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We are pleased to welcome you to the Guidance and Career Education webpage. We sincerely hope that this page acts as an informative guide for both students and their families as they navigate their way through the high school experience and beyond.

Guidance is responsible for providing a caring, compassionate environment that is inviting to all who enter. As a Guidance Counsellor/Educator, 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 on-going academic, social/emotional, and pathway planning supports to the students of St. Mary.

We wish our students years of success here at St. Mary, and encourage them to take an active role as vibrant, positive members in this community and as life-long learners.

Many Blessings,
Mrs. Stanesic 


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. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 905-420-7166
Fax: 905-420-8205



Supporting students with last names beginning with letter


Mrs. D. Stanesic

Curriculum Chair/Counsellor

 S - Z

x 56023

Ms. M. Cayford


 A - E

x 56021

Mr. J. Cecillon


 F - K 

x 56024

Mrs. L. Foster-Leduc


 L - R

x 56026

Mrs. T. Baglole

Student Success Teacher

 A - Z

x 56036

Ms. S. Knapp



x 56020

Making 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. Let the guidance secretary know 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.


Important dates (2016-2017)

Below are key dates that you should be aware of:


Register for school

We welcome students of all faiths at our Durham Catholic secondary schools. 

ALL PROSPECTIVE St. Mary students MUST complete a Pre-Admission Package (excluding students from our Associate Elementary Schools who live within the St. Mary boundary). Print off the package using the attached link, complete and submit to Guidance with ALL required documentation. The registration process is ongoing throughout the year, but for September 2017 enrollment, please submit applications by February 17th, 2017 to allow for spring registration meetings with Guidance Counsellors.  

ANY PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS who are NEW to our Board MUST complete the DCDSB Online Student Application IN ADDITION to the Pre-Admission package.

Incoming Grade 8 students may want to visit our Transitioning to High School/Head Start page for a variety of information specific to Grade 9. 

Please call Guidance Secretary (x56020) for further details. 



To request an official transcript during the summer, please email or call DCDSB Continuing Education at 905-683-7713. Indicate your full name, date of birth, year you graduated from St. Mary, and contact phone number. Transcripts are $5 per copy (up to a maximum charge of $20). If you will not be the person picking up the transcript, please advise who will be doing so on your behalf. Please allow 2 business days for processing during July and August as the Main Office and Guidance Office are operating on a reduced timetable and staff. 


Timetable changes

For information regarding timetable course request changes, please see our Course Levels and Calendars page.


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