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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 renowned 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 2018/19 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!

To learn more about KDSS, our student activities, services or parental involvement, please browse this site and check out the links to the left, as well as elsewhere on this page.

Mark Ozorio

On May 7 KDSS Skills Canada competitors travelled to Toronto to compete at the provincial level.  For the third year in a row, KDSS students have returned with medals.Congratulations to David Ballagh (pictured above, left) for winning Gold in the Cabinet Making category; 2019 marks the second year in a row David has won a Skills Ontario Gold medal.  David will now travel to Haliax for the Skills Canada National Competition on May 28 and 29.  Last year David won bronze at the Nationals held in Edmonton. Kudos also go out to first time competitor Alex Hallam (pictured above, left) for winning the Silver medal in Architecture. Way to Alex!  KDSS is proud of all of its competitors.  Special thanks also go out to Nuclear Waste Management Organization for sponsoring a bus for tech students to view the competion, and to Mr. Dersksen for mentoring and coaching our Skills competitors. Great work everybody - KDSS has one of the best shops around, and have the medals to prove it!

On May 10, KDSS cheered on local news personality Phil Main as he ran five consecutive marathons to support Mental Health Awareness. Pictured above, Phil, Dwight the Knight and KDSS student Brian Clarke-Clifford run by the school, where hundreds of students cheered them on.


In support of Community Living's Walk for Inclusion, KDSS students and fan favorite, Dwight the Knight, visited local elementary schools to support the importance of inclusion and help energize the crowd. After a kick off rally in the gym, students joined Dwight for a number of laps around the property (picture above from Ripley Huron Community School, May 9)

On Wednesday, May 1, the KDSS SCC and Home & School Association (attending members pictured above) had its bi-monthy combined meeting in the library.  There were reports from parents, staff, students and administration, and a number of decisions made. Please see below for the eveniing three main achievements:

        1. The group allocated some funds raised through the NoFrills Save it Forward initiative for the purchase of two new microwaves for students to use, as well as some new recycling, garbage and compost bins for the cafeteria and around the school.
        2. The group volunteered to promote and support the Kincardine Multiculural Celebration to be held at the Davidson Centre May 14, 2019, by operating an info booth and by supporting the publication of a Language Book for every Kincardine school.
        3. The group is planning to host a Parent Engagement Evening on Wednesday, June 12th about Embracing Diversity through dialogue.



Please see the Newsletters link to the right side of this webpage for the KDSS Midterm Newsletter.  Topics this issue include the June 2019 Exam Schedule, updates school activities, information about Kincardine Multicultural Festival, a mental health tip from the Grey Bruce Health Unit and much, much more!

On April 12 the newly re-started KDSS Music program held its first fundraiser at the Kincardine Legion. The Desserts, Dance and Dollars event was held to raise the funds needed to sustain the growing program, and to pay for an electric concert piano.  There was a desserts buffet, a silent auction, a KDSS Choir performance and concert by Get Back (a local Beatles cover band).  The event was a huge success and brought in over $13 000! We would like to thank our many generous donators, especially The Troy Snobelen Trust and the Storrey family for their very generous donations of $5000 each, and the Singer Christmas Tree for their $1000 contribution.  KDSS would also like to thank our many other sponsors and donators for their generosity and consideration and the Kincardine Legion for their ongoing and much appreciated support.
Above, Carter Snobelen presents KDSS Music teacher Jennifer Kozak with a cheque for $5000 courtesy of the Troy Snobelen Trust.

Above, members of the KDSS Choir pose before the fundraiser to help thank our many sponsors and donators.  The students not only performed at the event, but gave up their P.A. Day to bake desserts, decorate and serve the crowd.

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

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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 payments during the school year.
You can register for your online payment account now.  Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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Last Modified: Feb 26, 2019