905-687-7301 34 Catherine Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5E7


Guidance Counsellors: Mrs. Erin Tenhoeve & Ms. Marissa Banders
Guidance Secretary: Mrs. DeAnna Elliott
Social Worker: Mrs. Jennifer Horton

Social Worker is in the school Monday to Friday. Please see the Guidance Secretary to book an appointment.

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) are  located in Room 105 across the hall from the Guidance office.

Grad Photos for Class of 2021

Grad photos are taking place April 6-16th at the Best Western, St. Catharines. Students should check their DSBN student email for more detailed information. Appointments are required.
To book a portrait session, click here.
We encourage all graduating students to have their Grad photos taken. For more information, please reach out to Guidance.

Next Steps presentation by Niagara College

Tuesday, March 9th at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Presentation open to any student in grades 9-12 who would like to learn more about post-secondary. Parents welcome too! Niagara College is hosting and will cover topics including OSAP, scholarships, tuition information and more! A current Niagara College student will discuss what it's like to be a college student at this time.
All students received an email to their DSBN student email account on March 1st with more details including how to register and the Microsoft Teams links for the presentation.
For more information, please contact the Guidance department.

University and College Information

College and University Application workshops will be taking place towards the end of October. Listen to the morning announcements for details of the presentations. In the meantime, please continue to research possible post-secondary programs. College and university representatives will be visiting the school (virtually) throughout the Fall months. Please check Guidance for dates.

The University application deadline this year is January 15th, 2021.

The College Application deadline is February 1st, 2021. 

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Details, as well as a grant and loan 'estimator' for the newly re-designed Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are now available.

Use the link below to find out more:


See below for OSAP application workshop dates in the Spring, 2021:

  • Dates TBD

Check the scholarship page of this website for more information on grants and scholarship opportunities.

For a complete list of Ontario Colleges and Universities, and more information, visit the following websites:

For universities:


For colleges:



Graduation Awards and Scholarships:

Please visit the DSBN website for more information. https://www.dsbn.org/awards/scholarships-awards


Apprenticeships are a great way to earn money while you learn a skilled trade. To get started in an apprenticeship, you MUST have a high school graduation diploma, AND employment in the trade, (meaning an employer is willing to sponsor you as an apprentice)

The Employment Ontario Apprenticeship Office can help with getting started, and is located at
301 St. Paul Street East
St. Catharines
phone number: (905) 704-2991

2021-2022 COURSE SELECTION in Career Cruising

Course selection for all students in grades 9-11 begins on Monday, January 18th and must be completed by Friday, February 5th, 2021. 

Please note: In order to access the following instructions, you need to be logged in using your DSBN email address. 

Need help? Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]

Course Selection 2021-2022


The DSBN offers a number of e-Learning courses to augment your education and works with an educational consortium to make a wider variety of subjects available to you.  Classes are completed online while exams are generally written in person.


Check out Canada's Top 25 Jobs!

Canadian Business has released it's 2017 Top 25 Jobs in Canada. Take a minute and check out the list by clicking here. If you would like to learn more these careers and what post-secondary pathway to choose, please make an appointment with a guidance counsellor.

Summer School

Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Summer School Info 2021

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