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2018 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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To mark the end of the school year, two Grade 5 students wrote a prayer with Rev. Keven Fletcher that highlighted what they are thankful for at the Junior School
Grade 5 Opera: The Barber of Seville

Grade 5 Opera: Performers Reflect on The Barber of Seville

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Our talented Junior School performers reflect on this year's Grade 5 opera, The Barber of Seville
Britt and Jenn

SMUS in the News: Britt Martin ’08 and Jenn Kim (nee Cha) ’08

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Britt Martin and Jenn Kim (Cha) win startup cash in an entrepreneur's competition.

From Windmills to Lying: Science Fair Explains It All

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Grade 6, 7 and 8 students used the Scientific Method to investigate questions or design an innovation for the Middle School Science Fair
French and ELL Fashion Show

Grade 8s Grace the Catwalk… en Français

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Grade 8 French and ELL students worked collaboratively to prepare and present descriptions of individual outfits as they were being modeled by their classmates.
Metafictive books

Tales From Our Grade 4 Authors

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Grade 4 students learned about metafiction to inspire them to write and illustrate their own stories – which were then published as a book!

Large Ensembles Hit the Right Notes

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The Senior School Large Ensembles Concert featured the choir, orchestras and concert bands performing a variety of pieces
Junior School revitalized learning environment

Facilities Upgrades Revitalize School Spaces

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Renovations and upgrades to classrooms and other facilities over the winter break have brought new life to some learning spaces.

Head’s Up: An Interview with Mark Turner

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Grade 12 student Samina Makhanbetazhiyeva interviews Head of School designate Mark Turner about his passions, challenges and future role at the School.
10 Years of SMUStube

SMUSTube Celebrates Anniversary With Milestones

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SMUSTube celebrated it's 10th anniversary in 2017 by reaching a number of milestones.
Grade 7 Species Exhibits

Grade 7 Students Display Their Work at the Royal BC Museum

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Grade 7 science students researched different species and spent time at the Royal BC Museum talking with museum guests about their projects
Andre Herrero in The Pirates of Penzance

SMUS in the News: Andre Herrero ’07 Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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Andre Herrero Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Art and Style.
Carol Service

Carol Service: A Time to Unwind

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Students from our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools gathered to celebrate the season with songs and reflections.
Reading with buddies in the Snowden Library

Buddy Reading Club Promotes Literacy and Friendships

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Grade 2 students take the bus to the Richmond Road campus and spend time reading with their Senior School counterparts.

“I’m Looking Forward to Being a Lifer”

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Two Junior School students reflect on stories they heard at the Grade 12 Lifers Assembly.

The Race Car Design Challenge

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by Julie Harris, Middle School Program Specialist Grade 6 students have been using the Engineering Design Process to build race cars and deepen their understanding of...

A Prayer of Remembrance

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Rev. Fletcher's words from the Remembrance Day Service highlight why the day has a deep significance for our school

Remembrance Day: A Prayer for Humanity

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Our Junior School community gathered for Remembrance Day by reading poems, stories and prayers to honour those who served their country
Quinn Ngawati

SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati

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June 19, 2017 The Province Head of the Class 2017: Quinn Ngawati

2017 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

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The Middle School Closing Ceremonies provide an opportunity not only for students to look forward to summer break but also to reflect on the year that...

2017 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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Junior School staff and families celebrated the end of the year on Thursday by wishing the best for the Grade 5 students who will...

SMUS in the News: Punch Buggy

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June 11, 2017 CHEK News Grade 10 Experiential Program Punch Buggy: St. Michaels’ students convert classic Volkswagen Beetle into electric car (Photo courtesy of CHEK News)
Simon Ibell

SMUS in the News: Simon Ibell

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June 11, 2017 Globe and Mail Simon Ibell '96 Simon Ibell, inspirational advocate for the disabled, dies at 39
Volleyball

Vancouver Island AAA Girls’ Volleyball Championships 2016

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Dates: November 18-19, 2016 Round robin matches are best of 3: first 2 games to 25, 3rd game to 15, no cap. Semi-final, bronze, and final...

2016 Victoria City Police Basketball Tournament

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Boys Schedule Girls Schedule
SMUS-University-Counselling

Everything Middle School parents want to know about University Counselling and applying to university

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Dr. Whitney Laughlin, Director of University Counselling, will talk to Middle School parents 7 – 8 p.m. Monday May 7 in Copeland Lecture Theatre...
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Update on UBC Admissions

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Wednesday I attended a meeting of independent school counsellors in Vancouver with Andrew Arida, VP for Enrollment at UBC, to gain clarity on the...
SMUS-University-Counselling

Cracking the SAT/ACT: How to Get Your Best Score

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Jay Rosner, Executive Director of The Princeton Review Foundation, will be speaking to Senior School students and parents (Grades 9 - 11) on "Cracking...
SMUS-University-Counselling

Special Speaker on US Admissions January 25th

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Peter Van Buskirk, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Former Dean of Admission will be presenting on “ The Admission Game”, a lively interactive evening for: Middle...
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Myths about Preparing for Medical Schools

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“We are looking for great students, not great doctors.” Many people assume the following about preparing for medical school: 1.You need to take a mostly science...
SMUS-University-Counselling

Musings on Ontario Universities: Wilfred Laurier, Waterloo, Queen’s & OCAD

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Late October in Ontario: crisp, sunny days, frost at night, and the leaves still turning. Wilfred Laurier, Waterloo, Queen's & OCAD: four very different universities...
SMUS-University-Counselling

Why a Liberal Arts Education

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In an economic downturn, the instinct is to turn towards “practical” courses that provide a student with a certain skill set. I would argue...

Canadian vs. US Universities – Advantages and Disadvantages

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Our Director of University Counselling highlights reasons that a high school graduate might want to consider heading across the border to study at university or college
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The ACT Comes to SMUS

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How much do you like to take multiple choice tests (especially when – gasp – you think your ENTIRE FUTURE DEPENDS UPON IT!!)? A. I...

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