Department Members:
Mrs. H. Fraser                     Mr. D. Alparaque                          Ms. M. Gill
Counselors provide information and support for students and parents through:
  • Student meetings, parent meetings, telephone conversations and email
  • Morning, lunch hour and after school informational meetings
  • Grad News, Newsletter
Educational & Business Counseling:
Alphabet Division (by last name):
A – G  –  Ms. Heather Fraser
H – O –  Mr. Dale Alparaque
P – Z  –  Ms. Mini Gill
Course Selection
  • Graduation Requirements and Course credits (i.e. External credits, Language challenges, etc.)
  • Post Secondary Admission
  • Scholarship Opportunities & support
  • School-Based Team
  • Course Selection for Grade 11s Powerpoint
Personal Counseling:
Students may make an appointment with the counsellor of their choice for problem solving, goal setting, communication and interpersonal skill development, support and coping strategies for stressors such as loss, failure, peer pressure, time management, drug & alcohol misuse, family conflict, divorce, bullying. Confidentiality is ensured for the student except when someone might be hurt or if ordered by a court.
Information about Services:
  • Hospital Homebound (Surrey School District)
  • Information about other programs in the district for students needing a different type of schooling, i.e. Surrey Connect, FVDES online and paper, White Rock South Surrey Learning Centre, Adult and Continuing Education as well as School District Support Services
  • Peace Arch Community Services: Drug and alcohol counseling, family and teen issues.
Upcoming Events:
B.C. Post Secondary Presentations at Semiahmoo Secondary
     Thursday, December 8th Semiahmoo Secondary School @ 7 pm
Programs, Committees & Events Counselors Facilitate:
     Articulation of elementary students from Grade 7 to 8
     Course Selection Grade 9 – 12
     Scholarship Committee
Are you fluent in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese Punjabi or Korean? Applications for language challenges will be available in October, please see your ‘Alpha Counsellor’ for further information. Hard copies available from your Counsellor.
Applications will be due to your Alpha Counsellor by Thursday October 27th.
Final deadline: October 28th, 2011 to Ms. Fraser
This procedure allows students to write an examination for graduation credit in grade 11 and 12 language courses where prior learning has occurred: French 11/12, German 11/12, Japanese 11/12, Mandarin 11/12 (simplified & traditional), Punjabi 11/12, Spanish 11/12 and Korean 11/12.
Students who are in grade 10 may challenge a Grade 11 exam, and those in Grade 11 may challenge a Grade 11 or 12 exam.
New for this year: To increase the accuracy of our data entry process we are asking all students to type in their applications online before printing and submitting to their counselors – google “language challenge exams”  or click: