905-563-8267 Atn: 905-563-9477 4317 Central Avenue, Beamsville, L0R 1B0

BDSS Grads:

Is your son or daughter off to college or university next September?

Check out these events/dates to help with your preparation and planning.


  • Parent Info Session to de-mystify the post secondary application process: date tbd
  • OSAP Presentation - will be scheduled in April, closer to the date the site becomes                                                       active.

Search Scholarships:
Go to: DSBN Awards and Bursaries


          ALSO: visit the school-specific Financial Aid and Scholarship pages on their websites.

Student Services

Guidance Counsellors provide both intervention and prevention service for personal, social, educational, and career-related issues. Tasks such as time-tabling, university and college applications, graduation, career planning, personal counselling, new student registration, maintenance of student records, liaison with feeder schools, etc. are extended functions of the office. 
Counsellors identify at-risk students and ensure that programs are put in place to match these students' needs. Counsellors work in conjunction with our Student Success Teachers, Resource Department, Youth Counsellor, other support staff, and the administrative team to ensure a quality high school experience for each student. 
The office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Our Student Services department is the perfect place to begin if you don't know where to start with a question. Come in and make an appointment to meet with a counsellor. 

Guidance Counsellors 

Mrs. Janet Lancaster, Program Leader 905-563-8267 ext 60322

Student Success Staff

Mrs. Kerry Badawey, Student Success Program Leader
Mrs. Pat Arkell, Student Success Teacher

Support Staff

Mrs. Kelly Bolibruck, Student Services Admin. Assistant ext 60314
Mrs. Sue Hamilton, Youth Counsellor 
Mrs. Mandy Peters, Social Worker
Joanne , Public Health Nurse 

 University Application Deadline: January 15th, 2020

 Explore programs at www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca 

 APPLY at www.ouac.on.ca 

College Application Deadline: February 1st, 2020

Explore and APPLY  at www.ontariocolleges.ca

College and University reps have completed their visits, but ALL schools welcome questions from potential students, as well as encourage visits and tours. Contact the school(s) directly for more information!

Course selections for 2019/20 have started!

Grade 11 students started the process with an assembly last week, and were given instructions to complete their selections in Career Cruising. 


Need help right now?

Call Kids Help Phone at 
1-800-662-6868 to speak to a counsellor. any time of the day or night.

What do you do when someone you care about needs help, but your don't know where to turn?The answer is simple: Call 211 - phone lines are open 24/7.