Dr. Lotus Vermeer ’86 Speaks to Junior and Senior Students

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Last week, Dr. Lotus Vermeer '86 visited the Junior and Senior Schools to speak to students about her work in conservation and species recovery....
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10 Tips for Starting High School on the Right Foot

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Head of Counselling Ms. Carole McMillan offers advice for starting high school on the right foot

Spring Break Service Trip 2016: Nicaragua

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This Spring Break a group of about 20 students travelled to the small rural town of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua on a service trip. A service trip...

Extracurricular Clubs Debut at Junior School

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Junior Students will have even more things to do this school year. Though there have always beens lots of things happening on campus, this...

Quiz Night

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On Friday, 5th November, parents, staff and friends organized themselves into teams to compete for the title of "Superbrains Champions Fall 2010" and for...

Walk for Water

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by Sarah Taylor, Grade 12 Walk for Water is happening on Friday, May 23. Free the Children puts on this annual event to raise awareness...
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SMUS Announces Mr. Mark Turner as New Head of School

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St. Michaels University School is pleased to announce Mr. Mark Turner has been appointed as the new Head of School.

The Graduating Class of 2016

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Congratulations to the Class of 2016. We are proud to add 151 names to the ever-growing list of SMUS alumni, as the graduating class officially...
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Model Students Replicate the UN

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There's nothing unusual about SMUS students participating in a Model UN, but this week was the first time we involved some Middle School students...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Jennifer Leyh

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Grade 1 teacher Ms. Jennifer Leyh is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

“There’s No Such Thing as a Born Leader”

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At St. Michaels University School, we believe the idea of the born leader is a myth. What we do believe is leadership is a skill all students can learn.

Welcome to Wonder Wednesday

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Margaret Lincoln highlights the Junior School's Wonder Wednesdays during remote learning
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SMUS Ecuador and the Galapagos Trip

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by Caryn Cooper, Grade 10 The 2014 SMUS Ecuador/Galapagos trip! Where to begin even writing about it? Begin at the beginning, you say? Very well... In...

Harvard Instructional Rounds at SMUS

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At SMUS we believe in life-long learning, and that extends to our teachers as well. From one-on-one mentoring and coaching to cross-campus collaboration between...
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Campuses Unite in Song

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by Darin Steinkey I love shooting pictures at Christ Church. Although it's dark, the light is usually fairly even and the performers are set against...
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2018-2019 School Prefects

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Introducing the SMUS Prefect Assembly and Link Leaders for the 2018-19 school year

THE JAG: An Interview with Dr. Sarah De Leeuw

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A Professor and Journalist visits SMUS by Jiawen Chan & Jacki Zhang What is your writing process and editing process like? Do you have any quirks...
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Student Travellers Return from Service and Culture Trip to Greece

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Learning about Greece from a classroom is interesting; learning about the Mediterranean country and its rich history by actually travelling there is unforgettable. Last school year, Middle...

Grade 2 Bakers Whip Up Some Gingerbread

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by Amalia, Grade 2 We are making delicious gingerbread in Grade 2! We got to mix the dry dough in our class and we did...

Summer Academy Students Present Modern Opera

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On Friday, July 29, a small group of student vocalists will present Pandora's Locker, a one-act opera from Canadian composer Dean Burry. Inspired by the...
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SMUS in the News: Best School Year Ever

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Saanich News December 6, 2014 Saanich's St. Michaels University School lures top students with unique competition

Introducing Floreat

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

Service Trip? India?

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If you have ever considered going on a service trip, this video (created by SMUS student Olivia Sorley) may motivate you to sign up! She...
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Eat, Drink and Be Scary in Boarding

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While some people find school itself terrifying, fear takes on a whole new meaning at SMUS during Halloween. Timmis House continued a tradition of...
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Clubs and Councils are a Great Way to Get Involved

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One of best ways to jump in head first at the Senior School is by joining a new club or council; getting involved in something...

Junior School Students Learn to Save Lives

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by Nicky Newsome, Grade 5N teacher The Junior Lifeguard Club has completed another successful year! Students in Grade 4 and 5 participated in a six-week...
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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.

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Kevin Cook

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Mr. Kevin Cook, our Director of Service, is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

SMUS in the News: Tessa Lloyd on Fatherhood and Famous Canadian Dads

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Junior School counsellor Tessa Lloyd speaks with Global News's The Morning Show about her new book, Forty Fathers
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Gordon Chan

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Junior School teacher Mr. Gordon Chan is highlighted in the latest SMUS Teacher Feature

THE JAG: A Species Profile on the Blue Jaguar

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by Jack Forgrave When it comes to our beloved mascot, the Blue Jag, numerous naysayers claim that this majestic beast “isn’t even a real animal.”...

Grade 5 Students Go Greek

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by Theo Yesterday was Greek day and I have learned so much about Greek mythology! I learned a very interesting fact about my god Poseidon:...
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Giving Back to Make a Lasting Impact

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Members of the SMUS community step up and give back during the COVID-19 pandemic

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Andrew Murgatroyd

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Senior School math teacher – and 2002 grad – Mr. Andrew Murgatroyd is highlighted in this week's Teacher Feature

SMUS Lifers Go Back to Kindergarten

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by Claire Williams, Grade 12 As lifers, we have 12-13 years of SMUS behind us and the Junior School was a big chunk of that....
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My Week as a Gene Researcher

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My interest in science began at a hospital when my grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes. I was intrigued by the thought that there were...

Grade 12s Return to Junior School for Lifers Assembly

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Our Class of 2017 includes 19 Lifers – students who've been at SMUS since Kindergarten or Grade 1.
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A Blind Date With A Book

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by Eva Grant, Grade 10 The Book Club worked hard last week and the week before to prepare for our pilot project for Grade 9:...
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Leavers’ Chapel Marks Last Days for Grade 12 Students

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Before the Class of 2015 finishes at SMUS, the Grade 12 students were treated to their final chapel service. Weekly chapel is always a...

All We Need is Like

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There was lots of Valentine's Day love spread around all three campuses today, but love isn't confined to one day of the year. Last...

Dream Big: Alex

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Earlier this year, we unveiled the new motto for our annual fund. The money raised supports many aspects of school life but in particular...
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Sodexo and SMUS Help Feed Hungry Children This Summer

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St. Michaels University School and Sodexo, the food service organization that runs Brown Hall, have partnered up once again this summer to fill a hunger gap in Greater...
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Junior Students Bond With Seniors

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by Kathleen Cook, teacher As a part of a school-wide commitment to community service for all the students at SMUS, the Junior School regularly visited...

Abbey Road Studios

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The entire group is currently at Abbey Road Studios! Here we are in the hallowed halls of music history! The students have been recording...

And the BSYE finalists are…

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Ever since January 15, when Kalkidan Amare, David Boroto and Ann Makosinski helped SMUS launch the Best School Year Ever scholarship contest, there's been...
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Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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Director of Junior School Nancy Richards opened the Closing Ceremonies, sharing both the perspective of the teachers and the students on the past year....
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India: A Festival of Colours

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by David Boroto, Grade 11 India. Just a few weeks ago the word was a mystery to me and nine other SMUS students and staff....

Bob the Builder

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We look back at the legacy of recently retired Head of School Bob Snowden, after serving 22 years in the leadership role at St. Michaels University School
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New Year, New Brain Series

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If you've never been to a Learning and the Brain lecture, well, you're forgiven. But you should sign up right away for the September...

Why the Playground is an Important Classroom

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We explore why the Junior School playground is an important classroom for children to develop skills that are hard to teach in a purely academic setting

2015 Rugby Tour: The Home Stretch

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With happy memories of Seville still fresh in the mind, the tour party heads west into the Algarve in southern Portugal for a day...

Brown Hall Upgrades Bring New Opportunities

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The school's former dining hall underwent a seismic upgrade this school year, which brings with it the creation of newfound space for our community
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Heading Outdoors: to Hope and Beyond

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Photos by Kali Salmas by Kali Salmas, Grade 11 boarder Waking up to a beeping noise near my head, I stretched and immediately contracted into a...
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The Class of 2011 Is Going Places

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  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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Boarders Give Thanks for a Common Bond

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by Acacia Welsford, Grade 10 Thanksgiving is a holiday where families and friends get together to reflect on all the things that brought them there,...
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Meet SMUS’s 2017-18 Head Boy and Head Girl

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Meet Sean Finamore and Aysha Emmerson, elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2017-18 school year at St. Michaels University School

Follow Me: Link Leaders

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Last week, we talked about our two student-led welcome programs for new students from the perspective of the newcomer. This week, two Grade 12...

Are You Having a "Good Day"?

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by Darin Steinkey Reverend Fletcher led us in an exercise of gratitude this past Sunday in chapel. We all took a moment to breathe and...

Meet our 2018-19 Head Girl and Head Boy

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Meet Morgan Warner and Ewan Halliday, elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2018-19 school year at St. Michaels University School
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Middle School Closing Ceremony

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by Jared, Grade 8 Looking back at our years at the Middle School, we are not only filled with very positive memories, but also some...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Adrian French

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Get to know Director of Learning Mr. Adrian French in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

New Year, More Students

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by Sue Saunders, Director of Admissions The first week of September is an exciting time, especially for admissions. We welcome the families who we have...

Coleg yr Iwerydd

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We arrived at Atlantic College (Coleg yr Iwerydd in Welsh) just after noon on Thursday. Passing over the Bristol Strait we followed signs in...
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The Class of 2014

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An excerpt from a speech by Lydia Kenzie, co-valedictorian Allow me to speak to one particularly memorable day spent with all of you. Valentine’s Day,...

Annual Fund Scholars: Kali

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Albertan boarder Kali Salmas has made the most out of her two years at SMUS. A fixture in our music program, she's also made...
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Leslie Hinton

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Our school seeks the excellence in all of us. Students who have passed through our Junior School, and many others, will recognize this phrase...
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SMUS in the News: Canadese gasten op Griftland

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De Weekkrant March 27, 2013 Canadese gasten op Griftland (in Dutch) Translation On the 21st of March, Griftland College had a visit from Canadian school St. Michaels University...
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SMUS in the News: Paul Almond’s SMUS-Filmed "Ups and Downs"

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June 19, 2015 Times Colonist Tim Williams '83; Andrew Sabiston '82; Leslie Hope '82; Nick Etheridge '61; Santiago Garcia de Leaniz '82; Colin Skinner (former drama...

Grade 12 Student Wins Youth Philanthropy Award

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Student Diya Courty-Stephens is nominated for a philanthropy award for starting an organization that aims to reduce food waste
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Easter Arrives at the Junior School

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Easter is a fun holiday for our younger students and our Junior School teachers arranged some exciting craft opportunities just in time for the...

SMUS in the News: Film Camp Puts Focus on Kids

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July 29, 2016 Saanich News SMUS's Education Extension: Shoot the Right Stuff Film camp puts focus on kids (photo courtesy of Saanich News)

Financial Aid February

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Financial aid is a big part of the Annual Fund, with over $300,000 last year going towards making SMUS education more accessible. For the...
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SMUS in the News: Will Barry Wins The Best School Year Ever Contest

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CBC News March 28, 2015 Will Barry, Winner of the 2016-17 BSYE Contest Rothesay student wins 1 year scholarship at St. Michaels University School in B.C.

SMUS in the News: Oxford Responds to Grade 1 Wordsmith’s ‘Levidrome’ Quest

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A rundown of the latest news stories highlight Grade 2 student Levi's quest to get the word 'levidrome' added to the dictionary
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Middle School Library Gets Upgrade for 21st-Century Learning

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Libraries aren’t what they used to be – just ask Middle School teacher-librarian Ms. Sarah Craig. “Well, in classic libraries there was no talking, no...
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Syrian Refugees Talk Family, Compassion With SMUS Students

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by Liza Weymar and Radha Raina, Grade 9 students Last week in Modern Studies 9, our class had the fortune of meeting two Syrian refugees...

