Notice to Parents / Guardians of Elementary Students

Update as of May 15, 2015: Phase One of ETFO's elementary teachers’ job action is continuing. Schools are open however EQAO testing for grades 3 and 6 has been postponed. Please check our labour relations page for more information.

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  

Welcome CDDHS parents. Text @cddh to 289-204-2193 to receive regular CDDHS updates via text to your cell phone. To access your student's attendance click here.

Bus Delay and Cancellation Subscription Service Available. Information about 2015-2016 procedures here including FAQ and a new Twitter feed. 


CDDHS ROYAL WEAR Flash Sale! Orders Due May 28th for June delivery!
Hoodies, track pants, long-sleeve shirts, tank tops, drawstring bags with NEW designs. PARENTS: Order a "Class of 2015" hoodie for your graduate! Order online or print the order form for Royals Spirit wear
here or the order form for the Royals Graduate wear here and take the completed form with cash or cheque to Ms. Senese by May 28.

 The 14th annual Hair-off for headwaters fundraiser assembly will be held Friday, May 29 at 2 pm at Centre Dufferin District High School. 

Parents are welcome to come out and join the fun! Bring your spare change as all proceeds will be donated to the Headwaters Hospital’s Cancer Care Centre. Many students from Centre Dufferin will be cutting their hair to show they care! Hope to see you there!

Student Success celebrations are Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and parents are invited to attend. The Senior Assembly (Grade 11 & 12) is 9:00 - 10:10 a.m. and the Junior Assembly (Grade 9 & 10) is 10:20 - 11:35 a.m.

Women in Skilled Trades - Construction info sessions May 7 & 26, June 11 - info here 

 THE DUFFERIN ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP and BURSARY PROGRAM - Deadline to apply is July 1. More information here.

The Upper Grand District School Board Battlefield Tour has officially announced the name of the Dufferin veteran to accompany high school students on their journey to honour Canadian soldiers at Juno Beach this June. Corporal William Power, a teacher at Orangeville District Secondary School and a long-serving member of Canada’s forces will represent Dufferin Veterans on the 2015 Tour. Read more here.

Do you have a child studying French? The DELF scolaire is a diploma issued by the French Ministry of National Education in recognition of French-language studies. These diplomas are recognized around the world and senior level students in any UGDSB school can apply to take the assessment. A brochure is available here or contact your child's French teacher for additional information.

CDDHS is proud to offer students the option of Advanced Placement (AP) in History. AP provides opportunities for motivated and prepared students to experience college-level courses while in high school, thereby fostering critical thinking and college persistence and success. For more information see the AP coordinator, Ms Wright-Elliott, or click here

2014 digital historian logo Twenty senior history students from three high schools embarked on a journey into the past beginning this February. Read the media release

Read the UGDSB Annual Report 2013 Director's report cover

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. Follow the library on Twitter: @LibraryCDDHS.  New to Twitter? Learn about it here.

Applying to a college or university this year? Need a transcript - click here. Read the university guide and the college guide  7 Conversation Tips for Parents of Post-Secondary Students  

 Locker Rules      Late to Class Policy     Volunteer Opportunities  2014-2015 CDDHS Brochure 
 2014-2015 Timetable and Important Dates 

 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. During the summer all resources are available but the live interactive math help is not.

  • Manon Racine, RN BScN, who is here Monday and Thursday is a Public Health Nurse (PHN). Ms. Racine can be reached at 519-925-2244, ext. 320 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: catch up immunizations, birth control counselling, testing and treatment of 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 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.

Upcoming Events

  • June 8 and 10: Grade 9 Math EQAO. The EQAO test is written during class so there is no disruption to the school schedule.
  • June 17 -23 Final Exams for Semester II


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.