Grade 4 Students Explore Wetlands

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by the Grade 4 classes Last week, we visited Swan Lake to learn about habitats and what animals and plants do in their natural habitat,...

CAIS Conference a Huge Success

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Last weekend 124 students from 31 schools across the country joined together at the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Student Leadership Conference. The...

Students Swing and Sing

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The Senior School’s musicians and vocalists put on a fabulous concert at the Victoria Conservatory of Music this Monday evening, performing jazz, swing, choir...

Global Responsibility Young Leaders’ Conference 2013

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Engage. Inspire. Empower.   Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Location: St. Michaels University School 3400 Richmond Road Victoria, BC Cost: $30 per person (includes workshops, t-shirt, lunch and snacks) Register by: January 8,...

Art Day Brushes Past

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The Senior School library looked more like an art gallery Thursday when students displayed their work alongside exhibits from local artists as part of...

Athletics Review: December 8, 2008

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Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team looked to improve on their 2-1 record with two more games this week. The Blue Jags opened...

Grade 8 Girls Take the Lead

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Three Grade 8 girls are using their lunch hour to put leadership in action. Isabella Holt, Christina Chwyl and Michelle Wood started a lunchtime...

SMUS Set Nearly Ready for the Stage

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With just three weeks before King of Elfland’s Daughter takes to the Royal McPherson stage, students and staff are hard at work making everything...

Grade 2 Students Let the Bells Ring

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by Mrs. Sharon Goodman Several students from the Grade 2 class have been participating in a bell choir since January. Abby, Seung, Ben, Angelina, Joshua...

SMUS Students Traverse Air, Land and Sea

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

The Fugitives Escape to SMUS

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Budding writers of poetry and song were treated to a workshop with performance group The Fugitives this week. Four talented performers led the students...

Students Get Wise About Owls

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by Kennedy, Grade 4 This week, both of the Grade 4 classes at the Junior School had a special visitor from the Swan Lake Christmas...

Junior School Cooks Up a Big Welcome

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

Beijing Students Brighten SMUS

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This year was the first in which SMUS welcomed students from Sino Bright School in China for a month-long exchange. Thirty-eight students came to...

A New Look for the SMUS Review

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

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The next Hot Dog Wednesday that is open to volunteers is Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 (right before Spring Break)! Working with The Extreme Outreach Society,...
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ALS Flower Day – June 2nd

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ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Between 1,500 and 2,000 Canadians currently live with ALS. The...

National Success for Athletes

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SMUS athletes excel both on and off campus. Students Jeremy Bagshaw, Taylor Moon and Isabella Holt are some of our successful athletes excelling at...

Grade 5 Students Time Travel

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by the Grade 5 class A few days ago, both of the Grade 5 classes and Mr. Chan, Ms. Newsome and Ms. Yorath want to...

Boot Game Kicks Off Senior Rugby

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Next Tuesday, the Senior rugby boys will battle Oak Bay in the annual Rees Boot Game. The SMUS side has been victorious the last...

Athletics Review: September 21, 2008

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Senior Boys Soccer The Senior Soccer boys started their 2008 soccer season with a few wins. The week began with a game away to...

Former Refugee Speaks to Students

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by Gita Keshava, Grade 11 As students in a wonderful, peaceful country and an outstanding school environment, it is often hard to imagine ourselves in...

Grade 7 Student Hits Operatic Notes

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At just 12 years old, Grade 7 student Richard Cunningham landed a lead role in the opera production Amahl and the Night Visitors. In a...

Jeff Hunt Runs the West Coast Trail

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This September, Athletic Director and the writer of the Athletics Week-in-Review Jeff Hunt tackled the West Coast Trail, a 75 km backpacking trail along...

Two Schools Buddy Up to Read

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Our Reading Buddies programme resumed this month, with 15 Junior School students visiting the Senior campus library for reading sessions with the older students....
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Junior School: Inspiration and Virtues

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The Junior School Closing Ceremonies is always a special occasion. For the Grade 5 students, it marks their transition into the Middle School; for...

Cameras Roll on Campus

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There’s a new club at SMUS this year. The Film Club, started by Grade 11 student Sophia Bryant-Scott, will give students a chance to...

Public Poetry Festival Debuts

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In honour of poetry month, our school will be staging a poetry festival featuring five local poets and Claire Battershill ’04, who recently won...

Middle School Boys Score in Soccer

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Last month, our U13 boys soccer team travelled to Toronto to take part in the Canadian Association of Independent Schools annual tournament. The Middle...

Old SMUS Computers Retire Abroad

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

Student Reflections on Nash Visit: Part 2

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by Jamie Yorath, basketball player and Grade 12 student On Friday, September the 18th, Steve Nash returned to his former high school, giving the students...

Stu Saunders Speaks at SMUS

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Youth leadership guru Stu Saunders gave a series of successful talks this week. In addition to being the featured speaker at the Grade 9...

Students Entertain Seniors

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See slideshow This week, one of the Middle School exploratory classes visited the Luther Court Society care facility, where they performed music for a very...

Grade 9 Students Learn about Leadership

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by Dawit Workie, Grade 9 On Thursday, October 15th, the entire Grade 9 class arrived to school without pens or paper and in their gym...

The Future of SMUS Rugby

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On Monday, parents clutched their umbrellas and cheered on as rugby returned to the Junior School for the first time in 20 years. Despite...

Service Hours Tracking!

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The new online Service Hours Tracking System is ready to go! Click on this link to access the system and for instructions on how...

Annual Fund Raises Its Final Star

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by Lori Adam, Director of the Annual Fund At the beginning of the 2008/09 school year, the ambitious goal was set to raise $888,888 for...

SMUS Sweeps Poetry Competition

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Our Writing 12 students recently won four of the six awards in the senior category of the National League of Canadian Poets 2010 Poetic...

Volunteer to keep track of Volunteers!

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Craigdarroch Castle is seeking a volunteer to create and maintain a spreadsheet or database system to track their volunteers' hours. The...

Middle School Musicians Shine

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After six hours of rehearsing last Thursday afternoon, it is safe to state that the Middle School put together a stellar performance Thursday evening....

Smooth Rowing for SMUS at the 22nd Annual Regatta

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

Bookfest Fun for Junior Readers

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Introduction by Matthew, Donovan and Joshua On Saturday May 1st, we went to Bookfest in Nanaimo. Bookfest is a celebration of authors and their books. It...

Miss Saigon Poster Unveiled

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On March 3, SMUS will debut this year's musical production, Miss Saigon. As with every SMUS musical production, our more artistically inclined students offer...

Junior School Kicks Up its Heels

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The bi-annual Barn Dance brought many families to the Junior School last weekend to participate in one of the Parents’ Auxiliary’s most popular events....

Grade 8 Students See How the Eye Works

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by Jenna Dhillon, Grade 8 On January 20, 2010, Ms. Van Alstine’s Grade 8 science classes filed into the science lab to complete a cow...

Canucks Autism Network – Physical Literacy Assistant

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Physical Literacy is the ability to be self-aware and effective in one's body movements, including gross motor abilities and coordination. Children with autism often...

SAT Exam Tests SMUS Students

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

New Board Chair, Governors Appointed at 2007 AGM

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

Public Library Reading Buddies

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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker and want to help emerging readers, the Public Library needs you!...

Athletics Review: May 5, 2008

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Junior Boys A Soccer The Junior bys had two important league playoff games last week. In the first game, the score remained 0-0 after regulation,...

Spring Break Cooking Camp

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Do you love to cook? Do you love volunteering and working with kids? Sannich Recreation is looking for volunteers for their popular Kid's Cooking...

Students Venture Into The Woods

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by Brian Christensen and Chris Madsen (the two princes) Two of the 25 students who participated in the two-week intensive theatre programme at SMUS this...

Grade 6 Classes Join the Six String Nation

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by Sam Perelmuter, Grade 6 Yesterday, we had an exciting visit from Mr. Jowi Taylor. He has this guitar (which has been named the Voyageur)...

Tea Time and Music!

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The Kensington, a local care home, is looking for keen volunteers for help with a few organizational projects. For example: they need someone to organize their...

Terence Young Wins Prime Minister's Award

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Terence Young, head of the SMUS English department, has been given a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, one of the highest honours in...
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Have you ever Volunteered for Hot Dog Wednesday or Tuesday?

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Have you ever volunteered for Hot Dog Wednesday or Hot Dog Tuesday? Maybe it was with your sports team or with your homeroom? On...

Grade 5 Students Ready to Lead

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Our Grade 5 students were honoured this Monday at the annual leadership assembly. The Junior School began holding leadership assemblies four years ago, both...

Grade 5 Students Meet Middle School

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This week, the Grade 5 students saw a little bit of what their next year at SMUS will be like as they visited the...

Concert Showcases Cross-Campus Voices

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See slideshow This week, choral students from Grades 4-12 performed at the annual cross-campus choral concert. The Christ Church Cathedral was filled to the ceiling...

Alum's Contribution Lends Support to a New Generation of Drama Students

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The St. Michaels University School chapel is a significant place for alumnus Andrew Sabiston ’82. Inside the chapel hangs a tapestry made by his...

Sara Topham Keeps Shakespeare Alive

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by Olivia Krusel, Grade 11 Imagine that it is a dreary Wednesday afternoon; halfway through the week and the weekend is only just peering from...
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Website Technical Support Needed

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Seniors Serving Seniors is an organization that offers a current information and referral service for seniors and assists in developing programmes and establishing services. They need...

Athletics Review: May 24, 2009

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Track and Field The track and field team wrapped up their...

Local Silverwing Performance a SMUS Affair

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Two of our Middle School students are currently performing in Kaleidoscope Theatre’s production of Silverwing, a play based on the multiple award-winning novel by...

The Borealis String Quartet at SMUS

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by Jonathan Sudul, Grade 5 On January 25, Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 string students heard a recital by the Borealis String Quartet. There...

Athletics Review: May 10, 2009

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Track and Field The sixth and final training meet took place at UVic last week. Top performers included Leo Marchand, who placed 6th in the...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 23

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Golf Congratulations are in order to Leif Skogland, who captured second place in the Delta Police Invitational Golf tournament! His two day total of 143...

Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus

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Global Vision is now accepting applications for the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus (AYAC) being held in Iqaluit, NU from October 28th – November 1st...

Athletics Review: December 2, 2007

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Rugby Congratulations to Beau Parker and Mike Fuailefau who returned this week from a National U17 Rugby Tour. The Canadian Team was in Wales for...

It's Ski Season at SMUS

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Boarding students hit the slopes last weekend for a two-day ski and snowboard trip to Vancouver Island’s Mt. Washington. Located in the Comox Valley,...

Athletics Review: November 3, 2008

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Swimming Grade 11 student Jeremy Bagshaw competed in the Island Championships for high school swimming this past weekend. He competed in the 50 m and...
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Volunteer on Sunday June 3rd

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Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU)  is a school for girls in Malawi, Africa, dedicated to helping young women achieve self-sufficiency through education. The mission of...

Grade 6 Students Look Into Lake Life

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by the Grade 6 class This week we want to Swan Lake to learn about the different organisms that live in the lake. We learned...

Athletics Review: April 27, 2008

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Senior Boys Rugby On Tuesday the 1st and 2nd XV took the field against the highly touted Shawnigan Lake side. Although ranked higher, the early...

Vancouver Model U.N. Review

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by Julia Milden, Grade 9 Last weekend, I, along with a variety of Senior School students in Grades 9-12, had the amazing opportunity to travel...

Grade 6 Students Globe Trot

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See slideshow The Middle School became a global microcosm this week, as the Grade 6 students showed off what they had learned about countries around...

Used Uniform Shop New to SMUS

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This Thursday marked the grand opening of the Parents' Auxiliary Used Uniform shop located at the school’s Shelbourne Street facility. All proceeds from used...

The Brier Takes Root at SMUS

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The school newspaper The Ivy is no longer the only student publication at SMUS, as our new literary magazine The Brier launched this month....
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Operation Trackshoes

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BE A VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR AT THE 42nd ANNUAL OPERATION TRACKSHOES, THIS JUNE 8 - 10, 2012 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA! Operation Trackshoes is a...

Middle School Raises Funds for Mexico

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Service at SMUS is still going strong, as both Middle and Senior Schools are working on important initiatives. This week, the Middle School held...
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Victoria Tea Festival February 9th

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The Victoria Tea Festival is being held on Saturday, February 9th 2013 at Crystal Garden. This is your chance to learn all about tea! They...

