Go outside the four walls of the community. Work in the schools, community, parents and outside agencies. 


Step 1:  A referral is made by the teacher of the respective school to the Student Services Center.  

Step 2:  A meeting would then be scheduled.

Step 3:  The Counselor would then speak with the students and have individual sessions with them. 

Step 4:  Depending on the problem, a phone call would be made to the parents of the child. 

Step 5:  If the problem is in-house (behavior or academic) the counselor would do a feedback to the teachers of the respective

Step 6:  If the problem is beyond being in-house, a phone call is given to the parents of the child. 

Step 7:  The counselors would then have a parent's conference where the parents would come in to counsel and discuss the

Step 8:  If the situation needs evaluating, it is referred to the education psychologist or other agencies with the community
            (social development and community mental health) for assessment. 

Supporting Documents

Referral form from teacher 

Method of Applying

The teacher fills out the form and submits it to the Counselor at the Student Services Center

Turn Around Time

Crisis: Within 24 hours
Behavior Academic(High School): 1 week
Behavior Academic(Primary School): 2 week


Department Contact Information

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110 

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: mec@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2151