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The Community Education Department would like to thank you for your continued support and patience during the global pandemic.~ The safety of everyone sharing our schools is our greatest concern.~

At this time we will be delaying the start of all Community Education programming, including the Beginner Driver’s Education program.~ We look forward to welcoming everyone back when we are able to safely do so.~

Community Education will continue to stay in touch and provide updates as information becomes available.~ If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out - we are happy to hear from you.~ Thank you again for your patience as we adjust and plan.


Bluewater District School Board through the Community Education Department offers Beginner Driver Education courses for both secondary students enrolled in a Bluewater School and the General Public.

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Courses Comprised Of:

  • in-class instruction - 20 hours
  • behind the wheel instruction - minimum 10 hours
  • independent learning or homework component - minimum 10 hours
  • may include observational hours
  • Bluewater District School Board uses only qualified driving instructors

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General Information:
Registrations are due two weeks prior to start date. In-school registrations will be held prior to each session start date. Students should listen to announcements for dates and times. Please note students should be eligible for their G1 licence prior to or by the end of the in-class session. Click on appropriate school below to view schedules:

Bruce Peninsula District School
Georgian Bay Community School
Grey Highlands Secondary School
John Diefenbaker Senior School
Kincardine District Secondary School
Owen Sound District Secondary School
Peninsula Shores District School
Saugeen District Secondary School
Walkerton District Community School

TO REGISTER for a Beginner Driver Education Course you must complete and return both application forms.

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Cost: $700 payable to Bluewater District School Board. Cheque, Visa or MasterCard accepted. Payment plans can be arranged.

Cheques should be mailed to the following address:
Bluewater District School Board
Attn: Community Education
PO Box 190 - 351 1st Ave N
Chesley, ON N0G 1L0
Please ensure you note students name on cheque.

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Please note an application form together with an in-vehicle form must be completed and signed by both student and Parent/Guardian and returned before approval to course can be granted. Payment must accompany application. Registration sessions will also be held in school prior to course start dates. Please note both Student and Parent/Guardian signatures MUST be completed on both forms.

Upon Completion of the Beginner Driver Education Program:
The Ministry of Transportation uses an electronic on-line certification system. All students successfully completing the course will be certified with the MTO. Students requiring proof of course completion must attend at a Driver & Vehicle Licence Issuing Office and request a Driver's Licence History Search. The Driver's Licence History provides proof of successful completion and graduation from a BDE course and is widely recognized by the insurance industry as proof of course completion. BDE Graduates with a Driver's License History may be eligible for an insurance discount. (There is a fee for the Driver Licence History Search of approximately $12.00). For more information or to read about upcoming changes, visit:

www.mto.gov.on.ca

Questions - Please call Vicki Murphy 519-363-2014 Ext 2067 or e-mail drivereducation@bwdsb.on.ca

BEGINNER DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAMS provided by:

Blue Water Driving Academy Ltd
519-376-2779 or 1-800-348-9048
1051 2nd Ave East
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5W9

Drive Right Driving School
519-524-4008
91 Victoria St N
Goderich, Ontario N7A 2R9

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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