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Welcome to John Diefenbaker Secondary School
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Principal's Message

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


We are committed to providing our students with an engaging learning environment that takes into consideration all of the different learning needs of our students.  Presently, we have about 600 full and part-time students attending JDSS.

There is a great selection of courses from which the students can select each year and we are very proud that we are a school offering two Specialist High Skills Majors,  one in transportation, the other in information communication technology.  More information on these programs is available through contacting the school.

At JDSS we offer a large number of extra-curricular programs for our students, including volleyball, soccer, basketball, rugby, golf, football, badminton, field hockey, hockey, and track and field, to name a few.  Many of our students are also involved in other clubs and activities such as the chess club, the year book, as well as the numerous competitions in which our JD students have excelled.  Some of these competitions involve the math and business disciplines, speech competitions, robotics and the skills competitions.

We also welcome student involvement on school-based committees because we do value student input and points of view on various matters that directly relate to and affect them.  I am referring to committees such as the very active Anti-Bullying Committee, the School Community Council, the Athletic Council, and the Students' Council, again to name a few.  We also welcome parent and community involvement.  Please feel free to contact the school at 519-364-3770 for more information.  


Mark Ozorio

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Write @ Your Library Contest - Click here
Grade 8 Orientation Day - May 20, 2014.
Class of 2014 Valedictorian Nominations coming soon!
OSAP Presentation - May 1, 2014. Click here for more info.
FREE BBQ for Youth Week in Hanover!
Walk With Wes - May 1, 2014. Click here for more info.
Summer School information is now available in the Guidance Office.
Early Dismissal Days - April 9 and May 7, 2014.
Euclid Grade 12 Math Contest - Tuesday, April 15. See Mr. Lau for more info.
SOMA - click here to find out more.
Midterm Report Cards go home on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Congratulations, Emma Allen, on being named Hanover Youth Citizen of the Year!
Safe Talk Training - click here to find out more.
Regional Skills Competition Success - click here to read more.
JDSS Congratulates Mr. Morrison! Click here to learn why.
Congratulations, Mr. Lau, Descartes Medallist! Click here to read more.
Click here for the Kids Mental Health Video Challenge - Win $1500!
Nominate an exceptional teacher - click here!
Click here for info about the Day of Mourning Award - $200 prize available
Recommended Name for JDSS in September 2014
JDSS Course Calendar 2014-15
Captain Adam Runge, JDSS Grad, Makes Canadian Military News!
Click here for School Community Council information.
Online Counselling:
Coaches Needed
Student Fees
JDSS Course Calendar 2013-2014
Anti-Bullying Text Hotline
Click here for the Early Dismissal Day Schedule
Dress Code
Bluewater Strategic Plan
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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