The Guidance Department provides a friendly, non-judgemental and confidential environment to support students in a variety of ways:

  • Academic Counselling
    • course selection
    • extra help
    • problems with courses and other academic issues
  • Career Counselling
    • career awareness
    • prerequisite checks and post-secondary pathways planning
    • scholarship support
  • Personal Counselling
    • decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, coping with stress, and time management
    • personal and crisis counselling
    • referral to student services (child/youth counselling or social work) and community resources


Our office is open Monday to Friday from 7:35 am to 3:25 pm.




Responsible for Letters


Ann Di Cesare




Lisa McNeil

Curriculum Chair

 J - R


Darren Hodkinson


A - F


Lori Najera


 G - I


Alison Serrao


 S - Z


Linda Perry

Co-op Teacher



Marie Van Heukelom

Co-op Teacher




Plan to see your Guidance Counsellor before or after school, or on your lunch.  If he/she is unavailable at that time, ask the secretary to book you an appointment.  Please keep in mind that:

  • appointments are usually 10 - 15 minutes in length
  • appointments should not be booked during class time if there is an assessment or evaluation
  • parents should call ahead to book an appointment


Register for School

We welcome students of all faiths at Notre Dame CSS.

Students who have never been registered with the Durham Catholic District School Board must create an account and complete an online student application.

Once the online application is complete, students must

  • download and print the pre-admission package,
  • complete and submit the pre-admision package to our Guidance Office, with all required documentation.

Students returning to the Durham Catholic District School Board and students who do not fall within the school's boundary are asked to contact our Guidance Office at 905-686-4300 ext 52024.

Students enrolled at one of Notre Dame's associate Schools are not required to complete this process as they will automatically be trasferred in February of their grade 8 year.  These schools include St. Andre Bessette CS, St. Teresa of Calcutta CS, St. Catherine of Siena CS, St. Josephine Bakhita CS, and St. Patrick CS.

Open House

Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School is hosting an Open House and Tours on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Tours of the school will be available from 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7:00 p.m. 

All are welcome to attend. Talk to our teachers and students and experience what it's like to attend Notre Dame CSS.


Ontario Student Transcript

The Ontario Student Transcript (OST) is the official record of a student's achievement of all diploma requirements at the Secondary School level in the Province of Ontario.  This record includes all successfully completed courses in Grades 9 and 10 and FULL DISCLOSURE (all attempts and completions) in Grades 11 and 12 courses.  Please note that if a student withdraws from a course after five days following the issue of the first report card, the withdrawal will be recorded.

Transcripts are required for post-secondary institutions and may be required for many other reasons.  To request a transcript, please contact our Guidance Office at 905-686-4300 ext 52024.  The OST fee is $5.00 CASH per copy, payable upon pick-up.  Please note that we do not email or fax transcripts.

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