Welcome to Guidance

School Registrar: Mrs. Ingrid Painchaud

Receptionist: Mrs. Sherry Feledichuk

Guidance and Counselling service is available to students throughout the school day. Appointments/referrals can be made by students, staff and/or parents, in person or by telephone (780) 467 - 8816, through Mrs. Feledichuk. All aspects of educational, career and crisis counselling are professionally delivered to our students.  


  • Grade 10 Counsellor and R12 Counsellor: Ms. K. Wiltse
  • Student's with Complex Needs Counsellor: Ms. K. Wiltse
  • Grade 11 Counsellor: Mr. Funk
  • Grade 12 Counsellor: Mr. Funk



Earning scholarship dollars begins in the Grade 10 year with the student becoming increasingly aware of available scholarships and their criteria. Students are encouraged to create and build scholarship portfolios throughout their high school years, in anticipation of the scholarship application process. Portfolios could/should include, but not be limited to: official marks, significant achievements, volunteer efforts and reference letters. For detailed information on the scholarship application process visit:

Applying for scholarships

Scholarship Sources

Salisbury Composite High School Awards Program

All Salisbury Composite High School students are eligible to participate in our school based awards program. With the support of community and corporate sponsorship, students can earn recognition for outstanding citizenship, volunteer, athletic and academic achievements. Beginning in the spring of each year (May) students are identified through a nomination and/or application process (announcement for students to pick up awards applications), with final selections made by the awards committee (June 1st).

http://salcomp.ca/students/in-house-awards-scholarships-2015 to review the Salisbury Composite High School Awards.

Salisbury Composite High School's awards format involves an afternoon school assembly which is held for Grade 10 and 11 award earners and an evening celebration for the previous years' graduates.  These ceremonies are held in late October, early November each year.

Post-Secondary Institutions

Students are encouraged to check with the Student Awards/Financial Aid office of the Post-Secondary school of choice/interest.

Alberta Post Secondary Institutions Scholarships


The government of Alberta encourages and rewards the excellence of Alberta students through the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship program and the Alberta Heritage Scholarship fund. The http://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/ website is a newly created website that provides current information including deadlines and eligibility. While the webpage is evolving, students are encouraged to visit the website regularly to be informed.

The Alberta Scholarships listing contains approximately 66 scholarships and awards sponsored by the Government of Alberta and administered by Student Aid Alberta. This listing is hosted on the Student Aid Alberta website at: Alberta Scholarships listing


Other Organizations

Scholarship information received from organizations is communicated to students through the daily bulletin (announcements read by classroom teachers daily, during the first period), on posters throughout the school, on the Scholarship board (across from the Graduation announcement bulletin board), in Scholarship self-serve displays located in Guidance and Counselling and the main hallway.

Comprehensive Scholarship Search





Scholarship dollars are readily available to those students who become qualified, inform themselves and continue to be thorough in their scholarship application process.

Counsellors, instrumental in supporting students throughout their school years, invite students to Guidance and Counselling for scholarship applications, references, reinforcement and results$!$!

2016 - 2017 Scholarships

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants will have demonstrated character in overcoming adversity during their schooling and are in need of financial assistance. Apply at https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/  Application deadline is October 25, 2016.  

Loran Scholars Foundation. Loran scholars are well rounded students who have demonstrated  significant leadership and outstanding community service. Apply online at www.loranscholar.ca/apply  Deadlines are October 14th for sponsored applications and October 26th for direct pool applicants. See Mr. Funk in Guidance for further information.

REMAX Quest for Excellence 2017 Bursary. REMAX are seeking to reward students who have made a difference in their community serving others, by providing (16) $1000.00 bursaries to successful applicants. Apply at http://blog.remax.ca/remax-western-canada-helps-grade-12s-bursary-program/  Deadline to apply is  March 13, 2017

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. TD will reward outstanding community leadership with big $$$! Applicants must be in their graduating year of high school, have made a lasting difference in their community and carry a minimum 75% average. Visit www.td.com/scholarships for the application. Deadline to apply is November 18, 2016.

Burger King Mclamore Foundation. If you are a graduating student with good grades and a history of community service, you are eligible to apply to become a Burger King Scholar! Deadline to apply is December 15, 2016. Earn $$$ towards your Post-Secondary education by visiting www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

2017 Schulich Leader Scholarship Big Big $$$ available to students with excellent academics, demonstrated leadership and/or financial need, enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics program at one of the partner universities. To investigate further visit www.schulichleaders.com If you decide you are eligible for nomination please see Mr. Funk in Guidance. Deadline to be considered is December 15, 2016.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award To become a Terry Fox scholar studsents must have demonstrated academic excellence, be involved in voluntary humanitarian activities and be planning to attend their first year of Post-Secondary study. Further details and the application can be viewed at www.terryfoxawards.ca Deadline to apply is February 1st, 2017.

