About the AGCA (SA)
The AGCA(SA) is the local chapter of the national organisation of guidance officers and counsellors working in school settings.
The Association aims to support the professional development and welfare of its members through the provision of quality professional development activities, promotion of pro-active programs and information sharing. The outcomes of this include improved educational provisions and programs for all students and the skilling of support providers.
What does the AGCA (SA) offer?
• Professional development and welfare of its members
• A forum for members to discuss matters of common concern and professional interest
• The opportunity to work for the betterment of all students in schools, particularly students at risk
• Affiliation with national and international guidance and counselling organisations
• Promotion of research and the publication of work in journals
• A lobby group to promote the interests of members of the Association
Examples of AGCA (SA) services include:
• An issue of the Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling annually
• 2 national newsletters during each year
• Organisation of professional workshops on topics such as Sleep and Schooling, Attachment Disorder, Circle Time, Emotional Literacy and The Friends Anxiety Reduction Program
AGCA (SA) Awarding Excellence in SACE Psychology
AGCA (SA) hosted an award ceremony on Thursday 20th February, 2013 in the foyer of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)to honour those students who achieved a maximum score in SACE Psychology in 2012. This is the third year the AGCA (SA) has awarded students for excellence in the study of Psychology in South Australia. As an association that supports professionals who use the field of psychology as the basis for much of their work, the AGCA (SA) wanted to continue to encourage these students to pursue their studies in this field. President, Kate Prescott, presented the awards to the students in front of approximately 50 guests and recipients.
Sarah Glidden from Marryatville High School receiving her award. Sarah will be commencing her study of psychology at the University of SA in 2013.
Nishant Krishnan from Rostrevor College. Nishant will be commencing his study of psychology at Flinders University in 2013.
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