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Putting the “Service” in Christmas Carol Service

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

GALLERY: SMUS Community Comes Together for Christmas

Students and staff gathered together to celebrate Christmas, sing some carols, have some laughs and enjoy the holiday season
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Snow

The word “snow” has been whispered around campus in the last 24 hours, especially among our boarders. Our boarders come from 26 different countries, and...
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SMUS Community Gathers for Fun Christmas Celebration

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

Originally I was planning on buying our Christmas tree at one of the many cut-your-own places around Victoria. However I managed to find one...
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Primary Students Spread Christmas Cheer at Concert

In what is probably the most adorable show of the Christmas season, our Junior School played host this week to two performances of the...
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Music, Reflections Bring Christmas Carol Service to Life

Against the backdrop of the majestic Christ Church Cathedral, our annual Christmas Carol Service is a wonderful way for our school community to assemble and get into...
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‘Tis the Season for Service Learning at the Junior School

Student leaders at our Junior School are busy like elves, collecting money and items as part of a variety of fundraising drives to make...
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Primary Students Jingle All The Way Onstage

To cap off the holiday season, our Junior School hosted its annual Primary Christmas Concert this week, much to the delight of proud parents...
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The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear

Every family has Christmas traditions. For the SMUS family, our tradition is a very large gathering (everyone from Kindergarten to Grade 12 comes together)...
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Middle School Band Students Exude Christmas Cheer

A concert leading up to Christmas doesn't have to simply include traditional holiday music to make it a great show, and our Middle School band students...
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Carol Service Brings Reflections on the Holiday Season

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

For today, this phrase is theoretical, although we did have a dusting last Saturday. The words actually come from one of the carols sung...
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A Lesson in Baking, Math and Altruism

The sweet smell of fresh gingerbread cookie dough filled the hallways of our Senior School this week, as Grade 2 students rolled up their...

All We Want for Christmas is SMUS

It wouldn't be the holidays at SMUS without the annual all-school assembly. From chipmunks to kings, the traditional student-led skewering of the faculty, a...

Tiny Voices Perform Holiday Tunes

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

Find Meaning in the Season

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

Baking For A Brighter Holiday

By Nina Duffus, teacher Our Grade 2 students have continued their annual tradition of making and selling gingerbread. The 22 students have weighed, measured, rolled,...
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A Celebration for All Ages

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

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

The SMUS community filled the historic Christ Church Cathedral for its first all-school carol service. There were 300 performers, three schools and a packed...
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Season of Light

I have always thought of the coming season this way. Season of light: this is a phrase that for me sews together all the...
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A SMUS Holiday Montage!

December is full of holiday celebration at SMUS. From the delicious shortbread cookies baked in Brown Hall to the pile of snow brought in...
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SMUS Hands Out Christmas Hampers

Tis the season of giving and both the Middle and the Senior School embraced the holiday spirit by collecting toys and food for local...
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Carol Service Brings Holiday Spirit

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

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 performed at a special tea for the grandparents and other guests last week. It was a wonderful and...
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Myrrh

At our carol services Reverend Fletcher always makes the observation that while our School has the tradition of celebrating Christmas, we are very conscious,...
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Peace

The sound of students isn’t a gradual and controlled swell. It is an eruption. Once it erupts, it is constant, like one of those...

Junior School Celebrates The Season

The Junior School has been very busy this month with many holiday events. This week, they held their own carol service, complete with a...
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Middle School Carol Service

by Amita On December 2nd, the Middle School had its annual carol service. I sung in the Grade 8 choir. The two songs we sung...
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Gingerbread

Last night, my wife Joan spent a half hour sewing back together the stuffed gingerbread man that our son’s pug, Spencer, had just finished...

Middle School Adds to the Festival of Trees

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

This is the season of light. We have had two Carol Services, and today is our whole-School Christmas assembly. This week is also the...

Grade 2 Bakers Whip Up Some Gingerbread

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

Holiday Activities for All

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...

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