Welcome to Guidance
School Registrar: Mrs. Ingrid Painchaud
Receptionist: Mrs. Sherry Feledichuk
Guidance and Counselling services are 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 11 Counsellor and R12 Counsellor: Ms. K. Wiltse
- Student's with Complex Needs Counsellor: Ms. K. Wiltse
- Grade 10 Counsellor: Mr. Funk
- Grade 12 Counsellor: Mr. Funk
High School Diploma Requirements
Alberta Education publishes the Guide To Education in order to keep students, parents and schools aware of current school procedures and regulations.
Page 91 of the Guide outlines the High School Diploma requirements for the class of 2018 graduates:
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:
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.
Students are encouraged to check with the Student Awards/Financial Aid office of the Post-Secondary school of choice/interest.
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
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.
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$!$!
2017 - 2018 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, 2017.
Loran Scholars Foundation. Loran scholars are well rounded students who have demonstrated significant leadership, excellent school achievement and outstanding community service. Apply online at www.loranscholar.ca/apply Deadlines are October 18th for sponsored applications and October 25th for direct pool applicants. See Mr. Funk in Guidance for further information.
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. Eligible candidates will be in their last year of high school, earning a minimum of 75% in university/college admissible subjects and most importantly, "have shown exceptional interest in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community". Apply online at https://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp Paper copies are available in Guidance. Deadline to apply is November 17, 2017.
Burger King McLAMORE Foundation Scholarship. Grade 12 students with average achievement and a history of being active in their school/community are eligible to apply to become a Burger King Scholar. Apply online at www.bk-scholars.com Deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.
Schulich Leaders Scholarship. Grade 12 students meeting 2 of 3 criteria: excellent achievement, leadership or financial need and applying to a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics post-secondary program at a partner school, can be nominated by their high school. Visit www.schulichleaders.com for information, submit evidence to be considered for nomination to Salisbury Composite High School's Guidance department by January 12th.
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.
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!
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.
The Real Deal
The learning equation states 2 factors interact to determine student performance:
PREPARATION + EMOTIONAL CONTROL = RESULTS
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
Financial Planning Resources for Students
Learning Clicks: Government of Alberta website for post-secondary and career planning. Links to a wide variety of resources regarding all things related to education and careers. Links to a wide variety of resources regarding all things related to education and careers. Features blog posts written by post-secondary students on a variety of topics.
OccInfo: Explore career options, including comprehensive information about career duties, income, required education, and more.
Student Air Alberta: Hub for student loan information, grant information, and funding related questions.
Federal Information about loans, grants, and savings options.
Financial literacy resource, includes online information and in-person services.
Money 101 (Alberta Government)
Stretch Your Dollars (MoneyMentors)
Available for download at https://alis.alberta.ca