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The Secondary School Counsellor works with students, parents and teachers. The counsellor trains groups of IB Middle Years Programme students to be peer helpers in order to function as listeners and mediators within the school community. She also regularly meets with groups of students in all grades to discuss how their year is going and to become aware of their challenges. Secondary students who are leaving IAA are invited to attend transition workshops given by the counsellor in order to prepare them for the process of changing location. The counsellor teaches a series of six-session parenting workshops each semester and is available to meet with parents on an individual basis. Teachers have the opportunity to meet with individual students and the counsellor in order to gain a better understanding of each others' classroom needs and facilitate learning. The counsellor is also available to consult with teachers at any time and has offered workshops to teachers on various topics, such as mindfulness and positive discipline in the classroom.