Board Games available!

There are board games available in the outer counselling office for Gr 6-12 students to use any time over the lunch hour.  They will be available all year. Bring your friends!

Skilled Futures in Energy

In Grade 8-10? Trying to figure out what to do when you grow up, and interested in skilled trades and technology?  Watch the video below & consider joining this event in October 2018! See Mrs. Blanchard for details.

Ombudsman Youth Council (Application deadline: October 26th, 2018)

Are you interested in provincial and municipal government? Do you have ideas or advice for the Ombudsman on issues impacting youth? If you are between the ages 13 and 19, you are encouraged to apply for the Ombudsman Youth Advisory Council.

The Ombudsman Youth Advisory Council will bring together young people from across the province through occasional in-person meetings, as well as online communication. Council members will have the opportunity to learn more about government, share their thoughts on issues important to them and their peers, and bring forward their voice on matters impacting young people in Nova Scotia.

We value the perspectives of all youth, including their unique experiences receiving government services. Whether you are currently involved in community organizations or are new to this type of role, all interested youth are encouraged to apply. Financial assistance is available to participants if needed.

For more information, please call the Office of the Ombudsman (toll-free) at 1-800-670-1111, or email


 Youth Corps Summer Intern positions

There over 25 internships available throughout Nova Scotia open to High School and post-secondary students. These full-time, paid positions are 9-weeks, starting in June and ending in August. The Youth Corps provides students with hands-on environmental-based internships where they grow their network, gain career skills and make meaningful impact in their communities - You’ll find more information on the Youth Corps program here.

Interested students are asked to apply through the Clean’s online application found here along with the full job descriptions. They will be asked to fill in general contact info and upload a cover letter(s), résumé, and letter of reference. Students can apply for up to five positions. 

The posting can also be found on CareerBeacon here.

Second Language Skills

Thinking of improving second language skills and interested in travelling? See Mr. Melanson about programs available over the summer, or after Grade 12.

Legion Leadership Training Camp (Gr 10 & 11)

This is a 9-day program that takes place at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro.
The purpose of the camp is to offer students a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills. The staff uses elements of art, drama, athletic skills, music, and dance to allow campers to learn to develop public speaking skills, and to motivate a group to pursue a course of action for the benefit of the group or community.

The camp is for students interested in accepting and meeting a challenge. It is an opportunity for young people to grow as potential leaders.

For more information: visit

Youth Summer Programs - Medicine & Law

Offered at The University of Toronto
Med Youth Summer Program
Spend four one-week-long modules in the fields of Physiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Pharmacology & Toxiology, and Microbiology.  
What: lectures from world-class faculty and medical professionals, and hands-on experimentation
Who: open to students in Gr 10 and 11


Law Youth Summer Program
Spend five one-week-long modules in the areas of Criminal Law, Law & Politics, International Law, Corporate Law, and Trial Advocacy.
What: lectures, interactions with justice professionals, field trips to legal institutions, and mock trial and negotiations
Who: open to students in Gr 10, 11, and 12

For more information & to apply, visit


Summer Program - Humanities for Young People (HYP)

Do you love reading?  Did you just put on a play?  Do you follow politics?  Do you dream of being a writer?  Do you ever wonder what university might be like?  If so, HYP is for you. 
HYP is a summer program that gives you a taste of university life and encourages your interest in literature, philosophy, history, politics, and art. Grapple with the following questions:  What does it mean to be forgiven for a historical injustice?  How can we create conditions of reconciliation within our communities?  How can the Humanities enrich our understanding of reconciliation, and help us answer these critical questions?  


Nova Scotia Secondary School Students’ Association -  Conference!

Are you a student leader? Interested in building life-skills?

Consider attending an NSSSA conference where you will have the opportunity to meet new people, learn leadership skills and have lots of fun!

Date: To Be Announced

Contact for more information!

Website:  Twitter: @ValleyNSSSA  Facebook: NSSSA

Acting And Film-making Programs -  Berridge Programs

For the past 10 summers, Berridge Programs has been welcoming students from around the world to the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France to live in community, develop their unique talents and experience another culture. Our programs offer the perfect blend of performing arts camp and travel abroad experience. You can read about our program here

The Acting Program includes classes in Shakespeare, On Camera Acting, Movement, Acting Techniques, Modern Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Writing and Improvisation.  The Film Program guides students in making their own professionally quality short film suitable for festival submission. Our programs are taught exclusively in English, however, there are plenty of opportunities for French speakers to practice their language skills both in the program and out in the wider community on field trips and excursions.

Indigenous Health Science Summer Camp

The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Health Program in partnership with The Johnson Scholarship foundation, and The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC) will be hosting two Health Science Summer Camps for Indigenous students this summer.

1) Cape Breton University
2) Saint Francis University

As a participant of this program, students will be exposed to a variety of health care professions and training programs through interactive, hands-on programming. 
Applications are available from the school counsellor or

Contact person:
Joe MacEachern, Indigenous Health Program Manager


African Nova Scotian Health Sciences Summer Camp

Dalhousie University: Grade 8, 9, 10
Cape Breton University: Grades 8, 9, 10, 11
St Francis Xavier University: Grades 8, 9, 10, 11