Emotional and Pastoral Care The emotional and pastoral care department at AIS provides a comprehensive program that addresses the academic, emotional, career and personal/social development of all students. Thus, these departments are divided into three streams-Emotional and Pastoral Counseling, College Counseling and Career Counseling. In addition to the above, the counseling department teaches personal, social and health education as part of the school’s curriculum. The counseling department exists to provide emotional guidance for students. The department is committed to assisting students in reaching their personal and academic potential. The department strives to nurture and develop well-rounded and emotionally-stable students through the provision of professional, ethical and confidential counseling. The department offers the following services to students and staff: Individual Private Counseling Class Counseling/Personal Social and Health (PSHE) Small Group Counseling Workshops Support or Staff Support for Parents PSHE is a program that is organized to help the students gain knowledge, understanding and practical skills to live healthily, responsibly, safely and productively. It is part of the school’s curriculum for all year groups. Students are taken through topics such as : Personal Hygiene Emotional and Physical Wellness Mental Health Puberty Global Awareness Leadership Skills This program exists to ensure that the academic as well as non-academic needs of students are met.