Student ServicesThe Student Service units are integral part of the educational system designed to fully support the vision and mission of the school by providing high quality services to students. It functions as a team which is committed to addressing student needs in partnership with others in and around the school.

The main goal of the student services is to help the students in attaining maximum development in an effective social environment which complements the academic program of the school. The school provides ways and means to cater to the different areas of student development other than the intellectual aspect. This is to ensure that students are taken care of in a conducive, safe, inviting, healthy, and proactive environment that makes learning more attainable. This also provides parents with security to gain trust and confidence bringing their children to more than competent – adequate and trustworthy educational formation center.

In order to do this, the school makes sure it has an essential set of units that takes care of the different areas that provide student services such as guidance and counseling, health and food, transportation, security, and student activities. These areas hold the vital role of responding to the needs of the students so that they will find learning in more than one dimensional process. Through their essential programs orchestrated to serve the specific needs of students, the different units of the student services work in close coordination to meet the maximum target performance in terms of the effectiveness and delivery of the services. In this way, the school does not only ensure academic development of the students; more so, it fosters their adjustment throughout the learning process while facilitating the developmental process itself.

Library. The School Library is the resource and learning center of PSB as it has a collection of books and other reference materials helpful for the teachers’ and students’ academic growth. Philippine School (Bahrain) Library Educational Media Centre is located at the PSB Main Building, First Floor, Silid 113. The area is about the size of the two classrooms (28.543 ft. x 60.367 ft.). It has a Teacher’s Area, Kiddie Library, Cyberzone, Reference, Fiction, Audio-Visual Collection, Reserve, Circulation/Reading section and Mini-Art Gallery Collection. The Philippine School (Bahrain) Library Educational Media Centre aims to provide materials and services that support the vision and mission of the school from pre-school to secondary, with access to a balanced collection of books and other resources which will serve their educational, cultural, and recreational needs. Its specific objectives are:

  1. To provide educational materials and services that encourage reading, learning, and cultural enrichment.
  2. To serve as the extension of the class room that caters to the needs of the students to be competent, creative, committed and compassionate individuals though library resources and services.
  3. To provide collections that represents a broad spectrum of knowledge on a variety of subjects and in a variety of formats.
  4. To continuously update library materials so as to support the school curriculum.
  5. To provide reference sources which are user-friendly, relevant to the curriculum, dependable, authoritative, up-to-date, concise and systematically arranged.
  6. To meet and extend the students’ recreational needs and interests by providing a well-balanced collection.

Library Hours:

Sunday – Thursday
7:00 – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 12:00 nn (Lunch Break)
12:00 nn – 3:00 pm

Library Loans:

Circulation Books - may be borrowed for two (2) weeks circulation
Reference Books - The use is limited within the library only. Teachers may charge out materials for classroom use upon approval by the librarian.
Reserve Books - One book only within one period; renewable for another hour; may be borrowed during noon break or overnight
Periodicals - are for reference use only; may be borrowed for photocopying
Filipiniana Books - are for reference use only
Audio-Visual Materials & Equipment - can be loaned out for teacher’s classroom use and other class related activities

“Books borrowed by the user may be recalled if there are other users who may request for them”.

Guidance and Counseling Center

Anchored with the vision of the school to develop competent, committed, creative, and compassionate individuals, the Guidance and Counseling Center aims to develop the total well-being of students as individuals and as members of society. The center supports the school in creating an environment that is conducive to learning and in providing the means to help the students achieve their optimum potentials.

The PSB Guidance and Counseling Center focuses on providing services, interventions, and activities which will assist students/pupils in achieving their maximum personal development, both as individuals and as learners. The primary role of the guidance counselors is to implement a developmental guidance program that will help all students acquire skills in the educational, social, and psychological areas necessary for living in a multicultural society.

