OECTA Young Writers Award
Congratulations! An SMHS student, Alexander Carnegie, has won the English Grades 9-10 Short Story category of the provincial Young Authors Awards/Prix des Jeunes Écrivains. This is a great honour for Alex and for SMHS.
OECTA Young Writers Award

Young Authors Awards

Catholic teachers are proud to sponsor the annual Young Authors Awards/Prix Jeunes Écrivains. The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, who submit short stories, poems, and nonfiction articles (e.g. reflection or report) written in either English or French.

There are three levels of competition: School, Unit, and Provincial. The first place winners at the School level advance to the Unit level, and the first place winners in each Unit advance to the Provincial competition. A  collection of winning entries is published in book form each year.

Provincial winners are announced at the June Council of Presidents and certificates are issued to all provincial entries.  Provincial plaques will be issued to all provincial winners and provincial winners will be published in a commemorative booklet.

Welcome to the St. Mary's High School English Department webpage. Below, you will find all English Department course outlines, including elective programs of study offered in grades eleven, and twelve. For those of you who wish to begin preparing for the grade ten mandatory literacy test, please refer to the following website for helpful hints, and practice tests; EQAO Secondary School Literacy Testing

For all English courses offered at SMHS, along with course descriptions please click here​​