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 August 2021, students are assigned a Guidance Counsellor based on the following surname breakdown.

A-G: Ms Foster (fosterk)

H-M: Ms Tin (tind)

N-Z: Mr Presutti (presuttir)

Student Success: Ms Howarth (howarthj)

Summer School Registration - Now Open

HDSB Summer School registration is now open. General information about summer school is available here. The course offerings are available here. Instructions on how to register on myBlueprint are available here. If your student has any further questions or concerns please ask them to contact the GDHS guidance department.

Timetable Change Requests

Course Changes for next year (2022-2023 school year)

To request a GDHS timetable/course change for next year, please complete the Course Change Request Form below:

Guidance Appointments

To book an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor, access their calendar below based on your last name:

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: