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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s Blue Jags rare triple crown winners

May 31, 2015 The Province SMUS boys rugby lets peerless defence carry day, Victoria’s Blue Jags rare triple crown winners Times Colonist Vancouver Island schools take BC rugby honours    
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SMUS in the News: B.C. teen’s ‘Hollow Flashlight’ project makes Google Science Fair finals

Ann Makosinski, Grade 10 student. Global News June 27, 2013 B.C. teen’s ‘Hollow Flashlight’ project makes Google Science Fair finals Huffington Post June 28, 2013 Ann Makosinski, Google Science Fair...
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SMUS in the News: Test time for Canadian rugby team

Victoria Times Colonist May 21, 2013 Mike Fuailefau '10 Ed Fairhurst '97 Test time for Canadian rugby team
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SMUS in the News: Shokoya Brings Sheer Speed

Victoria Times Colonist May 8, 2013 Saeed Shokoya '14 From Saudi Arabia, Shokoya brings sheer speed
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SMUS in the News: Mike Pyke Plays in Grand Final

Mike Pyke '02 The Globe and Mail September 27, 2012 Canadian Mike Pyke has become big star down under Vancouver Sun September 28, 2012 Where no Canadian has gone before Victoria...
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags’ experience paying off down the stretch

March 6, 2012 Victoria Times Colonist Senior Boys Basketball team Blue Jags' experience paying off down the stretch
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SMUS in the News: Castaway Wanderers start rugby season with win over UVic

Victoria Times Colonist January 28, 2012 Beau Parker `08 Castaway Wanderers start rugby season with win over UVic
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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s O’Byrne Starts Charity Camp

Victoria Times Colonist January 27, 2012 Ryan O'Byrne '02 Victoria's O'Byrne Starts Charity Camp
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Big 10 B.C. boys Triple A basketball rankings, Jan 11

January 11, 2012 The Province The Province's Big 10 expanded senior boys 3A basketball rankings http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/01/11/1-11-12-edition-the-provinces-big-10-expanded-senior-boys-3a-basketball-rankings/
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Big 10 B.C. boys Triple A basketball rankings, Jan 5

January 5, 2012 The Province The Province’s expanded Big 10 B.C. boys Triple A basketball rankings http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/01/04/1-05-12-edition-the-provinces-expanded-big-10-b-c-boys-triple-a-basketball-rankings/
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SMUS in the News: Some of the best hoops teams in the west set...

January 5, 2012 Victoria Times Colonist SMUS Invitational Basketball Tournament Some of the best hoops teams in the west set to invade SMUS
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SMUS in the News: Henry John Pemell Schaffter

The Globe and Mail October 31, 2011 Henry John Pemell Schaffter http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/lives-lived/henry-john-pemell-schaffter/article2220229/
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SMUS in the News: The Innovators

October 11, 2011 Victoria Times Colonist (via Yahoo) Dr. Patrick Gill '97 The Innovators: Tiny camera opens world of potential
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SMUS in the News: Why You Should Attend the SMUS Open House

OurKids.net Blog September 21, 2011 Why You Should Attend the St. Michaels University School Open House
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SMUS in the News: Passionate World Cup visitors vie for locals’ support

New Zealand Herald September 19, 2011 Amy Lobb '03, Kim Lobb '98, Jilica Mrdjenovich '03 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10752715  
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SMUS in the News: Late-game Collapse Costs Canada Against France at Rugby World Cup

Victoria Times Colonist September 18, 2011 Ed Fairhurst '97 Late-game collapse costs Canada against France at rugby World Cup With powerful French up next, Canada must take it...
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SMUS in the News: Extracurricular programs can make the difference

September 13, 2011 The Globe and Mail Sophia Niewerth '12 Extracurricular programs can make the difference
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SMUS in the News: Why Climbing a Wall Can be Good Rehab

The Globe and Mail 17 July, 2011 Chris Considine '70 Why climbing a wall can be good rehab
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The Class of 2011 Is Going Places

  Last Saturday, SMUS honoured the Class of 2011 as well as the achievements of next year's grads at the annual Closing Ceremonies and Grade...
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Middle School Closing Ceremonies