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

SMUS Celebrates Pride Day

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The SMUS Pride Alliance celebrated Pride Day on May 17th, which was also the International Day Against Homophobia. Students could buy SMUS Pride t-shirts...

All Aboard!

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As students have written in recent Link Leader program posts, it's not always easy coming to a new school. Imagine, then, if you were...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Reach for the Top

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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SMUS Head Boy Talks “Excellence” at the Junior School

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  On Friday, SMUS Head Boy Jasper Johnston visited the Junior School and spoke during assembly. He spoke from the heart to the K-5 students...
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Cross-Campus Strings Show Highlights Musicians of All Ages

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by Darin Steinkey Some people are surprised to hear that SMUS students begin learning to play stringed instruments in Grade 4. The real surprise, to...

Spring Break Trip 2018: Singapore/Cambodia (Part 1)

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Grade 11 student Nathan Yang writes about his memorable Spring Break trip to Singapore and Cambodia with the school

Learning and the Brain: Sleep and Exercise

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How are sleep and exercise crucial for learning in students of all ages? Using John Medina's book, Brain Rules, as a starting point, SMUS...

Unearthing The Secret Garden

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by Erin Anderson, editor When I first heard SMUS would perform The Secret Garden, I recalled the book I read as a child, and thought,...
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The Best School Year Ever

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This phrase is a very ambitious one. At the same time it speaks the aspiration of every student at the School this week, Kindergarten...
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How Sleep Impacts Learning and Development

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Listen to Director of Learning Adrian French discuss what happens when we sleep and why it is so important to learning and development

Introducing Director of External Programs Craig Kelley

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Meet Craig Kelley, the new Director of External Programs at St. Michaels University School
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… January

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by Erin Anderson, editor Snow is still a pretty special event in Victoria, so it's not surprising that many people were excited to see the...

SMUS Kicks Off the Annual Fund

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As the 2011-2012 Annual Fund officially launched this week, Director of the Annual Fund Lori Adam, explains this year's focus, the spirit of giving,...

Sun Centre Grand Opening Kicks Off the New School Year

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The Sun Centre, our new dining hall and student commons, has its grand opening to mark the start of the 2018-19 school year

THE JAG: The Harsh Realities of War

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On Thursday, November 26, Canadian veteran soldier Rafiele Gardezy, brother of senior student Desirée MacIntosh, came to campus to speak to students in AP...
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Diverse, Polite, Driven: Grades 9 and 10 Close Out Their Year

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It was a night of music, awards and proud parents. The Grades 9 and 10 Closing Ceremony honoured the hard work of these classes...
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Something Wicked for SMUS Boarders

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"You are an ambitious soul, Macbeth. You long for greatness, but will you be wicked enough?"by Martha Cohn, Grade 10 boarder On Tuesday evening, October...

A Joyful Approach to Education

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by Nancy Richards, Director of Junior School Last night was the Junior School Curriculum Night, an opportunity for parents to not only meet their son's...
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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

Back to School with SMUS Faculty

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If you're like me, when you hear the phrase "back to school," you think of Rodney Dangerfield's 1986 return to college. Unlike the movie,...

Bamfield Trip Fuels Environmental Science Experience

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Way back in 2013, our AP Environmental Science students travelled to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Soon after they returned, we received this great report...
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Never Forget: Remembrance Day at the Middle and Senior Schools

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May 8th of this year marked 100 years since University School founder Capt. Robert Harvey's death as a prisoner of war in a German...

Remembrance Day: A Collective Experience

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Remembrance Day on the SMUS campus is marked with special ceremonies, traditions and this year, a first. As you may have seen on the livestream...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mrs. Sarah Donatelli

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Middle School teacher Mrs. Sarah Donatelli is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

New Spaces at SMUS

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Students and teachers returned to St. Michaels University School this week to find some big changes had occurred over the summer.

Meeting the Needs of all Learners

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by Nancy Richards, Director of Junior School As the Junior School faculty find creative ways to ‘fulfill the promise’ in each student and class throughout...
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Disruption

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Next week we are convening a group of alumni, parents, staff and students to explore the future of the School. The title for this...

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...
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Grade 8 Boarders Farm for a Cause

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Photos by Kevin Lin by Jerry, Grade 8 Boarder In honour of Earth Day, all the Grade 8 boarders went to Woodwynn Farms on Saturday, April...

Model UN Competitions Are Fun and Rewarding Experiences

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by Jonathan Mostovoy, Grade 12 Last weekend I attended the Canadian High School Model United Nations (CAHSMUN) in downtown Vancouver. Being a veteran at these types...
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SMUS in the News: Henry John Pemell Schaffter

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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/

Interview with Garth Martens

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Garth Martens is a Kelowna poet whose debut collection Prologue for the Age of Consequence, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award of English-language...
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Spring Break Service Trip: Kenya

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by Amy Bodine, Grade 12 Author Pat Conroy wrote: “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again...

New Report Card Unveiled at Junior School

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by Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School Last night’s Junior School curriculum night was well attended by parents and one of the highlights of...
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Spring Break Stories: Buenos Aires

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Photos by Shayla Baumeler, Grade 11 by Ethel Kiggundu, Grade 11 boarder On March 15, twelve students and three chaperones embarked on a trip that would...

Junior Students and Alumni Celebrate Centennial

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by Grade 4 students Josh and Triumph The 100th year centennial celebration was a celebration for the 100 years that St. Michael’s School has been...

Grade 6 Students Go Outdoors

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by Mattia, Grade 6 On September 27th, 2010, all Grade 6 students went to Metchosin Wilderness Camp. In one day at the camp we did...

Chrystine Beaumont on People Watching in Portugal

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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...

Black History Month

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Students from around the world celebrated Black History Month in one of the most exuberant and power-packed chapel services of the year. We hear...

Choosing A Course

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Even though September 2015 seems a long time away, the time for students to plan their courses is, well, right now. For a peek...

2019 Retirees: Sharon Buckingham

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Sharon Buckingham, former University Counselling administrative assistant.

Transformed Grade 10 Program Opens Doors to a World of Experiences

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On Tuesday, we hosted our Course Information Evening to provide insight and information to parents and students about the programs SMUS has to offer in the coming...
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Kindergarten Students Lead Their Parents Around School

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Kindergarten students were all excited to take their parents around the school this week, demonstrating to them what they've learned this year and showing off some wonderful...

Middle Schoolers Make a Lasting Difference on Community Service Day

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Last Friday, the entire Middle School spent the day out of the classroom and lent a helping hand in the community. Community Service Day at...

2019 Retirees: Michael Murgatroyd

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Michael Murgatroyd, former Director of Finance and Administration.
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Wall-to-Wall Action for the Grade 8 Boarders

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Pictures by Zoe Isberg by Mehrab Khazei, Grade 8 boarder This weekend was jam-packed — we got to do three activities! On Friday night we went to...

Opa! Grade 8 Students Return from Unforgettable Greece Trip

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After learning about Greece in school, a group of Grade 8 students travelled to the Mediterranean country at the start of Summer Break
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Inspiring

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One of the highlights of this week greeted me on Tuesday morning, in a special section in the Globe and Mail newspaper on independent...

Wanted: Three Amazing High School Students

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Last school year, we launched an unusual recruitment campaign: we made available a once-in-a-lifetime contest experience for North American high school students. Up for grabs...
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Spring Break Service Trip: China/Vietnam – Part II

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by Lucas Simpson, Grade 10 After a ferry ride, several bus rides, a 13.5-hour flight, another two-hour flight, and hours of layovers, we finally arrived...

Building A Better Brain

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SMUS held its first annual Brain Awareness Week from April 5-12 in order to educate our entire community about not only how our brains...

Find Meaning in the Season

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Our Carol Service encourages us all to connect with the spiritual side of this holiday season, whatever our faith or beliefs. Through music and...

How to Download Images from the SMUS Photo Gallery

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The SMUS photo gallery can be intimidating but if you refer to this post, you will have access to more than 200,000 (and counting)...
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‘Be Present. Phones Off and Away’ – Explaining Our New Smartphone Policy

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Mr. Ritch Primrose, Director of Health and Wellness, writes about the new smartphone policy at the Senior School this school year

New Year, New Chance to Give

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As visitors to SMUS may have noticed, the Annual Fund for the year has begun. The banners are up on both campuses, the donation...
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The Brain Series Winds Up

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by Erin Anderson, editor Since September, Director of Learning Heather Clayton has hosted a series of talks to share her knowledge of the brain with...

Dream Big Stories: Ms. Susan Vachon

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Ms. Susan Vachon talks about how SMUS's annual Dream Big fund has a direct impact on the education students receive – in this case Learning Resources

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I have managed to get the first batch of photos posted - from the journey and the first day in Winchester. You can find the...
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Holiday Songs Brighten Winter Season

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Carols are a staple of Christmas celebration, and with a student body packed with amazing singers, it seems only natural that SMUS contributes a...

Learning and the Brain Part 2: Postgame

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In the second of three evenings devoted to the adolescent brain, Director of Learning Heather Clayton focused on what makes learning effective and how...

SMUS in the News: Mark Finamore ’20 Wins Morehead-Cain Scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill

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Mark Finamore '20 is named a Morehead-Cain Scholar, earning a scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill

Welcome Message from the PA President, Susan Ko

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I'm tired, it’s 9pm, and I’m just back from the Junior School, having spent two hours helping to decorate the gym for this Saturday’s...

Florence

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We had a great day exploring Florence. After our usual early start we began by exploring the market of San Lorenzo. After an hour...
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From Surviving to Thriving: Grade 8 Students Shine as Leaders

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Last Friday, Grade 8 students from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland descended on SMUS to participate in a unique, student-organized leadership conference, From...
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Prefect Council Retreats!

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Pictures by Cheryl Murtland by Alexis Thind, Grade 12 boarder As a group of twenty newly elected prefects, we traveled to Seattle for a leadership experience...
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Balance and Resilience: Making Time for Health & Wellness

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As a school that hangs its hat on preparing students for higher learning and for life, the ideas of balance and resilience are important....
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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.
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Photo Club

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Junior School Celebrates Being Environmentally Friendly

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Kindergarten and Grade 5 classes are trying to make the world a little greener by drawing environmentally friendly messages on Thrifty Foods paper grocery bags....
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Mia Roberts: Overcoming Injury with Commitment and Leadership

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Mia Roberts, like many SMUS athletes, is a multi-sport student; soccer in the spring, field hockey in the fall and basketball in the winter....

GALLERY: Junior School Students Photograph Health and Wellness Week

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Check out the gallery of photos taken by Kindergarten to Grade 5 students during Health and Wellness Week at the Junior School

Should We Lower the Voting Age in Canada?

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'Students of a young age have informed opinions and can make choices that are important to them'
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Spreading the Word About the Life-Changing Value of Service Trips

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Every week, students attend Chapel for an opportunity to talk about leadership, character and belief. It's also a venue for students to report back...

David Kim ’05: Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

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David Kim is the person he is today because generous donors supported financial assistance that allowed him to get a SMUS education
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A Fitting Close to the Grade 9 and 10 Year

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by Darin Steinkey, Senior Houseparent, Timmis House A colleague sitting next to me mentioned how much she enjoyed what she called the "lighter" closing ceremony....

Our Response to COVID-19

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Dear Parents and Guardians, As you are all aware the situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus is changing rapidly. For much of this...

