Student Services

Student Services

The goal of the Student Services Department at Paul Kane High School is to assist students to achieve their potential both educationally and emotionally. Student Services has an open-door policy that encourages students to drop in at time of need.  
  • Paul Kane has two counsellors available. Email any concerns you may have to Ms. Kelly Spence (Counsellor for Grade 10/12) or Ms. Teresa Royea (Counsellor for Grade 11/12).  Appointments can be made with Mrs. Amy Rhodey in Student Services at 780-460-4405, ext 323.
  • If you have any questions about your child's accommodations and /or learning needs at Paul Kane, please contact the Inclusive Education Coordinator Mr. Daryl Price.

Latest News

U of A Summer Career Camp 2019

This program is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 looking to jump-start their career. This includes students going into grade 10 this fall and students who are taking a gap year or are upgrading post grade 12. 

Registration now open!


Ms. Kelly Spence
Counsellor Gr. 10/12

Ms. Teresa Royea

Counsellor Gr.11/12

Mr. Daryl Price
Inclusive Education Co-Ordinator

Community Support Network

24-hour Distress Line

Call: 780 482-HELP  (780 482-4357)

 The Support Network provides a "single point of entry" for community support and counselling services in the Edmonton area. The Support Network operates a 24-hour Distress Line which provides support for suicide prevention, education, and bereavement services. In addition, the Support Network can provide information and referrals to more than 100 human service agencies and organizations in metro Edmonton. If you need help, the DISTRESS LINE offers a non-judgemental, empathetic listener who is always available when you feel overwhelmed, depressed or in crisis. Call: 482-HELP

  • 24-hour distress line
  • community service information
  • counselling
  • suicide prevention
  • suicide bereavement
  • volunteer program


Alberta Mental Health & Addictions (formerly AADAC)

As part of a provincial initiative, Alberta Mental Health has introduced Mobile Service Teams to enhance services to youth at risk.  A St. Albert unit has been established. Jenn Bolin, an addictions counsellor, can be contacted directly at 780-422-7383. Drop in services and assessment are also available on Wednesdays from 12:30-4:00 at 30 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert. The contact number is 780-342-1410. For further information regarding these services, you can visit the Alberta Health Services website.


Other Resources for Students


The role of the counsellor includes:
  1. Career Counselling: job search techniques, job requirements, job salary, job outlook.
  2. Educational Counselling: orientation to high school, choosing courses appropriate to goals, interests and abilities.
  3. Post-Secondary Counselling: admission requirements for post-secondary institutions, cost of programs, scholarships, loans, assistance with registration.
  4. Personal Counselling: help with any concerns or problems a student may have, and, if necessary, referrals to outside agencies.
The following are some special resources available:
  1. Interest and aptitude testing: Students have the opportunity to use a career program called ALIS, which assists them in making career decisions.
  2. Aptitude testing: Students may take the COPS Interest Inventory to help them match their interests and areas of strength.
  3. Information sessions: Upcoming post-secondary information sessions are held each year and posted by the Student Services Bulletin Board.
  4. Counselling Centre: This is a drop-in information centre for use by students. Academic calendars of most post-secondary programs are available.
  5. Referral services:Our counsellors can refer students who need assistance. Some of these referrals may involve community agencies such as: Family School Liaison, Parent Place, Social Services, local psychologists, WrapAround and The Collective.