We take very seriously our role in developing the whole child and ensuring each student’s well-being. Adolescence can be a challenging time and we strive to support our students in maintaining balance in all aspects of their busy lives. Given our school size and the familial atmosphere, our teachers, administrators, and counsellors are in an excellent position to build relationships and a strong rapport with students.

Our school counsellors advise students on course selection and personal educational planning, career counselling, university and college entrance, and study programs in Israel. Personal counselling is also offered to students who wish to discuss academic, social or personal issues; personal counselling is strictly confidential. Once enrolled, students meet with a counsellor who introduces them to the resources available to them and ensures a smooth transition to high school.

Throughout the school year, our Counselling department organizes a diverse offering of programs relevant for each grade. Examples include:

Grade 8 SOLOS – Online Safety
Grade 9 SACY – Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Healthy Strategies for Healthy Living
Grade 10 SafeTeen – Healthy Relationships
Crisis Center – Suicide Prevention
Grade 11 Sexual and Relationship Health
Grade 11/12 ICBC – Road Safety
Grade 12 Crisis Center – Suicide Prevention

King David gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.