SMUS Shows Some Pride

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by Lisa Evans, Grade 12 On Thursday, November 26th, students and staff gathered in the rainbow-clad gym for SMUS’ first ever Pride Day. Catchy tunes...

Concert Shows Students' Growth

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See slideshow The busy spring concert season that kicked off last month with the Cross-Campus Choral concert hit a crescendo this Wednesday with the annual...

SMUS Athletes on Track

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The SMUS Junior School sent 75 athletes to the VISSA track and field championships this week, where they competed against other independent schools from...

SMUS Artists Dig Into Clay

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This Thursday, our ceramics and sculpture students took a trip to the garden, gallery and studio of world-renowned ceramic artists Judi Dyelle and Robin...

Jazz Night a Cool Treat

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See slideshow This week was the annual Jazz Night, one of the most swinging events of the concert season. The Middle School Jazz Band, Senior...

Recitations Take the Stage at SMUS

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Last night, 26 students performed a variety of pieces for an audience of parents, faculty and their peers for the annual SMUS Recitation...

Things Get Spooky at SMUS

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Halloween took over the hallowed halls of all three campuses this week, as students and staff donned costumes, carved pumpkins and enjoyed a few...

Virtue for March/April – Compassion

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St. Michaels University School-Junior School Virtue of the Month for March/April 2015:  Compassion Compassion, according to German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is the “basis of morality”.  If...

Saturday Night Social at Oak Bay Lodge

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Oak Bay Lodge hosts a Saturday Night Social for its senior residents every Saturday night. They are looking for volunteers to help serve cheese,...
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TEDx @ Victoria

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

Simon Gray Reflects on Soccer Success

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by Simon Gray, Grade 7 The Under 13 boys soccer team has just returned from the CAIS national tournament held in Aurora, Ontario where we...

Spring Break Adventures

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This week, several school groups returned to campus after Spring Break from points all over the world. Five groups embarked on trips to the...

Junior School Funds Farm Animals Overseas

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Last term, the Junior School began a fundraising initiative on behalf of World Vision. The students challenged themselves to raise as much money as...

Athletics Review: November 25, 2008

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SMUS Soccer The Senior boys soccer team left on Sunday night for Burnaby, as they were to compete in the BC Provincial AA championships. After...

Sharing and Caring in the Dominican Republic

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Over winter break, 14 Senior School students and three staff members participated in Orphanage Outreach, a programme dedicated to providing support to orphaned, abandoned...

The Day of the Snakes

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by Brennan, Grade 6 In my Grade 6 science class, there were two ladies from Swan Lake. They told us about how a snake eats...

CAIS U13 Boys Basketball Tournament

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Day 1 - Thursday, February 4 Just an amazing and unusual first day in Hamilton. After a smooth trip yesterday to Ontario, the U13 Boys Basketball...

Junior Students Ready for 2010 Games

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by Mrs. Margaret Lincoln, Kindergarten teacher The Kindergarten children have been learning about the origins of the Olympics. They are particularly knowledgeable about the different...

Athletics Review: October 14, 2007

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

Student Theatre Heats Up with Fahrenheit 451

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by Robyn Hope, Grade 11 The Student Theatre Society was formed four years ago by an enterprising group of students and their diligent teacher representative....
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Swim Meet Timers – This Saturday Jan 19th

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Short Notice: Timers are needed this Saturday January 19th at the Commonwealth Pool for a Masters swim meet. Volunteers would help out from 1:30...

Youth Peer Mentor/Tutor

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The Intercultural Association is looking for volunteers to be Youth Peer Mentors/Tutors. The goal is to bring local flavour to the after school program...

Athletics Review: September 23, 2007

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

Athletics Review: June 8, 2008

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Rowing After the National Rowing Regatta took place in St. Catharines, Ontario, Derek Stedman and Liz Fenje stayed behind to trial for the Junior National...

Grade 1 Students Love Bugs

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The Victoria Bug Zoo welcomed Ms. Galloway’s Grade 1 class this week, as the student followed up their insect studies with a field trip...

Art Opens Doors for Students

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This week, three of our students were featured in the Open Door to Art Show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Grade 11...

Science Students Look Into Their Hearts

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by Emma Donald, Grade 8 On Thursday, November 5th, both of Ms. Van Alstine’s Science 8 classes completed a sheep heart dissection. As I’m sure...

Middle School Students Perform in Aladdin Jr.

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Grade 6 students Cimarron Langois and Lindon Carter are currently performing in Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Christmas production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. This Tuesday, the entire...

Art Students Have a Hand in Book Design

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An exhibition of illustrated books, hand-made by Art 10 students, was showcased in the Senior School Library Thursday evening. The students invited their parents...

Grade 5 Students Go Underground

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Our two Grade 5 classes have been learning about the history of slavery in the Unites States as well as the Underground Railroad, a...

Athletics Review: March 2, 2008

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This week the Athletics Department would like to recognize some athletes who have done some amazing things in the past few months. Squash: Tyler Olson...

December Virtue – Generosity

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From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School - Virtue of the Month for December 2014:  Generosity Generosity is a beautiful virtue.  It has many interesting...

Junior School Illustrates the Virtues

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by Kathleen Cook, Chair of the Leadership Committee This week, the students of the Junior School prepared for a very special visit by Linda Kavelin...

Social Media Volunteers – Bridges for Women

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Bridges for Women is a feminist non-profit organization that provides counselling and employability skills to women that have experienced abuse or trauma. Social Media Volunteers:...

SMUS Sets Sail for Summer

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by David Kerr During the spring, a group of intrepid students made a weekly trip down to Royal Victoria Yacht Club to learn about how...

Atheltics Review: February 1, 2009

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Junior Girls Take Silver Medal at ISA Championships This past weekend, the SMUS Junior girls participated in the annual ISA Tournament hosted by SMUS. On...

SMUS Poet Wins Avec Rime

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This summer, Grade 9 student Paige Wergeland took home a prize for poetry. Her poem “Sous Mon Lit” (Under My Bed), which was written...

Olympic Spirit Comes to the Junior School

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by Erin Anderson, editor This morning, just before the 2010 Olympics kick-off in Vancouver, the Junior School hosted its very own torch run and games....

‘Get Outside BC’ Leadership Summit – Opportunity to Attend

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The Get Outside BC project is happening this summer for BC youth aged 14 to 18! This all-expenses-paid opportunity has 3 phases: 1. July 3 -...

Athletics Review: September 16, 2007

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

Annual Fund Launches with Stars

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The Annual Fund campaign kicked off this week as banners went up at both campuses and a new team of parent representatives was launched....

A New Director of Annual Fund

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This week the school welcomed Ms. Lori Adam, who joins the Advancement office as the new Director of the Annual Fund. Ms. Adam comes...

Colourful Kick-off at the Middle School

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Just as our boarders spend their first weekend together amassing points for their respective houses, our Grade 6, 7, and 8 students spend their...

New Reading for the New Year

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If you made a New Year's resolution to read more in 2011, you're in luck! The SMUS library recently acquired three Kindles (for eBooks)...

SMUS Carries the Torch for 2010

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by Peter Gardiner, Associate Director of Advancement As a few of you may be aware, tonight is the beginning of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver...

Grade 5 Students Take the Lead

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by Kathleen Cook On Friday, October 16th the Grade 5 students participated in a special leadership Assembly. Ms. Richards and I spoke about Leadership at...

Greek Days and Museum Nights

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Ms. Kathleen Cook and Ms. Pam Yorath were pleased to see thier classrooms taken over by a throng of Greek gods and goddesses this...

Middle School Film Crew Gets Rolling

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As part of preparations for the launch of King of Elfland’s Daughter, a small group of Middle School students are training to become a...

Book Sale Funds Used to Buy Books

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This Wednesday was the first day of the second annual book sale, a fundraiser run by the Library Council. After over a month of...

Chinese Culture Week Returns

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by Erin Anderson, editor Last week was Chinese culture week, the latest in a series of weeks put on by the International Council. One of...

Grade 7/8 Students Bring Music to SMUS

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The first of several strings concerts took place this week, with the Grade 7/8 Strings class performing for parents, faculty, family members and...

Writing 12 Puts Poetry in Motion

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A major project for Writing 12 students in the second term has been mixing imagery, voice and sound to animate their poetry. The class...
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Cecelia Ravine Park

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Friends of Cecelia Ravine Park - On the first Saturday of the month volunteers are needed to help remove invasive species, replant native plants...

Senior and Junior Students Bond With Books

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by Kelly Twa, Grade 12 Mondays are typically the worst day of the week: you’re tired after a busy weekend, you still haven't finished all...

Grade 1 Students Go To Jail

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by Amalia, Grade 1 student When the Grade 1 class went to the Saanich Police and Fire Station, we saw Taz the police dog, we...

Fernwood Child Care

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Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group operates three child care programs at the Fernwood Community Centre: infant, toddler, and 3-5 years old. If you are interested...

Athletics Review: October 28, 2007

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

Middle School Band Concert was an Instrumental Success

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Middle School band students proved hard work pays off during their evening performance in Monday's Winter Wonder Band Concert. The show opened with the Honour...
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Out of My League?

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by Priya Mulgaonkar, Grade 11 student and editor of The Ivy Upon stepping into the gym, the crowd of eager parents and students was rippling...

Grade 11 Students Sacrifice Hair of All Kinds

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Our Grade 11 students kicked off the Cops for Cancer festivities early yesterday, as they held their own head shave to raise money for...

Junior School Delivers Music and Magic

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flute Glittering costumes, beautiful singing and comical banter were all part of the Junior School’s latest masterpiece, The Magic Flute. Directed by music teacher Mr....

Head of School Looks Forward to a Long Future at SMUS

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SMUS Board of Governors Chair David Angus is pleased to announce that the Board has finalized a new multi-year contract with Head of School...

Library Tech Buddies

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The Greater Victoria Public Library is looking for volunteers for their Tech Buddies program.Use your skills with computers and other new technologies to connect...
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Vancouver Island Baby Fair – Face Painting

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The Vancouver Island Baby Fair is taking place on Sept 24th and 25th at Pearkes Arena and they are looking for volunteers to paint...

Joining the Chinese Language Proficiency Competition

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by Mue I, Grade 11 boarder from Japan Because I had previously won 1st place and the best speaker award in the East Japan Area,...

Mayhem Hits Middle School

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Lyrical madness hit the Middle School last Thursday when the Mayhem Poets, a trio of New York writers and performers, shared their poetry with...

Middle School Students Put on a Show

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Anyone who passes through the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre in the next few weeks will be able to see the art work of about...

Environment Club Covers Composting

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Last week, the Junior School Environment Club had a special guest from the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre. In the first term of the...

Boarders Soar and Score

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

Cops for Cancer Tour Through SMUS

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On Thursday morning, 800 SMUS students and 100 SMUS staff lined the driveway to the Richmond campus, anticipating the arrival of 26 riders from...

Athletics Review: Preview of Rugby Tour and Provincial Basketball Recap

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Junior and Senior Rugby by Darin Steinkey Our Junior and Senior boys rugby squads take off for Argentina and Uruguay this Friday. In the video above,...

American Boarders Say Thanks

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This Thursday, our American boarders celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional dinner prepared by the Brown Hall kitchen staff. Surrounded by an American flag and...

Tuck Cart Sales

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Glenwarren Lodge (a long term care facility) is looking for volunteers to take the tuck cart around to the residents' rooms to sell a...

APU Garden Party – May 31st

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Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU)  is a school for girls in Malawi, Africa, dedicated to helping young women achieve self-sufficiency through education. The mission of...

Students Return Triumphant From Thailand

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

Grade 6 Author Included in Anthology

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Grade 6 student Simon Hassel was recently chosen to be included in The Dragon's Tale, an anthology of student writing produced by the Poetry...

Students Explore the Outdoors

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Each year, our students have opportunities to go out into the great outdoors, with activities from scuba-diving to skiing. The annual outdoor education trips offer...

Middle School Students Treasure Museum Visit

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by Jim De Goede, Middle School teacher Seventy excited SMUS Grade 7 students and 18 teachers and parents arrived at the Royal BC Museum to...

SMUS Students Take to the Ballet Stage

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

Studio Art Students Study Blackwood's Colours

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The Advanced Placement Studio Art class took a tour of Canadian artist David Blackwood’s latest exhibit at the Winchester Galleries. Students examined the use...

War Child Teaches Students

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Lori Johnston from War Child Canada visited the school this week to speak about how wars around the world impact the lives of children...

Teachers Awarded for Use of GIS

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Last week, two of our teachers received the Award of Excellence from ESRI Canada, in recognition of their work integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS)...

Middle School Art on Display

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See slideshow Last weekend, 35 Middle School students had their art on display at the annual Independent School Association (ISA) Art Show. The two-day event...

Students Debate Their Way to the Top

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On February 16, the debate teams competed in the Vancouver Island Regional Debate Tournament with high hopes of qualifying for the 2008 Law Foundation...

Large Ensembles Scores High

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Senior School students showed off their musical talents in the Large Ensembles concert at the University of Victoria on Wednesday evening. The show opened symphony-style...

Hinton Chair Settles Into SMUS

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Every year, the Hinton Chair position allows SMUS to bring in an excellent teacher for one year, creating an opportunity for new ideas, collaboration,...

Share Your Love of Books and Reading

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Beacon Community Services is looking for volunteers to come in and read to residents who have poor vision and live in assisted living. This...

Steve Nash Returns

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It was an exciting morning on the SMUS campus, as Steve Nash '92 stopped by to talk to some of his former teachers, answer...

Elfland Takes Shape at SMUS

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In March, the Middle School will be putting on its new magical musical, The King of Elfland’s Daughter. The play, adapted by teacher Mr....

Concert Spotlights our Six String Nation

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by Erin Anderson, editor Though our amazing music students and staff never stop delivering astounding concerts, this week’s Spotlight on Canada Concert truly defied expectations....

Malawian Visitor Shares a Story of a School

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This week, Memory Mdyetseni, Director of APU Secondary School for Girls in Malawi, spoke to students about the challenges girls face in pursuing education...

Student Ambassadors Show Off SMUS

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Every year, potential new students and their families come to see what SMUS is all about. Our student ambassadors spend their spare periods giving...

Student Theatre Delivers Compact Comedy

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by Alexandria Butterfield and Jacob Boness, Grade 11 students For the annual spring comedy this year, the SMUS Student Theatre Society took a new approach...

Middle School Ready for Recitations

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After last week’s spectacular performances from the Senior School, the Grade 7 and 8 students presented their own memorized works in their Communication Skills...

Athletics Review: September 28, 2008

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SMUS Rowing Crew This past Saturday saw the SMUS Rowing team begin their short 2008 competitive season at the annual high school Crabfest Regatta. Newcomers to...

The Sounds of Middle School

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See slideshow There was something for everyone at last night’s Middle School concert at the University of Victoria. Every student in the school took part....

Tech Assistant

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The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society needs you! If you have basic theatre and/or experience with event production and basic technical skills they could use...

Spirited Week at SMUS

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by Wonjin Kim, Head Boy It’s not at many high schools in Canada that a student has the chance to witness a friend debut his...

Middle School Closing Ceremonies & Games

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The Middle School celebrated the end of another excellent year on Friday with their closing ceremonies. Director of the Middle School Xavier Abrioux gave his...

Athletics Review: January 27, 2008

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Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team played one game this week at Edward Milne. Katrina MacIntosh with 12pts, and Kelsey Harbord with 6...

Athletics Review: March 8, 2009

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SMUS Teams Compete at Provincial Championships The Senior girls basketball team travelled to Kamloops this past week for the AA Provincial Championships. They had an...
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SMUS Rugby Service

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Rugby Service SMUS Rugby has teamed up with Gainline Africa to help raise money for the organization. In the video clip, Sam, Chris and Mark...

Middle School Students Show Their Colours

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Each year, the Middle School stages a big welcome for its new students, both those coming from the Junior School campus and those who...

Grade 5 Students Examine the Legislature Building

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by Gordon Chan, Grade 5 teacher One of the highlights of the Grade 5 social studies programme is the annual trip to the Legislative Assembly....

Valedictorian 2009: Melissa Bosworth

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by Melissa Bosworth '09 Good morning, Mr. Snowden, members of the board, faculty, family and fellow students. Today, we graduate and I have been given...
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SMUS in the News: Governor General’s Literary Awards announced

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October 11, 2011 National Post Kenneth Oppel '85 Nominees for Governor General’s Literary Awards announced

SMUS Brings Home the Boot

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by Eliot Anderson The much anticipated “Boot Game” kicked off under clear but cold skies last Tuesday evening. As the season-opening match between cross-town rivals...
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Saanich Neighbourhood Place – Playroom Assistant

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A volunteer is needed at the Saanich Neighbourhood Place which is located at Pearkes Arena. They need someone to assist the program facilitator with...

National University 7s Rugby Championship

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Rugby Canada is still looking for volunteers! Rugby Canada will be hosting the 4th annual National University 7s Rugby Championship! Sevens rugby is a heart pounding,...

Students Journey to See Salmon

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Students from all three schools visited Goldstream Park last week to witness the salmon run, a natural phenomenon in which an estimated 40,000 salmon...

Middle School Ties Up House Games

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This Thursday, the annual Middle School Colours Day brought all of our Grade 6, 7 and 8 students to the SMUS field, where they...

Tournament Volunteers Score Big

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In all the excitement of tournament play, it’s easy to forget all the behind-the-scenes work involved to make an event like the recent Victoria...
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BINGO!

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Help residents of Glenwarren Lodge play bingo; interact with members of another generation and facilitate their entertainment. This opportunity is long-term, 90 minutes every...

Service Thrives at SMUS

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Since September, our students and staff have been involved in a variety of fundraising efforts for people in need. Our Grade 7 students are...

AP Environmental Science Turns 10

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of the addition of AP Environmental Science to our school’s extensive Advanced Placement programme. The course was brought...

The Yale Alley Cats Kick Off 2010

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by Erin Anderson, editor Just as the school year got rolling again, Josh Evans ’08 returned to his old school to perform with the a...

Chris Darimont '92 Talks Animal Evolution

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by Erin Anderson, editor Chris Darimont '92, an alumnus of SMUS and an award-winning conservation biologist, returned to SMUS to talk about his latest research...
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James Bay Community Market

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Love summer markets? Wanna be outside? Do you enjoy the community market feeling? Then the JBCM would love to have you join them! The James...

Christmas Assembly a Joyous Affair

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by Tom Zheng, Grade 12 There are only two events at this school that usually involve crowd participation: Mr. Butterfield’s choir class and the annual...
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READ Society Summer Camps

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The READ Society is looking for volunteer program assistants to help at their week-long summer learning camps in August. Volunteers will work with small groups...

Bienvenue!

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Last week two students from College Sainte-Anne in Laval, Quebec arrived on campus to begin a one-month exchange as part of the International Student...

SMUS Recognized by War Child Canada

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SMUS received a certificate from War Child Canada this week, for being one of the top fundraising schools for the organization. By selling t-shirts,...

Leading Examples at SMUS

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As the grad class of 2008 heads off to bright futures, this year’s Prefect Council passes the torch to the next generation of SMUS...

Rowing Its Own Reward

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Last weekend, our rowing coach Susanne Walker Curry was named the Female Coach of the Year by Rowing Canada Aviron, the national governing body...

Junior School Athletes on Track

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This week, 65 Junior School students participated in the VISSAA Track Meet at the UVic Stadium. Every year the Victoria Independent Schools Sports Association...

Junior School Swings with Strings

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Junior School has had a very musical month. The Grade 5 and Grade 4 Strings ensembles played their first concerts of the year, and...

Student Work Debuts in Gallery

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See slideshow Last night, several of our students saw their work go on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. The opening was the...

Festival of Trees – Set Up

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Help deck the halls of The Bay Centre to raise much-needed funds for BC Children’s Hospital! Last year over 2,600 children from Vancouver Island were treated...

Staff Summers Part II: Kayaking around Vancouver Island

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

Cops for Cancer Rock SMUS

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The Tour de Rock returned to SMUS yesterday, and students showed their support for the riders by shaving their heads, waxing their legs and...

Youth Leaders In Training 2015 – Summer Camp

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  Are you 14-18 yrs old and looking for an exciting job? Set yourself up for success and get your foot in the door by taking...

Juno Winners to Perform at SMUS

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It was confirmed this week that Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, the lead singer of Our Lady Peace, will be performing in the St....

Athletics Review: October 7, 2007

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Senior Boys A Soccer Playing two back-to-back matches on their home pitch, the Senior Boys A team performed with confidence in defence and on the...
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Canadian Universities Meet SMUS Students

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by Greg Marchand, Head of University Counselling This Monday, over 400 students and parents came together in the Senior School gym to meet representatives from...

Spirit Week!

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This week Senior School students took some time out from their books to enjoy some soapy slides, disgusting compost races, game shows and outdoor...

SMUS Celebrates Lunar New Year

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Just as the Year of the Ox began this Monday, SMUS kicked off its first Chinese culture week. The International Council arranged for several...

Gala is a Spectacular Fundraiser

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by Nicolette Varma The Free the Children Gala went off without a hitch as over 280 people attended to support the repair of the devastation...

Athletics Review: October 27, 2008

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Field Hockey The last week of field hockey began with a challenge match against GNS, to decide which team would be the number 2...
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Christmas Volunteering Food Bank Support Worker

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St Vincent de Paul is looking for volunteers to assist in organizing donations at their food bank. Shifts are available Monday to Friday between the hours of...

West Side Story Rumbles

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The SMUS production of West Side Story debuted this week at the McPherson Playhouse and our students astounded audiences with their mastery of complex...

SMUS Vocalists Soar in Opera

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A current and former SMUS student took to the stage this week for the Pacific Opera’s production of Thaïs. Grade 11 student Andy Erasmus...

Junior School Students Lead Conferences

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by Kathleen Cook See slideshow Each class in the Junior School has organized student led conferences during the final part of the second term. This gives...

Athletics Review: November 18, 2007

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Swimming Three SMUS swimmers qualified for the Swimming Provincial Championships, which were held at Sannich Commonwealth Place last weekend. Jeremy Bagshaw made the finals...

Virtue for February – Kindness

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From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the Month for February 2015:  Kindness Kindness.  A little can go a long, long way.  We live...

Athletics Review: February 15, 2009

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Senior Badminton Team wins Island Championship SMUS hosted the Island Championships last Thursday. Our Senior badminton team went in as the #1 seed, since they’ve...

Athletics Review: November 12, 2008

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Senior Girls Volleyball Last week was the Lower Island Championships and the Vic Lindal Cup tournament for the Senior girls volleyball team. Going in...

Registration Services Assistant

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The YMCA/YWCA in Victoria is looking for a Registration Services Assistant(s) who will utilize their skills and knowledge by assisting with administrative and customer...

Happy Chinese New Year!

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It’s the year of rat! The Chinese New Year was celebrated this week by the International Council, who hosted a dinner for the boarding...

Parents' Auxiliary Christmas Evening Celebration a Festive Success

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Last Saturday, over 300 SMUS community members, including faculty and students from all three schools, came together for an evening of dinner, dancing and...

SMUS Keeps Up the Beat

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See slideshow The Richmond Road campus was dotted with hot pink t-shirts today, as hundreds of students supported Keep the Beat, an annual event in...

Alumnus Gives Back to SMUS and to the World

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Alumnus Dariusz Dziewanski ’97 visited SMUS last week to speak to Senior School students about international development. Dariusz earned his bachelor of commerce degree...

Athletics Review: April 5, 2009

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Blue Jags Kickoff Season at the Best of the Best The Senior girls soccer season kicked off with a tournament at GW Graham Secondary in...

Junior Students Rewarded for Reading

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This week at the Junior School, the students who participated in the summer reading program were recognized in a special assembly. Thirty-eight children reached...

Tour de Rock Rolls Into SMUS

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Every October, we look forward to the arrival of the Tour de Rock and Cops for Cancer. We do major fundraising on campus before...

Grade 12 Student Amazes A-Channel News

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Grade 12 student Nicole Cook has been named the Save-On-Foods A-Channel Amazing Kid of the Week. Nicole was awarded $1,000 for her accomplishments in...

Grade 5 Students Ready for Royal Theatre

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In just under two weeks, our Junior School will debut its production of the Rossini opera The Barber of Seville at the Royal Theatre....

SMUS Debaters Dominate Tournament

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

Très Bien to our Grade 4 French Students

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Last week, the two Grade 4 classes performed Les Trois Petits Cochons (the Three Little Pigs), an evening presentation that showcased the students’ verbal...

