MS Counseling

The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Middle School (MS) Counseling

We provide opportunities, along with the skills and knowledge, to equip our students to achieve the social and emotional balance that is needed throughout life.

The Middle School has dedicated full-time counselors, specially trained to accompany young adolescents during their journey toward teenage years. Supporting families and their children with transition whether it is into ISKL’s Middle School program, into high school or as they move to a new country is an important part of the counselors’ roles. The counselors provide various programs and workshops to help both students and parents handle transitions as well as on various other topics such as digital citizenship, navigating peer relationships and managing stress and anxiety. Counselors work with parents, faculty and staff to ensure that the students are evolving in a caring and nurturing environment.

Middle School counselors are supporting students and families in many ways including:

  • Course selection and class scheduling
  • Regular well-being surveys to check in on students
  • Targeting support, homegroup lessons and workshops based on emerging, data-supported community needs
  • Working with faculty to embed social-emotional learning into curricular lessons
  • Individual and small group counseling sessions for social, emotional, behavioral and academic support
  • Workshops and counseling programs that cover key topics such as coping with adolescence, health, and well-being
  • Parent workshops and book clubs to support the needs of adolescents