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-Desiderius Erasmus







and communities

in the Chester area


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Shirley Burris


South Shore Schools Plus

202 Duke Street

(Box 368)

Chester, NS 

Canada   B0J 1J0

Phone: 902.521.6360

Fax: 902.275.2755


E-mail: sbsurris@ssrsb.ca




Shirley Burris




News and Events

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  • The South Shore Community Justice Society  held its conference "It's not all up to youth!" at the Wandlyn Inn on Thursday, November 27th. NS Restorative Justice Coordinator Patricia Gorham provided an introduction to Restorative Justice.  Speaker Katy Hutchison promoted the process of restorative justice through the narrative of her journey of the loss of her husband, Bob. Terry May, one of two clinicians on the South Shore who are presently providing services to youth in tandem with a provincial initiative out of the IWK Youth Justice Services, presented "Adolescence: What Lies Beneath". At end of day, Robert Wright, Executive Director of the Child and Youth Strategy, presented "New Initiatives for Youth". Representatives from many agencies were present.


  • Schools Plus supports the Gold River Western Shore Elementary School and Gold River Community partnership Centre. We congratulate them on their recent opening.

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  • Tara Moore, the newly appointed Department of Education provincial Coordinator for Schools Plus, visited South Shore Schools Plus schools recently.


  • Options to Anger training for staffs and support for student groups and schools is in the planning stages. Options to Anger Program - Anger Management. This program is offered in Nova Scotia schools by trained facilitators. The program consists of 8-10 one hour sessions using discussion and role play to identify options to anger in dealing with conflict. Options to anger helps youth to explore the underlying causes of their anger and emphasizes the importance of personal choices and control over their own lives.


  • We welcome our new intern, Leslie Anthony-Clark, who is an MSW student with Dalhousie University. Ms Anthony-Clark also works with Community Services, whose offices are in Bridgewater. We look forward to sharing with her during the coming months.

  • Many thanks to V. Jonassen at SquareOne Printwear for donating the design and production of our logo.