The Middle School community celebrated a year of learning, fun and achievement last Friday with the annual Middle School Closing Ceremonies. Kicking off with...
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Middle School House Games

by Lindy Van Alstine, Middle School Teacher Last Wednesday, the Middle School was a buzz of activity in eager anticipation of the annual end-of-year House Sports...
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SMUS in the News: "SMUS row to double gold at nationals"

Victoria News June 8, 2011 SMUS row to double gold at nationals
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SMUS in the News: "Key Changes to Canada Team"

Rugby Canada Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Key changes to Canada Team Ahead of Zimbabwe Match Mike Fuailefau '10, Johnny Humphries '09 http://www.rugbycanada.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=3817&leagueID=0&page=53263
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Rugby Mentor Pleased With Rematch

Sooke News Mirror April 20, 2011 SMUS Senior Rugby team Rugby mentor pleased with rematch
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SMUS in the News: "Rugby Flies Under Sunny Sooke Skies"

Sooke News Mirror April 13, 2011 SMUS Rugby teams Rugby flies under sunny Sooke skies
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Highs and Lows: the 2010-2011 Basketball Season Concludes

A long and demanding school basketball season came to a conclusion over the past weekends, with some thrills and fantastic performances. There were also...
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SMUS in the News: "Oak Bay takes back bronze boot"

/A Channel News March 9, 2011 Senior Boys Rugby team 2011 Rees Boot Game Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlSMWlM1znQ
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SMUS in the News: "Through The Camera’s Lens"

Victoria News March 6, 2011 SMUS Junior School Through the camera's lens
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SMUS in the News: "The Meat of the Matter"

Victoria Times Colonist March, 3, 2011 Geoff Martin '02 The meat of the matter
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SMUS in the News: "Next door mentor inspires nine-year-old to help kids in impoverished...

Saanich News February 24, 2011 Lucas Galloway '19 Next door mentor inspires nine-year-old to help kids in impoverished Tanzania
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Students Compete in Film Festival Contest

The Victoria Film Festival includes FilmCAN, a contest for young filmmakers, where the favorite videos go on to be played in the film festival....
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England: Lincoln – What Happens Next? The Cathedral, The Conference, The Cup, The Contrasts

The heat: the first confirmation that the next four days will present in most ways a stark contrast to the past four. Unlike Inverness,...
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Inverness, Scotland: what’s in a name?

Inverness, Scotland: After 26 hours of travel (taxi to Victoria bus depot, Pacific Coach Lines bus to ferry, PCL to Vancouver airport, 9 hours over the...

Postscript

I thought I'd said what needed to be said, but the homecoming was too sweet not to mention. The trip was fabulous and the...

Nicole Chan on What it was like Overall

Most Memorable Moments by Nicole Chan When asked to write about my most memorable moment on the trip I found it a struggle to choose one...

Chris Bjola on Sporting in Lisbon

A Favourite Memory from this Trip By Chris Bjola If I had to choose a favourite thing that we did on this trip, it would definitely...

Chrystine Beaumont on People Watching in Portugal

Beats by Chrystine Beaumont Portugal’s people definitely had a quick beat. It was like running while attempting to dance or dancing until you ran, feet kicking...

Kelsey Bjola on Seeing Henry IV, Part One at the Globe Theatre

Beers, Cheers, and Big Battles Too by Kelsey Bjola To go or not to go, that was the question.  Heading towards Shakespeare’s astounding Globe Theatre, excitement...

The Final Word on the Trip

I asked each of the students to write a brief blog about this trip and they graciously agreed.  Kelsey (English 12) and Chrystine (English...

Last Morning in Lagos

I wrote the following blog yesterday morning in the bright yellow sunshine of southern Portugal. After writing, I took a walk for a last...

Heat

In the Algarve, it’s all about the heat. We arrived in Lagos one week ago yesterday to slightly cooler temperatures, somewhere in the high...

Thinking about Lisbon

We´re already in the Algarve, having travelled here from Lisbon yesterday. The week in Lisbon sped by as we reached the midterm point in...

The End of our Week in London

We just returned from an evening at Stonehenge-- four and a half hours on a bus in order to spend a fantastic long hour...

Buses, Teachers and Making our Way to London

As predicted, the unexpected occurred. We piled on the bus just after breakfast last Sunday morning to leave behind the quiet of Wales for...

