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.

Transitioning to High School?

All students benefit from transitional supports when moving from elementary to secondary school. To assist with the transition, we the following information sessions to answer any questions you have about high school.

  • Guidance Counsellors visit Associate Elementary Schools: November & January

  • Associate Elementary Schools course selection forms & fees due to their Grade 8 Teacher: February 2020
    • myBlueprint Instructions for course selection

  • Transition Team meetings (Program Support & Student Success): Spring


Register for School

Any prospective students who are NEW to our the Durham Catholic District School Board MUST complete the DCDSB Online Student Application.


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: 905-666-7753

 Siobhan Quinn

Curriculum Chair and Cooperative Education

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 Andre Tacchino

Guidance Counsellor

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 Ben Dionne

Guidance Counsellor

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 Rochelle Black

Student Success Teacher

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 Flavia DeMonte

Cooperative Education Teacher

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 Vanessa Leandro

Cooperative  Education Teacher

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Frances Ryan-Lush   

Guidance Secretary

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Our services

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. 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.
Exam Preparation 

Preparation is key for a successful set of exams!  Please use the following resources.

Skilled Trades 

Are you interested in a career in the Skilled Trades? Speak to one of our guidance teachers about the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and Cooperative Education.

Take a look at this news article about Demand for Skilled Trades workers 

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 All Saints Catholic Secondary School must complete:

  •  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 and complete the form and submit to our Guidance office with all required

Call our Guidance office at 905-666-7753 x 3609 if you have any questions.