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Carol Service Brings the SMUS Community Together

The SMUS community gathers for the annual Carol Service to enjoy choir performances and thoughtful messages about the holiday season
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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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Valentines and Virtues at the Junior School

Valentine's Day at the Junior School is a wonderful day to highlight friendship and how much we care about one another. So it makes...
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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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Easter Arrives at the Junior School

Easter is a fun holiday for our younger students and our Junior School teachers arranged some exciting craft opportunities just in time for the...
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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...

All We Need is Like

There was lots of Valentine's Day love spread around all three campuses today, but love isn't confined to one day of the year. Last...

Celebrating Chinese New Year

In honour of the lunar new year, the Grade 1 classes took a field trip to Victoria's historic Chinatown to learn about Chinese culture...
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Lunar New Year

This week, I can let the students speak for themselves. Students from Asian countries, especially China, share their cultures, their traditions, and the rest...

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...

A Season of Giving

Our Middle School students put together 18 hampers to brighten the holiday for local families in need. Below, one of our students writes about...

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,...

A Hectic Halloween

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 had a very happy Halloween, showing off some amazing costumes and enjoying all sorts of spirited activities. Both the...

Thanksgiving, Canadian Style

The Top Five Canadian Thanksgiving Traditions 5. Watch sports on television 4. Get outside! 3. Give thanks for health, family and friends 2. Spend time with family 1. Eat....
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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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Celebration and Contemplation in Boarding

by Kyus, Grade 10 boarder The SMUS Christmas Gala was easily the best formal event I've been to in years! I always love an excuse...
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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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Envisioning a Better World

The Junior School Service Committee annually organizes a Kindergarten to Grade 5 service project to raise money toward the purchase of a stable filled...
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Christmas Cheer Never Tasted So Good!

by Nina Duffus, Grade 2 teacher The Grade 2 class has been learning weights, measures, baking, decorating, packaging, finance and sales skills - and a...
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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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Just when you thought it couldn’t get busier…

The end of November, and we draw a deep breath. Holidays loom on the horizon, but between that respite and today, this particular Friday,...
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Boarders Give Thanks for a Common Bond

by Acacia Welsford, Grade 10 Thanksgiving is a holiday where families and friends get together to reflect on all the things that brought them there,...
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Students Scare Hunger

by Livia, Grade 8 On Halloween, we participated in a fundraiser called We Scare Hunger that was started by an organization called Free the Children....
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Thanksgiving in Action: Food for Thought

With so many reasons to be thankful, it is important to stop and show our gratitude. Each year, we give thanks by treating the...
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SMUS Celebrates Chinese New Year

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...
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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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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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A Howl of a Good Time in Boarding

It was a weekend full of Halloween-themed everything for boarders and house parents; from Brown Hall meals, to fireworks, to the boarding-wide talent show,...
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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...
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Houseparents Offer Thanksgiving Food for Thought

by Keith Driscoll, Director of Residence To give thanks causes us to stop for a moment and reflect upon what is going well in our...
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Grade 2 Class Makes Easter Creations

by Shae and Devon When the Grade 2 class made Ukrainian eggs, we had to use a tool called a kistka. We put beeswax in...
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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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This week a number of events took shape around the theme of the Chinese New Year. One of the most special moments occurred twice:...
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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...

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 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...

Junior School Sends Stockings to Dominican Republic

by Megan, Imaan, Amrit, Nick P, Lindsay and Chloe, Grade 5 For the past five years our Grade 5 classes have provided these stockings to...

Grade 5 Students Build with Gingerbread

To celebrate the holiday season, the Grade 5 students at the Junior School used some architectural know-how to build gingerbread houses this week. Using...
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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...

Christmas Assembly a Joyous Affair

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...

Middle School Christmas Service Reflections

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...

SMUS Remembers

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...

Students Celebrate the Dead

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,...

Spooky Day at SMUS

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

Junior School Celebrates the Season with Service

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

Parents' Auxiliary Celebrates with Boarders

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....

SMUS Comes Together for the Holidays

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...

Things Get Spooky at SMUS

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

I Heart SMUS!

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...

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

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...

Parents' Auxiliary Christmas Evening Celebration a Festive Success

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

American Boarders Say Thanks

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

Spanish Class Celebrates Day of the Dead

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...

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 Haunted by Halloween

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

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