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January 15

The Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship Fund was created by a group of dedicated donors interested in paying tribute to the Shaw family for their long-term commitment to making the world a better place. Specifically, Robbie and Jean love the IWK Health Centre and they believe in the potential and passion of every young person to make a meaningful difference, in part, thanks to a strong educational foundation. IWK children and youth have a special place in Robbie and Jean’s hearts because of their long term professional and volunteer experience with the IWK and the IWK Foundation.The IWK Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship. This award consists of two non-renewable scholarships valued at $2,500 each.

Eligible applicants are current or former IWK patients who have an academic average of 75% or higher and who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies. Applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay answering the following question:

How has your experience at the IWK impacted your life and shaped your goals for the future?

Please include the following points in your essay:

• Why the IWK is special to you

• Your community involvement and/or volunteer work

• Your goals for the future

• How the scholarship will make a difference for you

In addition, applicants must submit two personal references—one from a teacher and one from

a representative at the IWK who is familiar with their care journey.

The application deadline for the award is 4:30pm Friday, February 28, 2020.  

Submit your Application to:

Mail: IWK Foundation

B220-5855 Spring Garden Road

Halifax, NS B3H 4S2

Attention: Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship

Email: foundation@iwk.nshealth.ca

Fax: 902-470-8000

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their standing

via email by June 30, 2020.


Please contact the IWK Foundation at 902.470.8085

or 1.800.595.2266 or email foundation@iwk.nshealth.ca​

December 18
STFX Paul Cogger Scholarship

The Paul Cogger Memorial Scholarship, valued at $6000 and renewable for 4 years ($24000 total), can be awarded to students coming to StFX from Madawaska, Victoria, Carleton, York, Sunbury, Queens, and Charlotte Counties.​ 

Students must be accepted to StFX with an average of 85% or higher from their Grade 12 marks.  5 of these scholarships will be available for students specifically from your area of New Brunswick. ​, the deadline to apply for scholarships at StFX is March 2nd, 2020.

More information about this scholarship and any others StFX has to offer can be found here: https://awards.stfx.ca/p/a/​

December 11
UNB Psychological Wellness Centre

UNB Psychological Wellness Centre will be offering a free 8 week therapy group for teens who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression who would like to learn coping skills. The group sessions will occur here at FHS on Wednesdays (3:45-5:45) between February 5 and April 1.

For more information or to sign up, you can call 452-6301, email pwc@unb.ca or speak to a Guidance Counsellor.

November 26
Encounters with Canada

Encounters With Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. If interested please make an appointment with Mrs. Hamilton in guidance.

Cost is $575 includes: air fare, room & board, entrance to activities etc.

October 25
YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is a national exchange program offering opportunities for youth to gain valuable work experience, explore another part of Canada, and improve their second official language skills at the minimal cost of $125.

SWSE is a six-week experiential learning program for 16 to 17  year old youth.  In Atlantic Canada, each English speaking participant is matched with a French-speaking participannt from Quebec and the two youth are hosted in one another's homes to deepen their cultural experience.  Youth are also provided with a full-time summer job in the non-profit sector where they will be paid the provincial minimum wage.  During weekends and some evenings, the youth will join their Local YMCA Coordinator in group activities to explore their new community and form lasting friendships.

Adults can also participate in  our program as alternate host families.  These volunteer host families take in a student on bealf of someone else, allowing students whose families cannot host, the opportunity to be a part of this amazing experience.  

For more informatioin visit http://www.summer-work.com​ or see Guidance for more details.

October 22
The Importance of Social Wellness


Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.

Why is Social Wellness Important?

Maintaining an optimal level of social wellness allows you to build healthy relationships with others. Having a supportive social network allows you to develop assertive skills and become comfortable with who you are in social situations. Surrounding yourself with a positive social network increases your self-esteem. Social wellness enables you to create boundaries that encourage communication, trust and conflict management. Having good social wellness is critical to building emotional resilience.

  • University of California Davis

7 Ways to Successfully Cultivate Social Wellness for Life

1.    1. Practice Self-Care. ...

2.    2. Know Thyself. ...

3.    3. Don't Criticize, Judge or Blame. ...

4.    4. Own Up to Your Part. ...

5.    5. Rekindle old friendships and nurture relationships with people who are respectful, positive and supportive. ...

6.    6. Don't be a flake! ...

7.    7. Appreciate Yourself and Others.

Examples of social wellness

  • Having meaningful relationships with friends and family
  • Creating a support system for your educational experience
  • Making time to spend with loved ones
  • Respecting yourself and others
  • Developing skills to navigate conflict or difficult relationships
  • Respecting diverse cultural identities

Strategies for Social Wellness

Meet new people and make new friends by:

  • Showing confidence, smiling and introducing yourself to others
  • Working out, joining a group or fitness class to meet new people and stay active
  • Joining an activity, group or campus club that interests you
  • Taking opportunities for new experiences to grow and meet new people

 Manage difficult relationships with friends, romantic partners, roommates, colleagues or family members by:

  • Trying to stay calm. Breathe first, focus your thinking, then talk.
  • Attempting to resolve conflicts with compromise. Consider both your point of view and the other person’s perspective.
  • Focusing on solving a problem instead of blaming others. Use “I” statements to express your thoughts and feelings and be clear about what you need (“ I feel frustrated…or”)
  • Seeking help if you get stuck

 Developing Intercultural skills by:

  • Being open to learning and understanding other individuals and diverse cultural identities
  • Being aware of how your individual identity influences your perceptions
  • Expressing curiosity, kindness, and even a bit of courage to help maximize your opportunities to learn new things
  • Welcoming others who may have less support and confidence than you

 Signs of Social Distress

Lack of meaningful relationships

All-consuming relationships

Irrational defiance or hostility

Physically abusive behavior

Disrespect for family, peers

Isolation from others

Manipulation, lying, stealing

Anxiety or nervousness in social situations

Limited and/or poor communication with family and friends

Feelings of worthlessness

October 18
Simon Fraser University : Change in  Deadlines and Admission Requirements

​For students applying to study at SFU for the Fall 2020, the application deadline is January 31st, 2020 and students who wish to be considered for an entrance scholarship must apply by December 15th, 2019.  

More information can be found at sfu.ca/admission

September 26
Grade 12 Scholarship Presentation
June 10
Hockey, Outdoor Pursuits, and PE Leadership Applications

​Please complete the online application by clicking on the link for the following courses:

Hockey Class

Outdoor Pursuits

PE Leadership​

May 29
Grade 9 Program

An outline of the Grade 9 program with brief course descriptions can be found here: Grade 9 Program.docGrade 9 Program.doc 

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