The primary focus of the CDS Student Services department is to support every student's growth, by attending to their present and future learning needs (academic and career development) and providing individual support for their emotional and social development.
We achieve this goal by providing a safe and nurturing environment for all students and working closely with teachers and parents to customize learning activities and support students in and out of the classroom; this ensures a highly integrated approach to student support.
The department is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure best practices in counselling and in the classroom.
We are fortunate to have Mr. David Huckvale, Director of Admission and Post-Secondary Counselling, and Mrs. Darby Moreau, Admission and Post-Secondary Counselling Coordinator, who work with students on planning for their post-secondary future. We work collaboratively with them to ensure that students ultimately find the best fit for their future. Click to see more details on University Placement
Each student is assigned a guidance counsellor. This information is located at the top of their timetable or students and parents should feel free to contact Mrs. Huckvale
, Administrative Assistant in Student Services, to find out to whom they should address any questions.
Some students seek our support daily, some weekly and others choose only to seek us out during stressful times. There are also many students who choose to navigate their time in the School independently, but we are happy to offer any assistance needed.
Our counsellors are committed to helping students find the support they need so they are best able to achieve both personal and academic goals. We believe that it is important that students learn how to be their own advocates, and we will work with them to develop this lifelong skill.