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Strait Area Education Recreation Centre


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Located In Town of Port Hawkesbury
Where To Find Us
Strait Area Education Recreation Centre
304 Pitt St, Unit 1
Town of Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2T9
Areas Served Guysborough County ; Inverness County ; Richmond County ; Town of Port Hawkesbury
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Phone 902 625 1929
Contact Rob Allen, Principal, Strait Regional School Board
Alternate Contact Carleen Matheson, Guidance, Strait Regional School Board; Email:
Fax 902-625-1868
Description & Services
Information SAERC is a grades 9 - 12 school. The student population comes in from the following catchment areas; Town of Port Hawkesbury, Guysborough County (Mulgrave) Inverness County (Port Hastings, Troy, Creignish) and communities of Richmond County.  
Available services for students include: 
- Guidance Counselors 
- Teacher Assistant Support Staff 
- Schools Plus 
- Health Centre - public health nurse available 
- Cafeteria 
- Sports - hockey, badminton, soccer, basketball, track, swimming 
- Performance Arts - drama, music, art courses  
- After school buses available on designated days  
- Scholarships & Travel Opportunities  
- Audio/Visual Learning (SAERC TV)  
- Co-op Learning Opportunities  
SAERC is a shared space with Eastern Counties Regional Library & Strait Area Pool. Services available to both students and the public include: 
- Port Hawkesbury Library Branch 
- Strait Area Pool 
- SAERC Day Care 
- Community Meeting Space 
- Gymnasium 
- Soccer Fields 
- Basketball Courts 
- Auditorium  
- Sports facilities available for public use, for more details about recreational activities connect with the Town of Port Hawkesbury 
Eligibility Grade 9 - 12
Dates School Calendar Year: September - June/Monday - Friday
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
Established 1977
Tags After School Programs ; All abilities welcome ; Athletics ; Basketball ; Basketball Court ; Cape Breton Connect ; Child Care/Day Care ; Hockey ; Library ; Pools ; Recreation Categories ; Recreation Centre ; Schools ; Swimming