Welcome to the BIS Counseling Page
My name is Rachael Gerbic and I am a licensed Marriage, and Family Therapist. I have worked in six international schools around the globe, helping students and families in the transition process, assisting students in their day to day challenges at school and at home, and helping secondary students prepare for and apply to universities. I also teach mindfulness and train students in peer mediation to help create a more peaceful school environment for everyone so that we can focus on learning.
As the BIS K12 Counselor, my door is always open to students and parents. Please schedule appointments with our counseling secretary, Indra at: [email protected] or +62 361 288770
BIS Counseling Services
Our School Counselor operates school wide and supports students with social-emotional needs and career and university counseling. Our counseling program seeks to develop academic, career, personal and social skills in all students in order for them to become confident and respectful members of all current and future communities.
In order for students to be academically successful they need to feel safe, respected and emotionally stable. Our School Counselor promotes student welfare by offering individual, small and large group counseling on a variety of social-emotional and academic topics throughout the primary and secondary divisions. As BIS is an international and mobile community, the Counselor also works with teachers and families to support students in transition as they enter or exit BIS.
College and Career Counseling
Our School Counselor provides academic, college, and career guidance to students in a variety of ways. The Counselor coordinates university visits to BIS, mini college fairs throughout the year, and the annual BIS College Fair with over 55 universities attending. The Counselor offers student and parent information sessions, conducts individual and parent meetings about academic course selection and university admission, and organizes a Career Exploration Week in Grade 10 which includes a professional career panel and student internships.
BIS is also an SAT, ACT and Cambridge testing center. Our school and students are registered with the IB Registry website, allowing universities to view BIS and individual student profiles and approach viable candidates for their institutions. Students in turn can search for universities using the website. BIS uses the BridgeU platform to prepare secondary students for their university selection process and to send applications to universities.
BIS is proud to receive many university representatives from around the globe throughout the year. Representatives may come individually to present to students or as part of a university tour. Please view our calendar of university visits for the 2018-2019 school year here.
BIS College and University Fair
BIS organizes its own College and University Fair every year. This year’s fair was held on Friday, October 5, 2018. We had 55 representatives visiting from 18 different countries. Over one hundred students and parents from various international schools on the island had the opportunity to speak with the visiting university representatives. Several representatives also offered workshops ranging from Studying in Scotland and How to Write a Personal Statement, to Hospitality and Business and Reviewing Portfolios for Art and Design schools. The fair was a huge success! If you would like to ensure you are on our invitation mailing list for next year, please email [email protected]. We also host other fairs throughout the year such as Linden Tours, World Education Expo Indonesia, College Success Educon, and British Council university tours.