Students of Roxborough Secondary School are being encouraged to set goals that will guide them beyond secondary school.
This advice came from guidance counsellor Randy Taylor, who addressed the schools Form Five students during a retreat at the Betsy Hope/L’Anse Fourmi Community Centre on January 25.
Taylor urged the students to consider their futures.
“Setting goals takes vision,” he said, “and positioning yourself in a certain frame of mental construct, where you ask yourselves ‘what is it I want to attain’?”
The school-based programme, led by both primary and secondary school guidance counsellors, reinforced topics including the importance of good study habits, learning styles and time management.
Guidance counsellor Ertha Wright explained the benefits of the session.
“Adapting a goal-oriented way of thinking will allow students to be better equipped to manage the demanding aspects of post-secondary school life, as well as being prepared for pursuing their education at post-secondary and tertiary level,” Wright stated.
The retreat was hosted by the Student Support Unit of the Division of Education, Innovation and Energy.