Coleg yr Iwerydd

We arrived at Atlantic College (Coleg yr Iwerydd in Welsh) just after noon on Thursday. Passing over the Bristol Strait we followed signs in...

Our Adventure Begins

Today we set out for our study-travel to the UK and Portugal. I'm so glad this day has arrived! The last days of packing...

Introduction to Summer School 2010

Experience the World is a travelling summer school programme operated by Georgia Hardy Tours from Toronto. The B.C. tours began several years ago when...

To Learn, To Lead, To Serve: The Middle School Approach

by Keith Driscoll (Assistant Director) The Middle School's first term of Exploratory sessions was directed towards an introduction to the three common beliefs that guide...

A New Look for the SMUS Review

Welcome back! It's a new school year and we thought it was time for a new SMUS Review. So, we've made the SMUS Review one...

Deadline for pre-ordering your spring plants

Now is the perfect time to pre-order your plants for May gardening projects. No fuss, no muss – plants, baskets, and flats are available...
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Back to the blog

Bonjour de Montreal!  Je m'excuse de n'écrivant pas. Okay, so maybe my French hasn't gotten much better... but at least I'm trying right? It's been far...
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Long overdue

...September.  That’s pretty unacceptable.  I'm sorry for neglecting to write for such a long time. I hope to share much that’s happened since then, for...
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Stethoscopes, Lab Coats, and Cadavers.

I had spent the end of August and much of September hearing exciting stories from my friends who had all headed off to university...
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Herstmonceux Castle

Hey guys, hope everythings going well back home!  Sorry that I haven't posted anything in over a month, but I've been crazy busy over...
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Yale?

So I'm here.  It's unreal. Sorry it's taken me so long.  September is a crazy month.  I came during the last week of August for...
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Welcome to the Queen’s Family

Complete first week: check!  Meet new people: check!  Prepare for classes: check!  Download Skype (completely free way to video call worldwide): check!  Sleep: not...
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Hello from England!

Hey everybody, so I came over to England two days ago for vacation with my family (my school doesn't start here until Sept. 3)...
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Bienvenue a Montreal?

Well, I suppose I'll be the first to post... I moved to Montreal exactly a week ago.  I'm living in a condo two blocks away...

New Board Chair, Governors Appointed at 2007 AGM

Thursday's annual general meeting marked the beginning of a new era in the St. Michaels University School Board of Governors. Stephen Martin, who has...

Parents' Auxiliary Cooking Up Plans for Christmas Dinner

With Halloween over, retail outlets aren’t the only ones moving their eyes forward onto the next holiday. The Parents' Auxiliary is excited for the...

SMUS Gets Dramatic

Last week was the first Drama Night of the year, a night when any student can sign up to put on any kind of...

SMUS Students Take to the Ballet Stage

Three of our students took the Royal Theatre stage with the Moscow Ballet, for their production of Swan Lake this week Lindsay Solmer, Julia...

Athletics Review: October 28, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby Grade 8 The Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Vancouver for their return match with St. Georges. The team began very well, playing...

International Council Dedicates Day to Departing Australians

For the past several weeks, SMUS has had a little extra international flavour as three Australian students have been attending classes, participating in sports...

E-team Cleans up Waste at Middle School

While environmental action is nothing new for SMUS, this is the first year the Middle School has had its own E-team. The Senior School...

SMUS Gets Into Investment

A new addition to the many clubs and councils at SMUS, the Investment Club takes over where the Business Club leaves off. Investment Club...

Smooth Rowing for SMUS at the 22nd Annual Regatta

Our rowing team did exceptionally well at Elk Lake this weekend, taking first in Junior Girls doubles and Junior Novice Boys quad, as well...

SMUS Opens up for Open House

Last Friday, staff and students welcomed 113 families to the campus for Open House, an annual event where parents, students, alumni and community members...

Athletics Review: October 21, 2007

Rugby Grade 8 In their third ISA game, the Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Brentwood College. The team let in a try soon after the...

SAT Exam Tests SMUS Students

With 15% of last year’s university acceptances coming from our southern neighbour, the SAT exam is part of many students’ preparation for post-secondary education....

Field Hockey Team Manoeuvres Through the Bridgman Cup

Last weekend, the SMUS field hockey team played in the Bridgman Cup, a tournament that features 16 of the best high-school teams in the...

