Child Development Advisor News

My role is to assist students with social, emotional and behavioural needs throughout the school year. I work with all the staff, students, parents and many different outside agencies. This connection with others helps to ensure the needs of all learners are being met.

Welcome to the 2022/2023 school year!  I would like to take this opportunity to re-acquaint you with my role in the school.  As a Child Development Advisor I am here to enhance the social, emotional, and behavioural development of students. The CDA role is designed to provide proactive programs as well as interventions with issues that may need some support.

I provide support to students in and out of the classroom, individually or in group settings. Some of the topics I work with the students on are study skills, organization skills, friendship skills, relationship building, problem solving skills, assertiveness/increasing self esteem, anxiety/stress, grief due to loss or death, social skills, transitioning through separation/divorce, bully proofing/interventions, coping skills, anger management, self esteem support and family support referrals. Also, I am involved with running the Grandparent Program, Chess Club, Intramural/Sports Club, Fun Friends, Circle Of Courage Program, Equine Assisted Learning, Teen Mentoring with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Rainbow Program (dealing with different types of loss and unknown transitions in life), Games Day Coordinator and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and area Individual Mentoring Program at Westbrook School. I also help families link to outside agencies as needed to support their child.  If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at the school.


Referral Process for CDA Involvement:

1. Self referral

2. Parent referral

3. Teacher referral

4. Administration/CDA referral


If you would like to find out more about my role, the programs I am involved with, or how I can best provide support for your child at Westbrook feel free to call me at the school or stop by my office when you’re at the school.

Jona Kondrat   403-932-5443 or

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