Happy Halloween!


Fuelled by tons of fun activities (and maybe a little bit of candy), Halloween at SMUS is always a great event!

The festivities kicked off last weekend when our boarders headed to Galey Farms for a walk through the haunted corn maze and pumpkin picking, as well as a shopping trip for Halloween costumes. Some boarders also took a walk through Ross Bay Cemetery, believed to be one of the more haunted spots in Victoria. And the boarders in Harvey and Symons houses kept the spirit of the season up by decorating the common room with cobwebs and spooky signs.

On Wednesday, the Middle School students got their hands dirty carving pumpkins for display. They’re taking them home tonight, so you’re bound to see some of them on front steps as you’re out and about trick or treating! The Senior School students followed suit on Thursday with a pumpkin carving contest during homeroom and the jack o’lanterns all looked spooktacular!

But today was the day SMUS was waiting for, as students came to school dressed in impressive and amazing costumes! We had witches and princesses, ghouls and skeletons, Where’s Waldos, French maids, animals and clowns wandering our halls. But we also saw some highly creative individual costumes, including a table of spaghetti and meatballs, Elliott and E.T. (complete with the bicycle and basket), as well as some fantastic group costumes, like Shark Week, Bananas in Pyjamas, and the science department dressed as Despicable Me‘s super-villains Gru and Vector, and the loveable Minions.

Students at all three schools participated in fun Halloween-themed activities, costume contests and games throughout the day, including at the Middle School, where they dug for spiders in mud (fake bugs in chocolate pudding)!

Don’t forget that the Halloween party continues tonight, with the Wenman haunted house put on by the Student and Service councils. And then top the night off with a great fireworks display at our Richmond Road campus, beginning at 7pm.

We hope you have a slightly spooky and happy Halloween!

Check out all our Halloween photos from the Junior, Middle and Senior schools at the SMUS Photo Gallery.

(photos by Kyle Slavin and Gordon Chan)


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