Gregory P. Pentz Memorial Bursary

Gregory P. Pentz Memorial Bursary – Greg Pentz played soccer for many years as a youth, and refereed when he was no longer able to play.  This scholarship is in memory of Greg and his contribution to soccer, and to raise awareness in other players of the need to become involved in other capacities.  Four $500 awards for students within the boundaries of the Suburban District and its member clubs.


  1. Must be in your last year of High School and have been accepted into a post-secondary institution (university, college, technical school, trade school, etc) in a program leading to a degree/diploma.
  2. For the last 3 years, either:
  3. a) Played for a Suburban District club(s).
  4. b) Was a coach or assistant coach for a Suburban District club(s) in seasons, when you did not play.
  5. c) Was a referee within the Suburban District in seasons when you did not play.

Please see guidance for an application form. Applications much reach the address provided on the application before May 31st.

Pengrowth Scholarship

Any grade 12 students interested in signing up for the Pengrowth Energy Scholarship can do so outside the guidance office.  The criteria for the scholarship is on the sign-up sheet.  Please read it and make sure you fit the criteria before signing your name.  You will have until  Friday April 7th @ 3:30 pm to sign your name.  Mrs. Swimm will contact you on Monday April 10th, to fill out an application form.

Champion of the Environment Scholarship

Are you a grade 12 student who has demonstrated commitment to the environment through your school or community?  Divert Nova Scotia is offering seven scholarships to students who have exemplified leadership in protecting our environment.  Deadline: April 22nd, 2017. Students can come to guidance and pick up a hard copy of the application from Mrs. Swimm, or go to


Course Selection Information 2017-2018

Guidance Counsellors will be visiting grade 10 & 11 students during their classes over the next couple of weeks to discuss course selection and hand out some information for next year.  There will also be a course selection information meeting for parents of incoming grade 9 students on March 2 at 6:30pm followed by an information session on pre IB for any parents interested.

You can find our course selection book and more information here as well.

Course Changes

Due to work to rule, course changes will not occur until the first week of second semester. Please be aware that if the current labour situation continues, second semester course changes will be limited and only be made if deemed necessary.

Parent Post-Secondary Information Night

Parent Post Secondary NightThe CPA guidance team will be hosting a Parent/Post-Secondary Evening on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 and invite all parents from the CPA community to attend.

The evening will start at 6:30 with a 30 minute presentation from CPA guidance counsellors concerning the general post-secondary applications processes, admissions, registration and scholarships. The presentation will be followed by 3 breakout sessions with local universities and the community college.

Post-secondary presenters will focus on academic programs, admission procedures, scholarship info and a host of facts that will hopefully make the decision easier as to what school/ program your student should attend.

Each session will consist of a ~20 minute presentation followed by a ~10 minute questions and answer period. If you have further needs, please feel free to talk to the individual reps at the end of the evening.


Session times:

  • 6:30 – 7:00     Guidance presentation in cafeteria
  • 7:00 – 7:30     Break out session #1
  • 7:30 – 8:00     Break out session #2
  • 8:00 – 8:30     Break out session #3

Universities/Colleges scheduled to attend:

Dalhousie University
University of King’s College
Saint Mary’s University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Nova Scotia Community College
St. Francis Xavier University
Mount Allison University
University of New Brunswick

Gr. 12 Post Secondary Day

Post Secondary ExpoPost Secondary day for Grade 12 students will take place this coming Thursday, October 27th B and A block in the gym. Students will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from a variety of post-secondary institutions during the expo portion and then choose to attend two break-out sessions.

Click here for a list of post secondary institutions that will be here as well as some recommended questions to ask them.

Scholarship Opportunity

scholarshipsThe Peter Kohler Scholarship is awarded to a student who hopes to enter their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2017. This award is open to both graduating high school students, and students from a community college. Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and their character, with preference given to students who display entrepreneurial spirit. The award is valued at $50,000, distributed over a period of four years – an outstanding opportunity for young Nova Scotian innovators who are facing financial hardship to excel and flourish.

The application deadline is November 30th, 2016, and applications must be submitted through this online form