Mark Turner

Mark Turner
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Mr. Mark Turner is Head of School at St. Michaels University School.
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A Letter to Parents

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We are committed to moving forward with deliberate intention and an increasing sense of urgency on the issues of diversity, inclusion and equity within our school
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A Letter to Parents – September 18, 2020

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Dear Parents and Guardians, As I sit here early on Friday morning, I find myself more wistful than usual. In England in the late 1600s, after...
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A Letter to Parents – September 11, 2020

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Head of School Mark Turner writes about the first week back to school amid the new normal

Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year

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Watch a video message from Head of School Mark Turner as we prepare to start the 2020-21 school year
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Back to School Plans

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Head of School Mark Turner shares our back to school plans ahead of the 2020-21 school year
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Friday Update – August 21, 2020

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Read the latest update from Head of School Mark Turner on our back-to-school plans
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Friday Update – August 14, 2020

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Head of School Mark Turner provides an update on our back-to-school plans following the latest information from the Ministry of Education
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Friday Update – June 26, 2020

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"With your help and support every step of the way, we have made it successfully to the end of the most disrupted year in the school’s history."
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Friday Update – June 12, 2020

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"I write at another historic moment for St. Michaels University School. I am aware that there have been many of them as we have journeyed together through the last six months."
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Friday Update – May 29, 2020

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"During the last few months our teachers have had to contend with extraordinary and unprecedented challenges."
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Friday Update – May 15, 2020

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"Greetings and best wishes after a week in which the education sector, public and independent, has been considering options and planning our next steps."
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Friday Update – May 8, 2020

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"Another hectic week has flown by. Over the last few days I have read a great many prosaic, and now rather repetitive briefings and updates from a wide range of officialdom."
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Friday Update – April 24, 2020

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"After the launch of our Remote Learning curriculum, we have now had two weeks of this new reality."
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Friday Update – April 17, 2020

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"This note reaches you at the end of our first week of delivering our remote learning curriculum."

Welcome to Term 3

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Watch a video message from Head of School Mark Turner welcoming students to remote learning
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Friday Update – April 10, 2020

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"This week, we have been moving on with preparations for the launch of our remote learning curriculum."
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Friday Update – April 3, 2020

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"There is an old proverb ‘cometh the hour, cometh the man’ generally taken to mean that in time of crisis someone will step up to inspire and galvanize a response."
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Friday Update – March 27, 2020

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"Another week has passed since my last message to you. I hope you are keeping morale as high as it can be in the current difficult circumstances."
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Friday Update – March 20, 2020

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"We live in unprecedented times. Never before has the school been closed indefinitely by provincial authorities."
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Reflections on Student Shadowing

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Head of School Mark Turner reflects on his experiences shadowing students at our Junior and Senior Schools

Watch the Floreat Strategic Plan Presentation

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Watch Head of School Mark Turner's presentation to parents on Floreat, our 2020-2030 strategic plan

Introducing Floreat

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We are delighted to introduce Floreat, St. Michaels University School's 2020-2030 strategic plan.
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A Letter to Parents

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Head of School Mark Turner reflects on the coming decade at SMUS and the new 10-year strategic plan
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A Letter to Parents – December 2019

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Head of School Mark Turner provides a final message to families as school wraps up for 2019
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A Letter to Parents – November 2019

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Head of School Mark Turner highlights recent community successes ahead of our next Budget Information Evening
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Looking to the Future… towards 2030!

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Head of School Mark Turner with an update on the 2020-2030 Strategic Plan
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A Letter to Parents (October 2019)

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Dear Parents, It is wonderful to have this opportunity to write at a key moment in the academic year. At a recent Senior Leadership Team...
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Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year

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Head of School Mr. Mark Turner welcomes the community to the 2019-20 school year and provides an update on the Strategic Plan
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End-of-Year Letter to Parents

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Head of School Mr. Mark Turner looks back on the year and looks ahead to summer and beyond
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A Letter to Parents (May 2019)

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Dear Parents, I write as the school year is building toward a final crescendo. Exam candidates are in the thick of testing, graduation ceremonies and...
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A Letter to Parents (Start of Term 3 2018-19)

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Dear Parents and Guardians, At the start of the new term, refreshed from Spring Break and with Mamma Mia! and Seussical tunes slowly receding into...
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Personal Reflections on Mamma Mia!

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Head of School Mr. Mark Turner reflects on last weekend's Senior School musical and the talent involved in making the show a reality
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Reinforcing Continuity and Community

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Head of School Mark Turner writes about the next steps of the Strategic Plan and a shift to continuous enrolment at SMUS
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The Importance of the Parent Survey

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Head of School Mr. Mark Turner reminds parents about the Strategic Plan survey
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A Letter to Parents (End of Term 1 2018-19)

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Our Head of School reflects on the last few months, confirms some recent appointments and talks about some plans for January
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Are School Fees Expensive?

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With planning underway for next year's budget, Head of School Mark Turner considers the question: Are school fees expensive?
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The Importance of Boarding

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Mr. Mark Turner discusses why boarding students are important for the whole St. Michaels University School community
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Indicators from the CAIS Accreditation Report

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Head of School Mr. Mark Turner writes about our school's recent CAIS accreditation
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Foundation Fortnight

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Head of School Mr. Mark Turner writes about the "looking, listening and learning" he has been doing this school year
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Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year

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Head of School Mr. Mark Turner welcomes the community back in his first address to the SMUS community of the school year

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