Welcome to Centre Dufferin District High School, home of the "Royals"
CDDHS has a proud tradition of academic excellence and extra-curricular success. We believe students, staff, parents and the whole community are all partners, responsible for student learning at CDDHS. As a school, our commitment, flexibility and mutual respect ensures success for all students. Our goal is to create a welcoming safe and friendly environment where all students develop a pathway that leads to future success.
Pat Hamilton, Principal
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News & Upcoming Events
Clayton H waiting to start at the Skills Canada provincials at RIM in Waterloo. He competed in the Culinary Category and as a grade 10 student was the youngest competitor at the provincial competition.
Congratulations to grade 9 student Zeke H who was one of 68 students, from 26,000 participants around the world, to earn a perfect score on the University of Waterloo math contest. Read more here.
Students at CDDHS have scored very well in the 20th Begbie Canadian National History Contest. Shannon P (grade 12) and Morgan L (Grade 11) have tied for 13th place in Canada with scores of 86%. JD H received a score of 82%, placing him in a tie for 17th spot in the country. Thirteen other CDDHS students competed in this contest, which is written on the same day by over 1500 secondary students across Canada. These students finished with distinction as well.
Congratulations to grade 9 student Shahzar M on his recent athletic achievements. Read more here.
Local scholarships are available to Centre Dufferin students. Applications are due in June. Read more here and here.
Hair Off for Headwaters is Friday, May 24 at 2 pm. Read more here.
Spirit Days at CDDHS: Friday, May 24th - Socks and Sandals Day; Friday, May 31st - Formal Friday (Dress up nice)
June 12 and 14: The EQAO Math test is written during class so there is no disruption to the school schedule.
Vimy to Victory - a presentation by renowned author and historian, Hugh Brewster about his latest book on June 15, 4 pm at DMCA. All proceeds will be going to support the travel costs of Cpl John McMurray, a Canadian veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, who will be travelling with the Centre Dufferin DHS Canadian Battlefields Tour in November 2013. Tickets are limited - order yours today. More information here.
Take a few minutes to watch the video about the CDDHS/DCMA Battlefields research and tour.
Follow Centre Dufferin on Twitter - get the news you need now about all the great things going on. Just click on the Twitter icon found in the right upper hand corner. New to Twitter? Learn about it here.
Applying to a college or university this year? Read more here. 7 Conversation Tips for Parents of Post-Secondary Students Applying to college guide and applying to university guide.
Food School Specials - order bread, cookies, cakes, muffins, cinnamon buns and more for home, work or special occasion. Click here for the order form.
2012-2013 Calendar of Events Locker Rules Late to Class Policy 2012-13 School Brochure Volunteer Opportunities
$20 meal cards are now available in the front office. Students can get five, $5 meals for the price of four meals! It's an easy way to ensure your son/daughter is eating a healthy lunch.
Once again this year, math students in Grades 7 to 10 will have access to live, interactive, online math help through the expansion of a pilot project funded by the Ministry of Education. Homework Help is free, real-time math tutoring by certified Ontario teachers.
- Manon Racine, BScRN, who is here Monday and Thursday is a Public Health Nurse (PHN). Ms. Racine can be reached at 519-925-2244, ext. 277 or at the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit at 1-800-265-7293, ext. 5630. PHN help students achieve an optimum level of health by offering: counselling, testing, treatment for health issues, such as birth control, HIV and sexually transmitted infections as well as providing health promotion and classroom support for the health curriculum.
NOTE: The PHN does not offer first aid or attend to health emergencies. Ill or injured students are required to report to the main office of the school immediately.
- EQAO results for Literacy, Math and grades 3 and 6 are available on line at www.eqao.com along with tips for parents and students.
Dress Code at Centre Dufferin
Dress is a form of expressing individuality, however, staff and students at Centre Dufferin must dress in a manner which neither offends nor distracts others because of immodesty or offensive logos or language.
Therefore the following applies:
- No clothing or hats illustrating alcohol, drugs, racial or religious slurs, inappropriate language or slogans.
- Shorts and skirts must be appropriate length (eg. end of fingertips with arms extended)
- Tops and bottoms must meet
- No inappropriate top exposure
- No underwear showing
- Students may be offered items of school clothing to wear during the school day so that they are dressed in an appropriate manner.
- May 20 Victoria Day holiday
- May 24 Hair Off for Headwaters - 2 pm in the Cafe
- June 4 Success Assemblies – Period 1 - 9am (Senior students) and Period 2- 10:30am (Junior Students); Athletic Banquet – evening
- June 6 Art Night
- June 10 Study week begins
- June 11 PLC day
- June 12 & 14 Math EQAO
- June 19 – 25 Exam Days
- June 25 Grad – evening
CDDHS MISSION STATEMENT
Partners Learning Together; Creating Successful Tomorrows
School Effectiveness Framework Components of Focus
Assessment for, as, and of Learning
Students and teachers share a common understanding of the learning goals and related success criteria.
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Timely and tiered interventions, supported by a team approach, respond to individual student learning needs.
Other Indicators from School Self-Assessment
Staff, students and school community promote and sustain student well-being and positive student behaviour in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Resources for students are relevant, current, accessible and inclusive.
Please see our school brochure for more information.