School Counsellor

Students and parents/guardians are welcome to contact the School Counsellor with questions or concerns by email and/or phone:

Vince Jessome


All students in Grades 7-12 have been invited to join the IEC/A 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
  • Admission Deadlines
  • Personal Development Credits
  • Scholarship Information
  • Summer Program Opportunities
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Nova Scotia Virtual School Updates
  • External Program Meeting Times i.e., Youth Project
  • University/College Open House Opportunities
  • In School Support Program Information i.e., Caper Base
  • Student Loan Information/Updates
  • Lieutenant Governor Awards
  • Take Your Kids to Work Day
  • And more...

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:

  • Schoool counsellors, school psychologists, and SchoolsPlus staff are a few of the supports available for our children and youth. Please email your School Counsellor and/or 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 Programs and Student Services page of the SRCE website for their contact information.
  • 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, please access Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers.


 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.

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.