2: May 18 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Am I Invisible? Keeping your Teen Connected to the Family
Session 3: June 15 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Are They Doing too Much? Strategies to Support your Ambitious Teenager
Dr. Saira Sabzaali is a Registered Clinical Counselor with a Ph. D. in Transpersonal Psychology. She is the Clincial Director of Dragonfly Wellness Centre, an online hub for mental health, personal growth, and counselling. She works with adults from diverse cultural backgrounds who are looking for a new approach to mental health and want to incorporate their cultural values and spiritual beliefs into therapy. She specializes in depression, anxiety, family harmony and burnout. Dr. Saira has delivered two TEDx talks and is involved in teaching and curriculum development in the Clinical Counselling program at Stenberg college. She enjoys reading, writing poetry, and volunteering in the community, and lives in a small town on Shuswap Lake with her husband and two kids in the Okanagan Valley.
John G. Diefenbaker School Council exists to influence students to be confident lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities. We are committed to active participation in a partnership of students, parents, teachers and community to promote the goals and values centered in the teaching/learning environment
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the learning commons. All parents, students, staff and community members are welcome to attend and to add your voice to the conversation.
See our Calendar page for dates and times.
Upcoming meetings: Tuesday, May 10th 6:30pm - 8:00pm / Tuesday, June 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Chair: Kathy Rwamuningi
Vice Chair: Anita Gee
Treasurer: Ellen Leong
Volunteer/Alumni: Mimi Mah & Tracee Fraser Key Communicators: Elaine Cohen & Robert Brooks
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If you are unable to attend meetings and have a question for our school council, would like to provide feedback, or suggest an initiative please email email@example.com.