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Photo retakes

picture retake day 2017

If you missed having your photo taken, or you'd like to have a retake done then this is your chance! On November 1st photographers will be at our school. If you have purchased a photo package and plan to have retakes done please be sure to bring your original package back to give to the photographer. Photo packages can be purchased online.

No Letter Grades for Grade 8 Students

With the new provincial curriculum and a province wide shift to quality formative assessment, grade 8 students at Smithers Secondary will no longer be receiving letter grades on their report cards or interim reports. This will be consistent with the assessment and student reporting structures this group of students has received during their elementary school years. 

Teachers will be reporting on learning outcomes and criteria descriptions rather than handing out a grade. The intent is this will be more motivating for students, and more descriptive of their own individual learning process and engagement.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about their learning.

Message from Prevention and Community Safety Officer

Town of Smithers Bylaw Dept. will be issuing tickets to parents/students who stop along yellow curb while dropping off students. The yellow curb and accompanying signs indicate that it is illegal to "stop, stand, or park" in the designated area. This action is a result of numerous complaints received from parents concerned about cyclist, pedestrian, and driver safety. A preferable method for pick up/drop off would be to enter the student parking lot off of third, drop off student, and exit out Gryphon way. Also, students can be dropped off in all areas along Third Avenue or Montreal in any area not marked by yellow curb. Parent / student cooperation in this matter will hopefully increase student safety during times of high traffic.

Christmas Craft Fair

craft fair


Online registration is now closed. A waiting list is being formed by paid registration at our main office.

If you have any questions, please email Fiona Kerbrat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Beginning

full gryphonThe Gryphon, our school mascot

 The first high school students in Smithers attended classes in the old Scott Hall.  The first one room high school was located where Muheim Memorial Elementary school now stands.  Then, in 1927,a two room school house was built which accommodated about 60 students.  As the population of Smithers steadily grewso did the number of students and starting in 1963, students in the junior grades were gradually moved from Smithers Secondary to Chandler Park Junior Secondary School.  In 1978 Smithers Senior Secondary School was built at 4408 3rd Ave.  It enrolled 400 students in grades 10 -12 and was staffed by 23 full time and 4 part time teachers.  In 1981, the grade nine students were once again moved from Chandler Park to SSS.  There was an expansive addition which also included a theatre in 2000.  In 2004 Chandler Park Middle closed down and Smithers Senior Secondary School became Smithers Secondary School accommodating grades 8 - 12.  Increasing enrollment since that time has required the School District to put up 8 portables.  As of September 2014, SSS has 735 students, 45 teaching staff and 30 support staff.

MyEd BC Parent Link


The parent portal will allow access to view Smithers Secondary School report cards and other information for your child (ren).

Please click here to access the Parent Portal



Erase Bullying


Bullying...Be in the know

Simply put, bullying is a pattern of unwelcome or aggressive behaviour, often with the goal of making others uncomfortable, scared or hurt. It’s almost always used as a way of having control or power over their target, and it is often based on another person’s appearance, culture, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Every child deserves an education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. The ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) Bullying strategy is part of the Province of British Columbia’s efforts to personalize learning and supports for all students.

Erase Bullying website   http://erasebullying.ca/index.php

Upcoming Events

Friday October 20
Pro D Day - no school
Friday November 10
Term 1 ends
Monday November 13
School Closed for Remembrance Day
Tuesday November 14
Term 2 begins
Friday November 17
Newsletter Published
Friday November 17
Report Cards available on Parent Portal
Friday November 24
Pro D Day - no school
Wednesday December 6
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