“Best Exploratory Ever” Pairs Middle Schoolers with Local Seniors

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"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

Introduction to Summer School 2010

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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...

YALP: Keynote Speakers Provide Fresh Perspective

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by Zachary Kahn, Grade 12 Seeing as I had never been extremely involved with local poverty and never having attended a conference like this, I...
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SMUS in the News: Fringe Review: Urinetown

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September 2, 2011 B Channel News SMUS Summer Academy: Musical Theatre Fringe Review: Urinetown

New Head of Brown Hall Cooks Up Changes

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by Erin Anderson, editor Students might notice the food at Brown Hall is a little different this year. Paula Henchion, who was previously our executive...

SMUS Teachers Spend a Day as Students

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by Erin Anderson, editor To start the new year, our faculty for Grades K-12 spent a day expanding their repertoire of teaching tricks and techniques....
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Online Reputations Need Careful Cultivation

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Tony Wilson has a message for young job seekers: beware of your online footprint. Your prospective employers are using the internet to find out...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Dave Hlannon

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Get to know SMUS's Director of Educational Technology, Mr. Dave Hlannon, in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Grade 9 and 10 Closing Ceremonies

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SMUS celebrated the work of the Grade 9 and 10 students over the past year at a special ceremony. Students gave speeches, performed music...
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Junior School Students Go Crazy for Science!

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by Nina Duffus, Grade 2 teacher It may not be the most common of career paths, but there are now 49 young sleuths at the...
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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...

Helping Students in Uncertain Times

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Our community continues to step up to help support students through the Financial Aid Relief Fund

Reflections on a Service Day for Project Somos

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Students Aysha Emmerson and Dalal Tubeishat spoke in Chapel this week about Project Somos, a charity in Guatemala that helps single and widowed mothers and their children
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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...

First Ever SMUS Girls Rugby Team

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Rugby is a tradition at the school; we’ve been playing for decades. And by “we” I mean the boys. Finally, years overdue, we're incredibly...

Reflecting on a Great Grade 8 Leadership Conference

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Middle School student Sophia H. writes about the experience of organizing and taking part in the Grade 8 leadership conference
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Remembrance Day: We Need to Remember

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Remembrance Day at SMUS is steeped in tradition as a way to honour those who served our country; those members of our community –...
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Model UN: Suit Up and Move Out!

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Saving the Committee One Resolution at a Time by Kai Newman, Jennifer Park, Jacky San and Andrew Kang This January, SMUS delegates participated in the annual...

Junior School Barn Dance 2012

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by Allison Fowler Greetings y’all! It was so great to see so many students, parents, extended family, and teachers at this year's Barn Dance. 416 people came...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. David Kerr

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Senior School teacher Mr. David Kerr is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Stories from the Annual Fund: Susan Xu and George Luo

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“Every year, we give to the Annual Fund,” says Susan Xu, a current parent. “Every year, we feel we should do more.” In 2006, Susan...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Dariol Haydock

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Middle School assistant director Ms. Dariol Haydock is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Grade 3s Develop Fine Motor Skills in Quilting Club

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Quilting may not necessarily seem like the kind of skill that a 21st-century learner would want to develop. It's a really low-tech and finicky process,...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Eliot Anderson

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Mr. Eliot Anderson, Director of the Senior School, is highlighted in the latest SMUS Teacher Feature
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Beyond the Bubble: Making a Successful Transition to University Life

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University decisions are being finalized as I write; students are making plans about residence life and starting course selections for their first year at...
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Diplomat Tony Quainton ’46 Talks Politics

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by Athena Kerins, Grade 10 When I first learned about Mr. Quainton’s impressive career in diplomacy, I expected his speech to be very cagey. I...
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Pink Shirts Remind Us To Be Kind

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This Wednesday, students wore pink shirts to show their support for a bullying-free atmosphere. Pink Shirt Day, an international movement against bullying, was celebrated...
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Grade 4 Students Teach Mindfulness at the Senior School

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by Ms. Heather Sandquist Mindfulness has become an integral part of many of the classes at the Junior School. A number of teachers incorporate various...

A Celebration of Life for Simon Ibell

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The SMUS community gathered together to celebrate Simon Ibell's life, his accomplishments and his legacy.

Grade 11 Students Hit the Outdoors

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by Meredith Witoski, Grade 12 trip leader On Wednesday, September 29th at 7:45 am, I boarded a school bus with my Island Sampler Grade 11...

Dream Big: Saeed

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Our 2013-2014 Annual Fund is very close to reaching its $1.3 million goal. With just over a month until the June 30, 2014 deadline,...
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Grade 2 Class Makes Easter Creations

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by Shae and Devon When the Grade 2 class made Ukrainian eggs, we had to use a tool called a kistka. We put beeswax in...

Young Designers Revive House Shirts

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The Middle School house shirts have undergone an overhaul thanks to some talented student artists. Every Middle School student submitted at least one t-shirt...
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Driver Training Goes Online

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by Dawn Wilson, Director of Education Extension One of the most important rites of passage in high school is getting a driver’s license, but this...

Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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by Erin Anderson, editor The Junior School marked the end of its school year with a ceremony devoted to virtues and a fond farewell to...

Spring Break Europe Trip: March 16-19

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The SMUS music students travelling through Europe during Spring Break made their way to England this week
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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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New Year, New Clubs

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by Kathleen Cook The clubs and activities at the Junior School will continue this term, with several new offerings for the children. Teachers and guest...

The Class of 2017

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017. Valedictorian Speech by Jamison Schulz-Franco Family. Everyone here tonight is part of a family, within one big family. The big family...

An Interview With Mr. Xavier Abrioux ’76

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An extended interview with Mr. Xavier Abrioux '76 from the Winter 2018 edition of School Ties
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Learning Centre Students Take the Lead

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Research suggests that kids who understand their strengths and weaknesses are more able to advocate for their own learning needs. For the past three...

Junior School Students Love Buddy Reading

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There is excitement in the Senior School library on Mondays, as the Junior School students arrive to meet their senior buddies for buddy reading....
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100th Day of School Cause for Celebration

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by Kathleen Cook We had an amazing week with the celebration of 100th Day last Wednesday. The students have been bringing in soup cans for...
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Music, Reflections Bring Christmas Carol Service to Life

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Against the backdrop of the majestic Christ Church Cathedral, our annual Christmas Carol Service is a wonderful way for our school community to assemble and get into...
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Junior Students Get Spooky for Halloween

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The children of the Junior School are eagerly anticipating a wonderful afternoon of Halloween activities on Monday. This week they have been preparing for...
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Pitt Meadows, and remembering

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You know you are no longer in Vancouver when you are enveloped in the scent of horse farms, that combination of hay and manure,...
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Exploratory Camping Trip Leaves Lifelong Memories

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by Zyoji Jackson, Middle School teacher “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare. While I cannot assume exactly what Mr. Shakespeare had in...

A great day in Winchester

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The group had a magnificent English Breakfast to start the day and then went for a short walking tour of historic Winchester - the...

Brain Awareness Week: Moving Bodies, Active Brains

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by Tanya de Hoog, Junior School program specialist On Tuesday, Junior School teaching faculty welcomed guest speaker Colleen Politano, a highly respected and longtime Victoria...
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Parents Tell Us: Why SMUS?

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Why do parents choose SMUS for their kids? This week, the SMUS Open House will bring a lot of new families to campus, some...
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Grade 1 and 11 Students Become Fairy Tale Heroes

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Once upon a time there lived a group of young princes and princesses learning about fairy tales in their Grade 1 class. Her Royal Highness the...
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Junior Students Describe Their First Week Back

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The Junior School began its year with a welcome barbecue and all kinds of activities to help students settle back into the classroom. With...
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Students Get a Taste of Nature at Camp Pringle

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by Sara Ritchie The Grade 4 and 5 students challenged themselves in a number of outdoor activities this week at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake....
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SMUS Teacher Recognized by Stanford University

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Senior School mathematics teacher Linda Rajotte was recently honored by Stanford University for her ability and influence as a teacher. Brandon Ewonus '10, who is...
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Simple Things

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Each September, you only get one chance to make your first address to the students, in my position. Sort of like remembering you only...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Buddy Reading Club

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Students Start Year with Leadership

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Both the Middle and Senior Schools welcomed their newest members with student-led programs designed to help their younger peers quickly settle into SMUS. Grade...
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SMUS Expands to Welcome a New Class

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by Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School This week, a very special event took place at the Junior School. We enthusiastically welcomed the kindergarten...

SMUS Shows LGBT Pride

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Video by Darin Steinkey by Erin Anderson, editor Last week, SMUS celebrated Pride with a lunchtime concert, Pride merchandise and a special presentation from Grade 11...

SMUS Bids Farewell to Three of the Best

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With almost 75 years of combined teaching experience at SMUS, we wish Jim de Goede, Lisa Hyde-Lay and Lindy Van Alstine a fond farewell....

Last Morning in Lagos

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I wrote the following blog yesterday morning in the bright yellow sunshine of southern Portugal. After writing, I took a walk for a last...
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Junior School Cooks Up Family Fun

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On Friday, September 7, the Junior School community gathered for the annual Welcome Back Family Barbeque. It was a beautiful, sunny evening and there...
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Students Kick Off Athletic Season

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"I challenge each and every student to get involved with athletics at the school. If you didn't play on a team last year, I...

Outdoor Education: Learning to Build a Connection with Nature

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Our outdoor education program blurs the line between learning and building a connection with nature

Our Growing School

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by Nancy Richards, Director of Junior School The school year is off to a fantastic start and everyone at the Junior School is talking about...

Grade 10 Students Reflect on Experiential Opportunities

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Three students write about their experiences so far in the unique Grade 10 experiential program

2019 Retirees: Paul Leslie

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Paul Leslie, former Director of Admissions.

Learning Through Play at the Junior School

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A few minutes before sending his Grade 5 class out to play, Mr. Matt Kiel asked them a question: What is the point of play? Students were...

Celebrating Earth Day

Leaders of the Green Team highlight the importance of Earth Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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Remembrance

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Yesterday we had our Junior School Remembrance Day service, an occasion appropriately pitched at those young children. Today we had the Remembrance Day Service...

A Season of Giving

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Our Middle School students put together 18 hampers to brighten the holiday for local families in need. Below, one of our students writes about...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Shawn Zhang

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Get to know SMUS's newest Middle and Senior School Mandarin teacher, Mr. Shawn Zhang, in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

Students on Ice in Antarctica

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by Tessa Owens, Grade 11 This winter, I was lucky enough to participate in a two-week international scientific expedition to Antarctica called Students on Ice....
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Students Celebrate Their Natural Selves

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Last week, the Fashion Club hosted All Natural Day to promote awareness about self esteem and natural beauty. Students were asked to come to...

Floreat! SMUS Unveils Bold New Strategic Plan

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We are delighted to introduce Floreat, St. Michaels University School's 2020-2030 strategic plan
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Student Photographers Capture Outdoor Adventures

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There was a time on outdoor education trips that you didn't have to worry about how you looked because everyone else who hadn't showered...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Eric Donatelli

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Get to know physics teacher Mr. Eric Donatelli in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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2015 Athletic Awards

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by Lindsay Brooke, Athletic Director The 2014-15 school year has simply been the finest ever in SMUS sporting history. Pride of place goes to the athletes and coaches...
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SMUS Student Shining on Japan Exchange

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by Dawn Wilson, Director of Education Extension Keenan Manhas has been studying at Fukuoka Daiichi High School in Fukuoka, Japan since September of last year....

