Welcome New Students!

We've been waiting for you

Principal’s Message

Mr D Oria
Mr. Tony D’Oria


[email protected] / Ext. 27001


Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic High School in beautiful Woodstock, Ontario. We feel truly blessed that you and your child have chosen our Catholic School Community for your high school education.


Over the last 2 decades we have established a reputation as a high academic achieving school that provides a wide variety of choices for students so they can grow to their full potential and be prepared for post-secondary school life. Our entire staff works hard so that every student feels that they belong and are supported in achieving their goals.


We look forward to building relationships with students and partnering with parents as together we share in the exciting educational journey. I look forward to meeting you soon and invite you to feel free to reach out to me anytime to discuss your experience with us.


VP K Tyndall

Ms. Katia Tyndall

Vice - Principal

[email protected] / Ext. 27002


Welcome Warriors!  As your Vice-Principal at SMHS, I am excited to be part of the school community and to welcome all new students to our amazing school!        
Congratulations on choosing SMHS and becoming a Warrior! SMHS is an incredible community that is full of Spirit, Tradition and Pride.    
The staff and community are excited as you begin a new journey in your life.  I encourage you to get involved in the school community in a variety of ways including (academics, arts, athletics, and clubs) to challenge yourself to be the best Warrior you can be!
Remember to treat each person with dignity and respect and to follow the Golden Rule    –    “In  everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law of the prophets.”
Matthew    7:12.        

What are some of the differences between elementary and high school? 


  • Semester System (only 4 full classes per semester)
  • Moving from Class to Class
  • 2 different lunches in the cafeteria
  • More variety in courses
  • Final Exam periods in January and June
  • More independence and responsibility for students
  • More homework
  • Group projects are often required so students need to work well with others
  • Time management and organizational skills are keys to success
  • Remember that staff and administration want students to succeed and grow, but students must speak up if something isn’t going well.

St. Mary’s Catholic High School – Class Times

8:20 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.


Period 1


9:40 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.


Period 2


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Period 3

First Lunch 11:0 a.m. – 11:40 p.m.

11:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Period 4

Second Lunch 12:20 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

1:05 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Period 5



Lockers are the property of St. Mary’s Catholic High School and the London District Catholic School Board. Students will be issued a locker at the beginning of each school year. Lockers will be inspected at the end of each school year and restitution will be made for damages.


A school issued Dudley combination lock with a serial # must be purchased from the school at a cost of $10.00. Lockers are the property of the school and may be entered by an administrator.  Each student is responsible for his or her assigned locker. Lockers may not be shared, and students are not allowed to change their assigned locker. Students should protect their property by putting their name on all books and keeping their equipment and valuables in the locker, which should always be locked.  Do not give your combination to any other student.  The school will not assume responsibility for any stolen articles.



First Semester

Second Semester


·      Classes Begin and Welcome Week

·      Club Day and Parent Night

·      Photo Day


·      Second Semester begins

·      First Semester Final Report Cards

·      Course Registration for Next Year


·      Photo Retake Day

·      Progress Reports

·      Parent Teacher Interview Night


·      Progress Reports

·      Parent Teacher Interview Night

·      March Break


·      Midterm Report Cards
Term 2 Begins

·      Take Our Kids to Work Day


·      Midterm Report Cards

·      Term 2 Begins

·      EQAO Literacy Test


·      Christmas Assembly and Christmas Break


·      Catholic Education Week

·      Student Council Elections


·      First Semester Exams

·      Grade 9 EQAO Math classes testing


·      Grade 9 EQAO Math Classes testing

·      Classes End

·      Second Semester Final Exams

·      Final Report Card pick-up/mailed early July


Guidance Department


Guidance and Career Education plays a central role by preparing students for a complex and changing world. The Guidance program has a specific focus on learner, interpersonal, and career development. The Guidance team plays a key role in preparing students for the future. Each student is assigned a Guidance Counsellor with whom they can work with to achieve learning goals and prepare for the future. Guidance Counsellors see students by appointment to discuss pathway, special programs, timetable/course, and post-secondary planning.


St. Mary’s Catholic High School Guidance Department 



 Mrs. Popovich, Last Names: A to K 

[email protected] / Ext. 27042



Mrs. Copeland, Last Names: L to Z

[email protected] / Ext. 27041



Mrs. Montigny, Student Support Administrator

[email protected] / Ext. 27040


Community Service


"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it." Mother Teresa

​Community Service encourages students to develop social responsibility, to appreciate the various roles they can play in their communities and to help them develop a greater sense of belonging within their respective communities. Every student who begins secondary school in Ontario will be required to complete 40 hours of community service as part of his/her diploma requirements. Effective July 1, 2011 students will be able to start accumulating community involvement hours in the summer before they enter grade 9. 

Homework Help and Tips


Homework Tips.   


  • Create a Homework Plan
  • Understand the assignment. Write it down in your notebook or planner.]
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions about what's expected.
  • Start right away.
  • Budget your time.
  • Find a quiet place to focus.
  • Avoid studying on your bed.
  • Tackle the hardest assignments
  • Keep moving
  • Take breaks.
  • Find out the times the teacher is available for extra help and ask questions. 

SMHS Math Help

  • Ask your Math teacher about the SMHS Math Help program.

Homework Help

  • tvo math help
  • Students can access the above resource at http://homeworkhelp.ilc.org using their Ontario Education Number (OEN) which can be found on the report card.



Getting Involved: Athletics & Clubs


St. Mary's has a long history of pride, tradition, and excellence in the interschool athletics program. Every year our staff, alumni, and community members volunteer hundreds of hours coaching our students to meet their athletic potential in both co-curricular and extra-curricular involvement. Check out the Athletics & Extracurriculars page  for more information.


Students are strongly encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities whether led by student council or staff. From book clubs to robotics, there is something for everyone!