Calgary Board of Education

Student Services

The Student Services department supports student learning through its various areas:  The Learning Centre (TLC), the Guidance Counsellor offices, and the Wellness Centre (Room 115).

The Learning Centre

The Learning Centre is a department that works with diverse learners. The Learning Centre is the link between students with special learning needs, parents, teachers and administration to help promote and enable successful student learning. The department is responsible for coordinating learning strategies and supports, administering the Individual Program Plans (IPP), as well as, English Language Learners (ELL).

> Find out more about the IPP process at Bowness High.

Corinne Bath
ELL & International Student Cooridinator, IPP Coordintator(A-K)
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Voicemail 2155
Tara Berringer
IPP Coordinator (L-Z)
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Voicemail 2171

School Counsellors

School counsellors support student learning by offering personal, educational and career counselling, and connecting with parents and teachers to promote student success. They also provide information on financial assistance, awards, loans, scholarships and bursaries. Referrals or liaisons with social agencies, educational institutions and government agencies are made when required. They will meet with students and parents to discuss programming needs, scholarship opportunities, learning concerns, post-secondary entrance requirements, etc. Appointments with a counsellor may be booked throughout the year in the Student Services office or by calling 403-286-5092, local 2112..

Dawn Berry
School Counsellor (L-Z)
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Voicemail 2150
Jean Lee
School Counsellor (A-K) / Student Services Learning Leader
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Voicemail 2151

Success Coach

In line with All in for Youth goals, the Success Coach aims to connect youth to positive adults, help remove barriers and help change attitudes and behaviours. The Success Coach’s role is to work closely with students and to support those facing challenges and barriers throughout their lives. Barriers that students may face, but not limited to, may be: access to transportation, academic struggles, minor addiction concerns, financial need, minor health and mental health concerns, challenging living situations, and lack of positive role models. The success coach’s role is to strive to meet the unique and individualized needs of children in order to increase academic engagement and success.

Bowness’ Success Coach is Brooke Leeder. Her office is in the Wellness Room (room 115). She can be reached by phone at 403-286-5092 ext. 2115 or by email at

FNMI Graduation Coach

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Graduation Coach’s role is to work with Indigenous students at Bowness High School.  Students can seek support regarding their learning, their high school success and their overall wellbeing.  Personal goals and learning plans are at the centre of the work done with Indigenous students to promote high school graduation.

Bowness FNMI Graduation Coach is Tara Berringer. She can be reached by phone at 403-286-5092 (ext. 2171) or by email at

Grade 12 Assembly

Information was shared with all Grade 12 students regarding diploma exams, myPass accounts, graduation requirements, post- secondary planning, scholarships, career planning, and other resources.