NNEC Grads

Contact information

Hello NNEC grads 2018!! I've created this website to help share with you important dates, information and deadlines about upcoming events, scholarships and bursaries. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Contact information:

locheadd@ccrsb.ca

902-755-8180 ext. 192


Important Dates


Grade 12 students need to send transcripts after first semester to all universities that they are interested in attending - regardless of conditional acceptance from early admissions - because it is the marks from first semester that are the basis for scholarships.



Please note the following dates and locations for Open House visits hosted by many universities/colleges (you are asked to register for the open house online at each university):


Mount Alison - Friday, March 2nd (please register at mta.ca/openhouse)

The following universities have contacted me to arrange visits to NNEC during lunch hour (in Room 1040):

  • Acadia - Friday, February 9th
  • ST. FX - Monday, February 12th
  • Mt. Alison - Thursday, February 15th
  • MSVU - February 21st
  • St. Thomas - February 28th


UNB - Transition to university event at Holiday Inn in Stellarton on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm. Please RSVP at unb.ca/recruitment


Student loan presentation to be held on Nov. 15th at 10:30 in PC - for all grade 12 students. Valuable information provided from Student Outreach Assistance program regarding how to apply for a student loan, facts about who qualifies and repayment options.



Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for grade 12 students who would be willing to give up a lunch hour a week to become a mentor to grade 9 students here at school through the Big Brothers program . This volunteer experience would be very beneficial on a resume/reference letter particularly to someone interested in applying for bursaries/scholarships. If interest, please speak to Mrs. Lochead.

If you would like to volunteer to be a peer tutor, we are looking for students who would be interested in helping younger students with math and science. Check in with Mrs. Lochead if you are willing to give up some of your lunch hour for this good cause. Another opportunity to enhance your resume.

Check this out:

To find out the hottest careers for the next 8 years (according to the Canadian government)

http://www.schoolfinder.com/Careers/HotCareers/Index.aspx?SC-Counsellor-Referral

You can click on each career category to get examples of jobs that would fall into that category. Click further on a specific job to see what the duties include as well as where you can become trained for the job.

To get valuable information on scholarships, check out Janet MacDonald's website: https://www.mycampusgps.ca/blog

Grad write-ups and photos for yearbook

Students are reminded to get important information to Mr. DeMings for this year's yearbook. You may not appreciate the value of a yearbook now, but trust me, you will on the night of Safe Grad when everyone else is running around getting their friends and teachers to sign their book. Yearbooks will be on sale during the upcoming parent-teacher visitation so perhaps parents could purchase one for you as a Christmas gift.

Grade photos - sign up on list outside of main office (grad bulletin board) to make an appointment for your picture at Pridham's.

Encounters with Canada

Encounters with Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth forum. Teens from across Canada, aged 14 to 17 years, come to Ottawa. Here they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. The cost per student for an Encounters’ week in Ottawa is just $675, including lodging, meals, most planned activities and local transportation. Travel to Ottawa from anywhere in Canada is ENTIRELY FREE, thanks to Exchanges Canada, a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which covers the fares for air, rail and bus. Check out the website: www.ewc-rdc.com to learn more about this program. Take a look at the calendar online which provides participants with the choice of 13 different theme weeks, enabling students to explore and experience potential careers and areas of personal interest. As long as the theme week you are interested in occurs before you turn 18 years of age, grade 12 students may attend. We have a registration codes left for 2 students from North Nova to use for this school year. Once those codes are used (first come, first serve basis), we cannot send any more students. If you are interested in learning more about the educational opportunity, information is available in Student services ( See Mrs. Lochead). Please note: Students must go to their theme week before their 18th birthday.