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Andy Rodford

Humility, Compassion and Service

SMUS has four pillars – Respect, Honesty, Courage and Service – that buttress the Vision and Mission. The pillars are part of our daily...

Meet our 2018-19 Head Girl and Head Boy

Meet Morgan Warner and Ewan Halliday, elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2018-19 school year at St. Michaels University School
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SMUS in the News: SMUS Shortlisted for Prism Award for Coaching

The Saanich News highlights SMUS being named a finalist for the International Coach Federation's Prism Award
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Students Take On Responsibility of Global Conference

by Paris Lowe, Grade 11 boarder Just this past Friday, I had the opportunity of putting on a global responsibility conference for youth in southern...

Grade 11 Boarders Learn About Leadership

by Ninnart Siripun, Grade 11 boarder “It’s a waste of time and energy to try and change others. Better to change yourself and become someone...

Vancouver Model U.N. Review

by Julia Milden, Grade 9 Last weekend, I, along with a variety of Senior School students in Grades 9-12, had the amazing opportunity to travel...

Grade 9 Students Learn about Leadership

by Dawit Workie, Grade 9 On Thursday, October 15th, the entire Grade 9 class arrived to school without pens or paper and in their gym...

Grade 5 Students Take the Lead

by Kathleen Cook On Friday, October 16th the Grade 5 students participated in a special leadership Assembly. Ms. Richards and I spoke about Leadership at...

Stu Saunders Speaks at SMUS

Youth leadership guru Stu Saunders gave a series of successful talks this week. In addition to being the featured speaker at the Grade 9...

Students Explore the Outdoors

Each year, our students have opportunities to go out into the great outdoors, with activities from scuba-diving to skiing. The annual outdoor education trips offer...

CAIS Student Leadership Conference '09

by Scott Dallen, Grade 11 This past week, myself and a group of four other Grade 11 SMUS students (Kirsten Macleod, Caitlin Lastiwka-Farquharson, Lisa Evans,...

SMUS Students Get Empowered

by Caitlin Farquharson Early Friday morning, a group of eight Senior School students, along with Mr. Lilly and Mrs. Davel left for Vancouver to attend...

Grade 5 Students Ready to Lead

Our Grade 5 students were honoured this Monday at the annual leadership assembly. The Junior School began holding leadership assemblies four years ago, both...

Harvard Model Congress Takes a Political Turn

When fourteen SMUS students travelled to Bangkok in August to participate in the third annual Harvard Model Congress, they found themselves in the midst...

Service Learning and Peace Jam in Minneapolis

Last month, five of our service leaders, Riordan Forsyth, Anna Fretz, April Hall, Nikki van der Wal and Nicole Cook, took part in the...

CAIS Conference Begins

For the first time, SMUS is hosting the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Student Leadership Conference. This year the annual conference will focus...

It's Ski Season at SMUS

Boarding students hit the slopes last weekend for a two-day ski and snowboard trip to Vancouver Island’s Mt. Washington. Located in the Comox Valley,...

Grade 8 Girls Take the Lead

Three Grade 8 girls are using their lunch hour to put leadership in action. Isabella Holt, Christina Chwyl and Michelle Wood started a lunchtime...

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...

Grade 5 Students Take the Lead at Junior School

Wednesday was a special assembly for this year’s Grade 5 students, as they officially became the leaders of Junior School. The students each read...

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...

Grade 6 Students Devote a Day to Teamwork

Last week, all of the SMUS Grade 6 students took part in an array of team-building activities at Camp Pringle. The one-day event allows...

Prefects Build Pillars of Leadership

This weekend was the first SMUS prefect retreat. The 20 members of the Prefect Council spent Friday and Sunday examining values, team-building and drafting...

SMUS Student Bikes with Courage for Cancer

This past Sunday, Grade 12 student Graham Inglis was one of 350 riders who took part in the inaugural Tour of Courage in Vancouver,...

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