Guidance counselors act as student advocates and work closely with other educators, parents, and community members to provide opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to lead productive, fulfilling lives; thus, involving the faculty, family, and the community in the school guidance program. Guidance program and services are vital components of the educational process which help students recognize their needs and abilities, and develop strategies to realize their full potential. Through its different services, the Guidance and Counseling Center aims to provide experiences, opportunities, and activities that will ensure the students/pupils’ holistic development; thus, enabling them to function as disciplined, work-oriented, productive and self-directing individuals, satisfying to God, to themselves, to the community, to the country, and to the environment.

In order to achieve this goal, the PSB Guidance and Counseling Center has orchestrated a program of essential services and activities that complement the instructional program of the school.

  1. Individual Inventory seeks to systematically identify the characteristics and potentials of every student. This activity is often considered a primary skill of the guidance counselor because it provides a database for more readily understanding the person in the counseling setting and the effective planning for group counseling. This activity is also referred to as individual assessment or appraisal since it promotes the student’s self-understanding as well as assisting the counselor to understand the student better.

    Information Service
  2. Information Service helps provide the student with sufficient educational, social, and occupational data to guide his choices and decisions. This includes activities such as student orientation of which the primary objective is to give due assistance to students to gain new ideas while learning the purpose and know-how about their new environment so that they would have a feeling of belongingness and security in school. The guidance counselors also act as resources for information needed by students, parents, and teachers.
  3. Counseling is the helping process that is instrumental in the development of skills, that assists an individual to effectively define goals, make decisions, and cope with problems related to personal-social, educational, and career concerns.

    1. Individual Counseling is a one-to-one helping relationship that focuses on the student’s growth and adjustment as well as problem solving and decision making needs.
    2. Group Counselling.jpgGroup Counseling (and Guidance) is an activity designed to provide individuals with information or experiences that promote their career or educational understanding as well as personal-social growth and adjustment. Group counseling focuses on assisting counselees to cope with their day-to-day adjustment and developmental concerns while group guidance refers to group activities that focus on providing information or experiences through a planned and organized group activity. The content could include educational, vocational, personal, or social information with a goal of providing students with accurate information that will help them make appropriate plans and life decisions.

  4. Psychological Testing aims to assist the students to achieve self-knowledge and self-realization. Guidance Counselors have the responsibility for ensuring the proper administration of tests in accordance with standardized instructions to help students, teachers, and school administrators for an objective assessment of the students that would help them make accurate decisions about programs and processes related to learning.
  5. Research and Evaluation aims to provide empirically based data relevant to the ultimate goal of implementing counseling. It is also a means of providing additional knowledge in the field, providing factual data to reinforce or guide the counselor’s professional judgments, and seeking answers to questions and issues of professional concern.

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  6. Career Guidance is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist students/pupils in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. Its main objective is to help students/pupils develop their competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning.
  7. Placement and Follow-up refers to the systematic strategies in selecting and utilizing opportunities within and outside the school. Placement aims to assess the capabilities of the students/pupils based on scholastic records and performance. It involves pupil/student assessment, informational service, and counseling assistance appropriate to choices of school courses, co-curricular activities, and employment. Follow-up refers to monitoring of the individual progress of students/pupils’ who have undergone academic advising, counseling, referral, placement or any other intervention program. More so, it is concerned with the development of a systematic plan for maintaining contact with former students to gather feedback on their academic and personal experiences which they can attribute to their high school education. The data obtained from the follow-up studies aid the school in evaluating the school’s curricular and guidance programs.
    Homeroom Guidance
  8. Homeroom Guidance is a developmental program which aims to accompany students/pupils on the road to discovery and maturation through a holistic approach. This aims to provide opportunities for studen ts/pupils to achieve greater self-awareness, self-understanding, and self-acceptance, with emphasis on interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution. The set of activities aims at, but are not limited to the formation of values, attitude, study habits, social graces, and leadership skills.

Health Services.
The school has a well-equipped clinic that is being managed by a volunteer Registered Nurse. For cases which are beyond the capacity of a nurse, the patients (students) are brought to the government Health Center which is just across the school. On other emergency cases, the school calls the government hospital which readily sends an ambulance to fetch the patient. The students also receive series of vaccinations (e.g., Hepatitis, H1N1) from the Ministry of Health.