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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.

Senior Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camp (girls 15 & 16 yrs) – August 12-15 at Mount Saint Vincent University. This exciting day-camp enables girls the opportunity to engage in STEM through hands-on activities and labs, explore scientific research by listening to presentations by local researchers, and discover rewarding careers in STEM by meeting and chatting with local women working in these fields! Registration opens May 6 at and is first-come, first-served.

GOVA Adventure Co. Adventure Week Day Camp Get outside your comfort zone, try new things, meet new friends and have a tone of fun this July! 

Halifax Citadel Society is recruiting. Positions availabe include: military interpretation, pipes and drums. Send your resume to 

Lebenon Valley College's Actuarial Science Camps Participants interact with professional actuaries and become introduced to software and content. If you have skilled math students who may be interested, please encourage them to explore our website and apply online.

Summer Job at Hubbards Barn and Community park. Age 15-30. Must be able to work each Saturday and Wednesday for specific duties. Must have reliable transportation to get to work at the Barn or the AHT. $12.50/hour. Submit cover letter and resumé to by June 6th noon

SWAG team is looking for motivated youth ages 10+ to join their youth vounteering program. You can help with Canaday Day celebration, World tuna flat races, Grand street parade and other community events. Please contact Jenna at 902-857-1133 or 

Scholarhips information session at the AARC at Armbrae Academy on Monday June 10th. Janet MacDonald of MyCampusGPS will be presenting What You Need to Know About Scholarships. This event is targeted primarily to students in Grades 10 & 11, and their parents, and is open to the public. You are encouraged to RSVP to by Friday June 7th.

Art of Writing Summer camps at NSCAD July 15-19 (ages 11-13), July 22-2 (ages 14-18)

Summer Music Academy at Acadia University for 10 to 18 years old. July 1-7, 2019. 

Royal Soccer Club is looking for volunteers for their upcoming summer camps. Visit for more information and application. 

Brigadoon Village is a non-profit recreational facility which has been designed spefically to meet the needs of children and youth living with health conditions and other life challenges in Atlantic Canada. 12 camp programs are for children and youth between 7-18 years of age. 

Now hiring marketers for the spring and summer The Marketer position is ideal for candidates who would prefer to work on evenings and weekedns. Thsi postion is a direct sale prosition using door-to-door techniques. $12-$15/hour. Previous experience in marketing and/or sales is prefered but not required. Send resumes by email to 

Junior University Health Sciences Summer Camp for Indigenous Youth Dal July 7-11, StFX July 16-19, CBU July 22-25, 2019. For Grades 8-11 students. Application deadline is May 27, 2019. For more info and application  

Kamp Kujichagulia Grades 9, 10, 11. Acadia University. Applications to be released soon!

Volunteer with the Halifax Busker Festival! The festival runs from July 31st to August 5th 2019 on the Halifax Waterfront. Volunteers must be 17 years old or older as of July 31st. On May 31st our online application will be live at

Are you interested in being an actuary? Check out this one-week summer program

Boutique hotels in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario have employment opportunities. Check 

Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service is hiring seasonal lifeguards to work form mid-June to the end of August.Queensland, Rainbow Haven, Lawrencetown, Clam Harbour, Dollar Lake, and Martinique beaches. Online applications: or 

Marine Mammal Summer Camp Think marine research, conservation, and fieldworkd might be in your future? Their unique 10-day overnight camp offers intro to marine biology. Cost $1,700, some bursaries available. August 3-12, 2019. 

Studying and Test-Taking Studying is a process, not a last-minute event. It takes strategy to consistently make the grade-both before a test and during. This two-section program brings together educators and students to discuss things that viewers can do to increase their understanding of course material, enhance their ability to memorize, and improve their performance during exams. A Cambridge Educational Production. A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. (10 minutes)

Berridge Programs in Acting and Film is open to students age 14-19 and welcomes students form around the world to Chateau le Mont Epiguet in Normandy, France during the summer. Scholarships are available. 

Experience university at Queen's University connects grades 7-12 students with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living enviroment of university life. Apply at Bursaries are available too. 

House of Commons Page Program Studying in Ottawa next year? Working on Parliament Hill? Making lasting friendships? If you have a minimum average of 80% and can speak both official languages, apply at 

College or university in the States? Great resources available at the EducationUSA website At any time, if you or your students have specific questions about educational opportunities in the United States, please feel free to contact Jenika Heim, the EducationUSA Advisor in Canada at SAT  info ACT info 

Bilingual Young Leaders You are between 16 and 22 years old, Canada's official languages are close to your heart and you want to make an impact? Come make a difference! 

ICT Northumberland College in Halifax offers $15 massages for students. Clinics open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm and 6:45pm. Call 902-425-2869 ext245 to book. 

Encounters with Canada 2018-19 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