Guidance Office


The Guidance Department wants to ensure all students succeed in high school. Our job is to assist all students and provide individualized support for academic, personal, and post-secondary pathway counselling.

Our Staff

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For general inquiries, questions, transcript requests, etc, contact Mrs Peddie, Guidance Secretary (peddied)

As of Quadmester 3 students are assigned a Guidance Counsellor based on the following surname breakdown.

A-G: Mrs Laba (labal)

H-M: Ms Tin (tind)

N-Z: Mr Presutti (presuttir)

Student Success: Ms Howarth (howarthj)

Book an Appointment with your Guidance Counsellor

Students must be signed into their HDSB Gmail/Drive to access our calendars. Parents and families may use a private email.

Appointments can be Virtual Google Meets or via phone call. Please indicate your preference when booking.

Important Announcements

Summer School Registration Now Open

Registration for summer school in the HDSB is NOW OPEN and completed through the student's myBlueprint account. Students must login to and login with their school credentials. Course offerings, class times, registration information, and additional details about summer school is available on the Gary Allan Summer School website.

Timetable Change Requests

Timetable Changes

To make a Course Change/Timetable Change to your schedule for this year OR next year, complete this Course Change Request Form. A Guidance Counsellor will work on the request and contact you by email/phone if required.

Submit Community Service Hours

Volunteer Hours

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Guidance Office will be accepting documentation for Community Service Hours digitally.

Please complete this form for EACH DOCUMENT you have. Only submit NEW Community Service Hours evidence that you haven't previously submitted to the Guidance Office.

Paid Hours (NEW)

Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement are required to complete a brief reflection answering the question using the Google Form below: