Tag: Mark Turner
Head of School Mark Turner shares a message with the SMUS community ahead of the 2021-22 school year
There have been many twists and turns this school year but we have proven resilient, and now is a chance to relax, take stock and anticipate new beginnings
While this was no doubt a challenging week, in our support of one another we will find the resilience to come through, writes Head of School Mark Turner
Head of School Mark Turner looks ahead to the 2021-22 school year and the importance of recognizing SMUS's 50-year Jubilee
As we enter Spring Break, Mark Turner reflects on the last few months of school and looks ahead to the final stretch of the 2020-21 school year
Head of School Mark Turner sits down for a conversation with Samantha Stone, President of the SMUS Alumni Association
Mark Turner looks ahead to some important happenings, including the first meeting of the school's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
Dear Parents and Guardians, On a variety of scales and for very different reasons, the last few weeks have been momentous. The Junior School experienced...
Head of School Mark Turner provides an update from week one and reflects on some of his reading over the winter break
Mark Turner shares a holiday message with the SMUS community and reflects on 2020
Mark Turner reflects on Remembrance Day and shares optimism looking forward to 2021, including on the important subjects of equity, diversity and inclusion
Mark Turner writes an update to parents and guardians as we approach November
We are committed to moving forward with deliberate intention and an increasing sense of urgency on the issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within our school
Dear Parents and Guardians, As I sit here early on Friday morning, I find myself more wistful than usual. In England in the late 1600s, after...
Head of School Mark Turner writes about the first week back to school amid the new normal
Watch a video message from Head of School Mark Turner as we prepare to start the 2020-21 school year
Head of School Mark Turner shares our back to school plans ahead of the 2020-21 school year
Read the latest update from Head of School Mark Turner on our back-to-school plans
Head of School Mark Turner provides an update on our back-to-school plans following the latest information from the Ministry of Education
"With your help and support every step of the way, we have made it successfully to the end of the most disrupted year in the school’s history."
"I write at another historic moment for St. Michaels University School. I am aware that there have been many of them as we have journeyed together through the last six months."
"During the last few months our teachers have had to contend with extraordinary and unprecedented challenges."
"Greetings and best wishes after a week in which the education sector, public and independent, has been considering options and planning our next steps."
"Another hectic week has flown by. Over the last few days I have read a great many prosaic, and now rather repetitive briefings and updates from a wide range of officialdom."
"After the launch of our Remote Learning curriculum, we have now had two weeks of this new reality."
"This note reaches you at the end of our first week of delivering our remote learning curriculum."
Watch a video message from Head of School Mark Turner welcoming students to remote learning
"This week, we have been moving on with preparations for the launch of our remote learning curriculum."
"There is an old proverb ‘cometh the hour, cometh the man’ generally taken to mean that in time of crisis someone will step up to inspire and galvanize a response."
"Another week has passed since my last message to you. I hope you are keeping morale as high as it can be in the current difficult circumstances."
"We live in unprecedented times. Never before has the school been closed indefinitely by provincial authorities."
Dear Parents and Guardians, As you are all aware the situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus is changing rapidly. For much of this...
Head of School Mark Turner reflects on his experiences shadowing students at our Junior and Senior Schools
Watch Head of School Mark Turner's presentation to parents on Floreat, our 2020-2030 strategic plan
Head of School Mark Turner reflects on the coming decade at SMUS and the new 10-year strategic plan
Head of School Mark Turner provides a final message to families as school wraps up for 2019
Head of School Mark Turner highlights recent community successes ahead of our next Budget Information Evening
Head of School Mark Turner with an update on the 2020-2030 Strategic Plan
Dear Parents, It is wonderful to have this opportunity to write at a key moment in the academic year. At a recent Senior Leadership Team...
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner welcomes the community to the 2019-20 school year and provides an update on the Strategic Plan
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner looks back on the year and looks ahead to summer and beyond
Dear Parents, I write as the school year is building toward a final crescendo. Exam candidates are in the thick of testing, graduation ceremonies and...
Dear Parents and Guardians, At the start of the new term, refreshed from Spring Break and with Mamma Mia! and Seussical tunes slowly receding into...
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner reflects on last weekend's Senior School musical and the talent involved in making the show a reality
Head of School Mark Turner writes about the next steps of the Strategic Plan and a shift to continuous enrolment at SMUS
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner reminds parents about the Strategic Plan survey
Our Head of School reflects on the last few months, confirms some recent appointments and talks about some plans for January
With planning underway for next year's budget, Head of School Mark Turner considers the question: Are school fees expensive?
Mr. Mark Turner discusses why boarding students are important for the whole St. Michaels University School community
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner writes about our school's recent CAIS accreditation
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner writes about the "looking, listening and learning" he has been doing this school year
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner speaks with the Saanich News about his arrival to SMUS
Head of School Mr. Mark Turner welcomes the community back in his first address to the SMUS community of the school year
Grade 12 student Samina Makhanbetazhiyeva interviews Head of School designate Mark Turner about his passions, challenges and future role at the School.