We recognise that some students struggle with being away from home at times. At such times Dorm Parents, with the assistance of the Head of Boarding will spend time helping that boy to feel more comfortable and employ strategies to ease the degree of homesickness.
Our boarders are supported to build strong relationships. We believe that communication is vital for healthy relationships and we understand that boys need to keep in touch with their families as they develop friendships at the College.
A counselling service is provided one day per week to Abergowrie students and is aimed at providing positive, confidential support on a range of concerns:
- Anger and behaviour management
- Peer and family relationships
- Stress, depression and anxiety management
- Substance misuse
- Bullying and homesickness
- Goal setting and confidence
This service is provided at no cost to students or families. Students, staff or family can refer a child for counselling.