Canada 150 Inspired Learning Scholarship King's University if offering up to 150 $5,000 Inspired Learning Scholarships to new students. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2017. Visit https://www.kingsu.ca/student-life/financial-aid/scholarships/canada150 for details and to apply. 

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Scholarship $$ are available to Indigenous students demonstating leadership in high school, as well as a commitment to further their education. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2017. Visit ATCO.com/IndigenousAwards for further information.

2017 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship  $$$ available to students entering their first year of post-secondary study in Agriculture, Food Science or Culinary Arts programs. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2017. Visit www.monsanto.ca for an application and further details.

2017 ManCap Foundation Educational Grants Big $$$ available to Grade 12 students, with entrepreneurial interest, entering first-year post-secondary programs. Academic excellence is not the priority, financial need is! The deadline to apply is July 31, 2017. visit www.mancapfoundation.com for the application.




Learning Resource Directory

Discovery Education  www.webmath.com  Students will find hundreds of instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, providing instant help on math problems.

EIPS Academy www.eipsacademy.com Elk Island teachers have created an electronic database of specific High School courses. Students are able to preview or review course concepts at their convenience.

Khan Academy   www.khanacademy.org   With a library of over 2600 videos, covering everything from Arithmetic to Physics, Finance and History, as well as 207 practice exercises, Kahn Academy is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

NAIT Online http://www.nait.ca/Tutorial.htm The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) provides an excellent toolkit for student use. Following this link provides learning strategies suited to various learning styles, as well as course specific (English, ESL, Math, Chemistry, Physics and Biology) materials

Quest A+  https://questaplus.alberta.ca   Alberta Education has created this website providing practice exams in Social Studies 30-1, 30-2; Math 30 Applied, Pure; Biology 30; Chemistry 30; Physics 30 & Science 30.

University of Alberta Tutor Registry     www.su.ualberta.ca/tutor
The University maintains a listing of students ready, willing and highly qualified to tutor High School subjects! 

 Study Physics  http://www.studyphysics.ca/  Students will find Physics 20 and 30 course notes (Alberta Curriculum) to supplement in class materials.

Study Skills

The Real Deal

The learning equation states 2 factors interact to determine student performance:



Geoffrey Colvin summarizes scientific research to explain Tiger Woods, Warren Buffett and Winston Churchill, do/did not possess a natural gift for their greatness; their greatness is from years of Painful and Demanding Practice and Hard Work.

There truly is no substitute for hard work. Practice does make perfect, but not just any practice, Deliberate Practice is "activity that's explicitly intended to improve performance, that reaches for objectives just beyond one's level of competence, provides feedback on results and involves high levels of repetition."(Colvin, Fortune Magazine, October 19, 2006). More deliberate practice equals better performance.

Preparation in the learning equation means Practice-Specifically & Regularly.


Managing emotions on a test means bringing your best to the test. Your best is somewhere between disregard and overconfidence towards the test, your comfort zone. Yes, through deliberate practice, emotions can be controlled such that individual performance is enhanced.

Managing anxiety on a test requires changing the learner's learning attitude-while practicing at home, at school and in the classroom. Instead of going to class, doing homework, reviewing and studying simply to get it done, the goal must be to get better at what you are doing; to intentionally improve at learning! Learning is a combination of time management, material management, questioning, concentration/organization, and memorization........... all individual, improvable skills. The more you work at the specific skills and fitting the specific learning skills together, the bigger your mental learning picture becomes and the better your learning performance measures. The attitude to improve is fundamental to emotional control. An attitude towards improvement provides a new way of doing the job of learning; better mental processing and longer retention occurs, more feedback is sought and a larger, longer-term point of view is adopted as the idea of continual improvement becomes personal.

An Attitude of Learning to Improve, increases Success, which Diminishes Anxiety.

Links to strategies that support effective test taking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCuSTQvewrA This video on test anxiety is hosted by Concordia University of Alberta's Counselling Psychologist, Barbara VanIngen:

www.superbetter.com  Superbetter is an interactive game designed to build self-help skills and increase social awareness.

Idiot Proof Study Strategies Video This video connects to the Idiot Proof Study Strategies guide available in Guidance

Strategies for Test Anxiety.



Career Development

Links for parents and students providing perspective to Career searching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjoCO5Juj0&app=desktop Bill Burnett, executive director of the Design Program at Stanford, talks about figuring out what you want to be when you grow up.

http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_rowe_celebrates_dirty_jobs#t-1193353 Mike Rowe, as the host of "Dirty Jobs" speaks about the undeserved stigma hard work currently carries.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tc6GHWPdMU Andy Chan is the Vice-President for Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University. 

http://www.sfu.ca/career/students-alumni.html (click on the arrow to view the career decision making advice to students and parents from Simon Fraser University).


http://www.careersintrades.ca/ Careers in Trades is a full service information site for students interested in the construction trades.