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Kincardine & District Secondary School
Home of the Knights
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Message from the Principal
Hello! Thank you for checking out our website.   The staff and students at KDSS are reknown for their commitment to excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. Our school community of caring adults, parents, community partners and staff all play a key role in ensuring that we are able to provide a top-notch educational experience in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.  Through this partnership KDSS is able to meet the needs of our students, and prepare them for a prosperous life in the 21st Century. From its many sports teams to clubs and activities, KDSS endeavours to teach the whole student and engage them in a wide variety of authentic and exciting ways. Framed by Bluewater's Character attributes, we hope to graduate students who are as happy and successful as they are kind and caring. With your support, the future is bright for the 2015/16 school year and beyond. Please do not hesitate to drop by for a visit or to give me a call (519-396-9151, ext 527) should you have any questions or concerns regarding KDSS - I'd love to hear from you. In the meantime - Go Knights Go!

Mark Ozorio
Principal, KDSS

After a week of voting (and close to 250 votes cast) the school has spoken: "Dwight the Knight" is the name of the new KDSS mascot.  Dwight was knighted in a dubbing ceremony held in the KDSS gym on April 19. Principal Ozorio knighted Dwight with a sword after vowing to uphold KDSS school spirit and defend the Green and White! Go Knights Go!

On Thursday, April 14, Dave Trumble and Anna Morrisson from the Bruce-Grey Labour Council stopped by KDSS to award students Rylee Evans (left) and Avery Fitzgerald (right) $250 each for their award-winning essays. As an additonal honour, the girls have been invited to participate the the Annual Day of Mourning commemorations on April 28 by reading their essays to the assembled crowds.  This is the third year in a row that the girls have won. We are very proud of all of our students at KDSS and Rylee and Avery are no exception.  Well done!

The Home and School Associations of Kincardine are pleased to announce that one of our own, Heather Padfield, has won the prestigious Col. R. S. McLaughlin Memorial Award.
Heather was presented with this award in Brantford, Saturday April 16th at the Ontario Federation of Home and Schools Associations Awards Banquet.  This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to education by fostering co-operation between parents and teachers and by promoting understanding between the home and the school. Heather’s reputation in our schools is legendary.  She has served as President of Home and School Associations at Elgin Market, Huron Heights, and KDSS.  She also represented our schools on the Accommodation Review Committee in 2011-2012.  She has been a volunteer in our schools since 1999 and has worked with other parents on bike rodeos, book fairs, staff appreciation luncheons, grade 8 fundraising campaigns, Christmas floats, and meet the staff BBQ’s, just to name a few.  She has advocated at the board level to support our students in their learning.  Heather’s enthusiasm has inspired countless new volunteers to take leadership roles and her ability to mentor others has significantly contributed to the succession plans within Home and School Associations in Kincardine.  Heather's daughter, Kelsey, currently attends KDSS.  Congratulations Heather!
The Padfield's - Morgan, Heather, Kelsey, Kent

Centennial Honours:
Our Home and School Associations are also pleased to announce that three other volunteers from Kincardine were presented with Centennial Honours.  On this, the 100th Anniversary of the Ontario Federation of Home and School, several individuals were chosen to honour this milestone.  The Centennial Honour was given to those who have made a significant contribution to the Federation at the local level.  The Federation gave this award to Sylvia Leigh, Corinne Wolsey, and Lewis Cavasotto.  

Congratulations to Declan Mowle who placed second at the Qualifying Competition of Skills Ontario.....Small Powered Engines. He now advances to the Provincials in Kitchener May 3- 5th for the second year in a row. Congratulations are also extended to Brady Masur who placed first in Carpentry (a new division in Skills Ontario) and also advances to the Provincials. Special mention to Andrew McTiernan who also competed today in Small Powered Engine and did well. Well done gentlemen....KDSS is proud of you! Thank you to the Tech Dept. at KDSS for their incredible support of these young men.


Dear Parents of KDSS:

Every year KDSS organizes a fundraising program to raise much needed funds. The money we earn helps to pay for ‘extras’ not covered by the school budget.  We provide money for a number of school activities, sports and clubs.

To reach our fundraising goal, we have chosen FUNDSCRIP.   
FundScrip costs you nothing!

Picture this:  You make your usual visit to the grocery store.  You fill your cart and go to the check out. Instead of paying with cash or a debit card, you use a gift card that you purchased through our school. It costs you nothing extra but you just earned money for KDSS.  You can use FundScrip cards to purchase your everyday essentials such as groceries, gas and clothing. You can even use them at restaurants or for a cup of coffee.  Please go to to see the complete list of participating retailers.

How does FundScrip work?

All you have to do is buy gift cards from FundScrip for the stores where you already shop.  You spend the gift cards just like cash and in the process, earn money for KDSS campaigns.

The gift cards are the retailers own cards that are swiped at the cash.  The value of the purchase is automatically deducted from the value stored on the card.  Any remaining balance can be used for future purchases.

How to get started

How to Register:

Choose a Password
Agree to the Terms of Use
Click on Sign Up

How to Apply for EFT Payment:

You can apply for EFT (electronic funds transfer) and set up your online debit to pay for your orders from your bank account. EFT is the easiest way to pay for your orders*.

  • It’s a cheque but without the paper.
  • No transaction fees and no monthly fees.
  • FundScrip submits a debit to your bank account and then your financial institution Transfers’ the money electronically.
  • It’s private, safe and secure.
  • You can cancel the EFT payment service at any time.

Simply, download the EFT form when you register. Then fill out the form and fax us a copy (with the voided cheque attached) to the number indicated on the form. You can also scan and email the form to . You will receive an email when your EFT account has been activated.

How to Order:

Enter your Email and Password to Sign In
Click on Buy Cards button

Order schedule
Our group will be ordering every Thursday / Order deadline is 9:30 a.m. Eastern

Order pickup

Orders will be available to pick up on Tuesdays at JB’s Lingerie

Upcoming dates:
  • April 22                P.D. Day
  • April 23                Gynastics OFSAA
  • April 28                University of Toronto Biology Competition
  • April 29                Mid-term report cards go home
  • May 2&3         First Time, Full Time Conference @ Georgian College
  • May 3           Working at Heights Training for SHSM students
  • May 17          Propane in Construction Training for SHSM Students
  • May 18          Home & School/SCC meeting
  • May 28          Prom
  • May 31          Elevated Platform Training for SHSM Students

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The Bluewater Board of Education and the Kincardine and District Secondary School, respect and support the goals of education identified by the Ministry of Education. This code of student behaviour focuses on the students’ freedom to learn within a positive and a supportive school environment. It presents a set of clear rules, the reasons for these rules, and consequences, which are consistent and fair, for transgressions of the rules.

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We are very excited to announce that we are one of the first schools in Bluewater District School Board to offer parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events.
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. School related expenses will be available online for you to make payment for the next school year.
You can register for your online payment account now and payments will be accepted beginning September 8, 2014.  Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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Last Modified: Apr 24, 2016