905-687-7301 34 Catherine Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5E7

Staff

Guidance Counsellors: Mrs. Erin Tenhoeve & Ms. Marissa Banders
Guidance Secretary: Mrs. DeAnna Elliott

Social Worker: Ms. Carling Wright

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) are  located across the hall from the Guidance area.

University and College Information

College and University Application workshops will be taking place towards the end of October. Listen to the morning announcements for details of the presentations. In the meantime, please continue to research possible post-secondary programs. College and university representatives will be visiting the school throughout the Fall months. Please check Guidance for dates.

Permission forms are available in Guidance for the College Information Program happening on October 22nd at Niagara College. Colleges from across Ontario will be on site to answer questions about what their school offers. 

 

The University application deadline this year is January 16th, 2019.


The College Application deadline was February 1st, 2019. 

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Details, as well as a grant and loan 'estimator' for the newly re-designed Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are now available.

Use the link below to find out more:

OSAP

See below for OSAP application workshop dates in March:

  • Dates TBD

Check the scholarship page of this website for more information on grants and scholarship opportunities.


For a complete list of Ontario Colleges and Universities, and more information, visit the following websites:


For universities:

www.electronicinfo.ca

For colleges:

www.ontariocolleges.ca

 

Graduation Awards and Scholarships:

Applications are in the Guidance office (and online) for many scholarship opportunities, to help you pay for your post-secondary education.

It is well worth the time it takes to fill out an application!

Apprenticeships:

An 'Apprenticeship Information Session' will take place in the Spring of 2019. Come to hear all about apprenticeship opportunities, how they work and what you need to get started.

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn money while you learn a skilled trade. To get started in an apprenticeship, you MUST have a high school graduation diploma, AND employment in the trade, (meaning an employer is willing to sponsor you as an apprentice)

The Employment Ontario Apprenticeship Office can help with getting started, and is located at
301 St. Paul Street East
St. Catharines
phone number: (905) 704-2991

Make The Move!

Grade 8 to 9 Transition information

Grade  students are completing their course selections for grade 9 right now in Career Cruising. For help understanding pathways, decoding course codes and finding supports, refer to the "Make the Move" booklet, attached below.

Make The Move


See the world and earn a credit!!!

Looking for an exciting way to earn a credit in just 2 WEEKS, and travel at the same time? Check out the newest thing happening at DSBN: Earn your Grade 10 Civics & Career credit and travel to Ottawa, Montreal and New York City! For more information, visit www.dsbn.org/travel and check out the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD1UiuKIgCQ&feature=youtu.be.

e-Learning

The DSBN offers a number of e-Learning courses to augment your education and works with an educational consortium to make a wider variety of subjects available to you.  Classes are completed online while exams are generally written in person.

Please speak to a Guidance Counsellor for more information.

e-Learning website

 

Check out Canada's Top 25 Jobs!

Canadian Business has released it's 2017 Top 25 Jobs in Canada. Take a minute and check out the list by clicking here. If you would like to learn more these careers and what post-secondary pathway to choose, please make an appointment with a guidance counsellor.