Student Services Snapshot

Student Services Snapshot

About Student Services

The Student Services Department is committed to ensuring that all students feel supported throughout their years at De La Salle. The counsellors work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and administration to promote success at every level. Aside from offering academic support, this also includes working with students to promote behavioural and social growth.

The Student Services Department will provide a bi-monthly contribution to the newsletter that will include an update on upcoming school events, information on university programs and graduate testimonials. Students and parents are encouraged to reach out to any member of the Student Services Department with questions or concerns. 

Tip from the Counsellors: If you’re still unsure about your electives and don’t know what to do, pop by the Student Services Office to schedule an appointment with a counsellor!

 

Meet the Department

 

Mr. Stratton
Guidance Counsellor

dstratton@delasalle.ca
416-969-8771 ext. 256

Mr. Stratton (DEL04) is an alumnus of De La Salle. He made his return to the College working for Del Active Sports Camp and then joined the Physical Education Department in 2011. He has been a member of Student Services for the last four years.

Mr. Stratton coaches the Senior Boys Hockey Team, the Varsity Girls Softball Team, and he is a teacher moderator for our Link Crew.

 

 

Mrs. Pollock
Guidance Counsellor

lpollock@delasalle.ca
416-969-8771 ext. 238

Mrs. Pollock taught Grades 9 and 10 Science and Grade 11 Biology at De La Salle from 1997 - 2010. She rejoined the staff and Student Services team in 2018. Ms. Pollock oversees all medical and health-related concerns and is in the office on Day One. 

Ms. Pollock helps coach the Golf Team and is also an Assistant Director for Theatre De La Salle.

 

 

Ms. Richards
Guidance Counsellor

krichards@delasalle.ca
416-969-8771 ext. 297

Ms. Richards is the newest member of the Student Services team. She has experience teaching Grade 12 English, Grade 9 Drama as well as Grade 10 Careers and Civics. Outside of school, Ms. Richards is a professional hockey player and is a member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. Ms. Richards was a member of the Markham Thunder when they captured the Clarkson Cup in 2018. We look forward to seeing her play at the Staff vs. Student hockey game alongside Mr. Stratton! 

Ms. Richards coaches the Varsity Girls Hockey team. 

 

Mrs. Williams
Guidance Counsellor

swilliams@delasalle.ca
416-969-8771 ext. 278

Mrs. Williams joined the De La Salle community in 2010. She began teaching in the Physical Education Department, has taught Junior School Science and has worked in the Student Services Office for the past three years. 

Ms. Williams coaches the Senior Girls Hockey Team and the Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team. She is also a teacher moderator for Link Crew. Ms. Williams is currently on maternity leave and is enjoying time with her new baby boy, Caden!

 

 

Ms. Gloria Remoquillo
Student Services Secretary

gremoquillo@delasalle.ca
416-969-8771 ext. 237

Ms. Remoquillo has been working at De La Salle since 2002. She has worked in the Main Office as both the Attendance Secretary and Principal’s Secretary. In 2011, she worked as a nurse outside of Del and then returned as a full-time Student Services Secretary in July 2012. 

Our students, parents and staff appreciate her direction and welcoming presence. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her dog, Rosie! 

 

 

Mr. Voutsinos
Director of Student Services
Vice Principal

jvoutsinos@delasalle.ca
416-969-8771 ext. 272

Mr. Voutsinos attended De La Salle as a student (DEL99), and he joined the staff in 2005, teaching Junior School Mathematics and Health and Physical Education. He has been a member of the Student Services Department for the last ten years. 

In the past, Mr. Voutsinos has coached volleyball, softball and golf. He presently coaches soccer, works with Student Council and also helps moderate the House System.  

 

 

Upcoming Events:

  • February 11: OSSLT Meeting #1 with Grade 10 students 
     
  • February 13: Midterm report cards emailed to parents
     
  • February 20: Parent-Teacher Interviews

 

Graduate Spotlight: Solyana Gedlu DEL19

I have had a great experience being in the Health Sciences program at Queen’s so far. My class size is about 120 students, so I know most of my peers on a first name basis. Being in a smaller program has made the transition from high school to university a lot more comfortable, especially since I was used to being a part of a smaller student body at Del. Since my class size is substantially smaller than most other first-year programs, I have been lucky enough to have accommodating professors and TA’s. 

Living on my own seemed like a scary prospect when I was moving into my dorm room back in September, but I am happy to say that it has made me more independent. The Health Sciences program at Queen’s is different from most other programs at Queen’s because we follow a “flipped classroom” style. This means that we learn the content before coming to class, and then use our class time as a means for discussion and application. This was a bit of a shock because I was used to being taught material by a teacher. Luckily, I learned effective study techniques and time management at Del that equipped me for this change and made for a smooth transition into university. The flipped classroom style has just enhanced my independence here at university and has challenged me to be a better learner. 

Academically, Del prepared me well. While I witnessed many of my classmates struggling with the content in classes like Calculus and Cell Physiology, I was already familiar with the material because of what I was introduced to and taught in Mr. Vlahovic’s Biology class and Mr. Sourial’s Calculus class. Not having to worry so much about finding material difficult in my first semester, allowed me to focus on other aspects of my transition, such as living on my own.

 

Thank you for sharing your insights with us, Solyana, we wish you the best of luck in this challenging program! 

 

Sincerely,

Your Student Services Team