Spring Break Service Trip 2016: Argentina

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Argentina was better and worse than I expected, but it was undeniably memorable. Travelling with a group of 30 to a Latin American country where few...

Stonehenge and Salisbury

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Our day at Stonehenge was more than we could have ever hoped for.  After telling everyone how cold it would be on the open...
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Scholar in Residence Bruce Brown

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by Orla Glen, Grade 12 On Friday, all Term 1 athletes had the honour of listening to the director of Proactive Coaching, Bruce Brown. Bruce...
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How to Rock a Networking Event

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by Laura Authier, Director of Marketing and Communications One of the most valuable tools I have in my professional kit is my network. In my...
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Health and Wellness Week Arrives at SMUS

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Director of Health and Wellness Mr. Ritch Primrose highlights what's happening at SMUS as part of Health and Wellness Week (April 3-7)

SMUS’s Club Hub: Admissions Ambassadors

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Bonding Through the Buddy Program

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At the Junior School, classes are paired together as a part of the buddy program. The intermediate students are all paired with a primary...

REVIEW: Opening Night of The Phantom of the Opera

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The SMUS production of The Phantom of the Opera premiered on Thursday, February 25. The opening night cast starred Ajay Parikh-Friese as the infamous...

Athletic Awards 2016

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Congratulations to SMUS's student athletes on a great year in sport, and to our 2016 athletic awards recipients
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Back to School, Back to Learning the Virtues: Compassion

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by Tessa Lloyd, Junior School counsellor Compassion, according to German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, is the “basis of morality.” If kindness is an act, compassion is...
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SMUS Named as Finalist for International Executive Coaching Award

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St. Michaels University School was named a finalist for the international Prism Award, awarded by the International Coach Federation
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Swimming, Slugs, Flashmobs and Fire: Boarding Hits the Town

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This past weekend a full docket of activities topped the schedule in boarding. With trips to Commonwealth Pool for a swim, Fired Up! Ceramics...
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Houseparents Offer Thanksgiving Food for Thought

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by Keith Driscoll, Director of Residence To give thanks causes us to stop for a moment and reflect upon what is going well in our...
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Graduation: A Rite of Passage

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by Darin Steinkey, Senior Houseparent, Timmis House There are different types of energy all rolled into one when it comes to a graduation ceremony. There’s...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Evan Fryer

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Senior School math teacher, Senior boys soccer coach and Barnacle houseparent, Mr. Evan Fryer leads a very busy life inside and outside of SMUS. Since...
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Songs and Stories for the Season

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The SMUS community filled the historic Christ Church Cathedral for its first all-school carol service. There were 300 performers, three schools and a packed...
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Happy SMUS Year! Looking Back at 2014

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As is customary for most people at this time of year, the first days of January is a time for reflection; looking back at the previous 365...

Prefects Learn to Lead

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by Kath Roth, Director of Senior School Silk Purse Farm lies nestled in the countryside of Washington State, about twenty miles southeast of Seattle. Its...

Island Leadership for Bolton Boys

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Boarding is bursting with leadership opportunities, and a group of Grade 11 boarders dedicated last weekend to building their leadership skills. Travelling to Tortoise...
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We Mark Their Sacrifice and See Our Promise

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by Keven Fletcher, Chaplain If you were to pick up pen and paper and write a letter setting out your life this week… If you were...

March 27 Rome

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Part of the group set off early to fly back home while the rest of us had a bit of a sleep in before...
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Professional Development: The Teachers Become The Students

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Before students come back to campus ready for school, members of our Junior, Middle and Senior School faculty arrived ready and eager to learn....
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A Different Perspective: Nicaragua

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By Siri Knudsen and Megan Harrison, Grade 12 Over the past two school years, two service trips have gone to Nicaragua. We participated in the...

Mrs. Snowden Reads to Kindergarten Class

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by Mrs. Joan Snowden I loved being able to read to the Kindergarten class. They were all so willing to share themselves with me: Hallowe'en...
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Why Go On An Exchange?

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by Jasper Johnston, Grade 10 This March break, I get the amazing opportunity to travel with two other Senior School students, Oria James and Emily...

Throwing the Doors Wide Open

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Eager to show their pride in the school, our Grade 5 leaders have been touring prospective parents around the Junior School. This is what...
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Olympic Values, History Celebrated at the Junior School

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Grade 5 students at the Junior School, under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Gary Barber, spent the last 10 weeks researching, studying and learning all things Olympic...
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Nicaragua: Changes

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by Claudia Wheler, Grade 10 Going to Jiquilillo, Nicaragua was a whole new experience for me. I had never been on a service trip -...

Politics Club Launches the SMUS Political Review

Politics Club launches a new publication at SMUS to highlight student writing and to continue political discourse
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Stories from the Annual Fund: Cathy and Charley

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by Erin Anderson, editor Visitors to SMUS often comment on how beautiful our campus is. Part of that beauty can be credited to Cathy Beglau,...
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SMUS in the News: Simon Ibell ’96 Remembered at Vikes Championship Breakfast

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The Times Colonist highlights the annual UVic Vikes breakfast, where teacher and coach Ian Hyde-Lay delivered the keynote address on behalf of and in memory of alumnus Simon Ibell
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Boarding Community is Full of Good Surprises

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This is the fourth part in a series of candid blogs written by our 2014-15 Best School Year Ever winners on the Good, the Bad and the Surprising of their boarding...

Starting at SMUS: A Parent Perspective

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One of the most important aspects to becoming a boarder at SMUS is the new boarder orientation. Sculpted by the Admissions team and aided...
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A Junior School Tribute to Grandparents

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Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School Over 200 grandparents and grandpals were honoured at the first Grandparents’ Day in the history of the Junior...
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Visitors Help Connect Language to Culture

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Ten university students from Morioka, Japan came to Canada for two weeks to learn about and experience Canadian culture. The students visited our Japanese...
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The Challenges of Living as a Boarder

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This is the third part in a series of candid blogs written by our 2014-15 Best School Year Ever winners on the Good, the Bad and the Surprising of their boarding...

Help Share the News That The Best School Year Ever is Back!

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Check out the new The Best School Year Ever® video and learn more about this year's scholarship contest.

2018 Rugby Tour: March 10-13

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The 2018 SMUS Rugby Tour hits the road and heads to Australia – by way of Vancouver and a quick stop to watch the World Rugby 7s tournament

Funding Big Dreams

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Did you know that tuition at SMUS accounts for approximately 85% of our total budget? The extra 15% is raised annually via our Dream...
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Outdoor Education Offers Beaver Tails and Snow Flurries

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by Mike Danskin '98, coaching intern and house parent 5:15 am comes early on a Saturday morning. There were plenty of pillows stuffed under arms...

2019 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

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Our Middle School community celebrates the end of the 2018-19 school year at Closing Ceremonies
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Guys and Dolls: Share Your Perspective

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Photos by Kent Leahy-Trill More photos in the SMUS photo gallery. by Erin Anderson, editor The SMUS production of Guys and Dolls wraps up on Saturday night...

Postscript

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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...
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Double the Fun at the Junior School

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by Nancy Richards, Director It is an historic week for SMUS as another Kindergarten class is added to the Junior School! Thirty-five four- and five-year-olds...

Share Your Talents On Stage With Us for ‘The Armed Man’

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Join our Senior School musicians on stage for a performance of 'The Armed Man'
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Primary Students Jingle All The Way Onstage

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To cap off the holiday season, our Junior School hosted its annual Primary Christmas Concert this week, much to the delight of proud parents...
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Futures

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One of my tasks this year is to complete a futures report: an attempt amid all the currents that flow inside and outside education...
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Ask SMUS: What Has Changed About the SMUS Smartphone Policy?

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Mr. Ritch Primrose writes about the phone policy at the Senior School that prioritizes student health and wellness
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Meet the Best School Year Ever Finalists

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The SMUS campus has been buzzing with Best School Year Ever chatter for months now. We launched the 2015-16 scholarship contest in late October,...

Our location in Winchester

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In the google map shot below, you can see where we have been based in Winchester. We are right beside the Cathedral and just...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. George Floyd

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Middle School science and technology teacher Mr. George Floyd is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

The Lasting Impact of Financial Assistance

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Financial assistance helps bring amazing students to SMUS, and a SMUS education has a lasting impact on their lives

2015 Rugby Tour: A Few Pictures

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Without consistent wifi in Marbella, we were unable to load pictures.  Here are a few from our days at La Alhambra and Marbella.  Stay...
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Farewell to Our 2019-20 Retirees

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Celebrating the SMUS faculty and staff who are retiring this school year

What is School Spirit?

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The Prefect Council enlists students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 – and our Head of School – to define 'school spirit' at SMUS
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SMUS in the News: Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen

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Portland Observer February 27, 2012 Paris Lowe '13 Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen
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Grade 2 Students Learn Real-World Math With Hands-On Lesson

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Fifteen or 20 years ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find a math teacher who hadn't told their class at some point during a conversation...

Grade 9 and 10 Students Celebrate the Year

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by Erin Anderson, editor Grade 9 and 10 students had their own closing ceremony, which celebrated their contributions to the Senior School over the past...
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Ask SMUS: What is Acceptable Cellphone Use at School?

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Director of Academics Ms. Denise Lamarche writes about technology and acceptable cellphone use at SMUS

SMUS Students Get Spirited

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by Erin Anderson, editor This week was another fabulous SMUS Spirit Week, with some amazing new events. In assembly on Tuesday, the entire school was dressed...
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Boarders Take a Photo Stroll

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A "photo stroll" is just as relaxed as it sounds. Boarders hop on the bus and arrive at Willow's beach, Royal Roads University or...

Walk Around SMUS in Our New Virtual Campus Tour

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Tour around St. Michaels University School using our newly updated Virtual Campus Tour
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Gwendolen’s Story

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by Patricia O'Neill, SMUS Parent Gwendolen is far from ordinary. Until last July, this angelic 16-year-old with her halo of golden curls and glorious smile...

Planting SEEDS of Sustainability

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From pulling broom on Mt. Tolmie to favouring re-useable bags, purchasing bikes for boarding or replacing the aging boiler in School House, SMUS is...

‘Band Geeks’ Heads to Victoria Fringe Festival

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Students from SMUS and a handful of other Greater Victoria schools returned to class a little earlier than most of their classmates this summer, all for...

Carol Service Brings the SMUS Community Together

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The SMUS community gathers for the annual Carol Service to enjoy choir performances and thoughtful messages about the holiday season
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Middle School Caught Up in WEB

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by Anna C, Grade 6 On September 5th, all the Grade 6 students gathered in the single gym to prepare for a whole morning set...

2019 Retirees: Janice Iverson

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Janice Iverson, former Senior School receptionist.

2019 Retirees: Dorothy Hawes

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Dorothy Hawes, former Senior School faculty member.

Students Help Families Have a Happy Holiday

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Over the past month, several homerooms have been collecting food and gifts for local families who could use a little help celebrating Christmas. This...

What’s New at SMUS?

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by Erin Anderson, editor Over the summer, SMUS certainly wasn't idle. As our summer programmes filled the campus week after week, we also found the...

Our Adventure Begins

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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...

New Technology for the Junior School Classrooms

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by Jane Rees, Junior School Teacher New technology at the Junior School is helping to engage pupils and motivate learners in the classroom. iBoards are...

Spring Break Service Trip 2019: Tanzania

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Grade 10 student Devon Mills reflects on the Spring Break service trip to Tanzania

Athletics Review: Rugby and Regattas and Provincials, Oh My!

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2012 Rugby Tour by Ian Hyde-Lay On March 16, 38 boys, comprising the bulk of the Senior and Junior rugby squads, along with four staff, departed...

