The guidance office is a comfortable and welcoming environment for students and families—a place where you can obtain information and support. The secondary school guidance department serves the school community in a variety of ways:
Supports students in academic planning and course
Helps students seek out special pathways programs in
secondary school that support their learning styles, interests and needs
Helps individual students to envision a plan for
post-secondary and target some short- and long-term goals
Provides information about all post-secondary and
Supports students in establishing effective study
habits and exam preparation
Coaches in career/life planning, including college and
university scholarship application process
Supports students with life skills like
decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution, stress and time
management and relationship awareness
Provides personal support and referrals to community
College and university rep visits to O.S.S.
12 students who are considering college or university next year may be
interested to hear presentations by college and university reps who will
discuss things like: campus life, scholarships, programs, residence,
etc. Look through the calendar and, if you are interested in attending
any presentations, sign up in Guidance. You will notice that some
visits have been scheduled over the lunch-hour. Usually the
representative will set up a display in the front forum area and you
will be able to ask questions and/or pick up a viewbook at that time.
This year, OSS is pleased to be hosting two special events:
* UIP, University Information Program on Thursday, October 19th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* APSIP, the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program on Tuesday, October 31st
The Cambrian College Liaison visit that was scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th has been changed to Wednesday, November 15th at 9:30 a.m. Please sign up in Guidance if you wish to attend this presentation!
Also, the Liaison from Lakehead University will be returning to O.S.S. on Thursday, December 7th at lunch time. She will be located in the Forum, to answer any questions you have regarding Lakehead.