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Welcome to SJA Virtual Guidance Office!




We are here to help and support you. You will find on this website many links to answer your questions and places who offer assistance in many different areas.

You can also make an appointment with your guidance counsellor during your study period or if you do not have a study period, select a time that is easier for you to miss class. To book an appointment write you name in the binder of your guidance counsellor for the day and time you would like to meet.

This August, Sherbrooke Village will be holding a Youth Music Camp for students ages 13-18. This is a great opportunity for students interested in music; experience or skill of any level is welcome! Please pass along the word to your students- attached is our poster for the event. More information and printable registration can be found on our website at

Summer Stewardship Assistant with the Bluff Trail must be attending a post-secondary educational intitution in NS in Sept. 2018, pysically capable of hiking, first aid training, Position starts June 19 to Aug. 18. 30 hr/wk at $15/hr. Contact Mike Lancaster for more info 902-441-7672 

Childcare for 2 girls aged 3.5 and 7. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4:15-5:15pm starting end of June $10/day. Need own transportation to Lake of the Woods Contact Stephanie at 902-476-0110.

Summer job Halifax Christian Academy Early Childhood Centre is looking for an energetic, caring, dependable individual to join their team. See guidance for more detail or

Bike to the Tantallon Market July 3. Meet with experienced guides at 3 locaytions near area schools to bike to the market. Lots of other activities too. 

NS SeaSchool As a crew member, you`ll build personal and teamworking skills, gain confidence, take command of your personal journey and connect with nature. Wide rage of hands-on education programming. 

Legion Youth Leadership Training Camp This is not an activities or sport camp but a camp whereby leadership skills are developed through a wide variety of activities. Sport(s) skills are not the primary activities used throughout the camp. For grade 10 and 11 students. June 23-July 1, 2018.

My Favorite Teacher Contest you can voice your appreciation and recognize a teacher who has positively impacted, inspired or influenced you personally or academically. Grand prize $100.00 Mic Mac Mall gift card for winning teacher and student. 

LAUNCH Program A six (6) month employment program for young women experiencing multiple barriers to employment. Launch includes: • A PAID 7-week employment skills development group program • A 16 week PAID work experience in a young woman’s field of interest LAUNCH Offers Each LAUNCH participant engages in PAID classroom and one-on-one workshops • Portfolio & resume development • Computer software training • CPR & WHMIS Certifications • Career & education exploration ARE YOU? • A woman aged 15 – 30 • Currently out of school, unemployed or underemployed • Able to attend programming 30 hours a week Priority Youth (Including but not limited to) • High school non-completion • Disability • Aboriginal • Residence in a rural or remote location • Lone (single) parent • Visible or ethnic minority • Recent immigrant Apply: Accepting applications for our June 2018 intake now! To apply, please contact Belinda LeBlanc, at or call 902-423-6162 ext 4239

Experience University for a Week at Queen`s. Leadership Training grade 7-10 and Summer Enrichment Experience at Queen's Grade 8-12. 

Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada brings together youth (aged 15 to 18 years old) and adult mentors from Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities.  It is an intensive program that takes place from July 16 through August 4, 2018, and is carried out in Ottawa, New York state, and Washington, DC.  Participants have all travel, meal, and accommodation costs during the exchange covered by the program, in addition to health benefits with limitations provided in the USA. Apply here

Actuarial Science Summer Camps June 24-29 or July 8-13, 2018 $900 Annville, PA, USA Click HERE for more info

Berridge Programs is an acting program for students age 14-19. It takes place during the summer in Normandy, France. Scholarships are available

Encounters with Canada 2017-18 1 week in Ottawa to explore a of 14 themes that students are interested in.

Need a ride around the Bay? Call BayRides. Affordable, accessible, local transportation. Rides must be booked 24 hours in advance.

What can I do with my university studies?

Nova Scotia International Student Program is looking for host family for the 2017-18 school year. Students stay for periods of 2 to 10 months. This is a great opportunity for your family to experience and share culture first hand. For more information, contact International Services at 464-2000 Ext. 2548