As our name “Centennial” indicates, our school was opened in 1967 with the motto “Success Through Hard Work”. Centennial CVI is the southernmost secondary school in the Upper Grand District School Board and offers a full program of academic, arts, athletics, business & technological studies programs. Our proximity to the University of Guelph contributes to the high standards and academic focus that our parent community expects. Staff and students at Centennial not only strive for scholarship but also emphasize social responsibility, community involvement and respect for other persons. Centennial CVI celebrated 50 years of excellence in May 2017 with a reunion, including decade displays & opening the time capsule.
UGDSB Land Acknowledgement: “From the Anishinaabe to the Haudenosaunee and the Métis, these treaty lands are steeped in rich Indigenous history and modern traditions. As a community, we have the responsibility to honour and respect the four directions, land, waters, plants, animals and ancestors. Today, this area is home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We acknowledge the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples, on whose ancestral and treaty lands we teach, learn and live.”
The UGDSB is situated on the ancestral, treaty and title lands of two Anishinaabek Ojibwe Nations: the Michi Saagig of the Credit and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. This land also includes a specified tract of land granted to the Six Nations of the Grand River. These Nations hold legal and specific rights in their respective territories. This area has been and continues to be home for Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.