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Welcome to St. Mary Student Services

Welcome to St. Mary Student Services

The Vision

Creating Pathways to Success is founded on a vision in which all students leave secondary school with a clear plan for their initial post-secondary destination, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace, and with confidence in their ability to implement, and revise or adapt, their plan throughout their lives as they and the world around them change. This vision sees students as the architects of their own lives.

Program Goals

The goals of education and career/life planning program are to:

• Ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed education and
career/life choices through the effective application of a four-step inquiry process;
• Provide opportunities for this learning both in and outside the classroom;
• Engage parents and the broader community in the development, implementation, and evaluation of
the program, to support students their learning.

To achieve these goals, every elementary and secondary school, under the direction of the principal and with the assistance of key staff and students, will develop, document, implement, and evaluate an education and career/life planning program based on the policies outlined in this document. (Creating Pathways to Success 2013)

In order to achieve the above goals, guidance counsellors:

• assist the principal in developing, coordinating, and implementing the school’s guidance and career education program;
• provide instruction in guidance and career education through credit courses;
• deliver workshops and seminars;
• implement a process that will ensure that all students complete an Individual Pathway Plan;
• assist students in completing their IPP;
• assist in the IPRC process and correlate the IEP (including the transition plan) and the IPP for exceptional students;
• maintain and establish links between elementary and secondary schools and with community partners to coordinate their involvement with the guidance and career education program;
• deliver and monitor orientation and exit programs and peer assistance programs;
• provide individual assistance and short-term counselling for individuals and small groups;
• assist principals in arranging case conferences;
• recommend appropriate school board staff and community agencies for the provision of individual assistance and short term counselling beyond the school;
• assist students with the transition to postsecondary education, training, and the workplace;
• facilitate the ongoing review and evaluation of the school’s guidance and career education program and the program effectiveness survey.


STUDENT SERVICES STAFF

L. VanKooy (front desk) - Extension 3417

K. Pongetti, Department Head - Extension 3432

N. Castura, SHSM Counsellor - Extension 3431
J. Girolametto, Counsellor - Extension 3438
J. Porter, Counsellor - Extension 3438
C. Roch-Hanaka, Counsellor - Extension 3430


Co-operative Education Teachers

R. Genovese - Extension 3421
M. Tarquinio - Extension 3434


SUPPORT STAFF

D. Cunic, Christian-Service Animator (Mondays) - Extension 3429
K. Duffy-Kariam, Social Worker (Tuesdays & Thursdays) - Extension 3446
J. Hoffman, Public Health Nurse (Wednesdays) - Extension 3429
Grade 12 Post-Secondary Information

Grade 12 Post-Secondary Information

Click on the pdf attached.

College/University Visits Fall 2017

College/University Visits Fall 2017

Visit Date for each College or University

Brock University-Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Fanshawe College-Thursday, October 19, 2017
McMaster University-Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Laurier University-Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Western University + Huron and Kings-Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Niagara College-Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Guelph-Humber College-Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Mohawk College-Monday, November 27, 2017

IMPORTANT: ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE FROM 11:10am to 12:10pm

McMaster Faculty of Engineering Scholarship

McMaster University offers a wide range of entrance scholarships for students entering programs in the Faculty of Engineering.
Students entering Engineering I, Computer Science, or the Bachelor of Technology as of Sept 2017 may be awarded:
Dean's Excellence Entrance Awards
• Four (4) at $10,000 each
• and Twenty-four (24) at $7,500 each
Students entering Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences I as of Sept 2017 may be awarded:
Dean's Excellence Entrance Awards
• Fourteen (14) at $7,500 each
Up to one hundred (100) summer research awards for full-time positions will be available to undergraduate students applying for the Dean's Excellence Entrance Scholarships for the summer of 2016.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Eligible candidates must be entering one of Engineering I, Computer Science I, Bachelor of Technology I, or Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences I at McMaster with a minimum admissions average in the range of 94%.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the candidate’s application submission and interview performance.


Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Scholarships, bursaries and awards can be granted based on academics, athletics, leadership, community involvement, creativity, theatrics, humanitarianism and financial need.
Research your options by using eINFO and the universities’ websites, and visit student services, flip through the university handbooks and speak to your guidance counsellor about the programs and universities you are interested in. WWW.ELECTRONICINFO.CA Apply online by January 11, 2017, at: www.ouac.on.ca

There are a number of awards available through external agencies. Some of these awards are listed below alphabetical by award name and/or organization with links to the appropriate web sites. Use these links to learn more about the terms & conditions, application deadlines and more, of each scholarship being offered.
TIP – It is never too early to begin your search. Apply early as many awards have application due dates well in advance of the next academic session.
Online Search Engine
• Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
• Academic Invest
• National Educational Association of Disabled Students (N.E.A.D.S)
• Indspire (Indigenous Education)
• Studentawards.com
• Scholarshipscanada.com
• Schoolfinder.com
• Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation
• Campus Perks - Community Achievement Awards
https://yconic .com

The attached chart outlining scholarship and award opportunities is not conclusive but it meant to be a guide of some of the opportunities that are available for each student to access and research. The chart will be amended if the need arises, and additional information will be added as it becomes available in Student Services.


Hamilton Catholic Schools Pathways Night

Hamilton Catholic Schools Pathways Night

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Click below for more information.

Colleges and University Visits by Date

Grade 12 Post Secondary Information 2016-2017

Ontario Universities Fair 2016

Ontario Universities Fair 2016

Attention all Grade 12 Students Applying to Post-Secondary

When:

September 23 to 25, 2016
10 am to 5 pm daily

Where:

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) (next to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre)
South Building
222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario
www.mtccc.com
CREATE A MYPATH ACCOUNT

CREATE A MYPATH ACCOUNT

1. Select the “Login” bubble
2. Select “Register”
3. You will need a valid e-mail account
4. Select Account Type – “Student” (parents select “Caregiver”)
5. Enter your student ID (student number) or OEN (dashes included)
6. Create an 8 character password, confirm it and submit (do not cut and paste when confirming, re-enter your password)
7. You will receive an e-mail containing a link to activate your account. Click on the link in the e-mail to make your account active. (if you haven’t received an e-mail, check your junk mail folder)

OR

Download the FREE APP at the APP Store.

Search for the APP using HWCDSB myPath

1. Select the “Register” button
2. You will need a valid e-mail account
3. Select Account Type – “Student” (parents select “Caregiver”)
4. Enter your student ID (student number) or OEN (dashes included)
5. Create an 8 character password, confirm it and submit (do not cut and paste when confirming, e-enter your password)
6. You will receive an e-mail containing a link to activate your account. Click on the link in the e-mail to make your account active. (if you haven’t received an e-mail, check your junk mail folder)

Go to www.pathtosuccess.ca