Guidance

GUIDANCE NEWS

The Guidance Office monitors students’ academic requirements for graduation and post secondary placement, as well as career and personal counselling for students in need. Personal counselling issues can include: stress & anxiety, family conflicts, friendships, relationships, self esteem/self image, peer pressure, school, fears, decision-making, life transitions, grief, etc.

Mental health issues are referred on to mental health professionals; however, guidance can remain as the students' on-site support.

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Follow me on Twitter for casual news on post-secondary, scholarships & bursaries, mental health, and other student related opportunities and information.

@margmacmillan

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The Harbour Authority of Little Harbour is looking for summer students for the upcoming summer. Applicants must be returning to school and can be any grade from 10 to 12, with preference given to grade 12 students going in to post secondary. Resumes can be emailed to: blaire.martell@ns.sympatico.ca

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STFX University Prep Non-Credit Courses

As well as University credit courses offered both on campus and in a distance format, St. Francis Xavier University Continuing & Distance Education offers a series of non-credit courses. Most of these short, part -time courses are online or in classrooms and labs on the University's Antigonish campus. The recent focus of our non-credit courses is on language and university prep topics. Whether the goal is professional or personal development, potential students are sure to find courses of interest. For more info, check out the Guidance 'Learning Opporttunities' Tab or go to http://sites.stfx.ca/continuingeducation/non-credit

University Math Preparation (Online)

This non-credit interactive course is intended to prepare students for university level math courses. Some of the main topics studied in this course are mathematical functions, trigonometry and an introduction to limits.

Writing for Academic Purposes (Online)

This course offers practical strategies for improving skills in academic essay writing. Students will be guided through each stage of writing a short essay on a subject relevant to the contemporary social context.

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Canadian Coast Guard MCTS Grade 12 Recruitment Job Opportunities

A great job opportunity for all grade 12 students in the Atlantic Provinces. The first intake for this program will be April 2017. Bilingual candidates will have the upmost priority however, there are many positions available for unilingual candidates. The Marine Communications and Traffic Services is a department with the Canadian Coast Guard. Candidates must apply online at the link provided below. They will then be asked to write a test and perform an interview. Upon successful completion, they will be invited to attend a six (6) month course all expenses paid at the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, NS. Upon successful completion, the candidate will be posted to one of the twelve (12) MCTS Centres located across the country.

This career provides full time Federal Government employment with competitive salary and benefits. Brochures are available in Guidance Office. Below is a link to the application as well as a YouTube link for a better understanding of the job at hand.

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1016490&toggleLanguage=en

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1016490&toggleLanguage=fr

Please find below a detailed video of MCTS at work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HXwvIKMOZo

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GUIDANCE PAGES

(Please click to view)

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

COURSE CHANGE INFORMATION/COURSE REQUEST SELECTION

POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

AWARDS

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT & CAREER EXPLORATION

GRADUATING STUDENTS

GUIDANCE RESOURCES

MENTAL HEALTH

GRADE 5-8

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Nova Scotia Department of Education

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS

Since September 2012, all high school students in Nova Scotia have been able to earn personal development credits and have these count as one of the five elective credits they need to graduate. Students can earn personal development credits in three areas: arts, languages, and leadership.

A wide range of personal development credits are available to high school students during the school year . Please check back on this site for updates. For more information you can also speak with your school counsellor, principal, or vice-principal.

Deadline for students to submit their PDC form and certificate to obtain credit for their transcript is June 1st of each school year.

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

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GRADS OF 2017:

Throughout the year, I will continually be meeting with all potential grads regarding their post-secondary plans.

Check out the 'Graduating Students' page under the Guidance tab for more info!

Although the guidance office will provide assistance in the post-secondary process, all application/scholarship/bursary deadlines and requirements are solely the responsibility of the student.

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES: 

Although it might seem early, scholarships and bursaries are already being posted on the school website. Grads should make it a habit to check the site weekly for new postings.

TRANSCRIPTS:

A reminder that any students who need transcripts MUST order them in the Guidance Office as soon as they know they need them. We can fax or mail to the institutions (if they allow it), however it is the students responsibility to confirm that the institution received it.

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JUNE NEWS

GRADE 9-12

STUDENT LOANS (A.K.A. Student Assistance): The 2017-2018 online application is now available for students! Submitting your loan ASAP will result in a faster response of your application. You will also need your 2016 Income Tax information (student and parents). To apply go to http://novascotia.ca/studentassistance

GRADS OF 2017: Please remember to UPDATE your Graduation Profile sheets, outlining your post-graduation plans! If there are any changes, or if you have received any scholarships or bursaries, please let the Guidance Office know.

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES: Many deadlines have come and gone! Students are reminded about the importance of applying for scholarships and bursaries; they are not only selected by the RECA Scholarship Committee. It is recommended that grads check the school website daily or visit guidance for these opportunities.

GRADE 5-8

THE END OF THE YEAR IS NEAR: Want a refresh on tips and tricks for taking tests? Learn the best way to do multiple choice questions, know what a question is really asking you, how certain words can help you with your answer, and much more by visiting the RECA website (reca.srsb.ca) and going to the Grade 5-8 page under the Guidance tab to view a PowerPoint that is all about Test Taking Strategies and ace your finals tests this year!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school at (902)345-4949 or by email: margie.macmillan@srsb.ca

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CHECK THESE OUT ON THE AWARDS PAGE!

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MEDAL AWARD

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II MEDAL AWARD

THE NSSAF RON O'FLAHERTY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD (Jr. & Sr. High)

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH`S AWARD

RICHMOND ACADEMY SCHOLASTIC AWARDS

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