The guidance team is a welcoming group who supports the transition to Simcoe Shores SS, at specific campuses, for students and families. They are the go-to team where you can obtain information and support, in addition to your classroom resources. The guidance team serves the school community in a variety of ways:

  • Supports students in academic planning and course selection
  • Helps students seek out special pathways programs in secondary school that support their learning styles, interests and needs
  • Helps individual students to envision a plan for post-secondary and target some short- and long-term goals
  • Provides information about all post-secondary and career pathways
  • Supports students in establishing effective study habits and exam preparation
  • Coaches in career/life planning, including college and university scholarship application process
  • Supports students with life skills like decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution, stress and time management and relationship awareness
  • Provides personal support and referrals to community resources

Meet the Guidance Team

 Melissa Bentz  [email protected] 7th Fire- Midland
 Monika Milek-Hopkins  [email protected] Midland
 Brenda Munshaw  [email protected] Alliston, Collingwood, Essa, Wasaga Beach
 Virginia Soave  [email protected] Barrie(South), Bradford, Innisfil
 Steve Willms [email protected] Barrie(North), Orillia


Looking for links to

  • Resources your Guidance Counsellor mentioned in your intake meeting?  Check out the Student Dashboard
  • The Parent Portal for tracking your child's attendance and marks? Check out the Parent Portal
  • School Cash online registration for signing permission forms and making school purchases? Check out School Cash Online