GUIDANCE AND CAREER EDUCATION
The Guidance Team assists students with planning and selecting courses in order to meet graduation requirements as well as planning for post-secondary. Appointments can be made in the Guidance Office by completing an appointment request form.
A Child and Youth Worker is also available in the Guidance Centre to assist students with personal and interpersonal issues.
The Guidance Team strives to meet the academic, spiritual, emotional, and social growth of all of our students, which includes:
- Academic counselling and planning
- Post-secondary planning
- Personal counselling
- Support groups, peer counselling, conflict resolution
- Volunteer opportunities
- Night and Summer School opportunities
- E-Learning courses
- Experiential learning experiences: dual credit, co-op programs
- Scholarship information and Financial Aid information
|Student's Last Name||Extension|
|Mrs. D. Sunjka (Department Head)||A - MEM||31487|
|Mrs. K. Aguirre||MEN - Z||31486|
Guidance Support Staff
|Ms. Montgomery ||Guidance Secretary||31483|
|Ms. S. Brown||Child and Youth Worker||31484|
|Mrs. A. Kraljevic||Co-op Teacher||31485|
|Ms. J. Stewardson||Psychologist|
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to get involved with their child's learning and are invited to contact counsellors with concerns regarding their child.
IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM GUIDANCE
New this year: All Guidance-related inquiries and communication with our Guidance Counsellors will be facilitated through Google Classrooms via google forms.
A link to each counsellor's Google Classroom will be posted on our HNM school website soon. Please join the link and review the updated procedures for all inquiries and course change requests. There will be a list of courses available by period for you to review. Please check if your new course choice will fit with your schedule prior to submitting a request using the new Google formfor students. Please do not email the counsellors directly. We thank you in advance for your patience.
New links to communicate with your Guidance Counsellors via Google Classroom:
Mrs. Sunjka's Google Classroom link for students with last names (A - MEM):
Mrs. Aguirre's Google Classroom link for students with last names (MEN - Z):
Please use the links above and avoid emailing counsellors directly.
NIGHT SCHOOL - REGISTER NOW! PLEASE SEE INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:
SCHOOL REOPENING INFORMATION:
At this time, we are working to prepare for the safe re-opening of our school. Course change requests may be made with your counsellor once school begins. We will provide information on our school website on the process for requesting changes in September.
Counsellors will prioritize students who have a duplicate course on their schedule and may be contacting these students directly prior to the start of the school year.
Stay tuned for this upcoming information.
Students are required to complete 40 hours of community involvement activities as a component of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. These activities may be completed at any time during their secondary school years.
The community involvement requirement is designed to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility. Community service is to be completed outside of students' normal instructional hours and may begin as soon as they complete Grade 8. Students will maintain and provide a record of their community service activities using the Community Involvement Student Passport. This document is the responsibility of the student. The dates and times of student participation must be confirmed by the organizations or supervising persons. Contact your school for the process of distribution and collection.
Community Service Hours HNM Form.pdf
Community Involvement Parent Resource Manual.pdf
Community Involvemen Student Passport.pdf
Guidance Contact Information
Student/Parents needing to contact their daughter's Guidance Counsellor can do so by emailing:
*Please note that Counsellors will respond back to your emails through your (daughter's) myBlueprint account. If you do not have accessible technology, please leave your phone number and we will do our best to respond back to you at our earliest convenience.
How do I request a Student Transcript required for post-secondary institutions?
At this time, DPCDSB can process student transcript requests electronically and post the transcript to OCAS. We can also forward transcripts electronically to accredited educational institutions. We are not able to provide hard copies of transcripts. Please email transcript requests to email@example.com
Transcript Request Form FINAL.pdf
Community Service Hours.pdf
Request for Course Change Form.pdf