SMUS Alumni and Friends Go for the Green

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The SMUS community raised another $10,000 for the Endowment fund this week by bringing out their golf clubs and their wallets. Thursday afternoon was...

Monstrous Praise for Junior Cast

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See slideshow This Friday evening will be the last performance of the Grade 5 production There’s a Monster in my Closet. Fortunately, earlier this week...

SMUS Comes Together for the Holidays

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Last week was our annual all-school assembly, where students from kindergarten to Grade 12 celebrate the season together, with songs and skits. Some of...

Students Give Hugs

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See slideshow Last week, seven SMUS students spread a little love by giving away hugs to anyone who wanted one. The group of volunteers were...

New Students Bring Much to SMUS

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Each year, our school seems to get even more diverse and 2008-2009 will be no different. Our 206 new students have come to us...
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Universities of the World Come to SMUS

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For the past few weeks, SMUS has had even more going on during lunchtime than usual, as universities from around the world are paying...

Athletics Review: September 7, 2008

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The 2008-2009 school year kicked off last Wednesday with Term 1 sport tryouts. Student participation rates look good in many sports, in particular, Grade...

House Games Heat Up

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Both boarding and day students have been enjoying competing to win points for their houses. While boarders have spent their weekends playing sports such...
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Library Teen Council

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Have your voice heard! Teens looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity are invited to join the GVPL Teen Council.  Work on special library projects, meet...
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SMUS Celebrates Chinese New Year

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A Short History of Chinese New Year From a speech delivered by Grade 12 boarder Thompson Wong in Chapel Also known as the Spring festival, Chinese...

SMUS Gets Into Investment

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

Athletics Review: December 9, 2007

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Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls opened the 2007-2008 season on a winning note last week when they triumphed over St. Margaret’s on Tuesday and...

SMUS Service Day Serves Orphanage in India

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The last SMUS Service Day in June raised around $1200 for the Mother Teresa Orphanage in Bangalore, India, which Middle School student Trenton Schulz-Franco...

Senior Choral Concert

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choir On Monday, the Christ Church Cathedral was filled with harmonious voices during the Senior Choir Concert. Gifted string musicians paired with brilliant singing made...

Students Host Gala Event

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This Sunday, SMUS students, parents and guests are invited to attend the Free the Children Gala, a student-run fundraising event featuring SMUS musicians. The...

Archivist

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The Mustard Seed Food Bank is currently in need of a volunteer to sort through, organize, and catalog years of collected articles, historical files,...

SMUS Drops Everything to Read

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by Kelsey Bjola, Grade 11 Many students, once they reach high school, have absolutely no time to do what they please. Between English essays, science...

Q and A with the New Head Prefects

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As the school year winds down, our Head Boy and Girl also end their reign at SMUS. Recently, it was announced that Johnny Humphries...

Athletics Review: October 20, 2008

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SMUS Cross Country The Senior Cross-Country Team was at Beaver Lake last Wednesday in the Lower Islands. This meet was the first time we...

Students Win at Science Fair

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Grade 11 student Janine Hsu recently took part in the 48th Annual Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair and took home more than one prize...

Senior Girls Serve Up Great Volleyball

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by Brittney Martin Grade 12 student Brittney Martin recounts the girls' experience of success. Last week, the Senior Girls volleyball team claimed the title of Lower...

The Many Faces of Elfland

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When The King of Elfland’s Daughter takes the stage next week, parents may have a hard time picking out their sons and daughters from...

Red Cedar Readers Visit Their Favourite Authors

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Last weekend, Junior School readers hit the road to Nanaimo to help celebrate the Island’s annual Children’s Book Fest. After reading and voting on...

Junior School Musicians Shine in Victoria Festival

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by Mary Smith, music teacher The city of Victoria is enriched annually in the early spring by the presence of the Greater Victoria Performing Arts...
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Paw Print Artists

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The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health needs several teams of three volunteers each to refresh the paw prints on the sidewalks between buildings at...

Costumes Transform Elfland Performers

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The King of Elfland’s Daughter features many magical creatures and most don’t look much like human children. In order to transform the Grade 6-8...

Grade 5 Students Go Greek

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Our Grade 5 students wrapped up their study of Greek mythology this week by celebrating the ancient culture with presentations, games and feasts. Students...

Grade 5 Students Shed Light on History

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by Laura Williams, Grade 5 The Grade 5 students used tin cans, nails, and hammers to make lanterns. This activity took place in language arts...
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Grade 10 and 11 Students – CAIS Conference

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Hey Grade 10s and 11s, Yes, I know that you hear about conferences all the time, but this one is different. It's put together for...

The King of Elfland's Daughter Debuts

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Middle School students delighted their audience with a magical tale as The King of Elfland’s Daughter debuted on Thursday night. The musical production showed...

SMUS Alumni and Rowers Launch New Boats

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by Lori Adam, Director of the Annual Fund This past Sunday, in between races at the 2nd regatta at Elk Lake, our SMUS rowers were...
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Pt. Ellice Invasive Species Removal

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Pt. Ellice House needs help with invasive species removal and restoration work. A work party date is set for Sunday, March 17th from 10:00...

Athletics Review: September 30, 2007

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Cross Country Middle School The Cross Country team took on the challenges of Beaver Lake. Jeremy Chan and Leanne Farmer both finished in the top ten...

Athletics Review: November 17, 2008

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Senior Girls Volleyball Team Island Championships began for the Senior girls volleyball team on Friday afternoon with round-robin play against St. Andrews, Shawnigan Lake and...

World Partnership Walk

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SMUS was well represented on Sunday when the World Partnership Walk kicked off in Beacon Hill Park with close to 200 SMUS students, family...

Junior School Kick-Starts a Sports Club

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Sports at Junior School have been going swimmingly thanks to Sports Club – an after-school program dedicated to improving athletic skills. Once a week,...

Planting the 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...
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Swan Lake Restoration Events

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Beginning mid January 2013 the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is having weekly volunteer events, allowing volunteers and students to become involved in...

Service Learning and Peace Jam in Minneapolis

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Last month, five of our service leaders, Riordan Forsyth, Anna Fretz, April Hall, Nikki van der Wal and Nicole Cook, took part in the...

New Videos on SMUSTube

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by Erin Anderson, editor Since 2010 kicked off, much has happened at SMUS and a few big events were captured on video. SMUSTube, our video...

Kindergarten Class Dives into Ocean Studies

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The youngest SMUS class has spent the first official month of winter under the sea, learning about its aquatic inhabitants through a wide range...

Junior School Students Debut Opera

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by Erin Anderson, editor Our Grade 5 students took to the Royal Theatre stage for two performances of The Barber of Seville, a Rossini opera...

Grade 4 Students Write to Peers from Uganda

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by Karen Dicks, a retired SMUS teacher Students in Grade 4 recently made contact with Grade 4 students at Kibaare School (pronounced Chibaray) in southwestern...

Students Fast for Famine Awareness

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Dedicated Senior School students gathered their pledges and said goodbye to Brown Hall food for a solid 30 hours last Friday. Over 80 students...

Grade 2 Students Make Peace With Dinosaur

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Rainbow, the SMUSosaurus, joined Grade 2 students this week to help them learn about conflict resolution. The students are working on becoming the peacemakers...

Making Hunger Personal

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by Dorothee Stieber, Grade 12 The annual SMUS 30 Hour Famine took place from Thursday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 4th. Under the passionate leadership...

Athletics Review: January 11, 2009

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SMUS Rugby Players in Provincial Club Final Just before the holiday break, Victoria’s Castaway-Wanderers U-19 rugby squad played in the provincial club final against the...

Restorative Justice Victoria – Fundraising and Planning

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Restorative Justice Victoria (RJV) is looking for people to join its new fundraising event planning committee. Their hope is to have one big fundraiser per...

SMUS Keeps Up the Beat

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by Oliver Brooks, Grade 12 student On Friday May 28th, SMUS had its 9th annual Keep the Beat music marathon and fundraiser for the non-profit...

Athletics Review: October 13, 2008

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Senior Girls Volleyball The Senior girls had league night at Claremont Secondary School, starting with a match against Oak Bay School. Our team handily...

Athletics Review: October 5, 2008

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Senior Girls Volleyball Last Tuesday night, Esquimalt hosted SMUS for the first round of Senior Girls Volleyball league play. Our first game was against...

SMUS Team Prevails at Mock Trials

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Last month, the debate team took home the Mock Trials Cup after an intense weekend competition with eleven other schools from around BC. The...

Performance Poets Swing by SMUS

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Montreal poets Carolyn Souaid and Endre Farkas came to SMUS last week to share their work with our Writing 12 students. The campus café,...

Day Students Join the House System

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For boarding students who live in residence, House Games are an integral part of the SMUS boarding experience. Each of the six boarding houses...

Student's Work Debuts in CACGV Show

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by Erin Anderson Recently, it was announced Grade 11 student Holly Trew will be one of seven Victoria student artists featured in the Community Arts...

Harvard Model Congress Takes a Political Turn

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When fourteen SMUS students travelled to Bangkok in August to participate in the third annual Harvard Model Congress, they found themselves in the midst...
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Students Take On Responsibility of Global Conference

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by Paris Lowe, Grade 11 boarder Just this past Friday, I had the opportunity of putting on a global responsibility conference for youth in southern...

Students Serve Up Service Downtown

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by Kathryn Leigh Parsons, Grade 12 student Over the past few weeks, St. Michaels University School students have been taking part in a fantastic volunteer...

SMUS Haunted by Halloween

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All three schools celebrated Halloween today with food and festivities. As usual, there were many elaborate and creative costumes on students of all ages...

Student Artists Make a Splash in Tofino

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AP Studio Art students embarked on a trip to Tofino last weekend for a two-day retreat that allowed them to explore rainforest life through...

Awards Galore: Poetry and Public Speaking

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Congratulations goes to some of our Senior School students who have won prestigious provincial, national and international awards over the last few weeks. The Petra...

Artistic Expressions

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Senior School students were all about expressing their artistic talents this week. Last Sunday, the Grade 12 Writing class held a poetry reading at...

Free Leadership Development Opportunities

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Here are two fantastic Leadership Opportunities being offered by Sannich: SUMMIT SUMMIT is Saanich's leadership group that meets every Monday from October through to May at Gordon Head...

Music and Math Come Together

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Before Spring Break, SMUS welcomed mathematics historian Glen Van Brummelen, who spoke to students about the interplay of music and mathematics. As part of...

Small Ensembles Put on a Powerful Show

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This Wednesday, our musicians took to the Victoria Conservatory stage for the annual Small Ensembles concert, one of the highlights of the school year...

SMUS Runs in the Royal Victoria Marathon

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

Olympic Updates from Whistler/Vancouver

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by Larry Borgerson, staff One of our transportation staff, Larry Borgerson, has been working for the past few weeks as a driver in Whistler for...

Athletics Review: April 12, 2009

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Strong Showing for SMUS up at the Track The track and field team has been training hard up at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. Last week, the...

WordPress Support

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LifeCycles is turning 20 and they are updating their website as a birthday present to themselves! They are looking for a Wordpress Wizard to help...

Earth Week Grows at SMUS

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Senior and Middle School students have been taking action on issues of sustainability in honour of Earth Week. Each day of the week was...
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Hartland Landfill Open House Needs Volunteers!

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The CRD needs your help to make this year’s Hartland Open House a huge success! This year Hartland Happening takes place Sunday, June 24, and they are looking...

Cross-Campus Strings Concert

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Monday evening’s Cross-Campus Strings Concert was another showcase of SMUS’ talented music students. The event was held at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium...

SuperKids Camp!

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The Extreme Outreach Society is having their annual camp from June 29th to July 3rd this year. They are committed to ensuring that every child...

Athletics Review: SMUS Rowing Team Wins on a National Level

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Last week, four senior athletes represented SMUS at the CSSRA Rowing Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario. The team performed exceptionally well, placing 18th out...

Health and Wellness Tip of the Week: Smoking

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Though smoking among youth across Canada is largely considered to be dropping, there are still an alarming number of junior and high school students...

SMUS Poets Recognized Nationally

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This year, three poets from the Middle School were recognised in a nation-wide poetry contest. SMUS ranked second out of 500 schools that participated...

Athletics Review: June 1, 2009

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An incredible week for SMUS rowing! Seven SMUS athletes entered seven events at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA) Championship Regatta in St. Catharines...

Surf's Up!

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During the recent Mid-term break, Ms. Judy Tobacco accompanied five Grade 12 students on a surf trip to Tofino, located on Vancouver Island’s west...

Athletics Review: October 11, 2011

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Senior Boys Soccer The boys had a challenging game on Tuesday against a very determined St. Andrew's team. Joe Erlic scored two minutes in with...

Wiseman Shares Wisdom With Students

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Our first Scholar in Residence visited the school this week to speak to Middle and Senior students as well as parents. New York Times...

First Scholar in Residence Visits SMUS

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Last week, the school was visited by entrepreneur and former Olympian Jason Dorland, the first speaker selected by the Academic Council for the Scholar...

Leading Students Outdoors

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During next weekend’s mid-term break, students in the Outdoor Leadership programme will embark on a trip to Manning Park, where they will endure tough...

SMUS Gets Dramatic

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

SMUS Rugby Scores a Special Guest

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by Johnny Humpries SMUS Senior Rugby was fortunate to have another national coach pay a visit to the school last Thursday. Following last year’s...

Christmas Carols Ring out at SMUS

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From last Friday’s carol service to the primary concert at the Junior School, SMUS has been getting into the spirit with a lot of...

Junior School Students Dive In

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by Nicky Newsome, teacher This Monday, swim club members from Grades 3-5 went to the Commonwealth Pool for the ISEA Swim Meet. Independent schools from...

Grade 4 Students Reflect on Canada's Identity

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by the Grade 4J class Jowi Taylor and Paul O'Brien's Six String Nation presentation inspired our Grade 4 students to think about a guitar in...

Students Experience the Pig War

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by Chrystine Beaumont, Grade 10 student On Thursday, June 3rd, we Grade 10 students gathered out on the fields to witness a historic reenactment of...

Junior School All Souped Up

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The Junior School marked the 100th day of school last week by collecting canned food for the Mustard Seed food bank. Every class had...

Holiday Activities for All

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Just because classes are ending next Friday, that doesn’t mean that things will be slow at SMUS in December. Students from ages five to...

Jazz Served up with a Side of Ice Cream

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jazz On Tuesday, students, family and staff enjoyed a candle-lit evening of Jazz in the SMUS gym, with talented swing musicians from the Middle and...

Videographer

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The Young Parents Support Network (YPSN) is looking to put together a few videos: one that tells the story of YPSN (it's their 20th anniversary!)...

Students Return from Dominican Republic

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by Samantha Green and Giuliana Bianco Over the winter break, eight students travelled to the Dominican Republic, taking part in the annual service trip to...
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2012 Victoria Film Festival Volunteer

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The mission of the Festival is to expose youth and adults to a broad range of cultural, artistic and philosophical ideas and lifestyles through...

SMUS Family Helps Other Students through the Annual Fund

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Each week, the Bruynzeel-Simpson family goes horseback riding at a local farm. It’s something parents Peter and Kristi learned to do recently, after daughter...

Grade 5 Students Take the Lead at Junior School

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

Junior Students Walk for the World

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by Diana Nason, Junior School librarian SMUS and the World Partnership Walk hosted the Global Village Lunch at the Junior School on Thursday, May 13th....
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Victoria Public Library Reading Buddies

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If you like working with children, are a fluent English or French speaker, enjoy reading, and want to help emerging readers, the GVPL needs...

Grade 3 Class Explores Space

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by the Grade 3 class Last week, we learned about our solar system with a trip to Victoria's observatory, where people use a giant telescope...
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Barn Dance!

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Every year the Junior School has a Barn Dance. This year it is on Saturday October 13th, right here on the Senior School Campus....

SMUS Shows We Care with Hair

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Faculty, students and parents will be keeping their heads cool during the coming winter, as many shed their locks for cancer this week. The...

SMUS Summer Reads

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As summer vacation begins, both staff and students find themselves with more time to indulge in leisure activities, especially reading books that aren’t required...

SMUS Students Get Empowered

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by Caitlin Farquharson Early Friday morning, a group of eight Senior School students, along with Mr. Lilly and Mrs. Davel left for Vancouver to attend...

I Heart SMUS!

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Roses are red, violets are blue, and it’s Valentine’s Day at SMUS! On Thursday students at all three schools participated in various festive activities...

Grade 7 Students Bring History to Life

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by Jim DeGoede, Grade 7 teacher On Tuesday, May 12, several SMUS Grade 7 students stayed behind after school to convert room 305 into a...

Athletics Review: March 15, 2009

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Grade 9 Girls Basketball On Tuesday, the Grade 9 girls basketball team faced PCS in the Victoria City final. After a tightly contested regular season...

Keeping the Water Flowing

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More than 100 Senior School students participated in Walk for Water, a fundraiser for the Adopt a Village campaign, which benefits the victims of...

Grade 2 Students Bake Up Some Holiday Cheer

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by Grade 2 students Seung Choi, Jenna Sedgewick and Angelina Shandro Over the past few weeks, the Grade 2 class has been baking gingerbread. We...

Island Sexual Health Youth Committee – Grades 11 and 12

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                              One of our house parents, Michele Martin, works with Island Sexual Health and brought this opportunity forward. It is suitable for students in grades...

Middle School Students Compete en Français

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For the first time, Middle School students participated in the Canadian Parents for French (CPF) annual French-language public-speaking contest. Thirty-eight students competed on March...

Athletics Review: February 3, 2008

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Senior Girls Basketball The Senior Girls basketball team played in the Spotswood Memorial Tournament held at Belmont. The girls lost their first game against Spectrum...

Grade 5 Students Get a Preview of Middle School Life

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On Tuesday, Grade 5 students left their Junior School classes to spend an afternoon at the Middle School in order to get a taste...

Junior School Fast on Its Feet

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Since September, our Junior School students have covered a lot of ground. Last week, it was the Terry Fox run and this week the...

Athletics Review: October 21, 2007

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

Athletics Review: January 25, 2009

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SMUS Defeats Lambrick Park in Spirit Night Showdown The Senior boys basketball team had just one game to play, but it was a big one....

Play Soccer and Volunteer at the Same Time!

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Soccer Marathon of Dreams: a 12-hour soccer event for dreams of a world without hunger or homelessness Join them for 12 hours on Saturday, October...

Learning about BC's First Peoples

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The Grade 4 classes have been studying Native culture in British Columbia as part of their Social Studies curriculum. As part of their learning,...

Passion for Tango – Food Vending

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Passion for Tango will be vending empanadas at the Canada Day Festival July 1-3. They need help serving delicious Argentinean empanadas, dulce de leche cake...

Face Painting!

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Are you creative and willing to turn children into butterflies and tigers? The Vancouver Island Baby Fair is looking for volunteers to paint faces!...

Third World Meals for Junior School Children

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On Sunday, May 25, the SMUS community will participate in the 24th Annual World Partnership Walk. The Junior School, which has raised more money...

After Juliet Wraps Up

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Our student theatre society has another successful production under their belt, as this year’s run of After Juliet has been met with much acclaim....

Middle School Students Master Math Challange

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by Jo Lunn, Middle School mathematics teacher Some of our keenest Grade 7 and 8 math students recently took part in the regional Math Challengers...

Our Service-minded Students Online

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Annie Pike, Nuraiyah Kassam, and Gita Keshava at GM Place Over 30 of our students attended the We Day festivities in Vancouver, a Free the...

Canucks Autism Network – Soccer Assistant

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Volunteers in the "I CAN Play Soccer" program help staff deliver individualized and adapted sports instruction to kids and teens with autism, providing them...

An Evening of Poetry, Music, Art and Drama

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by Kate Loomer, Grade 11 At the most recent Student Theatre Society production, Eric Protzer invited us into the world of an aging man reflecting...

Athletics Review: February 17, 2008

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Senior Badminton Last Thursday, SMUS hosted the Senior Badminton Island Championships. Going into the tournament, the SMUS Blue Jags had the #1 seed, so the...

Scholar in Residence Barbara Hager Inspires Students

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Students interested in drama, film, writing, history and political science were all engaged with the Scholar in Residence at SMUS this week. Writer and...

Students Band Together for Cross-Campus Concert

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by Erin Anderson, editor Just as their strings counterparts took to the stage a few weeks ago, our Middle School and Senior School band students...

Senior School Closing Ceremonies

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The Senior School Closing Ceremonies provided a memorable conclusion to this year’s outstanding academic successes. After a word from Head of School Bob Snowden,...

An Early Look Through The Ivy

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Next month, the first issue of the school paper, The Ivy, will hit the campus. In anticipation of its arrival, the SMUS Review brings...

Athletics Review: December 1, 2008

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Senior Boys Basketball The Senior boys basketball team kicked off their season with the Vancouver Island Classic Tournament this past weekend. The 16-team tournament...

Ceremonial End to the School Year

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Last week, every SMUS student was honoured during the annual Closing Ceremonies, which are held by the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. The Junior School...

SMUS Remembers

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The Senior School campus held a moment of silence this morning at 11:00 in honour of Remembrance Day. Though the school was unable to...

Athletics Review: November 4, 2007

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Senior Boys Soccer The team finished their season with a hard fought contest to bring home the Colonist Shield. The boys succeeded, playing some great...

Grade 11 Boarders Learn About Leadership

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by Ninnart Siripun, Grade 11 boarder “It’s a waste of time and energy to try and change others. Better to change yourself and become someone...

Grade 5 Classes Explore Underground

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The two Grade 5 classes have both been learning about the history of slavery in North America through a study of the novel Underground...

Parents' Auxiliary Celebrates with Boarders

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by Brenda Moore, Grade 12 boarder The much-anticipated Parents’ Auxiliary Christmas Evening Celebration commenced at half-past six on Saturday, December 6th in the school chapel....

Middle School Competes in its First-Ever Wrestling Match

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For the first time at SMUS, students have had an opportunity to participate in wrestling. Mr. Bruce Kuklinski, Middle School Physical Education teacher, introduced...

Ron Broda Draws Children into the Art of Illustration

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Junior School students received a hands-on lesson in drawing and illustrating from one of the top five illustrators in Canada this week. Ron Broda,...

Exchange Students Return Home

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Last month, two groups of exchange students, one from Quebec and one from Australia, returned home after a month-long exchange at our school. Four...
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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...

Athletics Review: November 11, 2007

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Senior Girls Volleyball In what was a momentous day of SMUS Athletics, the Senior Girls Volleyball team found themselves in the city final against...

Athletics Review: February 22, 2009

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Two Island Titles for SMUS Basketball The Senior girls basketball team headed into the Island Championships after finishing first in the Victoria AA league. In...

Latin Fiesta Honours Linda Sipos, Raises Funds for Orphanage

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This Wednesday evening, the Junior School was alive with vibrant Latin music, salsa dancing and games. The event, billed as the Latin Fiesta, gathered...

Athletics Review: April 20, 2008

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Senior Boys Rugby The Senior boys rugby teams faced the highly-skilled Canberra Grammar School from Australia. The 2nd XV faced an uphill battle right from...

A Summer Cycling against Cancer

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by Kaylynn Purdy, Grade 12 student One day, after going out for a ride, I had the inspiration to use cycling, the thing that I...

Grade 4 and 5 Students Make Strings Sing

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The most recent assemblies at Junior School have been more musical than usual, as both the Grades 4 and 5 strings ensembles have treated...
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Gift Shop and Craft Station

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The Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary needs volunteers to sell items from the gift shop/craft station at annual Native Plant Sale April 20th and 21st....

AP Japanese Students Take a Trip

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by April Hall, Grade 12 Last week, the AP Japanese 12 class took a field trip to Vancouver. We all rolled out of bed in...

Tree Planting – October 23

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Now that the fall rains are here, it is time to plant more native trees and shrubs at the Point Ellice Shoreline Restoration Site...

ALS Flower Day

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The annual ALS Flower Day campaign is coming up. Once again it is time to try and do a small part in helping those with...

MS Walk Volunteer Coordinator

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The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk 2014 is taking place at Willows Beach Park on Sunday, April 13th. They need volunteers to set-up and supervise...

AP Art Students Explore Vancouver

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by Kelsey Bjola, Grade 11 On Friday, November 27th, the AP Studio Art class, as well as some Grade 11 art students, made the voyage...

An Update on Debate

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by Eric Protzer, Grade 11 Upon being asked what the fiercest, most antagonistic form of high school competition is, the average student will expound the...
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Canada Day Celebrations – Volunteers Needed

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The "Victoria Celebrates Canada Day" festival takes place downtown each year on July 1st. They are looking for volunteers to help out with coordination,...

