The Guidance Office is responsible for providing a caring, compassionate environment that is inviting to all who enter. As guidance counsellors and educators, our role has been organized into three distinct areas:

  • student development;
  • interpersonal development; and
  • career development as it relates to pathway planning.

Our counsellors are equipped to provide ongoing academic, social/emotional, and pathway planning supports for our students. We encourage students to take an active role as vibrant, positive members of our school community and lifelong learners.


Grade 8 Information Session

View our Grade 8 presentation with information to help students and their parents/guardians with the transition to secondary school


Meet our team

Our Guidance team is here to help you navigate your pathways. Our office is open:

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tel: 905-723-5255
Fax: 905-723-1127

Staff MemberPositionExtension
Ms. Kozak

Administrative Assistant, Guidance

x 55010

Mrs. Maugeri-Schuck (A-G)

Curriculum Chair, Guidance

x 55013

Mr. Dennis (H-M)

Guidance Counsellor

x 55031

Mrs. Cannon (N-Z)

Guidance Counsellor

x 55012

Mrs. McCloskey

Student Success Teacher

x 55032



Our services

Make a Guidance Appointment 

We welcome you to speak to a guidance counsellor regarding any questions you have about navigating your way through your high school experience and beyond. Making an appointment is easy.

  1. Come in to Guidance before school begins, on your spare (Grade 12 students only), or on your lunch.
  2. Ask the guidance secretary that you would like to speak with your guidance counsellor.
  3. Tell her either your last name or the name of your counsellor.

Things to remember...

  • Appointments are 10 minutes in length;
  • Only students on a spare can book an appointment during their spare. No student should book appointments
        during class time;
  • Any additional time with a counsellor can be determined between the counsellor and student; and
  • All parents should notify their child's counsellor to book either an appointment by phone or in person.
Register for School 

We welcome students of all faiths at our Durham Catholic secondary schools. Any prospective students who are new to the Durham Catholic District school Board must completed an online student application.

Once the online application is completed, prospective students new to Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School must complete:

  • a pre-admission package (Note: this exclude any students transferring from an associate elementary school who live within the school's boundary). 
  • print off the package using the attached link, complete and submit to our Guidance office with all required documentation.

Call our Guidance office at 905-723-5255 ext. 55010 if you have any questions.

Stay Informed 

We encourage you to subscribe to this page, in order to receive the latest updates and information regarding important dates and deadlines for applications.

Visit our office and listen to school announcements for the latest dates and deadlines for applications.

 Summer School Information:

 Summer school information is now available. Please see form below:

 1) 2021 Accelerated Course Registration Form DCDSB students

 2) 2021 Credit Recovery Course Gr. 9 - 10 students

 3) 2021 Credit Recovery Course Gr. 11 - 12 students

 4) Summer School Co-op Application 2021

 5) Co-op Program Details 2021

 Please note all Summer School Courses this year will be ONLINE.

 Reminder Accelerated Summer School Courses are for students that are taking the course from start to   finish or upgrading a previously passed course mark and are 4 weeks.
 Recovery Summer School Courses are for students that failed a course and will be 2 weeks in length.

 There is also Co-op Summer School available.

 Students who would like to register for summer school need to complete the appropriate summer school   registration form and then return it to the guidance office or send it to your guidance counsellor as an   attachment via Edsby message. If you have any questions please feel free to message your guidance   counsellor in Edsby. Thank you.
   A-J  Mrs. Maugeri-Schuck
   K-Z  Mrs. Cannon



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