Guidance

Students and parents/guardians are welcome to contact the School Counsellor's office with questions or concerns.

Vince Jessome

vince.jessome@srce.ca

School: 902-258-3700
 


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.

https://mha.nshealth.ca/en

 


NSCC COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATES FOR 2020-2021


All students planning on enrolling in any NSCC program in the 2020-2021 school year, should consult the website below regardingchanges in program delivery. 

https://www.nscc.ca/covid19/docs/fall2020-acadmic-plan-all-campus-summary.pdf


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.

 

Click here for a PDF with more information about Kids Help Phone services.  


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.

 

  • SchoolsPlus staff are also available to support children, youth and families and help you access mental health supports and other services you may need, Please refer to the Parents/Guardians page of the SRCE website for their contact information at https://srce.ca/content/parentsguardians

 

  • Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free). Children and youth may text TALK to 686868 and adults may text WELLNESS to 741741

 

  • The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).

 Talking with Children

 

When talking with children in the aftermath of a tragedy, the objective is to help them feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security.  For tips for families and teachers on how to talk to children about violence, click here.


COVID 19 Support

Please stay safe as we work through these challenging times. If any family should need support, please use the following contacts:

IECA Guidance Counsellor:  Vince Jessome - vince.jessome@srce.ca

IECA SchoolsPlus Contact:  Rebecca Hoggard-Nauss - rebecca.hoggardnauss@srce.ca

IECA Parent Navigator: Diane Stewart - diane.stewart@srce.ca

Online Resources

NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT COVID-19 WEBSITE

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone Website

 

IWK - Overview of Mental Health and Addiction Services

 

Nova Scotia Health Authority - Mental Health & Addictions

 

Surviving and Thriving With Your Children at Home

Coping with Covid-19

 

Teen Mental Health

Nova Scotia Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

 

Anxiety Canada

 

 


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 of 2021.  Graduating students should be consulting the applicable sites listed below.

https://www.cbu.ca/future-students/scholarships-bursaries/entrance-scholarship-application/

https://www.stfx.ca/admissions/financing-your-education/scholarships

https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships/prospective_students.html

https://smu.ca/academics/scholarships/scholarships-entrance-awards.html

https://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/businessadministration/ScholarshipsandAwards.aspx

https://www2.acadiau.ca/financial-aid/future-students.html

https://ukings.ca/admissions/finances/scholarships/undergraduate


NSCC BURSARIES/AWARDS

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 ($3,315) of a full-time NSCC certificate or diploma program.  The entrance awards application deadline is in March of 2021. 

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.

https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/index.asp

https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards/Detail.aspx?I=183

https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/donald-r-sobey-bursary-program.asp


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.
youtube.com/teenmentalhealth1
fb.com/tmentalhealth
@TMentalhealth

https://classroom.google.com/c/MjE3MzI4Njg0N1pa

http://teenmentalhealth.org/


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.

https://pdc.ednet.ns.ca/