Programs

Tutoring for Tuition

Tutoring for Tuition is offered to our students each year.  TFT is a great way to earn money towards university or college.  Prospective tutors must have a minimum of First Class Honours in the subject they will teach.  Learners can come from our feeder schools or from Gonzaga, but priority is given to Gonzaga students. Interested students must see Ms. Gardiner in the Guidance Office.  Mandatory training is also held for all tutors.

FREE ONLINE TUTORING

The Free Provincial Online Tutoring Program is now up and running.

Free tutoring is available to all high school students in the province in the following subject areas: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Science, World Geography, World History, English and French. A grade 9 Math tutor is also available. Further, a tutoring coordinator is available to help students in the areas of test anxiety, test taking skills and study tips. Students can access this tutoring by visiting the following website: http://www.cdli.ca/tutoring.  A schedule of tutor availability is posted.

RISE AWARDS

I am writing to inform you of an exciting new award available to Newfoundland and Labrador high school students completing Level II in June 2012.

Attached you will find a letter from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Janes, regarding the Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards.

RDC’s RISE Awards will provide up to 12 students with the opportunity to participate in programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Also attached are the RISE Awards, promotional poster and guidelines. Additional information regarding RDC’s RISE awards, including the application form, are available on our website, [ http://www.researchnl.com ]www.researchnl.com.

RISE Information Letter

RISE Application

LEAP

This exciting, province-wide (now inter-provincial!) student leadership program is designed to ease Level III students’ transition from high school to university.  Attendees spend two days  on campus, partnered with a MUN student and teamed with other grade 12’s from across the province.  LEAP allows students to participate in valuable leadership training sessions and have a dynamic on-campus experience.  LEAP gives students the necessary skills to give them a head start at Memorial. Two students per school are selected to attend this program.  More info and an application package can be obtained from  http://www.mun.ca/leadership/leap

Provincial Opportunities:

MED QUEST

MED QUEST is a unique, hands on learning experience that introduces students (grades 10-12) to the exciting world of health sciences.  The program takes place at the Health Sciences Centre on the campus of MUN.  Students will stay on campus.  It takes place from July-August each year, covering six one week sessions.  For more info. visit your guidance counsellor or visit our website at http://www.med.mun.ca/medquest or contact our office 709-777-6690:

 

Mini Med :

A series of six evening presentations designed for members of the community who have always wanted to learn more about the knowledge and practice of health sciences. This program is a great opportunity for students who are considering a career in any health science field to learn more about health related topics. Info can be obtained from Diana Deacon at 777-7077 or by email at ddeacon@mun.ca.

WISE student summer employment program:

WISE offers young women from NL the opportunity to work in paid research positions with award winning researchers and scientists, so that they can experience first hand careers in science and engineering.  This program is open to full-time female students age 15 or older who will have completed level II this year and who will be returning to high school in the fall.  It is an 8 week job commitment, at 35 hours per week at $11.00 per hour.   Applications are due in May.


Travel Opportunities:

Blyth Education

An International program that allows high school students to receive academic credits by studying in various countries around the world, such as Italy, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, and Costa Rica. For more info visit

http://www.blyth education.com

Katimavik

This program is for young people ages 17-21. It is a nine month program for students who wish to explore new and different work environments by making a hands on contribution to host communities. They generally put in 35 hours per week for non-profit organizations. For more info: http://www.katimavik.org, or call 1 888 525 1503

Shad

Four intense and exciting weeks in July, where students study and live at a host university campus in Canada. This program is for grade 10, 11, and 12 students who are strong academically, especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. We also have a great video about the program that can be viewed at ]www.shad.ca/studentvideo.

The selection process takes into account exceptional academic standing, as well as volunteerism, community involvement and extracurricular activities, including:
• high academic achievement
• exceptional drive, initiative, creativity and an entrepreneurial mind
• excellence and leadership in diverse pursuits, including athletics, the arts and work
• strong volunteer impact and outstanding interpersonal skills

The fun, team-based environment at Shad Valley enables participants to grow in ways they never anticipated. Through lectures, workshops and team-building activities run by university faculty and industry leaders, students are exposed to advanced academic topics and learn new leadership skills. This exposure, combined with Shad Valley’s outstanding reputation, gives participants a strong advantage when applying to university and when competing for awards and scholarships.

For more info. visit http://www.shad.ca

Pearson College

Located in Victoria, B.C., Pearson College is a dynamic international community, where two hundred young people from over 80 countries of the world, live, study, and serve the community together. This IB program is highly respected by universities throughout the world. Info can be obtained by visiting http://www.pearsoncollege.ca

House of Commons Page Program

Each year 40 level III students are selected from high schools across Canada to come to Ottawa to work as pages in the House of Commons. Those hired as pages work on a part-time basis during their first year of study at one of the universities in Ottawa. Bilingualism is an asset. More info can be obtained from http://www.parl.gc.ca/hocpage

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