My name is Tamar Abou Samra; I’ve been in RAK Academy as a school counsellor since 2007.
As a school Counsellor I work with students, parents, teachers and administrators to design a successful learning environment by improving the social, psychological and academic lives of students. My job is to help students to understand and deal with social, behavioural, and personal problems.
My intervention as a school counsellor includes individual and group counseling for some students. For example, if a student's behavior is interfering with his or her achievement, I observe that student in a class and develop (with the class teacher) a plan to address the behavioral issue(s). I also provide consultation services to family members such as parenting skills, study skills, child and adolescent development, and help with school-home transition.
Students can be referred to me by a teacher, parent, friend or by themselves.
Parents can call me at 2362441 (ext.237) or e- mail me at anytime for a phone conference or to set up a school visit.
Counsellors are called upon to help students in a broader way. They help students handle almost any problem that could get in the way of learning, guide them to productive futures, and try to create a positive environment for everyone at school.
Don’t hesitate!!! Visit your school counsellor!
Tamar Harboyan Abou Samra
Wellbeing and Counselling Manager/CPO
The Wellbeing of Students
Our schools play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing of students. In today’s world, wellbeing is considered a major factor in the quality of life, performance and productivity. Where a person's wellbeing reduces, so typically does his or her performance and effectiveness. Balanced wellbeing approaches help students and staff to fulfil their individual potential and bring wider benefits to society.
RAKA has a dedicated student wellbeing team consisting of counsellors, teachers and management. Students’ progress is monitored and supported in all areas. All aspects of a student’s experiences, both in and out of school, contribute to their academic, personal and social development; hence it is essential that we involve parents, carers and families in our approaches to wellbeing. We monitor signs, potential risks and allegations of child abuse, through a confidential, trusting and fair process. We are sensitive to our diverse community and cultural contexts to prevent any child abuse. The Academy has documented policies to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of all enrolled students.