(Virtual) Coffee With the Counselors


Invitation to join in a parenting roundtable on the theme of “Encouragement versus Praise in Promoting Healthy Mindsets in Children”

We would like to invite all interested parents and guardians to join an upcoming virtual “Coffee with the Counselors” where we will take a look together at just what the difference between giving praise and giving encouragement looks like, and how both affect children’s developing sense of self. This roundtable is applicable for parents of kids of all ages–from Early Years to Grade 12. Though we’ll miss having the conversation in-person at school, we’re looking to do all we can to open a space for an engaging, interactive conversation!

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 11:00-11:45

If you would like to join the conversation, please email  at least a day in advance to receive the Zoom link.

Which parenting roundtable topics would interest you in the future?

To be sure that we are addressing the topics that are most relevant to our FIS families, we invite you to fill in this 60-second survey, to indicate which of a list of topics would be most appealing to you.

Let us (re)introduce ourselves!

The FIS Counseling Team would like to (re-)introduce ourselves, as we have a new configuration this school year, welcoming Anita Lasch as the new MYP (grade 6-10) Counselor. The Counseling Team is here for all students, working in particular to encourage their discovery and growth of self-awareness, determination for success, and capacity for building and maintaining healthy relationships. We are also always available to speak with parents about social, emotional, and academic-related themes. Please feel free to be in contact at any time, should you like to speak about your son or daughter.

We look forward to connecting with many of you over the course of the school year!

Jasmina Dzafic, EY/ES Counselor
Judy Bradley, EY/ES Counselor, supporting Jasmina Dzafic while on leave
Anita Lasch, Secondary Counselor, MYP (Grades 6-10)
Michelle Ang, Secondary Counselor, DP (Grades 11-12) & Wellbeing Coordinator

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