Academics

Middle School Project Envisions Sustainable Urban Spaces

by Julie Harris This term, Grade 6 students collaborated on a real-world interdisciplinary project to redesign an urban space to meet the sustainability challenges of...

Grade 8 Students Create ‘Les Caravanes Gastronomiques’

At lunchtime one day last week, our Grade 8 students opened for business their own "caravanes gastronomiques" a.k.a. food trucks! This year, the Grade...

“Best Exploratory Ever” Pairs Middle Schoolers with Local Seniors

"I don’t know if there will ever be something at school that will impact me the way this did." Middle School students reflect on a unique partnership they made with residents at a local seniors home
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Grade 10 Students Depart for Experiential Learning Pursuits

Grade 10 students head out on 'the pursuit' to immerse themselves in real-world activities and environments for experiential learning
Lindy Van Alstine

SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Lindy Van Alstine

Middle School science teacher Ms. Lindy Van Alstine, who retires this year after 26 years at SMUS, is featured in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

SMUS in the News: SMUS Students Bridge the Generations with Seniors

The Saanich News highlights a wonderful community project that connected our Middle School Exploratory students with seniors at a local retirement home

University Counselling

University Counselling: Thinking Ahead to Summer

Ms. Alison McCallum, head of University Counselling, offers some great advice for how to spend some of your time off in the summer
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Choosing the Right High School Courses at SMUS

Senior School students will soon pick their classes for next year. Find out everything you need to know to help you choose the right high school courses

UK Universities on the Ground: Snapshot Impressions

I had the great fortune to be in the UK this past summer for nearly...

East Coast Campus Visits Part II: Places and People of the Maritimes

SMUS University Counsellor Ms. Kate Knight visited universities on the east coast of Canada to learn about studying at schools in the Maritimes
letter of reference

How to Get a Great Letter of Reference from a Teacher

Asking a high school teacher for a letter of reference is a crucial step to help make your university or scholarship application stand out