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South Huron District High School in Exeter, home of the Panthers, has been the community high school of Southern Huron County since 1949. SHDHS currently has over 600 students in Grades 7 to 12. Our size allows students to have a sense of family while offering them a breadth of programming so each student can follow their chosen pathway.
South Huron provides a safe, supportive, and culturally relevant atmosphere in which to learn and grow. We aim to engage, inspire, and innovate. We strive to teach our students to be responsible members of the community and to respect the rights and freedoms of others. We want our students to leave our school being able to say: I am prepared. I am well. I am engaged.
Please take the opportunity to go through the different areas of our website so you can learn about the opportunities that SHDHS has to offer.
Learn more about what SHDHS has to offer at our virtual open house link. (updated January 2024)
Photo of Ed Havenga, Principal, wearing black button-up shirt and blue sport jacket
Edward Havenga, Principal of SHDHS (email: [email protected])
Photo of Richard Sumstad, Vice Principal, wearing purple button-up shirt and glasses, sitting at his desk
Richard Sumstad, Vice-Principal of SHDHS (email: [email protected])