Information for the
Class of 2023
Grade 12 Google Classroom Code - cenqs5v
Graduation Packages Now Availavble
Grade 12 Graduation will be on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm at the Meeting House (2700 Bristol Cir, Oakville, ON L6H 6E1). Students will be given 2 tickets each for guests to attend.
Grad packages are now ready for purchase on School Cash Online for $55 and include a gown and cap as well as a professional photo that will be taken at commencement. Please order your packages as soon as possible and before the deadline in April.
Prom Tickets Now Available
Grade 12 Prom will be on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at the Oakville Conference Centre (2515 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 6P8). Tickets are now available on School Cash Online. Tickets are $90 and will need to be purchased no later than Thursday, May 11, 2023. Everyone attending will need to have a ticket.
All students must complete a prom contract and submit it to the main office once their ticket has been purchased. Blank contracts can be picked up in the main office. If students are bringing a guest, a second ticket will need to be purchased and the guest will need to complete their portion of the contract as well. Please allow time for the guest's school administrator to fill in their section.
All ticket purchases and contracts must be in by Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Graduation photo sessions at GWSS are finished. If you missed having a graduation photo taken, you can still book a photo session at the Edge Studio in Burlington. We cannot guarantee that any photos taken after January 1, 2023 will be included in the yearbook and/or composite.
Edge Imaging - 888-416-3343
If you are interested in investigating scholarship and bursary opportunities, please bookmark this page as it contains valuable information. It will be updated throughout the year as the various organizations provide us with their deadlines for this year. Scholarship reminders are also posted in the Grade 12 Google Classroom so be sure to join.
Post Secondary Application Process
Post Secondary Applications
The deadline to apply to University for the 2022/2023 school year is January 12, 2023. Students are to apply through https://www.ouac.on.ca/ as a 101 applicant.
The deadline to apply to Colleges for the 2022/2023 school year is February 1, 2023.
Students are to apply through https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en.
If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to your guidance counsellor as they will be happy to support.
Post Secondary Upload of Marks
We often get lots of questions with regards to the admission process, timelines and mark uploads. New this year, semester one midterm marks will be uploaded to OUAC and OCAS. We wanted to take this moment to answer some of the commonly asked questions we get in Student Services.
In order to apply to Universities programs, students will need a PIN which they will use to create an account with OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre). PINs were distributed to students at the beginning of November 2021. Note: College applications through OCAS, DO NOT need a PIN.
HDSB Transition to Post Secondary Resources
Visit this page on the HDSB website Transition to Post-Secondary to view resources and HDSB Post-Secondary Exploration videos.
Post Secondary Resources
Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC): https://www.ouac.on.ca/
Database of all Ontario University Programs: https://www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca/
OUAC student guide: https://guidance.ouac.on.ca/docs/student_hyperdoc_2021.pdf
College Application Centre and Database of all Ontario College Programs: https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en
Trades and Apprenticeship Information: https://careersintrades.ca/