Hi there! I'm Mrs. Lomness. I am the Teacher Counsellor at SJF. I am currently on maternity leave with my son, but I look forward to returning to SJF in January. I enjoy yoga, hiking, walking my dog, camping, and spending time with my family.
We have a great Counselling Team at SJF including Ms. Kalau (Family School Liaison Counsellor), Mr. Tait (Student Support), and Mrs. Savage (Making Connections). There are a variety of reasons you might reach out to one of us including:
You need someone to talk to about a personal concernYou are worried about someone elseYou need a snack or lunchTimes are tough financially and your family might need some help accessing supports (such as getting into a sporting activity or accessing the food bank)You want to get involved in leadership opportunitiesYou need a break from class and need a space to self-regulate inYou need some hygiene suppliesLunch clubsParticipation in a group
If you need to talk to one of us, you can:
1) Seek us out before school, at a break, or during lunch and we will ensure you are seeing the most appropriate person to meet your needs2) Ask your teacher to check if we are available (please do not just show up during class time, because we might be with someone else or away from our office)3) Talk to your parents and ask them to contact the school
Please note that privacy is important to members of the counselling team, but there are limits to confidentiality that will be shared with you.
I hope you have a healthy and happy year ahead!