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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913


Growing up is not always easy. Our counselors are here to support the social-emotional well-being of every student.

There are multiple pressures and factors facing our students every day. Our caring counselors and teachers are here to support the needs of our students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective communicators, responsible and caring world citizens, and lifelong learners. 

Learning social-emotional skills is a journey just like learning math or reading. Sometimes called “soft skills”, our programmes help students understand perseverance, goal-setting, understanding their own emotions, and resolve conflict. Students engage with real-world topics such as online safety and personal wellbeing, which they will carry with them into adulthood.

Parents play an important role at each stage of their child’s growth. Communication between parents, teachers, and counsellors is critical to our approach. We aim to support students from all sides - school and home.

Our Counselling program begins in the Early years and Elementary through whole-class, small group, and individual sessions. Classroom teachers work side-by-side with the elementary counsellor to support and nurture development. 

Our Counselling program in Secondary, similar to the Elementary model, includes whole-class, small group, and individual sessions. Organized in small groups, the Secondary Advisory programme is built to further develop skills and address specific challenges and needs of each age group, including cyber-bullying, online safety, conflict resolution, goal setting, and time management, students listen, share and learn from each other.

In addition, Canadian Academy counselors are available to assist students in all aspects of their personal, social, and academic growth. 
Growing up is not always easy; an international and multicultural setting has its own challenges. Students are invited to visit with any of the counselors to confidentially share their concerns, questions, or problems.

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