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.

If you require further information, please feel free to contact Paula Clarke, Manager, Non-commercial Programs, with the Research & Development Corporation by telephone at 758.0913 or by e-mail at [ mailto:programs@researchnl.com ]programs@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 (October 27-28th) 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

There is a program fee of $90 (payable by October 4th 2013) to cover meals, overnight accommodations and attendance of to university classes.  Students must provide their own transportation to and from LEAP.

Deadline for applications: October 4th, 2013   See Mr. Moret or Ms. Gardiner for an application package.

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 6-August 14th, 2009, 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

Deadline:  May 7th, 2010

NL Chapter of Millennium Laureates:

The Millennium Scholarship Foundation will be holding the Regional Meeting for scholarship recipients in St. John’s from October 24th-26th, 2008.  On the afternoonof October 25th, they are inviting leaders from various high schools to meet, network and attend workshops with these laureates.  It promises to be an empowering and inspirational project for all involved.  It will run from 1:00pm to 5:45pm and will take place at Memorial University.  Session supplies are provided but transportation is the responsibility of the student.  Interested students must see Mr. Moret or Mrs. Taylor

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.  This year there is no registration fee.  This program runs on Wednesday nights from November 5th through to December 10th.      

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 $7.00 per hour.   Applications are due in May.  Any questions can be sent to mercia@engr.mun.ca
Kid’s Help Phone Student Ambassador Training

Training will be offered to interested students on Feb. 28th at the Reid Centre in Mount Pearl.  Interested student s must apply by Friday, Feb. 20th.  Applications can be picked up at the guidance office.


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

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize

Are you a Proud Canadian? Want to study Abroad this summer? Are you a student aged 14-17? Then this announcment is for you!

The 2012 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Deadline for applications is December 31, 2011.

This prestigious award, a summer scholarship, is attributed to 16 students from Canada, France and the United Kingdom following a competition.  Students must answer two questions and finalists are required to attend an interview.

Winners take part in an in-depth study of Canada’s role in the First World War and their nations’ intertwined history with leading experts on the ground in England, Belgium and France from August 7th – 21st, 2012. Students who wish to learn more can see the Guidance Bulletin Board or chat with Mrs. Gardiner or Mr. Moret in the Guidance office.

Register online at http://www.vimyfoundation.ca

Rotary International Youth Exchange

Each year over 8000 high school students from more than 80 countries experience a foreign culture through participation in the Rotary Youth Exchange. For more info visit http://www.rotary.org or contact Jeff Collingwood 753-1648 (w) or 754-6791 (h) or email at jeff.collingwood@nl.rogers.com  The application deadline is Dec. 5, 2008.

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 Valley

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.

Applications are due by December 7, 2011 or January 18, 2012, and early applications are encouraged. They are available at http://www.shad.ca/apply.

For more info. visit http://www.shad.ca or call (519) 884-8844

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. The deadline for applications is January 7, 2011. More info can be obtained from http://www.parl.gc.ca/hocpage

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