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. 
  • If you have any questions about your child's accommodations and /or learning needs at Paul Kane, please contact Mr. Price.  


Mrs. Kelly Spence


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. Wendy Gruhkle-Smar, an addictions counsellor, can be contacted directly at 780-460-4971. Drop in services and assessment are also available on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at the Westmount office located at 12325-140 Street, Edmonton. The contact number is 780-422-7383. For further information regarding these services, you can visit the Alberta Health Services website, side Area.


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 most post-secondary programs are available as well as for SAT and ACT.
  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, and local psychologists, WrapAround.