Guidance & Student Services

PDHS Student Services is committed to meeting the needs of our students. We feel that we serve a critical role in ensuring students have a successful high school experience. We help students with the following:

  • Transitions - Grade 8 & 9
  • Pathway and Course Selections
  • Preparing for Post-Secondary Life
  • Financing of Education
  • Connecting with Key Community Resources
  • Counselling and Life Management

We have a very approachable and caring staff in Student Services.


Need Help?

Homework Help is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school in the library.


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

What's on the Literacy Test?

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is based on the reading and writing skills across all subjects in the Ontario Curriculum up to the end of grade 9. To meet the diploma requirement of the Literacy Test, students must pass both the reading and the writing component of the test.

Preparation Guides

OSSLT Sample Tests


Allowed Community Involvement Brochure

Community Service Hours Form

Course Descriptions - PDHS

Gr. 9 Course Descriptions

Gr. 9 Course Selection Sheet

High School Registration Form

Student/ Parent Handbook

Spirit Wear - PDHS

Turning Point Brochure


Student Resources

Citation Machine: for making bibliographies and proper citations.

EQAO: Educational Quality and Accountability Office, for information on the grade 10 literacy test and grade 9 mathematics assessment

WordQ Software: have articles or your own work read to you. Excellent for both comprehension and proofreading. This link allows you to download a free 30 day trial. The license is free to students - license number available in the CSS library.

Restore Default Settings in MS Word: having trouble with your word settings? Use the microsoft fix it tool to reset your default settings.


Exam Schedule

Tuesday January 31 2017 is the last day of exams for Semester 1. Semester 2 begins Monday February 6th.