Centurion Showcase

We will host our annual Open House and Barbeque on Thursday May 16 from 5-7 pm . We invite all members of the community, and especially future students, to join us for fun activities and events around the school where we will showcase our engaged students, passionate teachers and amazing learning opportunities. Here are some of the events that will be offered:

Art Attack Centurion Kid Zone Story Time (featuring Indigenous authors) Cake Walk and Auction
Pit Stop Challenge Coding and Robotics 3D Video with Google Glass Math Mixer
Grade 3-5 Dance  Grade 6-8 Dance (7 -9 pm) Blacksmithing Demonstration Fitness & Fun 
Smoothies Relay For Life  Geography - Hot Spot activity Food Tasting





All grade Madoc, Marmora, Tweed and Madoc Township grades 7 & 8 students wiil receive dinner tickets at their school.

Special thanks to the CHSS School Council for sponsoring this event!

Mental Well-Being Helps Kids Thrive

The HPEDSB Parent Involvement Council is hosting a series of evening events with guest speaker Leslie Ford. Leslie is a local child and youth worker certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and with 35 years of experience in child development. She works with families assisting children with high needs behaviour at home and school.

The presentation at CHSS will be May 22 from 6 - 8 pm.

What We Do For Well-Being

We've been focusing on our Well-Being this month at CHSS. Children’s Mental Health Week is May 6-10, 2019. The slides below represent how our staff are modelling ways to be well.


Student Senator Applications

Students who are interested in representing CHSS as Student Senators with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School are invited to complete the application form linked below (copies are available in the office) and submit their applications to Mr. Pickard by May 3, 2019. We may have up to 3 senators from CHSS one of whom must be an Indigenous student.

Requirements for HPEDSB Senators:

  • Students must be sixteen years of age or older and entering or enrolled in year 3 or 4 as a full-time student at the secondary school or an exceptional pupil in a special education program for whom the board has reduced the length of the instructional program on each school day under subsection 3 (3) of Regulation 298 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Operation of Schools-General) made under the Act, so long as the pupil would be a full-time pupil if the program had not been reduced.
  • Students should have achieved and maintained a good standing in all courses in the previous school year.
  • Students have demonstrated an interest and prior involvement in school and/or community-based activities.
  • Students as positive role models to peers have good standing with regard to behaviour, at school and in the community

Application Form



Canadian/World Studies

Canadian and World Studies (including Native Studies)



Canadian/world studies  

The Canadian and World Studies Department encompasses a variety of subjects: Geography, History, Law and Politics. In studying these subjects, students learn how people interact with and within their social and physical environments today, and how they did so in the past. Skills developed in the CWS courses include: graphing, reading comprehension, sequencing, presentations, discussions, identifying cause and effect relationships, analyzing sources, and predicting possible solutions to world events/problems. All in all, the goal of the CWS department is to encourages students to take ownership of the world around them; directing them to study past events that have been successful and detrimental to world development, as well as their environment, in order to make better sense of the needs of the future.  


The Geography program at CHSS begins with the compulsory grade 9 credit in Canadian Geography, offered at 2 different levels of difficulty; academic and applied. There is also an excursion to Toronto attached to the course to provide students with a hands on opportunity to study urban geography. Physical Geography and Travel and Tourism courses are offered in alternate years at the grade 11 grade level.


The History program at CHSS begins with the compulsory grade 10 credit in Canadian History, offered at 3 different levels of difficulty; academic, applied and locally developed. As well as the compulsory junior credit, CHSS also offers Ancient History and Modern World History at the grade 11  level and World History at the grade 12 level; for both university and college bound pathways.


The Law program at CHSS consists of 3 unique courses: Understanding Canadian Law at the grade 11 level, Understanding Canadian Law at the grade 11 Workplace level, and Canadian and International Law, a the grade 12 University level. Within these courses, students use critical thinking skills, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues.


Civics is a compulsory grade 10 open level course that introduces students to the way in which government works, and how to be an informed, purposeful and active citizen. Students learn about the elements of democracy in local, national and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada.

All CWS courses offer various excursions to places such as Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston and local destinations. This is planned so that students have the chance to see things first hand and experience different environments. As well, guest speakers are brought in to share their knowledge on aspects related to first hand accounts of events and employment opportunities associated with CWS subjects.


Feel free to browse through some of our projects below (and keep up to date on what we're doing) !!!