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Welcome to our School - Gimnasio Fontana

Gimnasio Fontana

Gimnasio fontan
Gimnasio fontan

You gave them wings,
and together we will teach them how to fly

Center for holistic development - Gimnasio Fontana

Center for holistic development

The Center for Holistic Development, CDC, is an interdisciplinary group made up of professionals from the areas of Education, Speech Therapy, Psychology and Occupational Therapy. The Center aims to strengthen the students’ socio-emotional development and learning processes, with strategies based on prevention and the stimulation of skills to improve their lives, now and in the future.

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Admissions support:

As part of the admissions process, CDC professionals identify candidates’ strengths and areas for improvement in relation to the school’s curriculum. They make their evaluations from different areas of development (tests and comprehensive evaluations).

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Monitor the progress of new students

Guides and accompanies the adaptation process of new students and their families, promoting a welcoming atmosphere that allows them to connect in a friendly and effective manner to the school community at Gimnasio Fontana. 

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Support for Teachers:

Offers individual and or group counseling for teachers in areas where there is need (emotional, relationship management, learning processes and pedagogy) as well as providing tools to manage situations with specific students.

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Support for Parents:

Offers tools for parents to manage emotional and learning challenges, taking into account the age and stage of development of each child. 

Examples of the workshops and talks: 

Improving relationships within the family, parenting counseling, prevention of drug addiction, among others.

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Individual support and psychological assistance:

Specifically supports students who find themselves in challenging situations such as parents’ separation, mourning, emotional problems, and difficulties integrating into the community. Strategies and actions are designed for each case.

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Life Skills

Builds self-awareness in the students  (construction of identity, autonomy, meaning of life) and promotes healthy relationships with themselves and with the social subsystems in which they participate.

Main themes and workshops:

  • Career counseling Grades 10 and 11 (Career Fair, visits and consideration of universities)
  • Socio-emotional processes
  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction prevention
  • Teamwork and tolerance
  • Life plan

 

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Learning Skills

Strengthens the students’ language, communication and academic capacities, as well as motor skills and execution strategies, according to their age and needs.  

Workshops and/or therapy sessions are focused on: Language, Reading and Writing, Speech, Thought Process, Auditory Recognition, Study Habits, Motor skills, Learning abilities, Cognition and Perception, amongst others.

 

 

Our Team

From Left to Right:

Adriana Arias (Occupational Therapist), Myriam Nuñez (Teacher), Cristina Carrillo (Speech Therapist), Alejandra Bonilla (Psychologist), Margarita LaTorre (Psychologist), Amparo Triana (Psychologist -Director), Adriana Serje (Psychologist), Viviana Velásquez (Psychologist) Alejandra Conde (Speech Therapist), Liliana Sella (Psychologist). 

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