Students and parents/guardians are welcome to contact the School Counsellor's office with questions or concerns.
All students in Grades 7-12 have been invited to join the IECA GUIDANCE POST Google Classroom. Information pertaining to the following is added to the classroom on a regular basis:
University/College Program Updates
Mental Health Resources
University/College School Presentation Dates and Times
Personal Development Credits
Summer Program Opportunities
Nova Scotia Virtual School Updates
External Program Meeting Times ie. Youth Project
University/College Open House Opportunities
In School Support Program Information ie. Caper Base
Student Loan Information/Updates
Lieutenant Governor Awards
Take Your Kids to Work Day
NOVA SCOTIA MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS - WEBSITE LAUNCH
Mental Health and Addictions have launched their new website. This website has a wizard tool that, through a short survey, helps direct visitors to supports in their area, information, and also vetted resources.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is offering crisis response across Canada, no matter your age. This free service is for anyone looking for support. To receive free, confidential, 24/7 support:
• Young people can text NSSTRONG to 686868
• Adults can text NSSTRONG to 741741 – this is a new service
You’ll be connected with a caring adult who is there to listen and support you. Young people of all ages can contact us 24/7 from anywhere in Canada, via phone at 1-800-668-6868.
Supports for Children and Youth When Dealing with Tragedy
As a reminder, for our children, youth and families needing support, please note the following resources:
- Guidance counsellors, school psychologists, and SchoolsPlus staff are a few of the supports available for our children and youth. Please email your respective school guidance counsellor and/or email your school administration to connect with the appropriate school psychologist.
Talking with Children
COVID 19 Support
MATHEMATICS SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9, 10 , 11 and 12 - The Nova Scotia Homework Hub is an online platform that offers resources and free tutoring for students enrolled in Grade 9-12 mathematics courses. Students can have a 1:1 session with a tutor, in French or English, via an online whiteboard, or by calling in on the phone at 1-888-444-6607. Tutors are available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Students can also access additional learning resources that include video lessons, practice exercises, quizzes with instant feedback, digital versions of the mathematics textbooks - when available, and a graphing calculator. The Homework Hub can be accessed by logging in with your gnspes account by clicking on the Nova Scotia Homework Hub icon.
N.S. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY DATES
Deadlines to apply for Nova Scotia university entrance scholarships and bursaries is in March. Graduating students should be consulting the applicable sites listed below.
HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE AWARDS
Eligible grade 12 students planning to attend NSCC next year are encouraged to apply for one 26 entrance awards (two per campus) to recognize outstanding students entering a certificate or diploma program. These awards financially support students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their communities as well as academic achievement. High school entrance awards are tuition waivers equal to the regular tuition cost of a full-time NSCC certificate or diploma program. The entrance awards application deadline is in March.
To be considered, you must have:
- Applied to and been accepted into a full-time program at NSCC;
- Received a passing grade in all high school courses, with a minimum academic average of 75% (average calculation is based on top 5 marks from grades 11 and 12);
- Paid the non-refundable NSCC tuition deposit
- Be entering NSCC directly from a Nova Scotia high school (exceptions only for those who have been on wait-lists since high school graduation with no other educational pursuits in the interim).
DONALD R. SOBEY BURSARY
Each year, the Donald R. Sobey Bursary Program awards bursaries valued at $2500.00 to students entering NSCC on a full-time basis. To be eligible, applicants must be referred by a community organization or law enforcement agency, be planning to enroll in a full-time program at the College and have unmet financial need.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Students transitioning from high school to university, college or the workforce should find the attached booklet very informative. This resource was prepared by TeenMentalHealth.org. Visit the link below for more mental health resources.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
High school students are reminded that high school credits may be issued for students who participate in programs outside of the school curriculum in the areas of art, language and leadership. Credits may be available to students who participate in extra curricular events such as cadets, 4-H, dance, scouts, girl guides, music, Canadian Red Cross, Junior Achievement - and others. Visit the site below for a complete list. See Mr. Jessome if you have any questions.