Guidance Department

Welcome to our Guidance Department area of our website, where you will find lots of resources for all grade levels. Services include:

  • Transition from elementary school to secondary school
  • Pathway planning
  • Specialized programs at Weldon
  • Course selection in each grade
  • Success counselling
  • Planning for post-secondary goals and destinations
  • Information sessions with college and university representatives
  • Exploring OYAP and other apprenticeship opportunities
  • Preparing for the workforce
  • Scholarship and bursary opportunities
  • Employment, leadership and volunteer opportunities
  • Support with personal issues affecting education
  • Referrals to outside agencies for support as needed

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Meet the team

Supporting students with last names A-L

Ms. L Edmonstone
Guidance teacher
Email: [email protected]

Supporting students with last names M-Z

Mr. J Shields
Head of Student Services
Guidance teacher
Email: [email protected]

Supporting students in French Immersion, Power Pack, and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programming

Mrs. E Matthew
International Baccalaureate Coordinator
Guidance teacher
Email: [email protected]

Guidance secretary

Ms. J Vanderzwet
Guidance secretary
Email: [email protected]

Make an appointment

Complete the Guidance Appointment Request Form to make an appointment with your school guidance counselor.

Community involvement hours

Submit your hours online through the Community Involvement page.

Course selection

Visit the Course Selection page on our website for all information regarding course selection.

General information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements

New requirements

eLearning credit: students are required to earn two online learning credits to graduate from secondary school, beginning with every student who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-2021 school year. Adult learners entering the Ontario secondary school system in 2023-2024 or later will be required to meet this graduation requirement and may opt themselves out of the requirement. The graduation requirement is intended to support students in developing familiarity and comfort with working and learning in a fully online environment, as well as developing digital literacy and other important transferable skills that will help prepare them for success after graduation and in all aspects of their lives.

Grade 9 and 10 technological education credit: beginning with students entering Grade 9 in September 2024, all students will now be required to earn a Grade 9 or 10 technological education credit as part of their OSSD. This new learning graduation requirement will expose Ontario’s students to at least one technological education course.

Honour roll

Honour roll is calculated using the final grades earned for courses during the regular school year.

Grade 9: 80 percent average or higher of eight courses.

Grade 10: 80 percent average or higher of eight courses.

Grade 11: 80 percent average or higher of (top) seven courses.

Grade 12: 80 percent average or higher of (top) six courses, taken in your graduating year.

Ontario Scholar: 80 percent average or higher of six Grade 12 courses. Courses do not need to be taken all in your graduating year.


  • Visit the Post-secondary Pathways page for information on apprenticeships, college, community, university, and workplace pathways
  • Visit the Programs page for information on cooperative education, dual credits, OYAP, SHSM, and SWAC.

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School Schedule
Period 1
8:10 - 9:25 a.m.
9:25 - 9:35 a.m.
Period 2
9:35 - 10:50 a.m.
10:50 - 11:45 a.m.
Period 3
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 - 1:10 p.m.
Period 4
1:10 - 2:25 p.m.
Final bell
2:25 p.m.
Bus departure
First wave: 2:34 p.m. Second wave: 2:38 p.m.

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