Health and Wellness Tip of the Week: Cliques and Bullying

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

Grade 4 Poets Present Work

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See slideshow This week, Grade 4 students took over local coffee house the Black Stilt and shared poems with their siblings, parents, grandparents and teachers....

SMUS Students Experience Exchanges

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by Erin Anderson, editor Every year, SMUS students have the opportunity to experience education in other provinces and countries, including Australia, Japan and India. Students...

Grade 4 Students Give

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Our Grade 4 students have been preparing for Spring Break for weeks, assembling supplies to send along with a few of our Senior School...

Middle School Students Lead Senior School Chapel

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by Claire Williams, Grade 8 student The most powerful rule: the Golden Rule. The most powerful way to get that message across: your peers. The...

Earth Week

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This week, the E-team celebrated Earth Week and encouraged students to participate in eco-friendly activities to help SMUS and the Earth stay green. Mr....

Musical Guests Play for Junior Students

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by Grade 5 students Madison Liew and Elise Marchessault On Friday, November 27th the Senior School Swing Band cam to the Junior School to perform...

Junior School Students Learn about Fire Safety

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The Oak Bay Fire Department visited the Junior School on Wednesday afternoon to educate the Grades 3 and 4 students about fire safety and...

Athletics Review: May 3, 2009

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Senior Boys Rugby It was a busy and demanding week for both Senior rugby squads. On April 28, the 1st and 2nd XV players travelled...

Students Bring Change to Haiti

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by Lincoln Welsh, Grade 12 On January 16, 2010, a group of 15 SMUSdents and friends from other schools banded together in response to the...

Grade 4 Students Search for Treasure

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Our Grade 4 students visited the Senior School last week to spend their morning geocaching with the Grade 9 Geography students, using Global Positioning...

Bring Your Own Pyjamas

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Last week, boarding students hosted an afternoon pyjama party in residence for the Grade 2 students as a way to build cross-grade and cross-campus...

Concerto Concert Shows Off Soloists

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See slideshow Our musicians delivered another excellent concert this week. The Concerto Concert, which comes once every two years, includes extremely challenging classical pieces from...

Pursuing Excellence through CESI Accreditation

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This week, St. Michaels University School hosted an assessment team from the Canadian Educational Standards Institute (CESI). First accredited by CESI in 2000, SMUS...

Grade 7/8 Strings Shine in Schaffter Hall

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by Athena Kerins, Grade 7 On Wednesday, parents of strings students crowded into Schaffter Hall to hear us play. We had not played in that...

Service Council Goes Local

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Last week, students involved in service went out into Victoria to connect with local organizations in need of some assistance. Working with Our Place...

Free the Children Gala Returns to SMUS

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by Caitlin Farquharson, Grade 12 Over the past five months, a group of over 60 students from Grades 9-12 have been planning every detail of...

P.A.R.T.Y Wisely

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More than 80 Grade 10 students visited Victoria General Hospital this week to participate in the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program...
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Board Games Volunteer

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The Gorge Road Hospital is looking for volunteers to play board games (such as backgammon, scrabble etc.) with the residents in the common area. This...

Junior School Readers Help a Dragon

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Since November, Junior School students have been reading more than ever before. A visiting dragon named Sam has been looking for some new scales,...

Making Reading Magical

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Last week, Kindergarten teacher Ms. Margaret Lincoln made reading more than just fun for her students – she made it magical. Celebrating their success in...

SMUS Student Bikes with Courage for Cancer

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

Choral Concert

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Parents, staff, faculty and students gathered at Christ Church Cathedral Wednesday evening for the Cross-Campus Choral Concert. Students in Grades 4 through 12 performed...

Victoria Public Library – Reading Buddies

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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker, and want to help emerging readers, the Greater Victoria Public Library...

French Teacher AIMs for Success

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Last week, Middle School French teacher Ms. Karen Oraas went to Winnipeg to teach an Accelerated Integrated Method (AIM) workshop, a program designed for...

Middle School Artwork on Display

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May has been a big month for Middle School artwork, as our students have been featured in the Independent Schools Association Art Exhibition, had...

SMUS Students Winning Singers

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At this year’s Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival, SMUS student Benji Schaan took home first place in the Intermediate Musical Theatre category and was...

SEA+L Student Leadership Conference

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

Canucks Autism Network – Swim Assistant

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Volunteers in the "I CAN Swim" program help staff deliver individualized and adapted swimming instruction to kids and teens with autism, providing them with...
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Photographers for Global Responsibility Conference

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On January 18th, 2013 SMUS is hosting the Global Responsibility Young Leaders’ Conference. They need photographers to document the day. As it is a school...

Peter Johnston Speaks to the Omar Khadr Group

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by Grade 9 student Julia Milden, Grade 11 student Olivia Krusel, and Grade 12 student Kaeleigh Fletcher Last Friday, April 16th, was an incredible and...

Students Give Back

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by Roslyn Van Der Wal One of the Service Department's goals this year is to provide all students with meaningful volunteer opportunities, allowing them to...

Forward Equestrian and Wellness Centre

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Forward Equestrian & Wellness Centre (www.forwardequestrian.ca) is looking for volunteers for a variety of duties. They provide equestrian activities and evidence based equine assisted therapy...

Debate Goes to Extremes

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Tuesday, our highest-ranked debate teams in the Junior and Senior divisions competed in extreme debating, battling each other in an impromptu parliamentary debate in...

Field Hockey Team Manoeuvres Through the Bridgman Cup

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

Korean Week Blends Old and New

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by Won Yup Song, Grade 12 boarder I had to go buy 40 pounds of rice. Do you know why? Last Sunday, 25 Korean kids were...

West Side Story Hits the Stage

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Our Senior School musical opens next week and after much hard work, the young actors, stage crew and faculty are all excited to show...

Nikki Chooi In Concert at SMUS

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by Sydney, Grade 8 strings student This past Tuesday my friends and I had the pleasure of hearing an amazing performance by Nikki Chooi and...

Santa’s Pancake Breakfast!

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Saturday, December 7th , 9:00 am-12:00 noon Santa is coming to the Burnside Gorge Community Centre! Participants will enjoy live entertainment, a pancake breakfast and...
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Help Still Needed -Christmas Gift-Wrapping

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Help the Mustard Seed raise funds with their  annual holiday gift wrapping service at Mayfair Mall! Volunteers wrap Christmas gifts and make them sparkle. The mall...

First Notes from Strings Ensemble

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The Grade 7/8 Strings Ensemble held its first concert this week, performing for a packed hall of parents, staff, the Grade 6 Strings class...

Imaginative Author Casts a Spell on Junior School

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Visiting author Margriet Ruurs delighted Junior School students this week, teaching them all about how books are made and reading from a few of...
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Victoria Teen Expo

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Looking for a great Volunteer opportunity? If you are energetic, enthusiastic and want to be part of an AMAZING event in Victoria, BC for...

Earn Credit, Study Abroad

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Imagine studying Shakespeare in the Bard’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon or learning about classical art amidst the ruins of Rome or Athens. SMUS is offering...

Virtue for January – Purposefulness

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From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School - Virtue of the Month for January 2015:  Purposefulness When we utter the wish “Happy New Year!” are we...

Pride Alliance at SMUS

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This year SMUS saw the beginning of its first Pride Alliance initiative: a student-led group for providing education to promote awareness and acceptance of...

CAIS Student Leadership Conference '09

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by Scott Dallen, Grade 11 This past week, myself and a group of four other Grade 11 SMUS students (Kirsten Macleod, Caitlin Lastiwka-Farquharson, Lisa Evans,...

1st Annual Capital City Jazz Festival

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The 1st Annual Capital City Jazz Festival was in full swing in the SMUS gymnasium this Wednesday, featuring 153 talented young musicians from seven...

Grade 1 Students Have a Sleepy Morning

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Grade 1 students wore their pyjamas to school one day this week and spent the morning reading books, playing games, drinking hot chocolate and...
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MADD Victoria

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Join a great group to promote the prevention of impaired driving and provide support to victims. Mothers Against Drunk Driving will meet the afternoon on...
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Violet Richardson Award

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Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in your community or school? Do you see challenges instead of...
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Service Day

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JDRF by Nick Loughton, Grade 10 student I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 13 years; since I was two years old. As a...

Spanish Class Celebrates Day of the Dead

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Teresa Calderon’s Grade 9 Spanish class put together a special luncheon to honour the Latin American holiday Day of the Dead. Last Friday, the...

Operation Trackshoes

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Operation Trackshoes is a sports festival for the citizens of B.C. who have a developmental disability and is being held at the University of...

Middle School Delivers Christmas Hampers

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by Lindy Van Alstine, teacher The Christmas season raises awareness of less fortunate individuals and families in our community. We have a special tradition at...

Spring Band Concert

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This Wednesday, Middle School and Senior School band students showed off their talents at the much-anticipated cross-campus Spring Band Concert. The Brass Ensembles opened the...

Athletics Kick-Off

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SMUS students were sweating this week as our athletic season began. With practices and tryouts, the gyms and fields were filled with students enjoying...
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Reading Buddies – Nellie McClung Library

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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker, and want to help emerging readers, the Greater Victoria Public Library needs you! Reading Buddies volunteers...

SMUS Celebrates Its International Culture

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Our campus has been infused with culture as the International Council held its first two culture weeks of the year. Over the next few...

Middle School Shows Awareness

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Our Middle School has been busy these last two weeks, spreading the word about two important issues: diabetes and bullying. Last week, SMUS was...

SMUS Gets Ready for Spring

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Spring Fair is returning to the school this year, after a long absence. The huge community celebration, which also acts as an important fundraiser,...
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Hot Dog Tuesday

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The outing formerly known as Hot Dog Wednesday has a new name (and happens on a new day of the week)!  It will now...

Middle School Triumphs

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by Nancy Mollenhauer The final day of the winter term proved to be one of most exciting the Middle School has seen for some time,...

Film Appreciation Society Gets Rolling

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by Will Jevne, Grade 12 The Film Appreciation Society was formed more or less on a whim. Oliver Brooks, Zac Benloulou and I had been...

What are you doing on Sunday?

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The annual Free The Children Gala will be in the SMUS Double Gym from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm on Sunday Jan 26, 2014. Highlights...

Spooky Day at SMUS

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Halloween is always a big deal at SMUS, with students and staff donning some truly fabulous costumes each year. This year, the Middle School...

CAIS Conference Begins

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For the first time, SMUS is hosting the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Student Leadership Conference. This year the annual conference will focus...

Athletics Review: November 25, 2007

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Junior Boys Rugby The Junior Boys Rugby team capped off a fine season at the Vancouver Island Tournament held at Shawnigan Lake School. All...

Grade 8 Poets Voice Their Work

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On Monday, students and parents gathered on campus for a poetry reading, as Grade 8 students shared some of their favourite pieces of original...

Rowers Paddle for Gold

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Before the Beijing Olympics even began, two SMUS students flew to the US to compete for a few medals of their own and both...

Athletics Review: March 1, 2009

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SMUS Crew Starts Spring Rowing Season Strong This weekend SMUS rowers raced for the first time as a Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) club representing St....

Victoria Chalk Festival

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Welcome to Canada’s largest street painting festival! This family friendly, free-to-attend arts celebration presents some of the world’s top international chalk artists as well...
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Kudos!

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Words of thanks from the community! Dear Mr. Snowden,   I am Lead Steward of a portion of Mt. Tolmie Park for the Pulling Together program, an...

First Scholar in Residence Visits SMUS

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This week SMUS had the honour of welcoming Tony Quainton ’42-’44, a Distinguished Diplomat in Residence at American University in Washington, DC. Mr. Quainton...

Students Reach for the Top

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by Leo Marchand, Grade 12 student What could be better than a chance to test your knowledge of everything from physics to pop culture in...

Spring Break Stories: French Culture Trip

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by Sarah Fellows, Grade 7 This Spring Break, 31 Middle School students and three teachers got the opportunity to travel to Montreal, Quebec City and...

Braefoot Summer Camps – Junior Leader

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The Braefoot Community Association is offering a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic, fun-loving and positive role models through their Junior Leader program. This is where...

Spring Fair Blooms at SMUS

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This weekend, the semi-annual Spring Fair returned, bringing much family fun to our campus, including an international food fair, live entertainment, carnival games and...

Volunteer Club

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The Volunteer Club meets each Thursday at 12:40 pm in Crothall room 123. The purpose of this club is to go on group volunteer opportunities in...

