Guidance Department

At Cochrane High we believe in a Comprehensive Counselling and Guidance Model, which means we provide:

  • Post Secondary Guidance
  • Career Passion and Confidence
  • Personal Counselling
  • Leadership Development
  • Academic Counselling

Students and parents are encouraged to consult the counsellors about academic, vocational and personal concerns by making an appointment with the appropriate  grade level Guidance Counsellor.

Many educational events are coordinated with the Career Centre. Students and parents can keep updated by checking that section of our website.

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A bit about us . . . or biographical Information


Grades 9 & 10        Dr. Michael Lupart, Counsellor


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Michael has been with Rocky View Schools for 22 years and currently splits his work time between Cochrane High and The Rocky View Learning Centre in downtown Cochrane.

Grades 11 &12     Suzanne Tiemstra, Counsellor


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Suzanne moved to Rocky View Schools in fall '09 having spent 9 years as a school counsellor with Livingstone Range School Division where she also worked on her M.C. (Master of Counselling - Counselling Psychology). She volunteered with The Family Centre in Lethbridge working mainly in the areas of parent/child conflict and addictions. Prior to her work in Claresholm / Lethbridge she was an educator and counsellor in various northern Alberta communities.

Karen Girard - Career Advisor


Karen has 20+ years working in Career Development, including 10 years working with Alberta high school students. Guiding students at all levels, Karen helps them with self-assessment to explore their career interests, advises on course selection, and assists with post-secondary exploration and applications.
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