Departments & Programs - Counselling

NWSS administration and counsellors are beginning course planning for 2019-2020 with students at NWSS and our district middle schools.  The course planning timeline is provided below.  Please revisit this page as we will continue to update with current information.

NWSS registration information and forms available online at:

Parents:  please review the NWSS 2019-2020 course description booklet with your child prior to course selection dates.




NWSS Specialty Program Promotions and Applications:

• NWSS Course Requests begin for Current NWSS students.

• NWSS Parent Information Evenings for Special Programs such as IB and Apprenticeships

• Grade 9 Honours Pre IB applications due Monday January 28, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

• January 30, 2019 NWSS open house parent night for parents of all students including incoming grade 9’s




• NWSS Grade 9 Honours (Pre-IB) entrance assessment Saturday February 2, 2019

• NWSS Apprenticeship Applications due (date will be posted)


• NWSS Student Course Request for current NWSS students continue


• NWSS Student Course Requests Begin for Middle Schools Mid-February (NWSS teams visit Middle Schools)




• Grade 9 registration packages due at NWSS from SD40 middle schools before Spring Break.  Parents return to middle school office prior to March 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.


• All On Line Course Requests for NWSS due by Spring Break




• NWSS VP/Counselor/Learning Services/Aboriginal Education to feeder schools for Individual Student Articulation meetings with Middle School SBT’s and Teachers.





• Entrance assessments for prospective NWSS Pre-IB grade 10 and IB 11 students and acceptance letters to Grade 9 Honours students.


• Grade 8 students from family of schools visit NWSS late May

Dates will be posted shortly.





• Out of District student placement by June 7, 2019






• August newsletter will be emailed to all families and posted on the website with information regarding opening day, etc.


• NWSS Student schedules August 2019

Information on how to access will be posted shortly.



For the detailed course selection booklet, please see side tab Course Description Booklet 2019-20.

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