Bishop Smith Catholic High School was established in 1982. Our high school, which was uniquely octagonal in shape, was located at 390 Bell Street in the City of Pembroke. In the summer of 1992, we moved to our present location on Carmody Street. We are fortunate to occupy a large piece of treed property, surrounded by the Indian River, in the city center.
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Since inception, our student and staff population has evolved. Our programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, have also changed. Our programs have developed in response to Ministry directives and student, as well as community, interests, wants and needs. Some outstanding opportunities include membership in Canada’s largest recreational reading program, Hockey Canada Skills Academy accreditation, annual production courses in dramatic arts and graphic design, participation in the revered university Enrichment Mini Course Program, and delivery of a unique outreach program in the Dominican Republic.
Bishop Smith Catholic High School has grown, and continues to grow, under the outstanding leadership of seven dynamic principals:
|1982-1998||Mr. Robert Tate|
|1998-2001||Mr. Jim Fogarty|
|2001-2011||Mr. Peter Adam|
|2011-2013||Mr. Mark Searson|
|2013-2019||Mr. Clint Young|
|2019-2021||Mr. Brennan Trainor|
|2021-||Mrs. Julie Huckabone|
Our school policies and procedures guide acceptable behaviour and ensure that the school environment is safe for students and staff. These policies and procedures also help to create a productive learning environment. They are reviewed regularly by students, parents, and school administrators. Click on the following graphic to view our school policies and procedures.
In response to the provincial government’s new law on cell phones in Ontario’s schools (2019), our Bishop Smith School Council has prepared a personal electronic device usage amendment to our school “Code of Behaviour”. The amendment, posted below, was created in consultation with students, staff members and administrators.