And The Winner of The Best School Year Ever Is…

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Find out who won The Best School Year Ever full-year boarding scholarship to St. Michaels University School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Staying Connected While Worlds Apart

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'I didn't think boarding would come home with me. It makes it feel like we’re ... still together but just on a screen.'

SMUS in the News: Victoria Teacher Works with Disney Illustrator to Create Children’s Book

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May 8, 2016 CBC News Teacher Dorothy Hawes Ogopogo Odyssey': Victoria teacher works with Disney illustrator to create children's book
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Remembrance Day is a Time for Honouring and Understanding

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On Wednesday, our Junior School hosted its annual Remembrance Day service, featuring beautiful songs, evocative poetry and rich storytelling. Every year, our Head of...
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Celebration and Contemplation in Boarding

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by Kyus, Grade 10 boarder The SMUS Christmas Gala was easily the best formal event I've been to in years! I always love an excuse...

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After finishing our session at Abbey Road, we made our way to the hotel in central London. After dropping our bags we went to...
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‘SMUS Reads’ Event Brings Community Together Around Literacy

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At the start of the school year, every Middle School student was gifted a book. And not a math textbook or a dense history...

Spring Break Service Trip 2018: Nicaragua

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15 students traveled to rural Nicaragua over Spring Break and experienced an amazing blend of nature, community involvement, warm people, and unique experiences.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Roommates

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One of the greatest parts of attending boarding school is living with a roommate from another country. Each roommate pair at SMUS is specially...
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SMUS in the News: Extracurricular programs can make the difference

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September 13, 2011 The Globe and Mail Sophia Niewerth '12 Extracurricular programs can make the difference

Meet our New Director of Learning

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by Erin Anderson Last year, SMUS created a new position to examine how well the school's practices matched with new research into how our brains...

The SMUS Class of 2017 “Lifers”

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A "Lifer" is a SMUS student that began at the school in either kindergarten or Grade 1 and graduated. Recently, the Grade 12 Lifers...
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A Celebration for All Ages

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The holiday season is always a busy one at SMUS, but every year we make time to come together for a fun-filled assembly, featuring...

Learning and the Brain Part II Preview

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by Heather Clayton, Director of Learning "I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. David Enns

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Middle School band teacher – and director of Seussical – Mr. David Enns is highlighted in our latest Teacher Feature
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Middle School House Games

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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...

Sun Centre Construction on Track for Spring 2018 Opening

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Watch a time-lapse of the Sun Centre construction project. Our new dining hall and student commons is beginning to take shape
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Middle School Choir Joins Victoria Symphony to Remember World Wars

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From the balcony of the majestic Royal Theatre, as Maestra Tania Miller conducts her Victoria Symphony on the stage below, the melodic voices of...

The Learning Institute: A Look at Student-Centred Education

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The Learning Institute is a petri dish for teachers to test out new approaches and techniques that they believe will improve their effectiveness in...

CONTEST: Shoot Video of Life at SMUS and Win!

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Want to win one of five Amazon gift cards? We want Senior School students to share their videos that show what it's like to be a SMUS student

2015 Rugby Tour: A Dose of Sun!

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As we gear up to leave the sun and pool of gorgeous Abufeira, here are a few shots of our time in Sevilla and...
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Meet Kenzi and Max, Our 2019-20 Head Prefects

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Meet Kenzi and Max, the two Grade 12 students who were elected to be our Head Prefects for the 2019-20 school year

SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Ruth McGhee

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Ms. Ruth McGhee is no stranger to the SMUS neighbourhood. She was born and raised in Victoria, and her childhood home was three houses down...

Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Visits the SMUS Junior School

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The Lieutenant Governor of B.C. visited our Junior School and took
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SMUS Community Gathers for Fun Christmas Celebration

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As with any family, the holiday season just doesn't feel complete unless everyone gathers together for some fun and merriment. And at SMUS, that...

Tiny Voices Perform Holiday Tunes

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Our Junior School hosted their own very special Christmas concert this week. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 performed a few fun holiday pieces...
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SMUS Continues to Support Liberian School

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Last year, the SMUS community came together to raise funds to help a school in Liberia get a new roof and a latrine. Now,...
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2011-2012 Boarding Year in Review

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From a smoking hot opening day to the House Olympics, it was a stellar year in boarding. The video slideshow below shows the year...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mrs. Beth Johnston

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Chemistry teacher Mrs. Beth Johnston is highlighted in this week's Teacher Feature. She's also opening up her classroom as part of Fall Spark Open House on Oct. 20
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Open House: 10 Good Things about the Junior School

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Kathleen Cook, Assistant Director of the Junior School On Friday, October 24 the Junior School welcomed many visitors to the Open House. As a part...
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Sid Boegman ’16 Returns to SMUS to Talk Gender Identity

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The SMUS Pride Alliance celebrated Pride Day this week with a variety of fun activities in the quad. The highlight was a talk and...
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Love: Building Bridges in a Time of Divisiveness

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Love. It’s an obvious topic for the week of Valentine’s. Easy. Yet, when we look at what’s happening in the world, it feels as though...

Connecting the Dots

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In her final parent talk for the school year, Director of Learning Heather Clayton discusses personalized learning and how SMUS teachers use our growing...

2018 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

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Watch the full Middle School Closing Ceremonies that marks the end of the 2017-2018 school year

Spring Break Rugby Trip: Australia

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Grade 12 student Ranon Ng writes about the timeless memories made on the SMUS rugby trip to Australia.

Spring Break Trip 2018: Singapore/Cambodia (Part 2)

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Grade 11 student Matthew Owen-Flood writes about the Spring Break trip to Singapore and Cambodia.

The Best School Year Ever is Back and Bigger Than Ever!

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This year The Best School Year Ever® contest is awarding 20 boarding scholarships to high school students from North America

#SMUSStyle Instagram Contest: Show Us Your Knot-Tying Skills

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Our students' return from the Thanksgiving long weekend marks a change in the school's dress code – summer dress is out, and our regular uniforms come back to...
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Brain Awareness Week: Junior School

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by Tori, Grade 5 This year Brain Awareness Week was lots of fun and I learned so much. I enjoyed learning about how my brain...
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Carol Service Brings Holiday Spirit

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Every year, the Senior, Middle and Junior Schools hold a carol service, a celebration of the season that also encourages us to reflect on...

Early Investigation Helps Course Selection Success

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by Denise Lamarche, Director of Academics With the deadline for course selection at the Senior School less than a month away, now is the time...
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Learning and the Brain: Executive Functions Part III

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"It's impossible."  "It's too hard."  "I want to give up."  "I don't think I can do it." Do any of those sound familiar? All of us,...

New Junior School Playscape Emphasizes Imagination

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Upgrades to the SMUS Junior School playscape this summer highlight the importance of "open-ended", imaginative play

Buses, Teachers and Making our Way to London

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As predicted, the unexpected occurred. We piled on the bus just after breakfast last Sunday morning to leave behind the quiet of Wales for...
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The SMUS Chapel: Reworking Space for Our Growing Community

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More than half a century ago the school community came together to do something extraordinary: build the Chapel. In the early 1960s, the school –...

2019 Retirees: Evelyn Zapantis

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Evelyn Zapantis, former Boarding Services coordinator.
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We Day and CAIS Launch Leaders

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Two major — but very different — events have given Middle School students a chance to sharpen their leadership skills. Several students travelled to...
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Before and After: Why Families Choose SMUS

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Mr. Paul Leslie, Director of Admissions, writes about the role SMUS plays in transforming students

An Interview with Dr. Samantha Nutt

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On Tuesday, December 6, Scholar in Residence Dr. Samantha Nutt spoke at SMUS as part of her book tour to support the release of...
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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.

Students Dive Into Dodgeball

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Students got some great exercise last week with a whole lot of dodgeball. Boarders began to practice their dodging skills through house games over...
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SMUS French Teacher Honoured

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by Xavier Abrioux, Director of the Middle School This week, Middle School French teacher Karen Oraas was celebrated at a ceremony at the legislature. Karen...
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Gold Medal Victory for Senior Boys Soccer Team at Provincials

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With ISA, Colonist Cup and Island trophies already on the mantel, the Senior boys soccer team traveled to Burnaby November 17-19 to compete in the BC AA Championship. A...
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Treasured Boarding Experiences are a Hot Commodity

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This is the final part in a series of candid blogs written by our 2014-15 Best School Year Ever winners on the Good, the Bad and the Surprising of their boarding...

SMUS’s Club Hub: Prefect Assembly

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Clubs and Councils On Display

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This week, students and faculty filled the Senior School quad for the Council Fair, showcasing some of the extracurricular options available to Senior School...
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Tolmie’s Rugged Hill: A Grade 7 Perspective

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by Angelina & Josh, Grade 7 On Thursday, September 11th, the Grade 7 Science students at the Middle School went with Mr. Floyd, Mr. Jackson...
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20 Minutes to Figure Out Life – Really?

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Back in 1918, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was asked how long it took to prepare a speech. He answered, "That depends on the length of...

Thinking about Lisbon

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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...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mrs. Shannon Williams

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Middle School teacher Mrs. Shannon Williams is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Lifers Look Back on 13 Years at SMUS

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September 5, 2002. Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" was sitting atop the charts, kids everywhere were anxiously awaiting the release of the second Harry Potter movie,...
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Personalization and Experiential Education

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At SMUS we talk about personalization and experiential education as two distinct themes that will shape education in the next decade or more. While...
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Lifers

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SMUS "Lifers" are students who have spent their school lives at SMUS. This year, Grade 12 lifers will finally be leaving the SMUS nest....

Grade 12 Student Composes a Personal SMUS Musical Journey

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The journey that is high school is unique and very personal for every student. Most don't express that full experience in a public forum; offering up something tangible that...
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Inside Open House

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Next Friday, on October 21, SMUS is holding its first Open House of the year. Despite becoming a staple SMUS event in recent years,...

How to Win the Best School Year Ever Contest

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With the deadline to enter our Best School Year Ever video contest fast approaching, we want to help boost your chances of winning the once-in-a-lifetime...

GALLERY: First Week of the 2019-20 School Year

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The first week of school has been jam-packed full of fun and memorable moments for students and teachers
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Eggs-periential Learning: Grade 2 Classes Welcome Baby Chicks

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Mr. Giggles, Cottonball and Fluffy are the three newest members of our Grade 2 population, after the trio of baby chicks hatched in class Tuesday...
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#SMUSSelfie Instagram Contest: Meet Your Prefect Council

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The first week back at school is the perfect time to make new friends. That's why we're running the #SMUSSelfie Instagram contest with the SMUS Prefect Council
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Alumni Weekend is a Celebration for the Whole Community

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Don't be fooled by the name – Alumni Weekend is a celebration of (and for) our entire community, not just students who've graduated already. Alumni Weekend is...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Richard Brambley

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Meet Mr. Richard Brambley, our incoming Director of Middle School, in this SMUS Teacher Feature
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Energetic Cast Powers Annie

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The Middle School launched their production of Annie on Thursday night and we have three reflections on the play supplied by actors from last...

Reflections from the Outgoing Head Girl and Head Boy

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Outgoing Head Girl and Head Boy – Sarah Jones and Jasper Johnston – reflect on their time as school leaders and heads of SMUS's Prefect Council

Honour and Remembrance at the Junior School

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Heartfelt poetry, recitations, storytelling and music is how our Junior School students honoured Remembrance Day this week. The Tuesday morning service was a touching tribute...
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Walking the Talk On Healthy Eating

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Mr. Ritch Primrose writes about how eating healthy food impacts the brain, and the newest healthy food options available in the Tuck Shop

2019 Retirees: Mike Jackson

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Mike Jackson, former Senior School science teacher.
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Brain Awareness Week: Middle School Learns About Brain Injuries

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A visit from UVic's Let's Talk Science outreach team was one of the big highlights of Brain Awareness Week at the Middle School. Not...

