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Principal's Message

Welcome to the John Diefenbaker Senior School website.  We hope that this site provides useful and interesting information about our school community.


Hello, my name is Randall DeKraker, and I am excited to be the new principal at JDSS.  I served as the vice-principal here from 2002-2005, so I know very well the great traditions of excellence that make this a fabulous school.  I am confident that we can continue to make this school a hub of activity, a community, and a place of learning.

I hope that all students feel welcome here and find that they can fit in and learn in a comfortable environment.  If you see me in the halls, please say hello so I can get to know as many students as possible.

Have a great year!


Mr. DeKraker

(photo of Mr. DeKraker taken by Ms. Hodgins on Terry Fox Day 2015)

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Congratulations to Mr. Bowles and Mrs. Wilson! Click to find out why.
Click here to see a professional artist's feedback on JDSS student paintings!
Snowdogs, snowboarders, and skiers - click for more info!
Holiday Assembly & Talent Show - December 18.
Hunger Games movie buy-out - November 24 - $10 or $9 with food item donation.
Gala Dinner & Dance - December 10.
Talent Wanted for the Holiday Assembly - click for more info.
Youth & Anxiety Public Meeting
MADD Assembly - click for more info.
Elementary International Exchanges - click for more info.
School Community Council Dates - please click.
Halloween House - click for more info.
Awards Assembly - November 4, 2015 - click for more info.
Take Our Kids To Work Day - November 4, 2015 - click for more info.
Bus cancellations for 2015-16 - click for more info.
Legion Poster & Literary Contest - Click for more info.
Terry Fox Results: $1297.11 raised in 2015! Click for details.
Nominate a Teacher! Click for more info.
JDSS Help Sheet - please click here!
Speaker's Award for Young Writers - click for more info.
Click here to learn more about former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker!
Wombat Stew, JDSS Comedy Troupe, wants new members. Click for more info!
Comedian assembly - November 16. Click to learn more!
JDSS hosted Career Fair with local employers on October 28. Click for more info!
Sound Crew is seeking new members. Contact Ms. Walker.
Click here for Grades 7 & 8 Science Fair info.
Click here for 2015-16 dates of JDSS dances.
Health Clinic at JDSS - click for more info.
Late Arrivals to School - click here for new procedures.
Early Dismissal Days: October 7, December 2, April 13, May 4.
Online Counselling:
Anti-Bullying Text Hotline
Fragrances and Scented Sprays
Graduation & Community Service Hours
Extra Help Available
Breakfast Club
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John Diefenbaker Secondary School is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe, secure teaching and learning environment for its students, staff and community members.  For more information on our Code of Conduct, or any additional school policies, please click to read more.

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