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New year and New Initiatives for Students and Teachers

This being year two of Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels‎ this school year.

Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses‎, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation.  These skills are not only‎ related to learning math, science and the arts, but‎ they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.

To help more students succeed in math, additional ‎supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as‎ they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what‎ is new this year, go to to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Canadian Coast Guard - Training Program

Are your students ready to answer the call of the sea and discover the adventure?

Students graduating from the 4 year Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program become Marine Engineering Officers or Marine Navigation Officers!

Students receive:

• Paid Education
• Room and Board
• Text Books and Uniforms supplied
• Monthly Allowance
• Classroom and on the job training
• Full-time employment aboard a Coast Guard Vessel upon Graduation
• Bachelor degree of Technology in Nautical Science by Cape Breton University
• Commercial certification as a Ship's Oficer from Transport Canada
• Diploma from the Canadian Coast Guard College

Scholarship Opportunites

Receive up to $10,000 for post-secondary studies. 
 If integrity, determination and courage describe you - you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  Our scholarships reward students who possess the character to overcome adversity (physical, social, economic, health, etc) and succeed in life. 
We help students overcome financial barriers to pursuing higher education.  To learn more and apply, visit 
Seeking well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community. Inquiries Application deadline October 19, 2016

Welcome Back!

First Day of school is Thursday, September 8

See you then!

Student Council Election 2016/2017

Friday is the Day for Voting

Click Here to Vote!


The Candidates and the Positions are:

1) Vice-President -  Morgan Campbell or  Sam Wade

2) Secretary-Treasurer - Jenny Mingo or Kailey Rushton or Rachel Walton

3) Junior President  - Zack Fullerton or Jessica Liebmann

4) Committee Chair for Dance and School Spirit -  Alissa Anderson or  Madalyn Chown or Teghan Halverson



NSCC - Save the Dates & Spring Awards

NSCC has lots to offer our students - Refer to the attached posters for more information.


Save the Dates:

Get Started Welcome Events:  Wednesday May 18 in Springhill and Thursday May 29 in Amherst

CCRSB Wants to Hear from You!

Get ready to share your thoughts!

CCRSB is starting a school-board wide survey today to talk to parents and guardians, staff and community partners about how things are going now and what we can, as a school board, do to make things better for students in the future.

The survey is only three questions and can be finished in five to 10 minutes. Your voice is really important, so it would be great if you could take a moment to answer the questions and share your thoughts!

You should have received an email from the Superintendent of Schools, Gary Adams, explaining the process a little more. You should have also received an invitation from PDHS inviting you to join in. Click on the link in that email and you are ready to participate!

The thoughts you share will be used to help prepare for CCRSB’s next strategic plan and to provide some more insight into how our school is doing.

If you have any questions, you can send them to

School Milk Program - Feedback Requested

Dear parent or guardian,
Dairy Farmers of Canada wishes to improve its School Milk Program. We would therefore like to ask you to fill out a brief survey.
By filling out this short survey before April 15th you will have an opportunity to enter your child’s school in a draw for a chance to win 1 000$ worth of books, musical instruments or gym equipment and a free milk day.
To start the survey please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkeycom/r/TV52DSY
To learn more about the School Milk Program, please visit
Sincerely yours,
The School Milk Program team at Dairy Farmers of Canada
Michelle Arseneau Léger RD, M.Sc. / Dt.P., M.Sc.

Nova Scotia Internationl Student Program - Information

Jacqueline Russell

Homestay Coordinator

Pugwash/ Wallace/ Oxford

902 397-0132


Eligible students come from all over the world and are carefully matched with Nova Scotia host families with the help of our dedicated homestay coordinators. Students range in age from 8-18 years old and stay anywhere from one month to one year. Host families are paid to host the international students; amounts vary based on length of stay.

Participating in the Program can be a life changing experience for both students and their host families. Get involved today!

We are looking for placements for the following:

  • CCRSB are expecting 100 Japanese high school students from November 28th- December 3rd 2016
  • A small group of high school students from Turkey are arriving for a short term ( one month)
  • Applications for three month (short term) students from September to November each fall semester.
  • Interns (university students) arrive every January for six weeks and work in elementary, junior and senior high schools seeking to improve their English as they study to become teachers in their own country.


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