Advisory, a less common subject but, a very important one. 

When a school year begins, students are dealing with new classes, sports

and other school-related activities. Most students will also face the challenges of peer pressure. 

What exactly is peer pressure?

Peers are people who are part of the same social group. So, the term

“Peer Pressure” means: the influence that peers can have on each other. Although peer pressure does not necessarily have to be negative, the term “pressure” implies that the process influences people to do things that they may be resistant to, or might not otherwise choose to do.

Now in a situation as such, a student needs to talk to someone, be their

friends or their parents. But, if they have this assured bond with someone that they can talk to regarding topics that fit in this category, it makes them feel more at ease. 

That is a small part of what Advisory is about. There is one advisor for a

small group of students. The advisor and the students, throughout the year, make this connection and talk about different subjects, some being critical and the others being leisure. There are one-on-one sessions where one student talks with their respective advisor about whatever they want to.

The most astonishing part is that the advisor is a teacher and that the

students and teachers can connect in a more informal manner. Your conversations will most likely be confidential. The advisor or the other students aren’t going to go blabbing your business around school. Let us end this by quoting Benjamin Franklin-“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Advisory will involve you and you’ll learn so much more than you can imagine.

Grade 9

Alefiyah Pachorawala

Fizza Poonawala