Becky Anderson

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Becky Anderson is Director of the Junior School. She has also held the position of Director of Leadership Development at SMUS.
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Flying Cars and Other Predictions

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Becky Anderson, Director of Junior School, looks ahead to the year 2030
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Leading and Learning at the Junior School

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Mrs. Becky Anderson, Junior School Director, writes about the SMUS-hosted Reggio-Inspired Summer Institute that drew educators from all over BC
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Beyond the Classroom Walls

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As we may recall from our own educational experiences, there is so much worthwhile learning that happens outside the traditional classroom: in the art...
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The Joy of Community

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Mrs. Becky Anderson, Director of the Junior School, writes about the importance of 'community' at St. Michaels University School

The Pursuit – The Culmination of a Grade 10 Experiential Year

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After extensive research and collaboration, SMUS faculty designed a unique program for Grade 10 students focusing on experiential learning. Weaving hands-on and real-world opportunities...
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Victoria – A Hub for Off-Campus Learning Opportunities

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One of the many advantages of SMUS’s location is our ability to participate in opportunities that exist in a thriving city like Victoria. Looking...
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Summer days…

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Before summer memories fade away completely, I asked our students to share some interesting things they did over the summer holidays. Jonathan attended the Shad Program at...
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Three ways to support our young leaders

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Shifting from summer mode to the pace of September at SMUS can be a significant transition and the amount of information at this time...

Students become more effective leaders at SMUS

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Over the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to teach two lessons to all Grade 10 students. The overarching questions that students...

Leadership Development Homework

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Each Sunday night I send an email to faculty and students at the Senior School. The focus is always related to personal leadership development...
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What I learned from running a Half Marathon…

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It can be scary setting a goal, knowing there is the chance you will not achieve it. Two years ago my goal was to finish...
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#WeAreGirlRising #BringBackOurGirls Event

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It is a full time of year....sports, music, hobbies, and friends all taking a lot of our attention and energy. While we go about our...

Virtue of the Month – Gratitude

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As we approach the end of the school year, it is a marvelous time to turn our attention to what we are grateful for.  Here...

Finding the Magic for Term 3

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Beginning with an Orientation Day at Camp Pringle last week, the Grade 10 Experiential Program got underway for the term. After circulating through a...

Victoria Middle School Conference

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On Friday February 28th, a group of grade 7 students went to SJ Willis school to attend a leadership conference. The focus of the conference...
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Feedback and fonts….

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Every week, students are sent a short and friendly email related to Leadership Development on Sunday night. It is meant to provide a "focus...

Networking – An Essential Skill

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Knowing that 80% of jobs are not advertised, networking has become an essential skill for our students.   In preparation for Career Day this past Wednesday students...
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FOCUS on your FOCUS!

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It would have been easy for me to start this first blog of the New Year returning to the posts on goal setting, encouraging...

Duke of Edinburgh Award Recipients 2013

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an exciting self-development Programme available to all young people ages 14-25, equipping them with life skills to make a...
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Strengths…..Let’s kick it up a notch!

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Two weeks ago, I wrote about strengths. Last week, I encouraged you to “dare greatly” and act on the strengths you have. A few students...
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Dare Greatly – How and Why?

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Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Heads of Department retreat. One of the sessions was led by Mr. Goodman and...
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Nelson Mandela – An inspiring leader

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Contemplating effective leadership and individuals who inspire us to make a positive impact is a personal passion as well as a professional one. Nelson...
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Strengths – What Floats your Boat?

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There have been a couple of posts already about the amazing learning Youth Addressing Local Poverty (YALP) Conference at SMUS from Middle School students...
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Ready, Aim, Reflect

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A group of us hiked to the top of Mt. Doug on the morning of Remembrance Day. We were a few adults and more...

Learning to STRETCH – Leadership style!

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This is a weekly email series focused on Leadership Development at SMUS and this is another installment focusing on our first theme of goal setting. Let's recap:...

The #1 Secret to Achieving your Goal!

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Last week we started the Sunday Leadership Development Series with Goal setting as the first theme. “A goal is like a dream set to paper”….when...

2 Ways to Get What You Want

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This is a weekly email series sent to every Senior School student, houseparent and faculty member focused on Leadership Development at SMUS Leadership Development -...

Virtue of the Month – Friendliness

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One of the most important pieces of our leadership program and woven through so much of what we do at the school is character...
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QLEAD – Business and Leadership at Queens

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November 7 – 11, 2012 Are you interested in business? Leadership? Queen's University? This is an amazing leadership conference at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The...
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Connections across campus

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One of the many benefits we have as a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school is the amazing relationships that are made across the grades....
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Humanities Education & Leadership Program held at Stanford University

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Welcome to HEAL SU, an educational mission seeking to encourage humanities discourse and liberal arts education across disciplines. The goal: to help future leaders solve...
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Virtue of the Month for May and June 2012: Kindness

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Kindness. Where does it fit in our fast-paced, competitive and wired world? The answer is “everywhere... “. We are all so very busy balancing competing...
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SMUS at UN Earth Summit!