Art and Drawing Buddy

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A local student (age 12) is looking for an Art Buddy to spend 30-45 minutes a week drawing and working on art projects with...

Royal BC Museum

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The Royal BC Museum is looking for volunteers for two different positions. 1. The Lobby Host position helps out when larger groups visit. Some of...

2ne Ups Find Their Beat

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by Mina Phaisaltantiwongs, Grade 12 St. Michaels University School has quite a wide selection when it comes to extracurricular activities. It has everything from...
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BINGO!

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Come out and support the residents of Glengarry Hospital by making conversation and helping to mark their bingo cards. Some residents have...

BC Student Shines in Provincials

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by Erin Anderson Last week, we spoke to SMUS vocalist and provincial champion Benji Schaan and this week, Grade 10 student Olivia Krusel, who also...

Model Students

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More than 40 students will walk the runway at the annual Grad Fashion Show tonight. This year, the much-anticipated show promises to be showcase...

The Many Faces of Recitations

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by Liam Maclure, Grade 10 Video of recitations by Leo Marchand, Mary Lapp, Kelly Twa and Tom Zheng. My heart is pounding. I have to remind...

Junior Boys Soccer: Jags Ride the Storm

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There are lots of full resolution images from Sunday's final available for viewing and download in our photo gallery. Thanks to Jasper Johnston for...

Grade 8 Students Sell Muffins for Haiti

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by Jane Pirie and Stephanie Wong-Harrison, Grade 8 Since last year, when we were in Grade 7, we have been having a muffin sale in...

Boarders Aren't Bored With Intramurals

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

Soccer Girls Take Flight

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Our U15 girls soccer team recently travelled to Winnipeg for a sixteen-team tournament. Over three days, the girls played eight games and lost three....

Junior Students Give Rugby a Try

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Just as the 1st and 2nd XV take to the field at Senior School, our Grade 4 and 5 boys and girls are also...

Recitations Returns

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This week, Senior School students performed poems, monologues, novel excerpts and other pieces for our annual Recitations evening. Twenty-seven students chose to partake in...

A First-Hand Look at Waste Water Treatment

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Last week, the Advanced Placement Environmental Science class visited the Saanich Peninsula Waste Water Treatment Plant, to gain first-hand experience of the processes involved...

SMUS Presents Theatre for Social Change

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Last week, the SMUS Student Theatre Society presented the Laramie Project. Not typically performed by high school students, this emotionally gripping play earned rave...

Atheltics Review: January 18, 2009

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Junior Girls Capture First Tournament Title In league play Monday, the SMUS Junior girls basketball team battled relentlessly on the defensive side. However, their shots...

Student Artists Enter New Extremes

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For the past few weeks, 12 of our artistically inclined students have been spending their Wednesday afternoons working with Yoko Takashima, an artist who...

Q & A with DJ Legit

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Grade 11 student Tom Zheng has certainly made an impression at SMUS in his first year here, as he has DJed at many events,...

Parents' Auxiliary Cooking Up Plans for Christmas Dinner

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

Computer Helper (PC)

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Are you pretty proficient with PCs? Do you have the time to help a member of our community get more comfortable with her computer?...

Boarders Get into the Games

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by a Grade 10 boarder This past weekend was Trivia Night in the boarding community. For this event, the houses were teamed up together...

SMUS Students Speak Out With Silence

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This Wednesday, many of our students went the whole day without saying a word. Classrooms, hallways and boarding houses were noticeably quieter, as over...

SMUS Remembers

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This week, the two campuses each held a Remembrance Day service in honour of the many people across the world, past and present, affected...
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Student Leadership Starts Up!

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

Stocking Stuffers Needed!

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With the Holidays at our doorsteps and jack frost nipping at our toes, you may be wondering what to do to help this Christmas...

Spring Break Stories: London Theatre Trip

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by Tyler Beames, Grade 11 After 16 hours of travelling, our group of 16 students lead by Mr. David Gauthier, Mrs. Jen Fletcher and Rev....

Grade 6 Students Devote a Day to Teamwork

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

Junior Students Collect Coats for Kids

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by Grade 5 students Mattia Sanati, Alana Hawes, Jill Taylor and Sophie Jones We volunteered to be part of the Coats for Kids drive. Since...

Senior Art Goes on Display

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See slideshow This Thursday was Art Day, an annual event that allows our student artists to show their peers what they’ve been working on. The...

Junior School Explores Soil and History

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

A Good Night for Theatre

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Next week, the SMUS Student Theatre Society will launch its third production. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is a comedic play from Canadian playwright...

Care Home – Hair Salon Help!

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The Central Care Home is looking for volunteers to assists residents to and from the in-house salon. This volunteer position will interact with the...

Miss Saigon: A Review

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by Terence Young, Head of the English Department The reputation of St. Michaels University School as a vibrant and vital place to learn does not...

Alumni Weekend 2009

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See slideshow This weekend was Alumni Weekend, and many former students returned to the school to see old friends, watch a few sporting events and...

Knit a Neckwarmer!

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The Greater Victoria Library has a fun way to gain volunteer hours and give back to the community -- and learn to knit too!...

Athletics Review: April 6, 2008

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Junior Girls Soccer The Junior Girls A Soccer team got off to a quick start this season defeating Oak Bay (2-1) and Reynolds (1-0) respectively....

Athletics Review: February 24, 2008

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Senior Badminton A small group of girls went over to Maple Ridge on Saturday for the Girls ISA Badminton Tournament. This tournament boasts the oldest...

Celebrating Four Stellar Careers

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This week, the Board of Governors honoured four extraordinary members of our community for their service and dedication to the school. David Fisher, Cliff...

Student Helps Launch Philanthropy Report

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by Scott Dallen I was asked to speak on October 6, 2009 at the Victoria Foundations Vital Signs launch as a member of the Youth...

Free the Children Group Visits Junior School

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by Madison Hadfield, Grade 10 When you were in Kindergarten, did you have any idea what clubs and councils you would join in nine years?...
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Christmas Elf – VIHA Hospitals

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VIHA (Vancouver Island Health Authority) is looking for volunteers for the holiday season. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, they need volunteers to come in...

Philosophers' Café Perks Up SMUS

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With the holiday season upon us, the many clubs and councils on campus are put on hold until the new year, including the Philosophers’...

Grade 11 Students Get a Look inside Politics

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Grade 11 students, who have a major unit on the Canadian political system, recently gained valuable insight into the world of politics when teacher...

KidSport – Fun Run on Marathon Day

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KidSport needs volunteer to help with the fun run that they put on as part of the Victoria Marathon.  They need people on Race Day (Sunday, October...

Fresh Faculty

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September always brings a crop of new students, eager to learn, but it also brings many new teachers, house parents and support staff. Here...

Kenyan Crafts Support New Business Venture

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by Peter Harrison, Grade 10 student As part of our Business Education 10 class, my group is selling goods to help support Kenyan youths in...
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‘Hike for Hospice’ Helper

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This opportunity is for everyone that cares to have fun! Join the Victoria Hospice on May 6th for the 1st annual Hike for Hospice. Volunteers are needed...

Students Get Good Notes at BandFest

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The Grade 7 and 8 Concert Bands performed at BandFest 2008 at the University of Victoria last week. BandFest is an educationally oriented, non-competitive...

This Sunday – Marathon Marshals Needed

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This Sunday, May 15th, is the Oak Bay Half Marathon. They are in need of course marshals from 7:00 am until 10:00 am. Please contact...
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Music Festival Volunteers for FolkWest

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FolkWest is looking for individuals with volunteer experience to organize and run crews for the FolkWest Festival being held on August 19 - 21,...

Music Brings its Own Awards

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

Spring Break Stories: Galapagos Islands

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by Lyn Li Che, Grade 12 Heads bowed and necks white with sunblock, the group of intrepid explorers trudged up the beach diligently, their feet...

High Praises for Festival Singers

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The Pacific Baroque Festival presents "Vivaldi's Venice" this weekend at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Christ Church Cathedral, where SMUS will be represented...

My Run for the 2010 Olympics

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by Alicia Pawluk, Grade 12 rower Last Friday, I had the incredible fortune to partake in a most historic event. October 30, 2009 was certainly...
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James Bay – Gardening

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The James Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to help keep their grounds looking spiffy at their location in James Bay. They need help...

New President of Parents' Auxiliary Plans for a Spectacular Year

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The SMUS Parents’ Auxiliary has a new president. Cathy Dixon will be continuing the work that former president Marie Wizinsky started and creating even...

Grade 4 Students Sew Up Their Aboriginal Unit

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by the Grade 4 classes On Wednesday, April 14, Ms. Leslie McGary from the Native Friendship Centre came to teach us how to make potlatch...

Grads Show Off Their Fashion Sense

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See slideshow Last night, the school gymnasium was transformed into a runway, as the graduating class of 2009 held the annual SMUS Grad Fashion Show....

MS Walk – May 3rd

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The annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk is coming up on Sunday May 3rd, 2015. We need volunteers from about 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers...
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Get on your Soapbox!

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The 6th Annual Canary Derby is looking for volunteers on Saturday, June 18th to help make the day a success! The soap box...

SMUS Gets Spirited

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This week was Spirit Week, a chance for day and boarding students to show off their house pride. Throughout the week, our school councils...

Junior Students Jump for Health

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by Matt and Ben, Grade 5 "Jump rope for heart was an event where two classes would go into the gym and skip rope for...

James Bay Market Volunteers

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The James Bay Market is looking for volunteers for their Saturday Summer Market. Market Info: Hand out brochures and maps to Victoria tourists and newcomers...

Grade 1 Students Go Batty

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In the spirit of the season, Alison Galloway’s Grade 1 class has been spending a lot of their time studying bats. In preparation for...

Junior School Service Applauded

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This week, the SMUS Junior school was recognized for its many service initiatives at the annual Youth in Philanthropy awards. Grade 5 student Nick...

Athletics Review: May 11, 2008

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Tennis Placing third in the Lower Island Tournament, the Tennis team headed to Islands and was put in the Black Pool with Brentwood College and...

Student Reflections on Nash Visit: Part 1

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by Mark Jiang, e-team member and Grade 12 student "And no matter what... never lose that joy, that spark, that sports and life offer..." - Steve...

Students Buddy-up to Share their Love of Reading

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Grade 12 student Oliver Bild has a passion for promoting literacy, and as the head of the SMUS Library Council he was motivated to...

Tech Buddies at the Public Library

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Tech Buddies connects teenagers with adults who want to know more about new technologies.  Use your savvy and skills on computers, tablets, smartphones, eBook...

International Council Dedicates Day to Departing Australians

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

Students Celebrate the Dead

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by Marilu Vidaurri, Grade 12 boarder This Monday, a group of the Mexican students from SMUS, alongside some of the Spanish department students and staff,...

Debate Team Watches World Champions

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Five of our finest debaters visited Washington, DC recently to see the World Schools Debating Championships, explore the city and visit some SMUS alumni....

Island Farms Christmas Parade

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Island Farms is looking for Volunteer Pacers keep the parade moving. They are positioned along the parade route, encouraging parade entrants to keep the...

Alumni and Friends Tee Off

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At our third annual Alumni and Friends Golf Invitational, a record number of staff, alumni and parents turned out for eighteen holes followed by...

Teachers Take Lessons

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Before students returned to campus this week, their teachers took some time to learn themselves, devoting a day to professional development. Global responsibility was...

Student Service Goes Global

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Last week, over 3,000 young people from all over the world gathered in Los Angeles for the Global Call to Action Conference. The conference...

E-team Cleans up Waste at Middle School

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

Middle School Christmas Service Reflections

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by Rev. Keven Fletcher One of the highlights of the Middle School Carol Service is the collection of reflections that the students offer on the...

Staff Summers

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Every year, our faculty and staff spend July/August away from SMUS, but that doesn't mean they are idle. International travel, outdoor sports, professional development...

Keeping the Beat

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

Athletics Review: January 13, 2008

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Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team continued their winning streak with a 69-10 win over St. Andrews. Shelby Boehm (20 pts), Samm Dark (13...

SMUS Staff Expands

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This September, SMUS is welcoming new teachers, counsellors, house parents and staff. Here are just a few of the new people joining our school...
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Painting Group Volunteer

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The Gorge Road Hospital is looking for volunteers to help residents in a painting group.  You do not need to be an experienced painter or...

SMUS Student Takes Chess Trophy

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Grade 7 student Jill Ding took first place at the Victoria Chess Championship earlier this month. By winning every match she played, Jill became...

