Student Support Services

Gerald McShane school is equipped with a team of professionals provided by the school in conjunction with the English Montreal School Board and the Centres de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS).

Services provided by Gerald McShane School:

Library Services

School libraries enrich and support the educational program of the school and provide a wide range of materials, with diversity of appeal and different points of view.

The role of the school librarian (Documentation Technician) is to provide assistance to students and staff in regard to research and use of the library facilities. He or she also manages the classification system, document conservation and disposal.

Student Supervision

The school provides supervision on school grounds during lunchtime and recess to ensure that rules are observed and that students are safe.

Behavioural Technician 

Services provided by the English Montreal School Board:

Services provided by the English Montreal School Board:

Computer Technician

The computer technician (ITS Field Services Technician) installs new computer applications, troubleshoots network connectivity, repairs complicated breakdowns and assists analysts in the development and implementation of new computer systems within the school.

Nutritional Education

Dietitians travel from school to school visiting classrooms and cafeterias to talk to students about eating nutritious foods and being healthy. The EMSB in-class programs aim to teach students how to make healthy food choices and instill the values of eating nutritious foods and living a healthy lifestyle.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapist works with parents and/or caregivers and others to assess if a student has difficulties with practical and social skills and recommends appropriate strategies in order to maximise the student's potential when carrying out activities of daily living.

Psychological Evaluation and Help

A child psychologist is assigned to the school on a 1 day per week basis. His/her principal task is to facilitate the adaptive and developmental functions of the child within the school context and beyond.

Speech and Language Therapy

A speech and language pathologist is available to evaluate, diagnose and recommend strategies for students with speech and language delays and disorders

Spiritual and Community Involvement

The spiritual care and guidance and community involvement animator provides services to elementary and secondary students of all faiths and cultural traditions. Each community animator is responsible for the spiritual and communal development of students in a cluster of schools within a region.

The role of the animator is to conduct activities to help students gain a deeper understanding of particular questions, solve problems and build links between their spiritual life and community. The animator encourages the development of emotional and spiritual intellect by helping students participate in improving the community and society around them.

The community animator works on a team with other animators to develop and implement programs or activities of a community, humanitarian, spiritual and religious nature for larger groups of schools.

He or she also provides information and guidance to staff, parents, and students with respect to religious beliefs and needs in terms of spiritual life and community involvement.


Services provided by the Centre de santé et de services sociaux:

Registered Nurse

The school nurse is available to provide consultation, screening, prevention, vaccinations, referral and health/vaccination records for students.

Social Worker

A social worker is assigned to the school on a part-time basis. The role of the social worker is particularly important in the area of family intervention or counselling.