“People Place” is the Guidance Office at NDSS. It is located in the heart of the school just off the Cafeteria. People Place Counsellors (Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Kelsey, Mr. Collard and Mr. Sheffield) and our Guidance Secretary (Mrs. Bierma) are available to help students, teachers, and parents in the NDSS Community. People Place Counsellors are all teachers, as well as being Guidance Counsellors. They can offer support in the following three general areas:
1. Academic counselling, including such issues as timetabling concerns and levels of study (ex. Applied or Academic, College or
2. Career counselling, including planning for career or post-secondary choices after high school (ex. world of work / college / university /
apprenticeships / etc.);
3. Personal counselling, including concerns about a variety of issues in the life of a student in high school, some even needing the
support and expertise of outside agencies in the Community.
There are also some excellent resources available to students, teachers, and parents in People Place. Calendars of programs for all Ontario colleges and universities are available, as well as the Calendars of Study for many colleges and universities in other parts of Canada and the U.S.
Information is also available on a wide variety of other topics such as volunteering, apprenticeships, summer job opportunities, a year-off-school programmes, part-time jobs, bursaries, exchange programs to other countries, private post-secondary institutions, special events, OSAP funding, SAT tests, etc.
Help or information is only a visit or a phone call away (the phone number for People Place is 613-354-7515).