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Grade 2 Students Raise $6,000 to Help Others Access Clean Water

Students are inspired to fundraise to build a well for a community that doesn't have access to clean drinking water after learning about the water cycle

Mark Finamore Wins ‘Power of Youth’ Contest for Coffee Fundraiser

Grade 12 student Mark Finamore wins $2,500 for the Me to We Club to help tackle homelessness in Greater Victoria

Sun Shine

The new Sun Centre student commons and dining hall is at the heart of student life and community

How Our Community Supports Students in the Classroom

Many projects at SMUS that support student learning in the classroom would not be possible without the support of the Annual Appeal
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Ryan Taylor ’11: A Dream Big Profile

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

Gurpreet & Zareen: A Dream Big Profile

Alumni Gurpreet (Pete) Leekha ’89 and Zareen Charania ’96 talk about the impact SMUS and financial aid had on their lives – and why it inspired them to give back to the school

SMUS in the News: Grade 11 Student Tony Liu Fundraising for Our Place

Grade 11 student Tony Liu is organizing a tennis event for October 22 to raise money for Our Place Society

SMUS in the News: Singer/Songwriter Fintan O’Brien Raising Money for Youth Arts Camp

July 14, 2016 Victoria News Fintan O'Brien '14 Young singer/songwriter raising funds for music camp

SMUS in the News: Sean Lider ’16 is a Giving Grad

June 14, 2016 Saanich News Sean Lider '16 Giving grad

Walk for Water Promotes Global Awareness at the Junior School

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

‘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...

Grade 2 Students Learn Real-World Math With Hands-On Lesson

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

Tour de Rock Team Rolls in to SMUS

by Kyle Slavin, SMUS Review blog editor This week the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team finished their 1,100-km ride down Vancouver Island, but...

Junior School Students Lead Delicious Leadership Initiative

At St. Michaels University School, the leadership program is based on the understanding that every student is a leader and each child is involved...

Weekend Garden Party to Fundraise for All-Girls’ School in Malawi

by Becky Anderson, Director of Leadership Our school is committed to learning, leading and serving. These themes are woven through all aspects of life at...

SMUS Students Sell Prayer Flags to Raise Money for Nepal

Grade 8 students Georgia Haydock, left, and Anna Considine hang handmade prayer flags in the lobby of the Middle School. If there's one thing that...

Student’s Connection to Vanuatu Strengthened By Natural Disaster

It was just last summer that Grade 9 student Finn Goodyear and his family were on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. There, they stayed...

100 Days of Learning and Service at the Junior School

It's been 100 school days since the first bell rang in September at our Junior School. Since that time, our youngest have grown as...

Marine Biology and Philanthropy: A Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium

Grade 4 students headed across the water this week for a memorable visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. This field trip was more than just a...

11-Year-Old Takes Over Junior School as Principal for a Day

If ever Junior School director Nancy Richards needs a day off, she now knows she can put her trust in an 11-year-old to hold...

Young Hearts Help Buy Farm Animals for Christmas

While most Canadians, at some point in their childhood, probably rifled through the Sears Wish Book in search of the perfect Christmas present, the students at...

A Whale of a Book Sale

by Tanya de Hoog On Thursday, December 4, Grade 4 students hosted a book sale to raise funds in support of the Adopt a Killer...

SMUS in the News: Building Education in Malawi

Saanich News June 18, 2014 Dariol Haydock Saanich teachers building education in Malawi

Keeping the Beat For War Child

by Keeley Copeland, Grade 11 This year’s ‘Keep the Beat’ was a great success. The SMUS Arts Council worked together with students, staff and other...

Walk for Water

by Sarah Taylor, Grade 12 Walk for Water is happening on Friday, May 23. Free the Children puts on this annual event to raise awareness...

Service Day: Fundraising for Nicaragua

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

Pennies Fund Ongoing Service Project

When Canada announced it was discontinuing its penny, it gave one of our teachers an idea for a fundraiser, which will help fuel the...

Ten Years of Keeping the Beat

by Erin Anderson, editor Last Friday was no ordinary day. Keep the Beat, the annual fundraiser for War Child Canada, returned to SMUS for its...

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...

SMUS in the News: Elementary Students Help Battle Cancer

CTV News December 9, 2011 SMUS Grade 2 class Elementary Students Help Tristan Taylor in his Cancer Battle

Difficult things

When I consider "difficult" things, I avoid using that word. Rather such experiences are “challenges” – or if I am feeling particularly euphemistic, “opportunities”....

SMUS Continues to Support Liberian School

Last year, the SMUS community came together to raise funds to help a school in Liberia get a new roof and a latrine. Now,...

Junior Students Get Spooky for Halloween

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

Keep the Beat 2011 Breaks Records

At this year's annual Keep the Beat fundraiser, the SMUS Arts Council raised a record amount of money for War Child Canada: $8777.35. Selling...

SMUS Raises Funds With World Partnership Walk

The World Partnership Walk was held on Sunday, May 29. Many families from SMUS gathered at Beacon Hill Park for this annual event in...

Keep the Beat 2011 Kicks Off On Friday

by Madeline Petersen, Grade 12 Friday May 27th is Keep the Beat, an annual fundraiser in support of War Child’s international projects that help kids...


Water... in the form of rain can be such a nuisance, especially this late in the spring. I was thankful that it didn’t rain...

Junior School Fundraises for Japan

On Thursday, May 5, Japanese Children’s Day, the Junior School held a special service day to honour the people of Japan. Children were prepared...

Get Involved in Walk for Water 2011

by Nuraiyah Kassam and Kelly Adam, Grade 12 Every day, women and children have to walk over 10 km to get access to water, water...

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...

Student Uses Music to Fundraise

by Emily Hayashi, Grade 12 Looking back on my service trip to Kenya two years ago, I didn’t realize I was signing my initials beside...

SMUS Community Lends a Generous Hand

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

Gwendolen’s Story

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

Reflections from the Connect Youth Conference

By Natasha C. (grade 10) Rachel Uwamahoro and Ivan Gatete are World Vision Youth Ambassadors from Rwanda. They have spent the last several weeks exploring...

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...

Student Selects Tanzanian Schools for Service Day

On Thursday, February 3, 2011 the Junior School held a Service Day in support of school building in Tanzania. This is a student-led initiative...

Students Help Families Have a Happy Holiday

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

Junior Students Run for Terry Fox

The Junior School held the annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 24th. All the students divided into house teams and wore their house...

Terry Fox Run and Documentary

Most Canadians know the story of Terry Fox, one of Canada's most well-known heroes. His support of cancer research, in the form of a...

Middle School Partners with the World

by Mr. Jim Williams, teacher Awareness of the World Partnership Walk (WPW) ramped up for the Middle School on Tuesday, May 25th. Retired Junior School...

Making Hunger Personal

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...

Grads Show Off Their Fashion Sense

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....

SMUS Students Speak Out With Silence

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

Gala is a Spectacular Fundraiser

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...

Students Host Gala Event

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...

Students Shed Uniforms for Service

Students got to indulge in a little casual wear this week, as each school had its own Service Day, where students can donate two...

Book Sale Funds Used to Buy Books

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

Middle School Raises Funds for Mexico

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

Parents' Auxiliary Cooking Up Plans for Christmas Dinner

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...

SMUS Service Day Serves Orphanage in India

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...

SMUS Shows We Care with Hair

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

Cops for Cancer Tour Through SMUS

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

SMUS Alumni and Friends Go for the Green

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...

Keeping the Beat

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

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