The Guidance Office is closed to non-emergencies due to COVID-19 safety measures.

Students can request a virtual appointment below or message their counsellor in Edsby.

Parents are asked to call or email the appropriate counsellor with questions or concerns.


Watch the Guidance Welcome Message for September updates.


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Ann Di Cesare

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Lisa McNeil

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Lori Najera


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Linda Perry


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To request a virtual guidance appointment, click your cousellor's name and complete the form:

Once your request is received, your counsellor will get in touch with you at their earliest convenience between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm on a day you are NOT in-class.


How Can We Help You?

The Guidance Department provides a friendly, non-judgmental 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


Grade 8 Open House

Information about this year's open house is not yet available.
Please check again for updates.


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.

Student enrolling in the French Immersion Program are asked to contact our Guidance Office to pick up an enrollment package.

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. Catherine of Siena CS, St. Josephine Bakhita CS, St. Jude CS, St. Patrick CS, and St. Teresa of Calcutta CS.


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 mail, email or fax transcripts.

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