RVS Counsellors

  • Ms. Rupi Gill (Secondary)
  • Mr. Paul Plut (Elementary - BL Program)


Counselling Services at RVS are designed as a personal service for students and also as an advisory service and resource for staff and parents.  Students who have a home school in Richmond will likely access a counsellor at their primary school.


RVS Secondary Students (gr.8-12) are welcome to contact Ms. Gill or call the office 604-668-6371 to make an appointment for support with educational planning, career planning and personal issues with friends, family and self.  Counsellors at all secondary schools are available on an appointment or emergency drop-in basis.  Appointments can be made by contacting counsellors directly by email or phone.  Counsellors also facilitate groups supporting students with various topics.  RVS counsellors have Masters degrees in Counselling and, therefore, follow the legal and ethical guidelines set out by the BC School Counsellors Association, a Professional Specialist Association associated with the BCTF.


  • Course planning leading to graduation, post-secondary education and employment.

  • Arranging for support for students experiencing academic difficulties.

  • Academic ‘action plan’ development for students with academic problems.

  • Providing scholarship and post-secondary application information.

  • Facilitating the transfer of students’ academic information to the Ministry of Education and also to post-secondary institutions.

  • Providing reference letters upon request.



  • Assisting students in goal setting for careers.

  • Advising of career inventory services.



  • Crisis counselling involving home, personal or school related problems.

  • Consultation with and referral to outside agencies.

  • Discussing personal development issues.

  • Personal goal setting strategies and support.​​


Elementary students and parents can make an appointments by email with Mr. Paul Plut or by calling the school office (604-718-6371).  





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