Welcome to the Guidance Website at Halifax Central Jr. High

School counselors work as a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young people can achieve academic success.  School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.


NOV 1, 2017 ( click for link) 

All NS grade nine students will be participating in the annual TAKE OUR CHILD TO WORK DAY. Students will be responsible to arrange their own placement and return a parent permission form to school. 

What are the benefits for students & schools?

  • Understanding the importance of staying in school and getting a high school diploma.
  • A knowledge of the skills required in today’s workplaces.
  • An appreciation for their parent’s role in making a living and supporting a family.
  • Serve as a catalyst for career discussion with adults about the work they do.
  • Help students make the connection between education and their future.
  • Help students understand the complexity of career choices and the benefits of early exploration.
  • Allows students to explore career options in practical ways.

Making Connections with Workplaces

The majority of students will go to work with a parent or guardian. However, to involve every student, here are a few tips:

  • Encourage parents and friends to take their son, daughter and/or a friend with them to work.
  • Bring your own child to work with you if he/she is the appropriate age.
  • Work with the cooperative education teacher to identify potential workplaces.
  • Encourage your school and school board to involve its own employees.
  • Invite workplaces that have been involved in the past to expand their participation.​
Your students learn about a lot of things in the classroom, but they won’t be in school forever. Help them experience a day in the life of a mentor.

Take Our Kids to Work at a recreation centre
Take Our Kids to Work at a law firm

IF you need help setting up your Powerschool Parent Portal username/password please contact me and I can email you it.

If you have any questions regarding guidance counselling or if I can be of assistance in any way please feel free to contact me anytime.

Thank You,

Ms Char MacDonald , MEd

Guidance Counsellor


1787 Preston Street

Halifax , Nova Scotia


Phone 902-421-6777

Ext 5301003