Counselling Assignments for 2016-2017 (revised)
The role of the Guidance staff is to help answer student questions and explore alternatives to educational, career and personal concerns. They are a source of assistance and information in the following areas.
selecting high school courses (many helpful resources here)
addressing timetable concerns
dealing with difficulties in learning, studying or organizing time
working with students, their parents and teachers to develop an educational plan
considering educational opportunities after high school
finding information on further education
completing the college or university application process
finding out about financial assistance and scholarships
exploring possible career areas through the use of interest inventory surveys and print material
using work experience and job shadowing to further firsthand knowledge of the world of work
developing resumes and job search skills
learning more about yourself and others
dealing with personal concerns
talking over difficult situations and finding alternative solutions
referring to community services as required
A list of tutors in the community available for hire.
Carleton University Online Chat Sessions. Interested in learning more about Carleton University and its programs? You can 'chat' one-on-one with a representative from Carleton's Undergraduate Recruitment Office on Wednesdays from 2-4. If your interest lies with Engineering and Design, you may chat with a representative from the Faculty of Engineering & Design on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00. Check out their website for more information.
McGill Summer Academy. McGill University in Montreal is launching a new program, the Summer Academy. This program is open to students currently in grades 10 and 11. The two-week program includes classes, workshops, activities and trips. It will provide students with a taste of university life. Registration begins February 1, 2017. The Summer Academy runs July 9-22, 2017. More information...
Waterloo Unlimited. This is a high school enrichment program that revolves around a particular theme instead of focusing on one subject. There are 3 different sessions. For grade 12s, the theme is Road Map to Research. The 3-day program runs November 16-18. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7. For grade 11s, the theme is Design. The 5-day program runs over March Break. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 14. Grade 10 students will explore the theme of Change. The 5-day program runs from May 14-18. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 23.
More information, including cost, is available here.
One of the graduation requirements in the province of Ontario is that students complete 40 hours of community involvement, or volunteer hours. Complete details regarding community service hours and the requisite forms are available on the OCDSB website
. Students are encouraged to complete their 40 hours early in their high school career. For those looking for ideas, the SC Guidance department maintains a list of volunteer opportunities