Welcome to Grier South

The comforts of home, plus support and friendship.


"As a junior house, South probably has less traditions as such, as it is hard with the boys often only being with us for one year. However, we certainly do our house meals away from campus like all the other houses and one thing Shelley and I have always tried to do a lot is our house BBQ’s. We have been “known” for our fall and spring house BBQ’s, including the annual South Alumni BBQ near the end of the year, an idea Shelley came up with about ten years ago now. It has become very popular for the boys, something we probably didn’t really expect, but we even have had Alumni like Mr. Mitchell join us, so it’s a nice event. As mentioned, we do similar events to the other houses, like gift exchanges at Christmas time and house meals, so this is probably our only unique style event.
     As for the culture in our house, I believe that Shelley and I have tried to create as much a home-like feeling as possible for the young boys right from day one. I am certain all HP’s would say something similar, but it is our goal to make the little guys feel like they have a second home away from home – they often really need it… One of the key words we use from day one is respect and we try to instill this word in all that we do at South. Respect for their school, their residence, each other, each individual themselves, the people who live and work in the building, etc, and along with that we try to impress on them a good feeling that South is their only place that is their own for the duration of the school year. Again, we attempt to make them feel they have a safe and home-like place to return to each day and to respect what they have while there. It is the underlying theme we use from day one onward, and our goal is that they understand that this will lead to a more harmonious setting, makes the day-to-day routine easier to follow, creates a fun atmosphere and helps reduce conflict. The parents of the young boys certainly appreciate this approach and I feel the boys normally buy in to it quite well despite their young age." 
—Houseparents Jeff Bray and Shelley Gardner-Bray

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  • Photo of Jeff Bray

    Mr. Jeff Bray 

    Director of Athletics / Houseparent - Grier South
    819-566-0238 x218
  • Photo of Shelley Gardner-Bray

    Mrs. Shelley Gardner-Bray 

    Grier South Co-Houseparent/Resource Teacher/International Coordinator
    819-566-0238 x213

Grier past and present

Grier House is named after C. G. M. Grier who was BCS Headmaster from 1931-50. He was the Colonel and Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Army in 1943. That same year, he was the inspecting officer at the Annual Review. He was responsible for bringing back the Cadet Blues – the formal dress at the cadet inspection. Grier House was divided into North and South Grier in 1976.

What we like to do

We're always busy! Street hockey, shooting hoops, playing chess with Mr. Wong, Hockey Night in Canada (watching the games as a house), playing soccer, tournaments in the gaming room, eating noodles after prep together, dinners at local restaurants, annual South BBQ, and finally, a gift exchange before the holiday season.

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.