NNEC Grads

Contact information

Hello NNEC grads 2019!! 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:

902-755-8180 ext. 192

Important Dates

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):

NSCC - Open House on Oct.18th - visit the local campus to apply for free on that day

UNB - lunch hour at NNEC on Oct. 25th

Saint Mary's University Open House (for more information go to smu.ca/openhouse)

Friday, October 26th - 9:30 - 1:00 (Provincial conference day so no school that day)

November 21st - Holiday Inn in New Glasgow 7pm (for more information go to connect.smu.ca)

Dalhousie Open House - Saturday, Oct. 20th (Halifax campus); Saturday, Oct. 27th (Truro campus)

(More details and registration available at dal.ca/openhouse)

King's University Open House - Friday, Oct. 26th (Free on the spot admissions with a transcript)

Cape Breton University - Open House

Saturday, Oct. 27th from 2-5 pm (pre-register at CBU.ca/open-house) apply on site for free that day

Acadia University - representative will be here at North Nova on Monday, Oct, 29th at lunch hour for one the spot admissions. Transcripts can be requested in Student services (see Mrs. Lochead for one)

Open House on campus - Oct. 19th and Nov. 2nd - please register at studentevents.acadiau.ca

McGill University - Halifax, NS - Monday, October 29, 2018 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Halifax Grammar School - Multi Purpose Room (945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y2)

Space is limited, register and guarantee your spot today!

St. Thomas University Open House - Saturday, Nov. 3rd (RSVP online at STU.ca)

Holland College Campus Tour Day

Friday, Nov. 9th 1-4 PM (please register @HollandCollege.com/campus-tour-day)

UNB - Future student event - Lunch hour visit at NNEC Oct 25th

Thursday, Nov. 22nd - Holiday Inn Express Stellarton - 7 PM

Saint Mary's University - lunch hour at NNEC Oct. 31st

King's College - Nov.1st lunch hour at NNEC

Mount Saint Vincent University - Nov. 19th lunch hour at NNEC (on the spot admissions)

Memorial University -Information Session

North Nova - 1:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. - Glasgow Square (155 Riverside Parkway, New Glasgow, NS )

Note: Student loan presentation to be held on Oct. 17th at 9:00AM 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.

Note: AAROU Tour - all Atlantic universities, community colleges and some private colleges will be at NNEC for a walk-about on Nov. 15th (9-11 AM). This is an opportunity for students to collect information and speak to representatives from each of the post-secondary institutions.

Evening session - Wednesday, Nov. 14th 5:30 - 6:30 PM at North Nova

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)


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. Bowman 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.