The High School Guidance Counselor at
Kuwait Bilingual School (KBS) works in close
partnership with the Principal and all Teachers in
promoting and supporting students’ success.
School Counselor provides students with the support,
advice and guidance they need to develop
academically and socially, encouraging positive
motivation and aspirations needed to enter
university upon graduation from High School.
Preparing students for university and
the wider world of work is a priority for the High
This is done by facilitating the college
application process, including assisting students
with university entry requirements, ensuring
students are prepared academically for their desired
courses and are well informed about different
entrance examinations, such as SATs, IELT’s, and
those for local and regional education
The High School Guidance Counselor meets
individually with all High School students at the
beginning of each academic year to set a ‘Career
This allows the Counselor to establish
personal relationships with all the students, to
enable the appropriate guidance throughout High
School and ensure students make the correct elective
Informal and formal information sessions and
workshops are also part of the High School
Counselor’s role in ensuring students are fully
informed and actively thinking about their career
options and their future.
The High School Counselor encourages
students to participate in the wider community by
completing community service work and voluntary
placements, because it is a valuable and important
part of the students’ learning, character building
and a necessary requirement for successful
The students are also informed by the High
School Counselor of University Fairs, that take
place in Kuwait and the Counselor arranges
university visits to show students all the
opportunities available to them.
support is an important part of the Counselors’ role
in ensuring students’ relationships with peers and
teachers are positive.
The High School Counselor also helps students
work through difficult situations both personal and
academic, by promoting mediation and conflict
resolution which in turn leads to successful student
transitions from grade to grade.