At Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School, we value parent and guardian engagement in their child's education. We believe the partnership between home, parish and school is vital to a student's success. We believe that good schools become better schools when there is a strong connection with the parent community. This can be achieved through volunteering through our Catholic School Council or Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee.

News and events

Be informed on what's happening at Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School. Download our Board's mobile app from the Apple or Google Play stores to receive information directly to your hand-held device. Or subscribe to our news items to receive the latest updates and events:

Check us out

Watch our video and learn what our students have to say about their secondary school. We welcome student of all faiths in our secondary school. Register online to attend.

Our diverse student community is also attracting international students from around the world who are studying English in our schools.

Safe and caring schools

We are committed to fostering a positive and welcoming school climate at Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School. Learn more about our Safe and Accepting Schools program.

Report it

Whether it's a student absence or a concern/ incident of bullying - you can report it. Open lines of communication between you and your child's school will ensure we are addressing any concerns and providing students with supports.


Student transportation to and from home and school is provided by the Durham Student Transportation System. Service is based on your school boundaries and the distance between your home and school.


Ontario College of Teachers - How We Support Students

Parents and guardians can learn more about how the Ontario College of Teachers are supporting students. Click here to access the brochure.