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
Up against the very best from Westside, Orangeville DSS., Erin D.H.S., Robert F. Hall, Humberview, Banting Memorial and Mayfield Regional Art School, the Visual Arts Department at CDDHS won Visual Arts Program of the Year Award at a very prestigious juried show, created in partnership with the Headwater Arts, and the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. Students that won awards this year were Richard R., Alissa M. and Alicia B. and many others got honorable mentions including Kaitlyn V., Jennifer H., Samantha H., Billie D. and Casey L.
On June 4 Kaitlin H. was presented with the Achieving by Believing Award at the Guelph Board office. Ms. Trowell and Ms. Meeker are pictured with Kaitlin and her well deserved award. Mark Bailey, the Chair of the Board, spoke of how inspiring students like Kaitlin are and how trustees value the achievements of students who preserve and the staff who help them.
Congratulations to our UGDSB Everyday Heroes
Steve Stewart, Erik Zeidler, Bill Bradford and Rob Scott, CDDHS Teachers and Boys Hockey Coaches. The purpose of the Everyday Hero Award is to publicly recognize significant and outstanding achievements of employees, volunteers and partners of the board.
Exams are June 19 - 25. Information about exams for students and parents here. The exam schedule is here. Please contact the school (519-925-3834) if further information is needed.
The Sir Isaac Newton Test is given by the Department of Physics of the University of Waterloo and once again CDDHS students had amazing results.The eight person team finished in 2nd place and the six person team was 6th. Brian J. had the best score ever recorded by a student in CDDHS. He scored in the 99th percentile and was ranked among this year’s top 100 students. Read more here.
Congratulations to Mitchell L who was recognized in Toronto by the Diabetes Hope Foundation,with a Hope Scholarship. This program highlights the personal triumphs of young adults who face the many responsibilities associated with diabetes management all the while significantly enriching their lives through community and extra-curricular activities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Local scholarships are available to Centre Dufferin students. Applications are due in June. Read more here. All students who reside in Dufferin County and who have been accepted into an approved fine arts program at a post-secondary institution may apply for the Dufferin Arts Council Scholarship. Application is due July 1.
Workshops of interest to parents can be found on the CDDHS Student Services webpage.
Take a few minutes to watch the video about the CDDHS/DCMA Battlefields research and tour.
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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.
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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. 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: 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.
- June 18 - Last day of classes for Semester II
- 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.