News release

SchoolsPlus Expansion Brings Program to Every County

NOTE: A list of the new SchoolsPlus sites follows this release.

Students and families in every county of Nova Scotia will benefit from greater access to support services and after-school programs with the expansion of SchoolsPlus to 29 more schools.

"I've always believed that education is the cornerstone of our province's future success," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "SchoolsPlus offers students and their families the support and services they need, in a safe, inclusive space and this expansion means those services will be more accessible than ever before."

The premier was at Tallahassee Community School in Eastern Passage, today, June 18, with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, to announce the four new hub sites as part of the SchoolsPlus expansion.

The new hub sites are:

  • Dr. T.L. Sullivan Junior High School, Florence, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, which will also serve nine other schools
  • École secondaire du Sommet, Halifax, which will serve two other schools
  • Tallahassee Community School, Eastern Passage, which will serve nine other schools
  • Park View Education Centre, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., which will serve three other schools

The existing Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) hub sites will add two new schools, École NDA in Chéticamp, Inverness Co. and Centre scolaire de la Rive-Sud in Cookville, Lunenburg Co.

SchoolsPlus brings a range of mental health services and other health programs together with mentoring, social work, homework support and justice services into schools where students and families can easily access them. Each hub site acts as a base for services at multiple schools.

"SchoolsPlus forms the back bone to many initiatives in the South Shore Regional School Board that allow students to become more confident and develop new skills," said Braden Newell, a Grade 11 student at Park View Education Centre. "Through SchoolPlus, I have been able to develop my public speaking skills, meet some amazing new people, develop technology skills and become certified in restorative justice."

SchoolsPlus is available in all eight school boards and every county in Nova Scotia, providing services to 182 schools.

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Students and families in every county of Nova Scotia will benefit from greater access to support services and after-school programs with the expansion of SchoolsPlus to 29 more schools.

SchoolsPlus brings a range of mental health services and other health programs together with mentoring, social work, homework support and justice services into schools where students and families can easily access them.

Each hub site acts as a base for services at multiple schools.

SchoolsPlus is available in all eight school boards and every county in Nova Scotia, providing services to 182 schools.

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The following is a list of the new SchoolsPlus sites:

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board Dr. T. L. Sullivan Junior High School, Florence, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, serving:

  • North Highlands Elementary School, Aspy Bay, Victoria Co.
  • Cabot High School, Neil's Harbour, Victoria Co.
  • Cape Smokey Elementary School, Ingonish, Victoria Co.
  • Baddeck Academy, Baddeck, Victoria Co.
  • Boularderie Elementary School, Boularderie, Victoria Co.
  • Bras d'Or Elementary School, Bras d'Or, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Florence Elementary School, Florence, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Middle River Consolidated School, Middle River, Victoria Co.
  • Rankin School of the Narrows, Iona, Victoria Co.

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial École secondaire du Sommet, Halifax, serving:

  • École Beaubassin, Halifax
  • École du Grand-Portage, Lower Sackville

Added but being served by preexisting CSAP hub sites:

  • École NDA, Chéticamp, Inverness Co.
  • Centre scolaire de la Rive-Sud, Cookville, Lunenburg Co.

Halifax Regional School Board Tallahassee Community School, Eastern Passage, serving:

  • Atlantic View Elementary School, Lawrencetown
  • Cole Harbour District High School, Cole Harbour
  • Colonel John Stuart Elementary School, Cole Harbour
  • Eastern Passage Education Centre, Eastern Passage
  • George Bissett Elementary School, Dartmouth
  • Ocean View Elementary School, Eastern Passage
  • Robert K. Turner Elementary School, Dartmouth
  • Seaside Elementary School, Eastern Passage
  • Sir Robert Borden Junior High School, Dartmouth

South Shore Regional School Board Park View Education Centre, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., serving: -- Pentz Elementary School, LaHave, Lunenburg Co.

  • Petite Rivière Elementary School, Petite Rivière, Lunenburg Co.
  • Newcombville Elementary School, Newcombville, Lunenburg Co.