Annual Fund Scholars: Remy

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Three years ago, Remy Furrer was told he shouldn't even bother going to high school. Now he is set to graduate and attend university. When...

19 SMUS Grads Earn Dogwood Scholarship for Extra-Curricular Excellence

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Nineteen Grade 12 students were recently announced as recipients of a $1,000 Dogwood District Award, recognizing their excellence in non-academic work. The awards, which recognize achievement...
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Super Sunday in Boarding

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Photos by Ian Robertson and Craig Farish Reflections on Boarding Super Sunday by Mehrab Khazei, Grade 8 Boarder This weekend was one of the best weekends that...
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Boarders and House Parents Play Hockey

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Photos by Ian Robertson by Jakobus Le Roux, Grade 12 BC boarder Every year in April, a few students along with a group of SMUS faculty...
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Middle School Explorers Set Out For Weekend Camp Experience

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by Matthew, Grade 8 I love cities. I admire places such as Hong Kong and New York for their pace, skyscrapers and for how urban...

Pink Shirt Day a Big Piece of the Kindness Puzzle at SMUS

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It wasn't just the cherry blossoms, blooming flowers and Legally Blonde posters showing off their pink pride this week at SMUS, our students also donned...
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Frozen Victoria

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I mentioned to a colleague this morning that for the first time that I can remember, the ground outside is actually frozen....

Spring Break Service Trip 2018: India

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Grade 12 student Atheer Al Hinai writes about the Spring Break service trip to India

Grade 9 Outdoor Trips are a “Challenging” Way to Push Yourself

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Last week, all of our Grade 9 students headed out to various corners of the province to participate in outdoor trips that pushed them out...
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B.C. Curriculum Changes Reaffirm SMUS’s Technological Vision

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by Ms. Maureen Hann, education technology specialist In December, SMUS students participated in the Hour of Code, a worldwide initiative aimed at introducing school-aged children to...

Writing for Human Rights

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by Dariol Haydock, Assistant Director of Middle School On December 10, the Middle School held our second annual Amnesty International Write for Rights event. In...

SMUS Says Goodbye to Our Retiring Teachers

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SMUS is saying goodbye to a number of longtime familiar faces this, year as five teachers – with more than 100 years of combined...

Venice – March 23

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After an early start, we drove to Venice where we were able to travel the entire length of the Grand Canal  to St Mark's...

Nicole Chan on What it was like Overall

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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...
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Junior School Kicks Up Its Heels

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Junior School students, faculty and families were able to mix and mingle at the Barn Dance again this year, donning cowboy hats and plaid...

‘This Has Been The Best School Year Ever!’

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Last September, Santiago Mazoy, Alessandra Massa and Silke Kuhn began their school year at St. Michaels University School. The three finalists in our inaugural...

The Leadership Puzzle

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Every student at SMUS is a leader, but each one will have to figure out what kind of leader they will be and how...

Looking Ahead to Health and Wellness Week

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Mr. Ritch Primrose highlights the work of Dr. Greg Wells, the keynote speaker for our upcoming Health and Wellness Week
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Beyond the Blonde: Senior School Musical Behind the Scenes

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by Kyus Hicks, Grade 12 Since watching Guys and Dolls while visiting the school in Grade 9, I knew that I wanted to be a...

A Lifetime of Learning

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Peter Gardiner, former teacher and member of the advancement and alumni relations team.

THE JAG: Thinking About an Exchange?

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by Saje Griffith Ever thought about doing an exchange? Do you enjoy getting to know people from other places and cultures? Wondering what other people think...
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In Memory of David Gauthier

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by Laura Authier Another op’nin, another show In Philly, Boston, or Baltimo’ A chance for stage folks to say hello! Another op’nin of another show… Four weeks, you rehearse...
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Taking ‘Appropriate Risks’ to Make for a Great School Year

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When Mr. Andy Rodford (Director of the Senior School) addressed students this week at the opening day assembly, he encouraged students to take "appropriate risks" over...

What is it Like to Win The Best School Year Ever?

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We chat with Chanel Khuu, winner of The Best School Year Ever® contest 2019-20, to learn about her time at SMUS so far
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England: Lincoln – What Happens Next? The Cathedral, The Conference, The Cup, The Contrasts

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

Congratulations to The Best School Year Ever 2020 Winner

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Learn more about the winner of this year's The Best School Year Ever® scholarship contest
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Bob Snowden

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Head of School Mr. Bob Snowden, who retires at the end of this school year, is highlighted in the SMUS Teacher Feature

SMUS in the News: Grand Opening of the Sun Centre

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The grand opening of the Sun Centre dining hall and student commons is featured in the Saanich News
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Remembering Felicity

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Students and staff received some sad and shocking news this week, as Felicity Tallboy, one of our Learning Resource staff, passed away suddenly on...

Celebrating Chinese New Year

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In honour of the lunar new year, the Grade 1 classes took a field trip to Victoria's historic Chinatown to learn about Chinese culture...

From Secret Garden to Shakepeare

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After taking on the role of Mary in the SMUS production of The Secret Garden last year, Grade 12 student Ellen Law spent her...
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The Hidden Benefits of SMUS’s Career Day

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Career Day offers much more for students than simply learning about a career you're interested in

SMUS Community Lends a Generous Hand

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This week’s silent auction fundraiser for Gwendolen O’Connor was a resounding success. SMUS parent Patricia O’Neill, speaking on behalf of the parent group dubbed...

Teacher Bruce Kuklinski Sets His ‘Cites’ on Rio Olympic Rugby

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Middle School teacher Bruce Kuklinski heads to Rio de Janeiro to work as a citing commissioner for Olympic rugby sevens games

How Our Community Supports Students in the Classroom

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Many projects at SMUS that support student learning in the classroom would not be possible without the support of the Annual Appeal
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Parents Get a Lesson on Learning

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During the final week of the term, the Junior School parents are invited to the school to spend time with their child at a...
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The Mission

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At this time of year I refer to our School’s Mission frequently. It is a time of numerous parent evenings, when they meet the...

Spring Break Europe Trip: March 20-26

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Mr. Eliot Anderson recaps the last leg of the Senior School music students' Spring Break trip to Europe
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Introducing Adrienne Davidson, Director of Advancement & Campaigns

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Get to know Adrienne Davidson, our new Director of Advancement & Campaigns

The Final Word on the Trip

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

13: A SMUS Summer Musical

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by Cormac O'Brien, Grade 10 student This year, I had the pleasure and privilege to be part of the SMUS Summer Musical Theatre course, which...

GALLERY (Oct. 22-28): Family Fall Fest, Togas and Motocross Racing!

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Across our school in all areas – athletics, academics, arts and more – our students were very busy these past seven days.

Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day 2018

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The SMUS community gathered to celebrate Remembrance Day and honour the men and women who fought for our country

Ringing in the Winter Break as a Community

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The final days before Winter Break are filled with traditions that bring us together as a SMUS community
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SMUS in the News: Peter Alec Caleb

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Times Colonist August 13, 2014 Peter Alec Caleb, former Headmaster Peter Alec CALEB (1933 - 2014)

Boarders Tour Butchart Gardens Christmas Display

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by Marisol Mayagoitia, Grade 10 boarder I have visited Butchart Gardens during the summer a couple of times. Coming from Mexico, I was pretty amazed...
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Greek Gods Rise at Junior School

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by Olivia, Grade 5 We had a fun Greek festival. Before today we studied a Greek god or goddess of our choice. Using our knowledge,...
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Happy Halloween!

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Fuelled by tons of fun activities (and maybe a little bit of candy), Halloween at SMUS is always a great event! The festivities kicked off...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Chris Bateman

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Mr. Chris Bateman, Head of Visual Art and Design, is highlighted in our latest SMUS Teacher Feature
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Solar Panels Heat Up Boarding

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Photos, graphs and charts by Craig Farish Last year, the sustainability department at SMUS installed a solar hot water heating system on the top of...

Busy Weekend for Tigers and Superstars

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Last weekend was a busy one for Service at SMUS. The Timmis Tigers spent Saturday morning on Mt. Tolmie with Dave Lock of the Mt....
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Aspiring Young Fashion Designer Wins National Student Design Contest

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For someone who only recently took an active interest in the fashion world, Kiko Wu is very quickly making her talents known. The Grade 11 student...
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The Brain Series: Developing True Grit

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by Darin Steinkey SMUS Director of Learning, Heather Clayton, likes to talk about failure. In fact, she is so into failure that she used an...
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Inverness, Scotland: what’s in a name?

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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...

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
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The Best School Year Ever 2017 Finalists Are…

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We are excited to introduce you to the five finalists of The Best School Year Ever contest
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A Howl of a Good Time in Boarding

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It was a weekend full of Halloween-themed everything for boarders and house parents; from Brown Hall meals, to fireworks, to the boarding-wide talent show,...

2015 Rugby Tour: Four Weeks Out

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We are officially 6 weeks away from our departure on March 14th.   The boys are excited and have been impressing the coaching staff with...
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Spring Break Service Trip: China/Vietnam – Part I

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This week, Sara Owen-Flood and Derry Li each wrote about their Spring Break trip for a Model UN Conference in China; and for a week-long service opportunity at...

Allocations Update

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Written by Krista Schlosser This is the first Allocations blog I have written; in fact, this is the first blog I have EVER written! I...
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Reflection: the Key to Experiential Learning

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by Becky Anderson, Director of Leadership “Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” - Confucius I...
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Rugby Tour Wrapping Up

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As the SMUS rugby tour winds down this weekend, catch up on their adventures by visiting the blog at blogs.smus.bc.ca/rugby.

SMUS Filmmakers Get Red Carpet Treatment at the Victoria Film Festival

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What do three SMUS students have in common with world-famous directors Martin Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman and Lone Scherfig? They all have films selected to...
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Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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Director of Junior School Nancy Richard's Speech As educators our image of the child, especially of young children, is changing. They are much wiser than...

SMUS in the News: Grade 4 Students Explore the ‘Emerald Forest’

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June 8, 2016 CTV Vancouver Island Fish Eye Project presents The Emerald Forest (clip starts at 20:20)

2018 Rugby Tour: March 15-17

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The 2018 SMUS Rugby Tour continues on through Australia with games against All Saints' College in Bathurst
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Thanksgiving in Action: Food for Thought

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With so many reasons to be thankful, it is important to stop and show our gratitude. Each year, we give thanks by treating the...
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Talking Virtues and Excellence in Junior School Chapel

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Our Junior School isn’t shy about promoting character. Inspired by the work of The Virtues Project, we take a closer look at a particular value...
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Digital Detox: Challenging Students to Unplug for the Weekend

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"I just can't imagine living without my phone for a weekend." Middle School students and teachers lock their phones away for a digital detox

Walk for Water Promotes Global Awareness at the Junior School

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"If I suddenly said you couldn't drink the tap water, you couldn’t get any clean water, does anybody know where you would go for...

Mindfulness

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by Virginia Ronning, counsellor The 21st Century learner has to keep up with a grueling pace of change, and it’s our job at SMUS to...

Terry Fox Run: A Canadian Tradition

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Each September for the last 33 years, Canadians have run to remember one of our heroes: Terry Fox. Terry lost his leg to cancer...

SMUS’s Club Hub: Sustainability and Outdoor Council

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...

Fun Outdoor Activities for Spring Break

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Mr. Jamie Pope highlights fun activities to enjoy outdoors during Spring Break
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Stories from the Annual Fund: John Herpers ’64

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John Herpers '64 knows from personal experience that the right school at the right time in a young person’s life can make all the...