Athletics Review: March 9, 2008

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Senior Badminton The Senior Badminton team returned home last weekend after finishing in eighth place at the BC High School Provincial Championships. The tournament featured...

Poetry Night Turns Into Tribute

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by Erin Anderson, editor Last night, the on-campus café The Daily Grind was packed with poets and poetry fans, as SMUS hosted yet another evening...

World-Class Rugby Practice

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The SMUS rugby teams received some world-class coaching last Friday when Graham Henry, the New Zealand All Blacks coach, paid a visit to the...
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Life is Art – Volunteering with Seniors

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Beacon Hill Villa is doing an amazing project at their seniors home. It is an intergenerational arts program aimed at collecting, sharing and reflecting...

The Ivy Grows

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Though the school paper, The Ivy, has been around since 2001, in recent years it had fallen into obscurity. This year, we aimed to...

Athletics Review: April 19, 2009

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Junior Girls Net First Soccer Victory The Junior girls had a tough exhibition match against the Claremont Spartans last Tuesday. The Jags were short a...

Read the Work of SMUS Ripple Effect Winners

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Last week, the SMUS Review reported our success at the Ripple Effect student writing competition. This week, we are showcasing some of the pieces...

Teamwork Triumphs Over Alligator at Junior School

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

SMUS Scholar in Residence: Linda Kavelin Popov

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by Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School Last Friday, the Junior School staff and students were fortunate to have an opportunity to meet SMUS...

Eclectic Group Performs Traditional Russian Dance

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by Anna Maeva, Grade 12 boarder from Russia One thing I certainly love about SMUS is that people here are always open to and interested...

House Olympics 2009

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House Olympics started off with the classic pre-game “surprise” water balloon fight, where we all attack the other house for a while, until we...

Valedictorian 2009: Gaurav Sekhon '09

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by Gaurav Sekhon '09 Hello Mr. Headmaster, members of the board, faculty, family, SMUdents, and people who do not fall into those 4 categories. When...

Scholar in Residence: Gwynne Dyer

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On Wednesday, SMUS welcomed Gwynne Dyer, a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs. Mr. Dyer presented an hour-long talk in the...
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Youth in Action Team Member

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Youth in Action is a youth-led initiative that brings about positive change for the people who live, learn, work or play in the Esquimalt...

Students Get a Taste for Business

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Students, staff and faculty have a new place to purchase tasty treats, thanks to the efforts of the Business Club who opened a coffee...

SMUS Meets Shakespeare

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by Eric Protzer, Grade 10 Monologues are strange but engrossing things to consider. For example, it is intriguing that a character can speak out...
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Chess in the Library- Program Coordinator

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This position entails volunteering every Wednesday for four weeks in May 2013 - starting on May 8th and ending on May 29th. Each session...
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Wrappers Wanted

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Hillside Mall is looking for people to volunteer at their gift-wrapping booth this holiday season. The proceeds go to support the Mustard Seed Food...

Ice Cream Day Keeps Students Cool

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A tradition carried on this week as all SMUS students received free ice cream, handed out by a band of alumni at the Junior,...

Students Warm Up to Arctic Stories

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Middle School students welcomed explorer Ian Sterling last week. Mr. Sterling, who visited the school because of our involvement with the Canadian Geographic Society,...

Large Ensembles Deliver Astounding Sounds

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The SMUS campus was bursting with music this Wednesday, as 300 student musicians and vocalists performed for an appreciative audience. The annual Large Ensembles...

Junior School Gets into the Spirit of Service

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Even the youngest members of SMUS have been bitten by the service bug. This month, the Grade 5 students prepared stockings for children in...

Read a Book Over Break

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Wondering what to do with your five-day break? The Middle School Book Club has put together a list of books you might want to...

Run for the Cure

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Come out on to U Vic on Sunday October 6th, as a volunteer for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure! Outgoing and energetic individuals...

Key Success for Pianist

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Grade 11 student Ben Kwok was recently selected to play piano with the Victoria Symphony for the Third Annual Young Musician’s Concerto Showcase. More...

Athletics Review: May 25, 2008

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Best of luck to our teams This is a very exciting week in Athletics, as many of our teams have made it to the pinnacle...

Alumni Come Home

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Last week, just as they do every year on the first weekend in May, hundreds of SMUS alumni came home. Particularly since the centennial...

Students Share their Remarkable Pasts

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Grade 9 students recently dug into their families' past to conduct historical research and three in particular were recognized for the results. The three...

Facing Challenges in Film

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by Christina Robillard, Grade 8 The Victoria Film Festival offered a new project this year, titled FilmCan. It was a competition to offer Middle and...

Spring Break Stories: Ghana Service Trip

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by Kaylynn Purdy, Grade 12 They say that once you go to Africa, you are changed forever. I completely agree. This spring break I had the...

Walk and Talk

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Smell the flowers, breathe the sea air, enjoy stimulating conversation, and  enjoy beautiful James Bay and area while you take a walk with a...

A Grand Success

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Grand Hotel, this year’s Senior School musical debuted on Tuesday evening at the McPherson Playhouse. Set in the 1920s, the era was roaring, and...

Athletics Review: February 10, 2008

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Rowing Over the past couple of months, a small group of rowers have trained hard in preparation for the National Rowing Regatta which will bw...

Athletics Review: January 20, 2008

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Senior Girls Basketball SMUS was host to the Senior Girls Police Tournament, which featured 16 of the top teams in the province. The girls had...

How 'Me' Becomes 'We'

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by Kelly Twa, Grade 12 student This year's Me To We Day hosted by Free the Children in Vancouver was an experience that exceeded expectations...

Junior School Celebrates the Season with Service

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Our youngest students are wrapping up 2008 with a series of concerts and service projects. This Wednesday, the kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2...

Students Spread Cheer Downtown

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by Erin Anderson, editor Some service-minded students spent last weekend brightening the days of anyone who was lucky enough to be strolling through Victoria's downtown...
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Playfair Park – Invasive Species Removal

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Come out and learn a bit more about one of the real gems in our neighbourhood: Playfair Park. Please join the Pulling Together team for...

Penguins and Dragons, Oh My!

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It has been a busy few weeks at Junior School as the students participated in numerous activities tying into their classroom curriculum. As part of...

School-wide Assembly Caps off Busy Term with a Spirited Finale

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With over 900 students, it’s rare to be able to get all of the SMUS population under one roof, but last Friday’s all-school assembly...

Used Uniform Shop Adopts Art

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Visitors to the Used Uniform Shop will be able to enjoy some student artwork as the shop unveils a new mural this week. Designed...

Health and Wellness Tip of the Week: Avoiding the Flu

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As the chill of winter sets in, so do a few other things. Even the relatively warm winter of Victoria can help viruses take...

Festival of Trees – Take-Down

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What goes up, must come down! Help BC Children’s Hospital Foundation un-decorate, and take-down the trees from the 2015 festival. Last year over 2,600 children...

SMUS Students Run for Terry Fox

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

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A few weeks ago, SMUS students auditioned and were interviewed for the Dogwood Scholarships, which arehanded out to students who excel in a variety...

Athletics Review: December 15, 2008

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Grade 9 Boys Basketball The Grade 9 boys basketball team enjoyed a successful week, winning its opening two league games.In the opener, the team blitzed...

Students Enjoy Some Drama

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Drama Night, which features both experienced and amateur performers, returned this week to much applause and more than a little laughter. Unlike past shows,...

Leaders Explore the Outdoors

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Each year, our students get to explore all the activities that Vancouver Island’s water and wilderness have to offer. The outdoor education trips are...

Junior School Sports Day

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Friday afternoon saw beautiful clear skies for the Junior School’s annual Sports Day. Every year, the Junior School field is dotted with young athletes and...

School Bells Sound Once More

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All three campuses came alive this week as students returned from their summer holidays or arrived for their first year at SMUS. Our students...

Keep the Beat 2008

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The weather couldn’t have been better for the annual Keep the Beat Music Marathon at SMUS last Friday. All levels of musical talent from...
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Class of 2008 Shines in U Accepts and Scholarships

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With scholarship notifications still coming in daily, the class of 2008 has already earned over $1.4 million, the third year in a row that...

Information Evenings Educate Parents on SMUS

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This week, Junior, Middle and Senior School each hosted an informative reception for prospective parents, students and families. The events are open to anyone,...

Christmas Parade North Pole Party!

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During and after the Island Farms Santa Light Parade there is a North Pole Party down at Capital Iron. Volunteers are needed to do...

War Child Musician Ends his Tour at SMUS

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Last Friday, SMUS students and staff saw Liam Titcomb give his last performance of his three-month national tour. Liam, who has released two full-lengths...

Brendan McLeod Mixes Music and Poetry

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Mr. Young's classroom was packed this Thursday afternoon, with students crowding in to see Brendan McLeod, a member of the Fugitives troupe that often...

Visiting Artist Colours SMUS

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AP Studio Art and Grade 10 Art students had the opportunity to work with acclaimed pastel artist Nancy Slaght this week, as the former...

Serpents Slither Over to Middle School

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Grade 6 students hosted some special guests last week, as two snakes from the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary came to visit the school. The...

Royal and McPherson Theatres Society

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From May 18-25, 2014 join in the 100 year celebration of Victoria's two civic theatres, the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse! There are two...

U15 Girls Share Their Soccer Experience

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by Grade 8 students Jenna Dhillon, Ali Murtland and Sam Colby After we arrived in Toronto for the U15 CAIS tournament, which consisted of 16...

Buddy Reading at the SMUS Library

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Buddy Reading with the Junior School will start again on Mondays from October 17th from 3:45 - 4:45 pm in the Senior Library. The...

Elizabeth May Talks Politics with the Grade 5 Classes

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by Elise, Hanna and Mattia The Grade 5 students of the Junior School were lucky enough to have the leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth...

SMUS Students Study the Open Sea

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This week, 33 SMUS students headed out onto the Pacific Ocean to take their marine science studies out of the classroom. The Grade 9...

Students Learn about Charitable Funding

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Through their research and powerful presentation skills, a group of Grade 10 students was awarded $5000 to donate to a local charity last week....

Grade 7 Student Commended in Essay Competition

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by Tessa Owens, Grade 7 Last year, in humanities class, my peers and I took part in the Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition. This sounded very...

Grade 2 Students Party at Senior School

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by Grade 2 students Ben Lupin, Julian Fitzgibbon, and Jonah Wilmott The Grade 2 class went on a pyjama party field trip to the Symons...

Middle School Student Runs Fundraiser

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Last week, Grade 8 student Richard Cunningham held a silent auction to raise money for the Victoria homeless shelter Our Place. Amazingly, Richard planned...

Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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Service Awards and Grade 5 Awards Assemblies The Junior School concluded another fun and memorable year with their Service Awards, Grade 5 Awards, and their...

Baba Brinkman Mixes Hip Hop with Literature

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English literature and creative writing students were thrilled by a visit from performance artist Baba Brinkman, who just finished touring his combination of rap...

Talent Takes Off at SMUS

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See slideshow Last week, students from Grades 6-8 showed what they could do at the Middle School Talent Show. Fresh from their Keep the Beat...

Korean Week Brings the Beats

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See slideshow Last week, the Senior School campus was infused with contemporary and traditional Korean culture, thanks to the International Council and our Korean students....

Grade 2 Students Experience Boarding

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Last week, the Grade 2 class went on a special trip to the Senior School to spend some time with the Barnacle/Winslow boarders. The...

Choirs Conclude Concert Season

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See slideshow The Senior School Choral Concert was the final event in a spectacular year of musical performances. The concert was a wonderful way to...

SMUS Students Cheer on Alumni in Rugby World Cup

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

School in Full Swing

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Last week, SMUS welcomed almost 200 new students, including 85 new boarders. Our returning boarders were on hand to help the new arrivals find...

This Saturday – Waterway Cleanup

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Gorge Waterway Cleanup - Saturday, September 17 Every year volunteers remove more than two tonnes of debris from the Gorge shoreline and waters during...

Monsters Come to Junior School

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See slideshow The Grade 5 students take to the stage next week in a production of There’s a Monster in My Closet, a musical comedy...

SMUS Stages Murder

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The latest production by our Student Theatre Society, Murder Can be Habit Forming, is a murder-mystery parody that shows a different side of the...
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Canadian Universities Visit SMUS

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Last week, hundreds of Senior School students and their parents spent an evening exploring their post-secondary options, as representatives from almost 40 Canadian universities...