Junior School Explores Soil and History

Last week, Grade 2 and 5 students expanded on their studies with interesting day trips. Gordan Chan’s Grade 5 class ventured to Fort Langley,...

Boarders Soar and Score

This was a busy weekend for the boarding community as they held their second activity weekend of the school year. On Saturday, our boarders...

SMUS Debaters Dominate Tournament

The 2007 SMUS Debating Tournament took place this Saturday, with five other schools coming to compete. Our students did very well at the tournament,...

SMUS Runs in the Royal Victoria Marathon

Two students and two faculty members delivered excellent performances in this year’s Royal Victoria Marathon. Listed as one of the top 10 destination marathons...

Athletics Review: October 14, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby Grade 8 In their second ISA game of the season, the Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Shawnigan Lake School. They put together...

Grade 5 Students Take the Lead at Junior School

Wednesday was a special assembly for this year’s Grade 5 students, as they officially became the leaders of Junior School. The students each read...

SMUS Students Run for Terry Fox

Last Friday, Junior School children donned bandannas and took part in the 27th annual Terry Fox Run. The weather was chilly but the children...

Grade 6 Students Devote a Day to Teamwork

Last week, all of the SMUS Grade 6 students took part in an array of team-building activities at Camp Pringle. The one-day event allows...

SMUS Students Cheer on Alumni in Rugby World Cup

Early Tuesday morning, day and boarding students crowded into the Timmis/Bolton common room with house parents and faculty to watch three SMUS alumni play...

Prefects Build Pillars of Leadership

This weekend was the first SMUS prefect retreat. The 20 members of the Prefect Council spent Friday and Sunday examining values, team-building and drafting...

SMUS Student Bikes with Courage for Cancer

This past Sunday, Grade 12 student Graham Inglis was one of 350 riders who took part in the inaugural Tour of Courage in Vancouver,...

Athletics Review: September 23, 2007

Rugby Grade 9 Rugby Following three weeks of practice, the Grade 9 rugby squad opened its season at an ISA Jamboree hosted by Brentwood. One win,...

Boarders Aren't Bored With Intramurals

This was the first week of intramurals, a set of after-school activities primarily for boarders. A huge range of activities are on the schedule...

Old SMUS Computers Retire Abroad

New students aren’t the only arrivals to SMUS this year. Once again, the SMUS IT team has spent their summer setting up new computers...

Teamwork Triumphs Over Alligator at Junior School

Mr. Bob Snowden, Head of School, made a special appearance in Junior School’s assembly this Monday. Though Mr Snowden visits the Junior School every...

SMUS Students Traverse Air, Land and Sea

Last week, the Grade 10 students ventured out of the classroom and took part in some of the many adventure opportunities Vancouver Island has...

Music Brings its Own Awards

SMUS Seniors Jayne Hammond and Charlotte McGee were happy to be runners-up in the second annual Teen Arts Competition, put on by the Vancouver...

Students Return Triumphant From Thailand

This week, the 13 SMUS delegates returned from their travels and came back to class. Our students performed very well in the conference. In...

Athletics Review: September 16, 2007

New Jag in Single Gym The Athletic Department at SMUS would like to thank the Grad Class of 2007, and in particular, McKyla MacIntyre, for...

A Busy Start to a Great Year

Opening week was filled with activities for parents and students alike. From family barbecues to coffee parties to sports and games, the campus was...

Health and Wellness Tip of the Week: Cliques and Bullying

With a new school year beginning, plenty of new transitions are taking place at St. Michaels University School. Students are moving up from the...

Staff Summers Part II: Kayaking around Vancouver Island

Three SMUS staff once again spent part of their summer together paddling the shores of Vancouver Island. Last summer, Mike Jackson; Head of Science...

Junior School Cooks Up a Big Welcome

Junior School marked the end of the first week of classes with an evening barbeque on Friday, September 7. New and returning families arrived...

SMUS Soccer Supplies Travel to East Africa

While many students spent their summers at recreational camps or hanging out at home, Liam Maclure spent most of his on a charity mission...

Keeping the Beat

It was hard not to spot the Senior School Keep the Beat Music Marathon participants on Friday. The musicians, sporting bright green War Child...