Course Selection Information

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The annual Course Selection Information Evening covers a range of topics related to everything from graduation requirements to special co-credit options for AP classes....
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Banding Together for a Farewell Concert

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by Erin Anderson, editor It was an exciting and moving concert that marked John Reid’s final appearance on UVic’s Farquhar stage. Special guests, dedicated songs...

March 22nd

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We had another busy day! Some toured London by bus, others went to the Imperial War Museum, and others went to the Science museum...

Brain Awareness Week: An Active Brain Keeps It Healthy and Well

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Our annual Brain Awareness Week – now in its fourth year! – is a time for our community of students, parents and staff to...

Meet Your Head Boy and Girl

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Dear New SMUSdents, Welcome! On behalf of the entire school, we welcome you to our SMUS family! As you may already know, our school welcomes...

Malala Yousafzai: Activism or Exploitation?

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Malala Yousafzai is the young Pakistani girl who the Taliban attempted to assassinate because of her activism for the right to education, especially for...

Cultural and Service Trip: Volleyball Tour to Cuba

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Right before school started, I traveled to Havana, Cuba along with 12 of my classmates – and volleyball teammates – led by coaches Bendfeld and...

Grade 6 Outdoor Ed Trips Underscore Inclusiveness and Risk-Taking

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To start the year on the right foot for our new Middle School students, we sent our Grade 6 classes on Outdoor Education experiences...

Digital Detox: Why Students Need to Unplug and Go Outdoors

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"When we can do a five-day outdoor education trip and build in time away from technology, we're seeing that it’s really valuable for students."

Our Past and Future Reflected in the Sun Centre

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This week I announced that we are beginning construction of the Sun Centre, our new Dining Hall and Student Commons. The Sun Centre –...

Best Coast Living: Surf. Bike. Home by Dinner.

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Video by Zyoji Jackson, Middle School Teacher, Senior Houseparent Music: Dirt (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 3.0 One of the great advantages to living in Victoria is the...
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Kindergartners Choose What They’re Most Excited About This School Year

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Do you remember your first days of Kindergarten? After a day or two of realizing just how awesome it is getting to learn and...

The Best School Year Ever: And the Finalists Are…

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For the past month, a panel of judges (made up of students and teachers) has been watching and rewatching all of The Best School...

SCHOOL TIES: In Their Own Words

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In September, 1978, 35 girls made St. Michaels University School history. They walked through the doors to form the first co-ed class.

Olympian Efforts in Boarding

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Video by Darin Steinkey; Photos by Chris Bateman Music: Cold Cold Kiss by Oh! Belgium CC BY-SA 3.0 With the London Olympics just around the corner,...

Rome – March 25

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We had another early start and made our way to Mary Mount International School where we had two performances. Though short, they were lots...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Shona Lazin

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Kindergarten teacher Ms. Shona Lazin is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Senior Students Celebrate School Year’s End

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As the school year comes to an end, students and staff alike take the time to think back to September and reflect on all...

GALLERY (Sept. 19-23): Terry Fox Run, Outdoor Ed, Volleyball and More!

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Here are a handful of photos from the week of Sept. 19-23 at St. Michaels University School.

Spring Break Trip 2016: Japan

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I suppose our Spring Break cultural trip began the day we left, which, since we were on our way to the other side of the Pacific...
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The Reggio-Inspired Classroom

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by Nancy Richards, Director of Junior School Thursday night was the Junior School Curriculum Night, an opportunity for parents to not only meet their son’s...

THE JAG: Welcome to The Jag!

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Welcome to The Jag! It’s a new school year, and the SMUS school newspaper has a new name and editor. My name is Becca Thomson and...
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Who We Are

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Chaplain Keven Fletcher offers a reflection in light of the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that sparked conversation
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Selling profound ideas

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Our mission is full of words that invite pompousness and overblown expression; these same words often also trigger cynicism and scorn:  “excellence”, “passion”, “compassion”;...

Senior Students Strongest Link for Newcomers

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Seeing a friendly face can really take the stress out of joining a new school. The Link Leader program aims to connect Senior School...
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SMUS Review: The Time Benders

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by Rachel Olson, Grade 8 As I walked along the stone-brick path to chapel, I thought what was about to happen was going to be...
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Welcome to Our New Website

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As many of you may have noticed, our website has been given a makeover during the summer. We're very happy with the result and...
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Dream Big Stories: Ms. Bernadette Abrioux

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Math is a tough subject. It's the one students tend to struggle with the most. But Senior School math teacher Ms. Bernadette Abrioux feels she...

SMUS in the News: Jamison Schulz-Franco ’17 Recognized as “Future 15” Award Recipient

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Grade 12 student Jamison Schulz-Franco is recognized by UniversityHub.ca as one of their "Future 15" award recipients
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SMUS Chapel (Part 1)

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Rev. Keven Fletcher answers some questions about the history and context of chapel in the first in a series on SMUS Chapel

A Joyful Return to the Junior School

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Students were all smiles (okay, a couple of them were a little sad to say bye to mom and dad) to return to the...

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)

Spring Break Europe Trip: March 13-15

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After a long travel day, a large group of SMUS students arrive in Germany, the first stop on the Spring Break music trip to Europe
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Grade 5 Students Grow Out of the Junior School

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This year's Grade 5 class enjoyed its final days at the Junior School this week. After spending the school year as the oldest students...
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Remembrance Day at SMUS

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Each year, our school holds a very special service for Remembrance Day. Combining drama, music, speeches and song, this ceremony helps us to reflect...
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SMUS in the News: Counsellor Tessa Lloyd Talks New Book ‘Forty Fathers’

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Junior School counsellor Tessa Lloyd sits down with the Vancouver Sun to talk about her new book on fatherhood, Forty Fathers
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Alison Galloway

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Grade 3 teacher Ms. Alison Galloway is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Tawnya Mullen

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Get to know Kindergarten teacher Ms. Tawnya Mullen in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

Thanksgiving, Canadian Style

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The Top Five Canadian Thanksgiving Traditions 5. Watch sports on television 4. Get outside! 3. Give thanks for health, family and friends 2. Spend time with family 1. Eat....

Dream Big: Our New Annual Fund

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For over 20 years, the SMUS community has come together to support our school and our students through the Annual Fund. This year, the...

Putting the “Service” in Christmas Carol Service

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Our annual Christmas Carol Service brings the community together for a beautiful evening of music and student reflections

VIDEO: Aysha Emmerson Talks Acceptance and Inspiration at WE Day Vancouver

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Head Girl Aysha Emmerson spoke at WE Day Vancouver about acceptance, mental health and the power people have to support and inspire others
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SMUS in the News: Students Celebrate Victoria-Hosted Pan Am Cross Country Nations Cup

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SMUS hosts the announcement of the Pan Am Nations Cup to coincide with the international cross country event in Victoria

French Speakers Head Downtown for The Amazing Race

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French students at the Middle School are learning about places, towns and how to effectively navigate a city using directions, so what better way to...
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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...

2017 Senior School Closing Ceremonies

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  SMUS held the Senior School Closing Ceremonies on Friday, marking the official end of the school year for the Grade 9-11 students. Every year,...

2015 Rugby Tour: A Long Haul

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After almost 25 hours in transit the tour group has finally touched down to clear skies in Barcelona!. A long layover in Calgary afforded...
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Junior School Closing Ceremony

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by Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School The Junior School Closing Ceremony provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon the past school year,...

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

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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...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Amy Stark

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Middle School Humanities teacher Ms. Amy Stark is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Robert DiYanni on Critical and Creative Thinking

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Robert DiYanni, prolific author and NYU professor, held a series of workshops for faculty, parents and students on Thursday and Friday. His topics included...

Last post from Italy and photo links

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I have posted a few more photos to the Picasa site: https://picasaweb.google.com/mhjackson123/20110327Europemusic?authkey=Gv1sRgCJj2zveO-9ajOA# This is probably the last post while on the trip as we are off...
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Carol Service Brings Reflections on the Holiday Season

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Our annual Carol Service is a joyous opportunity for members of the SMUS community to gather and reflect on what the holiday season means to...

2019 Retirees: Jim Williams

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Jim Williams, former Middle School science and math teacher.

SMUS in the News: The Phantom of the Opera Production

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February 24, 2016 Senior School production of The Phantom of the Opera Saanich News St. Michaels students stage Phantom of the Opera at McPherson Shaw TV (see video above)
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Grade 8 Students Anticipate Life at the Senior School

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Four Grade 8 students who've enjoyed their time at the Middle School reflect on their experiences in Grades 6-8

‘Goodnight SMUS’ Connects Our Community

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Chaplain Keven Fletcher launches a nightly touchstone for Junior School families to help keep everyone connected

Annual Fund Scholars: Dawit

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Dawit Workie first came to SMUS in Grade 8, joining our boarding community and settling in to life not too far away from his...
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SMUS in the News: Heather Clayton on Real Parenting

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CFAX 1070 November 16, 2013 Director of Learning Heather Clayton Real Parenting on CFAX (beginning at 34:50 mark)
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SMUS in the News: Texan Teen Meets Prime Minister

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The Austin American-Statesman July 17, 2014 Alessandra Massa '16 Bastrop teen wins scholarship, meets Canadian prime minister
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SMUS in the News: Passion and Patience

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Victoria News April 2, 2014 Cindy Kim '15 Youth Inspired: Passion and Patience
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SMUS Chapel (Part 3)

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The last in Rev. Keven Fletcher's series on SMUS Chapel touches on getting more out of Chapel

PHOTO GALLERY: Junior School Spirit Parade

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Enjoy photos from our Spirit Parade, which saw our Junior School community celebrate through the streets of Oak Bay
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Junior School Celebrates New Students at Welcoming Assembly

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Last Friday, the Junior School ceremoniously welcomed all our new students to the school with an address from Head of School Mr. Bob Snowden,...
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Boarding Welcomes the World

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by Darin Steinkey, Senior House Parent Imagine, if you will, what it's like to arrive on our campus as a student during Orientation Week. You...
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Boarding Community Comes Together

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by Darin Steinkey, Timmis Senior Assistant House Parent Summer on the Island may have been short on heat, but campus was smokin' over the Labour...
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iSpy: A Musical

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by Stephanie Geehan, teacher It has been a lot of fun putting together this musical. The journey began around this time last year, when I...
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Oman – the Takatuf Scholars

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The country of Oman forms what you might call the “ball of the foot” of the Arabian Peninsula: on the southeast corner, at the...

Spring Break Service Trip 2017: Mexico

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Grade 12 student Fo Wu writes about the Senior School Spring Break service trip to Mexico

Q&A with Head Boy and Girl: Part 1

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by Erin Anderson, editor As the leaders of the Prefect Council, the Head Boy and Head Girl have a lot of responsibilities, from running assembly...

Mother’s Day Celebration

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by Allison and Anna Fowler, mother and daughter As students progress from grade to grade within the Junior School there are traditions that each grade...
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How to spend a Thursday night

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This week, that was easy: you go and see the Senior School production of Spamalot. Every year on opening night my wife, Joan, and...
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A healthy mind in a healthy body

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I only know one Latin phrase, and sadly, this basic lexicon may never improve. Mens sana in corpore sano. The motto of the old...

March 26 – Rome

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We began the day by driving into Rome and making our way to the Vatican. We toured the amazing galleries and spent time admiring...
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SMUS Welcomes the World

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by Paul Leslie, Director of Admissions Dear SMUS Team: Congratulations to all on an excellent and well organised orientation week. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and...
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Student Life

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Our boarding past and present has done a lot to shape SMUS. By far the most ubiquitous legacy – and the one students are...

