Middle School in the SMUS Review

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A number of new stories about the Middle School were posted to the SMUS Review in the last two weeks: U15 Girls Share Their Soccer...

Schools Partner with the World

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On May 31, many SMUS families took part in the World Partnership Walk fundraiser. Both the Junior and Middle Schools are huge supporters of the...

Spring Fair ’09 Success

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Saturday was a fantastic day! Thank you to everyone who helped make Spring Fair 2009 such a incredible event. Excited children have been describing...

Spring Fair is Here

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We have a schedule and site map for the big day. You can pick up a copy tomorrow morning or you can see it...

Volunteers!

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With only two weeks to go, we are still in need of more volunteers for the big day. It's a busy time of year...

Drop-Off Days and Other News

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Our last two drop-off days for all kinds of donations will be Wednesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 29th between 7:30 and 8:30 am...

Auction Item Update

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Donations for our silent auction keep coming in. Here's some of what we have so far - let us know if you have something...

Deadline for pre-ordering your spring plants

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Now is the perfect time to pre-order your plants for May gardening projects. No fuss, no muss – plants, baskets, and flats are available...

Silent Auction Update

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The countdown is on…only 55 days until SMUS Spring Fair and your Silent Auction Committee needs your help! We are always looking for volunteers to...

The Journey to Kamloops on Foot

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Not only did the SMUS Senior basketball girls qualify for the Provincial Tournament in Kamloops this year, but we will also arrive with the...

Raffle Tickets for Sale

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For every $5 ticket, you are entered to win multiple prizes, including the top prize of one week in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico....

International Goods

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  LAST APPEAL FOR GOODS!   Once again, the school will be hosting the ever-popular Canadian and International Marketplace. Decorative and functional goods, which have been collected...

Used Goods

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  Used Goods       Drop-Off Days     For Spring Fair 2009     *We have added extra days for Used Goods Drop-Off*   This is an easy way to contribute to the success...

Silent Auction

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The SMUS Spring Fair 2009 Silent Auction is a wonderful way to help support this great event. We have already begun compiling a fabulous...

International Food Fair

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One of the most popular features of SMUS Spring Fair is the fabulous International Food Fair. Wonderful cuisine from over seven countries will delight...

Hand-Painted Furniture

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Hand-Painted Furniture Here is an easy way to contribute to the success of Spring Fair 2009! We need “cottagey/vintage” type furniture (tables, bedside tables, lamps,...

Garden Stall

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Pre Order form For delivery just before Spring Fair Click Here The garden stall for 2009 will be fresh and pretty!  We will be concentrating on perfect...

Children’s Corner

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Be sure to visit the children's corner offering such fun activities as: origami planting salad greens in tin cans the children will decorate/label with a potato stamped paper band potato stamps(but not limited to...

Booth Sponsorship

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Booth Sponsorship Program Booth Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help contribute to the success of Spring Fair 2009. Those who are unable to volunteer...
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Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening

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Today we have our annual, all-School Christmas Assembly. All 930 students, and all staff, both teaching and non-teaching, in the double gymnasium for this...
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And did those feet…

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Thus opens one of the more rousing hymns we sing in Chapel in the Senior School, a hymn that is often criticized for nationalistic...
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Despair and hope

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One attends conferences in the hope on the one hand that the speakers will be uplifting and inspiring, and on the other hand, in...
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Trees

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It always strikes me, wherever I go, how much trees contribute to the character and definition of a place. As you drive out of...

Ah, beautiful Victoria…

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It’s funny to hear people say, “Ugh, there’s nothing to do on Friday nights in Victoria.” I mean, I can understand because the first...
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We Remember

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This week, just a short note. It has been a week of preparing for two events, one in the Junior School and one on...
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Going Global

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As October comes to an end, so does the string of travels that I mentioned a few weeks ago. Soon I will be...
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Pumpkin Carving

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A tradition at our house is to invite all the boarding prefects in on the Sunday afternoon before Hallowe’en to carve pumpkins. Some of...

What I’m Doing Right Now in 400 words or Less

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I must confess: I live my life from holiday to holiday (or long weekend). So, obviously I’m super-excited about the holiday coming up this...
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War Child

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A future Head of our School from the Congo. Food for thought.   Our Service programme at the school has blossomed in the past few years....
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Grandfathers

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On Tuesday mornings I go to the Middle School. A couple of weeks ago, visiting a Grade 6 Art class, a girl over whose...

“We just broke a pole”

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As I stood in the spreading puddle that contained our tent, those five words were among the last that I wanted to hear. We...
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Text me

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Actually, don’t text me.   Well, all right, go ahead and text me if you like. But I didn’t use that headline because I am...
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American Friends

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Tonight we are holding our annual alumni reception in New York at the Harvard Club, thanks to the generosity of Douglas Freeman and Salim...
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In corpore sano…

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One of the iconic images of schools is a field full of teams playing, practicing, kicking balls, wielding field hockey sticks, running around, ponytails...
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A little gem

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From an article in The Economist, this quotation which you would think might come from one of our teachers, on how to be a...
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Travel

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I write this as I sit on a plane. You can’t travel from Victoria without ascending above a cloudscape burnished by the sun, and...
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Serendipity

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Yesterday we had an excellent turnout at the Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament at the Victoria Golf Club. Golfers included 124 alumni, parents, staff...
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On the water

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Every September my wife, Joan, and I host receptions in our house (formally known as Reynolds House around the school) for all the new...

PeaceJam

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We have only had 2 full weeks of school, and I’m already behind. I just got back from Los Angeles though, and it was...
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Sunshine and alligators

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While I am watching the fields outside my office erupt into activity because students have finished morning classes and are therefore cramming a lot...

Back to schooooooooool

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I know and I’m sorry. You’re tired of hearing it. Every year around late August-early September you start to hear people saying or perhaps you...
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All of us

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In my last entry, I observed that a blog gives a writer licence to ramble a bit – so here goes: residence construction, Nelly...
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A welcome place

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I was walking across the quad yesterday with another staff member. The wind was cool but the sun was shining, not quite as warm...

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