Tag: clubs and councils

Becky Anderson

Beyond the Classroom Walls

As we may recall from our own educational experiences, there is so much worthwhile learning that happens outside the traditional classroom: in the art...
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Buddy Reading Club Promotes Literacy and Friendships

Grade 2 students take the bus to the Richmond Road campus and spend time reading with their Senior School counterparts.
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New Middle School Club is a Great Place to be Crabby!

Grade 10 student Matias Totz writes about the newly founded Marine Science Club at the Middle School
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Meet SMUS’s 2017-18 Head Boy and Head Girl

Meet Sean Finamore and Aysha Emmerson, elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2017-18 school year at St. Michaels University School
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Sid Boegman ’16 Returns to SMUS to Talk Gender Identity

The SMUS Pride Alliance celebrated Pride Day this week with a variety of fun activities in the quad. The highlight was a talk and...
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Running Club Highlights Fun Fitness in Non-Competitive Environment

Even before the sun rises, a large group of Junior School students is spending three mornings a week getting a fun fitness session in before classes...
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Olympic Values, History Celebrated at the Junior School

Grade 5 students at the Junior School, under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Gary Barber, spent the last 10 weeks researching, studying and learning all things Olympic...
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Robotics Club Takes Home Lego Trophies After Competition

Remember the days when you would sit in class, anxious to get home so you could keep building your latest Lego creation? Well, now...
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Grade 3s Develop Fine Motor Skills in Quilting Club

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

THE JAG: The Pride Alliance

by Jacki Zhang and Jiawen Chan What does pride mean to you? To Pride Alliance members Sid and Molly, pride is more than a lunchtime...

Montreal Model UN Symposium Leaves a Lasting Impression

by Tayte Gossling, Grade 10 Last week, 16 SMUS students travelled to Ottawa and Montreal, under the supervision of Mr. Goodman and Ms. Knight, for the...
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We Day Inspires Students to Be Leaders, Difference-Makers

  Members of the Middle School Free the Children club returned to campus on Thursday ready to make change. The 27 Grade 8 students (plus a...
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New Head Girl and Head Boy Aim to Strengthen Cross-Campus Community

We may only be a couple of weeks into school, but some students – Sarah Jones and Jasper Johnston, in particular – have been thinking...
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Clubs and Councils are a Great Way to Get Involved

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

SMUS’s Club Hub: Middle School WEB Leaders

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

SMUS’s Club Hub: Prefect Assembly

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: 30 Hour Famine Club

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

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

SMUS’s Club Hub: Sustainability and Outdoor Council

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Reach for the Top

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Middle School Students Gain Worldly Views at Model UN

Do you know what the German government's stance on drone use is? What about Finland's? Or the Philippines'? If you're curious, just ask the...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Math Challengers

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

Model UN Competitions Are Fun and Rewarding Experiences

by Jonathan Mostovoy, Grade 12 Last weekend I attended the Canadian High School Model United Nations (CAHSMUN) in downtown Vancouver. Being a veteran at these types...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Buddy Reading Club

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Outdoor Leadership

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Admissions Ambassadors

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Junior School Students Go Crazy for Science!

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

SMUS Broadens Its Technological Scope

by Denise Lamarche, Director of Academics One hour is all it takes to introduce children of all ages to coding and get them excited about...

SMUS Students Recognized for Leadership in Philanthropy

On Tuesday, students from our Junior and Senior Schools were recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals during the National Philanthropy Day Awards ceremony at...
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Link Crew Leads the Way

Link Crew is a way that Senior students at SMUS can welcome new kids to the school as well as learn and practice their...
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Tech Club Engineers Some Fun

by Lucas Galloway, Grade 7 Before Spring Break, a group of 20 students from the Middle School Tech Club went with Mr. DeMerchant and Mr....
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Medals for Math Challengers

by Saje, Grade 8 Academics are a large part of what we focus on at SMUS, but there is more to learning than just classes....
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Student Council Spreads the Love

by Catie, Grade 8 Our Middle School has many leadership opportunities, one of them being Student Council. Student Council organizes dances, service days and spirit...

Junior School Gets Greener

by Diana Nason, librarian We introduced the recycling and composting program a few years ago and the students have been quite committed. Recycling is a...
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Eco-Warriors in Their Natural Habitat

by Terra, Grade 7 On October 29th, the Middle School Eco-Warriors went down to Uplands Park and worked on restoring the Garry Oak ecosystem there....