“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.
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Stories from the Annual Fund: Keith Driscoll

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Keith Driscoll's multi-faceted role at SMUS is special, but it’s not unique. A Middle School teacher, coach, house parent, and now Director of Residence,...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Peter Butterfield

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Choir teacher and boarding houseparent Mr. Peter Butterfield is covered in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

Sun Shine

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The new Sun Centre student commons and dining hall is at the heart of student life and community
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Last Chance for Summer Camps

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Over the summer, the SMUS campuses have been far from quiet. There have been students living in residence, either working on their English language...
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A Great Start to the 2017-18 School Year!

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Acting Head of School Mr. Andy Rodford's welcome message to the SMUS community
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Reading Makes Students Buddies

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by Zeyn San, Grade 10 The buddy reading program is designed to instil a love of reading in young children. It takes place once a...

The Best School Year Ever: “What is Your Dream?”

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"It's always just been a dream of mine to go to boarding school." Find out who is the winner of a full-year boarding scholarship to St. Michaels University School
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Reagan Daly

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Teacher, houseparent and Head of Experiential Education, Mr. Reagan Daly is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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The Value of Student Travel

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This Spring Break, some SMUS students will be taking part in an annual tradition of Spring Break trips. These international trips will take students...
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Musical Theatre Heats Up the Summer

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Though SMUS students might be taking the summer off, the SMUS campus is keeping busy, hosting a variety of summer programs. The SMUS Summer...
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New Students and Spaces at Junior School

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There were lively conversations, smiles and hugs at Junior School on Wednesday as students and parents alike returned for another year, eager to meet...
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SMUS Students Sell Prayer Flags to Raise Money for Nepal

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Grade 8 students Georgia Haydock, left, and Anna Considine hang handmade prayer flags in the lobby of the Middle School. If there's one thing that...
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Ryan Taylor ’11: A Dream Big Profile

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Alumnus Ryan Taylor '11 talks about the impact SMUS and financial aid had on his life – and why it inspired him to give back to the school
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Student Group Seeks Justice

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The SMUS Justice Action Group was out in the quad this week to collect signatures for a letter they are sending out to Rt....

Grade 6s Head to Camp Thunderbird for Outdoor Education Trip

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Grade 6 students Damon and Michael write about their fun outdoor education trip to Camp Thunderbird
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SMUS in the News: Why You Should Attend the SMUS Open House

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OurKids.net Blog September 21, 2011 Why You Should Attend the St. Michaels University School Open House
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A Report from the Slopes

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by Jamison and Sam, Grade 8 The Grade 8 ski trip was a great opportunity for new and experienced boarders/skiers to hit the hills, while...

2019 Retirees: Jake Humphries

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Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Jake Humphries, former Senior School university counsellor.

SMUS Teachers Enjoy Professional Development

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This Tuesday, SMUS hosted Dr. John Medina, the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Rules, to talk about his findings into how children...
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Another Amazing Alumni Weekend

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by Erin Anderson, editor Alumni Weekend, an annual event where SMUS alumni return to campus, ran from May 4-6 and featured all kinds of events...
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Alumni Return

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It was a bright and beautiful weekend this past weekend, as alumni returned to campus for our annual Alumni Weekend. The SMUS community welcomed...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Outdoor Leadership

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SMUS Chapel (Part 2)

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This week's article in a series by Rev. Keven Fletcher delves into what happens during weekly Chapel services.
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Junior School Sports Day – great kids, great coaches.

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I have composed my blog entries in all kinds of places: on airplanes, on the ferry to Vancouver, in hotel rooms, in airport waiting...
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Black Lives Matter Today, Tomorrow, and Every Day After That

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Abby Samuels '20 and Yacine Sy '19 respond to current events that highlight the Black Lives Matter movement
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Building Sweet Friendships on Service Outings to Care Home

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by Kathleen Cook, Assistant Director of the Junior School As a part of a school-wide commitment to external community service for all the students at...
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Mardi Gras, Brains & Badminton

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With so much going on in the day-to-day life of the community, the chance to relax, have some fun and add a little competition...

2016 Senior School Closing Ceremonies

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On Friday afternoon, the Senior School Closing Ceremonies were held, marking the official end of the school year for the Grade 9-11 students. Among...

Some more photos

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A few photos form the 21st posted here: https://picasaweb.google.com/mhjackson123/20110321Europemusic?authkey=Gv1sRgCNbp0vrfv7ucEQ# Some more from abbey road and Stonehenge and Winchester here: https://picasaweb.google.com/mhjackson123/20110320Europemusic?authkey=Gv1sRgCMDw9fy50Me4KQ#
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SMUS in the News: Lynn Lyons’ Brain Awareness Week Talk at SMUS

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Times Colonist April 25, 2015 Let kids feel uncertainty, learn to solve problems, author says Watch the full video of Lynn Lyons' talk at SMUS on SMUStube.

Starting at SMUS: A Student Perspective

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by Elaine, Grade 10 boarder, Symons House Last Christmas, I got an email from SMUS and it gave me the email address of a girl...
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SMUS in the News: Student’s “Levidrome” Pitch Gains Momentum with William Shatner, Urban Dictionary...

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Grade 2 SMUS student Levi's progress to get 'levidrome' into the dictionary is chronicled in a series of Oak Bay News articles

Student Short Film Tops VFF Contest

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http://vimeo.com/81909195 Grade 12 student Olivia Sorley took first place in the Senior student category for the Victoria Film Festival, which officially begins on February 7,...

Welcome to the New SMUS Photo Gallery

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The new SMUS Photo Gallery gives you access to more than 360,000 photos taken over nearly two decades
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Au Revoir Nos Amis

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The school bids farewell to some new friends this week as four Grade 11 students from Collège Sainte-Anne in Montréal finish a four-week exchange...

Reflections on India

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by Darin Steinkey Each member of this group has spent time in India and wanted to share their impressions in Chapel. Whether it was a...
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Junior School Builds Foundations for Personalized Learning

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by Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School Prospective families visiting the Junior School as part of the admissions process often comment on the warm,...
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Summer Students Perform Fringe Hit

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From Culture Vulture Victoria by Chris Felling Urinetown comes courtesy of the SMUS Theatre Intensive. It’s an unauditioned high school cast who, while still green, shows...

SMUS Rugby Tour: March 18-19

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The 2018 SMUS Rugby Tour continues on through Australia with their arrival in Canberra and games against St Edmund's College
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Mike Danskin

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Middle School teacher – and SMUS lifer – Mr. Mike Danskin is highlighted in this week's Teacher Feature

SMUS in the News: SMUS Bids Farewell to Bob Snowden

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The Saanich News writes about Head of School Bob Snowden's retirement after 22 years at SMUS

Leadership Via Horsemanship

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On Thursday, our new Prefects, Heads of House and Council Heads jumped the Clipper ferry to make the annual journey down to Silk Purse...

Outdoor Adventures: Rock Climbing

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by Bairavi Murugakumar, Grade 11 Some of the best memories of the year are from outdoor trips. This year I went rock climbing in Penticton....
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Amanda Chen

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Middle School Humanities and Mandarin teacher Ms. Amanda Chen is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Talks Space, Music and Education with SMUS Students

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield became the unofficial ambassador of science to the universe in 2013 when he took command of the International Space Station and gained international attention...

2015 Rugby Tour: Dos Victorias!!

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The spectacular La Fallas "cremata" complete, the tour party, after just few hours shut eye, boarded the bus for the six hour bus ride...
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11-Year-Old Takes Over Junior School as Principal for a Day

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If ever Junior School director Nancy Richards needs a day off, she now knows she can put her trust in an 11-year-old to hold...
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Brain Awareness Week: Staying Stress-Free at the Senior School

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Brain Awareness Week at the Senior School is always fun and educational, with lots of activities to do and see. From terrific and insightful...

2015 Rugby Tour: Carnival

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It was an early morning departure from Barcelona, with the tour group still buzzing from the previous day's visit to La Sagrada Familia. The...
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First Spirit Week Peps Up the Middle School

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The Middle School House Council organized the very first Spirit Week, incorporating all kinds of events. On Monday, students were able to write little...

An Educational Exchange

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Grade 11 student Kalkidan Amare didn't know quite what to expect when she signed up for our student exchange program and spent a term...

Verona

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After a relaxed morning, we made our way to Heathrow for our flight to Italy. Flying over the Alps was spectacular. We arrived in...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Zyoji Jackson

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Middle School teacher and senior houseparent Mr. Zyoji Jackson is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Service Day: Fundraising for Nicaragua

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Throughout the year, Service Days offer students a chance to shed their uniform in exchange for a small donation to a good cause. Next...

SMUS’s Club Hub: Middle School WEB Leaders

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...

Building a Student Community in Boarding

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Student leaders help their fellow housemates find a home and build a caring community at boarding school
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Personalization visits

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The path to personalization is simple in theory. It begins by recognizing several ideas: that all students have excellence inside them to discover and...

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

A Junior Welcome

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Our Oak Bay campus was a bustling place as our students returned to school and two new classes of kindergarten students arrived. Our Grade...

Adventures in Experiential Education

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Every year at this time, a group of eager Grade 10 students challenge themselves with an experiential education. For the third term, the students...

The Rewards of Hosting an International Student

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Dawn Wilson, Director of Education Extension and International Programs, writes about why it's so rewarding to host an international homestay student

The Winner of The Best School Year Ever 2019 is…

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Find out who won The Best School Year Ever contest and a scholarship to SMUS for the 2019-20 school year
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Math Challengers

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SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Little Gems

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Simon Ibell 1977-2017 As many will know from our website, or their own relationships in our extended SMUS family, Simon Ibell died this past weekend...

Brain Series II: The Surprising Science of Success

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Heather Clayton's most recent talk in the Learning and the Brain Series examines the ideas of Carol Dweck and Paul Tough, who make some...
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Brain Awareness Week: Junior School Inquiries

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Junior School students spent Brain Awareness Week learning about the brain during daily assemblies and through in-class inquiries. Our youngest students are full of great...
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An Alternative to Parent/Teacher Conferences

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While Middle and Senior School parents get a chance to talk to teachers at Parent-Teacher Interviews, our Junior School parents hear about how things...

2020 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

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The Middle School community comes together virtually for Closing Ceremonies that mark the end of the 2019-20 school year

Junior School Barn Dance

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 Submitted by Susan Ko On October the 23rd, the Parents' Auxiliary put on a foot-stomping fun Barn Dance at the Junior School. We had over 300...

Middle School Adds to the Festival of Trees

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by Robyn, Grade 7 Last week, a number of students from the Middle School went to the Fairmont Empress Hotel to take part in the...
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True Colours at the Middle School

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Students and faculty were abuzz with opening week excitement as the Middle School opened its doors for the new year. WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)...
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Experience the SMUS Community at Open House: February 20

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by Paul Leslie, Director of Admissions The SMUS Open House is an opportunity for families to visit our Junior, Middle and Senior school campuses and get...

The Junior School Barn Dance Builds Community

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by Nancy Richards, Director of Junior School There is no better way of bringing a school community together than with an old fashioned country Barn...
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Susan MacDonald

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Senior School English teacher Ms. Susan MacDonald is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
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Chess Champion Challenges Junior Students

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by Tessa Lloyd, Junior School counsellor From September to December, students had the opportunity to participate in Chess Club. Their teacher, Lynn Stringer, came each...

THE JAG: Hungry for Hope

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It is estimated that every 4 seconds, someone dies from hunger. In the 30 Hour Famine, we go without food so others don’t have...