North Nova Education Centre

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

North Nova Education Centre (NNEC) is a Canadian high school in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. It serves roughly 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. In addition, NNEC is one of schools involved in Nova Scotia International Student Program. They host international students from other countries such as China, Japan, Germany, Turkey , Brazil and South Korea etc. They provide multi-courses even special help (like ESL courses) for foreign students to adopt local education and Canadian lifestyles. Each school year, there are two student ambassadors here to help international students and organize events to give them lots of memorable memories in Nova Scotia.


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
  • Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee
  • Concert Choir/Jazz Choir
  • Concert Band/Jazz Band
  • Vocal Octet
  • Jazz Combo

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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Coordinates: 45°33′59″N 62°38′02″W / 45.566444°N 62.633850°W / 45.566444; -62.633850