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Tessa Owens, in grade 9, has been committed to communicating her concern about the environment for a long time. Three years ago she was...
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Reaching Beyond – Leadership Conference at SMUS!

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We are excited to be hosting over 300 students from island public schools for what will surely be an engaging, meaningful and motivating day. Along...
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Sharing Ideas – Reflections from NAIS

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I spent 3 days last week at the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference which was hosted in Seattle with several other...
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The Virtue of Understanding

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Junior School Counsellor, Tessa Lloyd, shares with us the Virtue of the month for March/April 2012. What would the world be like if we were...
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Senior School Leadership Opportunities

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It is time for you to take stock….reflect on what you have done this year so far that has challenged you, scared you, pushed...
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The Virtue of Flexibility

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The Junior School Counsellor, Tessa Lloyd, shares with us the Virtue of the month for February 2012 Flexibility is a worthwhile virtue that is often overlooked...
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Global Young Leaders Conference – Memories

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Written by Sydney Stockus, Grad 2010, who is currently studying at the University of Southern California. My Experience at GYLC: It was summer  2009 when I...
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Leadership Opportunities – Middle School

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There are many ways students at the Middle School develop and demonstrate their leadership skills. The focus through Grades 6-8 is really establishing a...
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LOL – Blogging!

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As part of our LOL series, which began with Health Care activist Simon Ibell, we will be hearing from Alyson Rowe, War Child Canada’s...
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TEDx @ Victoria

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Grade 12 student Karan Vats has been working with the Coast Capital Saving Youth Team to help organize TEDx Youth in Victoria. Please join him and...
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Twitter

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I was very cynical about Twitter when I first heard about it and saw how it was being used. My initial thought was that...
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Youth Leadership and Action Summit – Nov. 25/26

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Action Summit Poster The Summit is an exciting opportunity to hear presentations on key issues affecting youth in our community, and gain new skills in...
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Term 1 – Senior School Clubs and Councils Schedule

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There is so much going on at the school and it can be challenging to figure out where and when to be at different...
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Model United Nations

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Model United Nations are excellent hands-on opportunities to learn more about the way the United Nations functions. No experience is necessary and you will learn a...
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LOL – Leadership over Lunch

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The first session of our Leadership over Lunch "LOL" series was with health care activist, sport enthusiast and alumnus Simon Ibell, '96. He spoke to...
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SMUS Leadership Definition

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I feel that is important to begin each year with intention and clarity. With that in mind, I look to our leadership definition to...
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Student Leadership Starts Up!

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It has been a great start to the year. It began for me with an inspiring faculty retreat in August to discuss “21st Century Learning...
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Water!

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Water... in the form of rain can be such a nuisance, especially this late in the spring. I was thankful that it didn’t rain...
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The Tragedy of the Commons

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Garrett Hardin first wrote about the tragedy of the commons in the journal Science in 1968. In this seminal work, Hardin described the dilemma...
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“Reaching Beyond” Leadership Conference

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Reflections from the Grade 11 Boarders Leadership Conference by Lisa Chen (Symons House) On April 20, all of the Grade 11 boarders got on a bus heading...
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Grade 11 Leadership Opportunities for Grad 2012

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The time has come for Grade 11 students to think about the role they want to take on at the school next year.  As a...
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The Junior School Green Team

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Sustainability is one of the Five Streams of Leadership at SMUS. Before the break, anticipating Earth Week in the middle of April, I had the...
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Reflections from the Connect Youth Conference

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By Natasha C. (grade 10) Rachel Uwamahoro and Ivan Gatete are World Vision Youth Ambassadors from Rwanda. They have spent the last several weeks exploring...
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Honesty

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I have the opportunity to teach a unit in Health and Career Education to almost all of the grade 9 students. I focus on...
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The Birkman Method

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Last Sunday night the School Prefects gathered for a potluck in Wenman Pavilion with the goal of taking time to reflect on the first...
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Reflections and Action – International Service Trips

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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the heels of a motivating chapel...

SEA+L Student Leadership Conference

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Interested Grade 10 or 11 students can apply to attend the SEA+L (Standards in Excellence and Learning - formerly CAIS) Student Leadership Conference.  Four delegates...
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Girls on Ice!

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Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year a team of 9 teenage girls and 3...
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Camosun’s Leadership Conference

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Attention Grade 11s and 12s: Interested in BUSINESS? If you have taken Micro/Macro Economics and/or Economics 12 and have a passion for business and leadership...
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Connect Model United Nations

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On November 19 - 21, 30 students from grades 9 - 12 and three teachers were in Vancouver for the Connect Youth Model United...

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