North Nova Education Centre

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North Nova Education Centre
343 Park Street
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 6B2, Canada
School board Chignecto-Central
Principal Peter White
Vice principal(s) John van Vulpen and Ann Findlay
School type Public High school
Grades 9-12, OPP
Language English, French
Motto "Together We Can Make a Difference"
Mascot Gryphon
Team name North Nova Gryphons
Colours Blue and White        
Founded 2003
Enrollment ~1100

North Nova Education Centre (NNEC) is a Canadian high school in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. It serves approximately 1100 students from the eastern side of Pictou County. It is administratively part of the "Celtic Region" of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. The school's official colours are blue and white. It teaches a broad variety of materials, from traditional academics, to the Fine Arts, to Co-Op courses. The school is also active in sports and extracurricular activities.


North Nova Education Centre officially opened on November 24, 2003. The school's colours are light blue, navy blue and white, with the mascot being the Gryphon. The gryphon was comprised to represent the mascots of the four schools which amalgamated to form North Nova Education Centre. The Gryphon has the Sword of the Trojan (Trenton High School), the body of the Panther (New Glasgow High School) and the wings and the head of a Blue Eagle (East Pictou Rural High School). Nothing was included from Thorburn since it is not considered a traditional high school (Thorburn Consolidated School).

The school is built in a ring design, around a large central courtyard. Sections of the school, or "pods", are organized by course (English, mathematics, sciences, and history studies).

NNEC Central Courtyard in Winter

Clubs, committees, and sports[edit]

NNEC has many committees, clubs and sports, including the Yearbook Committee, Spanish Club, Grad Committee, Dance Committee, Website Design Committee, Student Council, Spirit Committee and Walking Club. There is also a Youth Health Committee which organizes regular events to promote good health and safety. In addition to these clubs and organizations, there are many sports teams and musical groups

  • Girls and Boys Rugby
  • Girls and Boys Soccer
  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Girls and Boys Hockey
  • Girls and Boys Curling
  • Girls and Boys Track and Field
  • Girls and Boys Cross Country Running
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls Softball
  • Co-ed Golf
  • Co-ed Martial Arts (Karate)
  • Co-ed Skiing
  • Co-ed Snowboarding
  • Concert Choir/Jazz Choir
  • Concert Band/Jazz Band
  • Vocal Octet
  • Jazz Combos

Sports awards[edit]

North Nova Education Centre teams have won championships in several sports, as listed below.


  • Provincial Girls Softball Championship


  • Provincial Boys Rugby Championship


  • Provincial Intermediate Boys Cross-Country Championship
  • Provincial Intermediate Boys Track & Field Championship


  • Boys and Girls Provincial Championship (Rugby).


  • Girls Provincial Championship (Rugby)


Official Opening of North Nova Education Centre

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