What is SchoolsPlus?

SchoolsPlus offers students and families the support and services they need in a safe, inclusive space within a school. It brings a range of mental health services and other health programs together with mentoring, social work, academic support, justice services and community services into schools where students and families can easily access them.

There is a SchoolsPlus hub site in each county AVRCE serves. Each hub site supports multiple schools.


Where is SchoolsPlus in AVRCE?

AVRCE SchoolsPlus hub sites are located at Champlain Elementary School (Annapolis County), Berwick and District School (Central and Western Kings County), Gloocap Elementary School (Kings East) and Windsor Elementary School (West Hants).

Please click on one of the links below for each site's associated family of schools, services available, and contact information.

   SchoolsPlus Annapolis
@ Champlain Elementary School
   SchoolsPlus Central and West Kings
   @ Berwick and District School
   SchoolsPlus West Hants
   @ Windsor Elementary School

SchoolsPlus Kings East
@ Glooscap Elementary School

How does SchoolsPlus Support Students and Families?

  • Supports relationships between school and home.
  • Advocates for students who need services in areas such as health, addictions, mental health, justice, community services, housing and education, and helps to coordinate these services.
  • Provides support to students to help them achieve success both inside and outside of school.
  • Provides programming such as parenting support groups, positive behaviour progams, social and friendship-building groups for youth, and self-discovery and empowerment groups.

SchoolsPlus is offering a grandparents group for grandparents raising or helping to raise grandkids. For Fall 2018, the group meets at the Berwick Town Hall every second Tuesday, starting September 25, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm. Drop in for coffee/tea and discussions about grandparenting. If you have questions or need childcare to attend, contact SchoolsPlus at 902-538-4726. Click here to download the event flyer.

How can you get involved?

  • Sign up for a group or program being offered at school
  • Let us know what programs you’d like to see offered
  • Check the SchoolsPlus Info Board at school to learn about programs, services and resources in your community
  • Referrals to SchoolsPlus can be made by school principals, parents/guardians, students or community agencies
  • Contact SchoolsPlus staff if you need help getting connected to government programs or have questions


Visit for general information on SchoolsPlus across Nova Scotia.



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121 Orchard Street PO Box 340 Berwick NS Canada B0P 1E0
  • Toll Free: 800-850-3887
  • Phone: 902-538-4600
  • Fax: 902-538-4630

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