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School Counselor

School Counselor

Christopher Murray 

(HIB Specialist)

Welcome to a new school year!
What do elementary school counselors do?

  • Provide immediate and short-term individual counseling
  • Facilitate short-term group counseling
  • Work collaboratively with teachers
  • Consult with parents
  • Provide families with information about community resources

If you feel that your child would benefit from these services, please contact guidance. 732.758.1530 ext. 1545 follow on Twitter @MrMurray_SC  

Belief Statement

We believe every student: 

  • is capable of learning and experiencing success at his/her ability level.
  • is valuable and treated with dignity and respect.
  • has access to a high quality comprehensive school counseling program.
  • is entitled to a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment that takes into account RBPS's diverse population in the design and delivery of school counseling services.

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, inspires a rousing call for students to believe in themselves
just as we do for the students of Red Bank Primary School.


Ms. Trudell

News & Notes

Lunch Bunch groups are small groups of children chosen to be part of a group depending on the topic. Parents and teachers may sign students up for a specific group. Typically, groups meet over the lunch/recess hour, once a week, for a period of 8-10 weeks.  Students will not miss any instructional time during our meetings. Parents will be informed when their child is being asked to participate in a group via a parent permission letter and/or a phone call from the counselor. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Changing families * Study skills * New students * Social skills * Anger management

Classroom guidance is an integral part of the Counseling program at Red Bank Primary School. Classroom visits focus on the American School Counselor Association's standards (personal/social, career, and academic matters) and the building-wide character education program (Character Counts). All lessons encourage positive core values and  traits including, but not limited to, fairness, responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, caring and respectfulness.