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

Second semester information:

Acadia University: On Tuesday, February 5th, Madison MacKenzie will be at the Holiday Inn Express (New Glasgow) for personalized meetings with students and their families. Students can apply, ask questions about scholarships, residences and life at Acadia, and learn more about our programs. Students can sign up for a 30-minute meeting by visiting studentevents.acadiau.ca. I recommend students sign up soon as there are limited spots available. If students and their families are not available that day, Madison would love to set up a meeting at a local coffee shop that works with their schedule. They can email me at madison.mackenzie@acadiau.ca to arrange a meeting.

NSCC: There will be reps from our university partners on site at NSCC Pictou Campus on Feb 6th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. They will have info booths set up and will be ready to talk about the 2+2 agreements our programs have with theirs.

Thursday, February 7th: STFXU will be hosting an information session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre from 6:30-8:00pm. This is a great time for students to come out and learn more about StFX as well as have their questions answered. An Eventbrite page has been created for the event which allows students to register prior to coming to the event. This just gives them a better idea of how many people to expect. Although students can still show up at the door and get in, if they register through Eventbrite prior to the event, they will be entered into a draw for some great prizes. Please feel free to contact Nia MacFarlane at nmacfarl@stfx.ca for any questions about this event.

MSVU - representative will be here at NNEC over lunch time on Feb. 13th (main foyer)- stop by to gather information.

SMU - a representative is hosting a pizza party on Feb. 14th (Student services). The pizza party is for any student – accepted or interested in applying ( also doing on-the-spot admission that day). Please sign up on the list in student services if you plan on attending. Information session being held the evening before (Feb. 13th) at Holiday Inn, New Glasgow at 7PM - please register for this event at smu.ca/events .

Holland College is sharing their love with future students by waiving the application fees on February 14th! If future students apply on that day, they will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a $500 tuition credit. How does it work: Future students are to fill out their application and bring it to their guidance counsellor’s office to be sent to our Admissions department by fax, email, or postal mail.


Course registration can be an intimidating and stressful process, so we've organized four events throughout Nova Scotia for students to attend and get one-on-one help from a UPEI Academic Advisor on choosing their classes. The nearest one for NNEC students is:

Truro, NS, April 02, 2019, at the Holiday Inn - Truro. Please register at www.upei.ca/april02.

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.