Leadership Via Horsemanship

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

Meet Your Head Boy and Girl

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

First Days

Both the Middle and Senior School run programs before school officially starts to welcome newcomers to the school. Grade 12 students run the...
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A Blind Date With A Book

by Eva Grant, Grade 10 The Book Club worked hard last week and the week before to prepare for our pilot project for Grade 9:...
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Model Students Replicate the UN

There's nothing unusual about SMUS students participating in a Model UN, but this week was the first time we involved some Middle School students...
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Let’s Get Mathematical: Q&A

The above question is a demonstration of number theory, a favourite of SMUS mathematician Andrew Kang. In honour of Pi Day, we have two...
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Let’s Get Mathematical: The Challengers

For many, math may not be an exciting subject, but SMUS seems to have more than its share of avid mathematicians. Math contests bring...
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Buddies With Books

Our reading buddies program brings Junior School kids to the Senior School throughout the year to share their favourite books with older SMUS students....

Not the Usual Daily Grind

by Natrine Cheuk, Grade 12 boarder and Business Club Executive The Daily Grind is a cafe ran entirely by the members of the Business Club....
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New Year, New Clubs

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

This week, students and faculty filled the Senior School quad for the Council Fair, showcasing some of the extracurricular options available to Senior School...
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Senior Students Strongest Link for Newcomers

Seeing a friendly face can really take the stress out of joining a new school. The Link Leader program aims to connect Senior School...
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Middle School Caught Up in WEB

by Anna C, Grade 6 On September 5th, all the Grade 6 students gathered in the single gym to prepare for a whole morning set...
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Athletics Review: Solid Service Game Powers Teams

Pictures by Kerry Chan May 23 Tennis by Jamie Prsala, tennis coach The SMUS tennis team had an eventful past couple of weeks. After defeating GNS and Esquimalt...
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SMUS Shows LGBT Pride

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

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

The SMUS Justice Action Group was out in the quad this week to collect signatures for a letter they are sending out to Rt....
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Model UN: Suit Up and Move Out!

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

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

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

by Nicholas Loughton, Grade 9 This past weekend, members of the SMUS adventures in public discourse club participated in the UVic Model United Nations. All...
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Term 1 – Senior School Clubs and Councils Schedule

There is so much going on at the school and it can be challenging to figure out where and when to be at different...
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Model United Nations

Model United Nations are excellent hands-on opportunities to learn more about the way the United Nations functions. No experience is necessary and you will learn a...
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Prefect Council Retreats!

Pictures by Cheryl Murtland by Alexis Thind, Grade 12 boarder As a group of twenty newly elected prefects, we traveled to Seattle for a leadership experience...
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SMUS Leadership Definition

I feel that is important to begin each year with intention and clarity. With that in mind, I look to our leadership definition to...
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Students Start Year with Leadership

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

Extracurricular Clubs Debut at Junior School

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

Welcome Back!

How can it be September already? Hopefully you had a fantastic summer break. Throughout the year the students at SMUS are involved in all...
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SMUS Mathematicians Win Big at Provincials

by Andrew Kang, Grade 9 For two years, I have competed in the Math Challengers events, in Grades 7 and 8. This year, going...
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SMUS Celebrates Pride Day

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

Sustainability is one of the Five Streams of Leadership at SMUS. Before the break, anticipating Earth Week in the middle of April, I had the...
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Athletics Council Runs Spring Break Camp

Over Spring Break, a few of our Senior School students returned to campus to run a soccer camp for students in Grades 4-7 and...
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SMUS Celebrates Mardi Gras

The International Council and the Modern Languages Department organized some Carnival celebrations at the Senior School this Tuesday. At lunch, students enjoyed a performance...
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SMUS Library Accepting Books for Fundraising Sale

by Alexandra Jamieson, Grade 12 student Until February 22nd, the Senior School Library Council will be collecting books to sell in support of Ma Facia...

SMUS Students Form Justice Action Group

There is a new student group at SMUS which is kicking off 2011 with some big plans. Led by Mr. David Lynch and Rev....
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Connect Model United Nations

On November 19 - 21, 30 students from grades 9 - 12 and three teachers were in Vancouver for the Connect Youth Model United...

Junior School Students Learn to Save Lives

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

Junior School Students Love Buddy Reading

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

SMUS Students Get Spirited

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

Business Club Manages the Daily Grind

by Brian Yen, Grade 12 boarder This year’s Business Club, headed by myself and Sarah Kim under the direction of Mr. Hall and Mr. Liggett,...

Q&A with Head Boy and Girl: Part 2

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

Q&A with Head Boy and Girl: Part 1

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

Students Reach for the Top

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...

Cameras Roll on Campus

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...

A New Club Sets Sail

A new sailing club has been added to the list of the many extracurricular activities offered at SMUS. The club gives Senior School students...

Junior School Kick-Starts a Sports Club

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

Service Council Goes Local

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

Philosophers' Café Perks Up SMUS

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

SMUS Gets Into Investment

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

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