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Reflections from the Outgoing Head Girl and Head Boy

This week, our graduating Head Girl (Sarah Jones) and Head Boy (Jasper Johnston) led their final assembly and passed the Prefect Council torch on...

Grade 9 Outdoor Trips are a “Challenging” Way to Push Yourself

Last week, all of our Grade 9 students headed out to various corners of the province to participate in outdoor trips that pushed them out...
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Syrian Refugees Talk Family, Compassion With SMUS Students

by Liza Weymar and Radha Raina, Grade 9 students Last week in Modern Studies 9, our class had the fortune of meeting two Syrian refugees...

THE JAG: The Harsh Realities of War

On Thursday, November 26, Canadian veteran soldier Rafiele Gardezy, brother of senior student Desirée MacIntosh, came to campus to speak to students in AP...
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Summer days…

Before summer memories fade away completely, I asked our students to share some interesting things they did over the summer holidays. Jonathan attended the Shad Program at...
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Student Travellers Return from Service and Culture Trip to Greece

Learning about Greece from a classroom is interesting; learning about the Mediterranean country and its rich history by actually travelling there is unforgettable. Last school year, Middle...
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Grade 5 Students Grow Out of the Junior School

This year's Grade 5 class enjoyed its final days at the Junior School this week. After spending the school year as the oldest students...
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Lifers Look Back on 13 Years at SMUS

September 5, 2002. Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" was sitting atop the charts, kids everywhere were anxiously awaiting the release of the second Harry Potter movie,...
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Grade 8 Students Anticipate Life at the Senior School

School is nearly out for the summer at the Middle School. For the Grade 8 students, that means their final days at the Middle...
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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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The Wizard of Oz Comes to a Close

It took a lot of brains, heart and courage from everyone involved to stage such a big production, and after more than half a year of...
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Spreading the Word About the Life-Changing Value of Service Trips

Every week, students attend Chapel for an opportunity to talk about leadership, character and belief. It's also a venue for students to report back...
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A Day Aboard CCGS Tully with Ocean Networks Canada

SMUS Science department head Mike Jackson spent September 17 with an Ocean Networks Canada dive team on the CGCS Tully in the Saanich Inlet.
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Middle School Closing Ceremony

by Jared, Grade 8 Looking back at our years at the Middle School, we are not only filled with very positive memories, but also some...
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Junior School Closing Ceremony

by Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School The Junior School Closing Ceremony provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon the past school year,...
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Grade 9 & 10 Closing Ceremony

While our Grade 9 and 10 students are not entering their final year of SMUS or heading off to university, the end of the...

SMUS Lifers Go Back to Kindergarten

by Claire Williams, Grade 12 As lifers, we have 12-13 years of SMUS behind us and the Junior School was a big chunk of that....
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The Value of Student Travel

This Spring Break, some SMUS students will be taking part in an annual tradition of Spring Break trips. These international trips will take students...

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...
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Reflecting on a Year of Service

by Céline Rubeli, Grade 10 As I joined SMUS last September, I simultaneously became part of a community in which service is integral. Reading through...
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Armed Man

by Darin Steinkey, writer When SMUS choir director Peter Butterfield first asked me to sing in the choir for the Music department’s spring showcase piece,...
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Sharing Ideas – Reflections from NAIS

I spent 3 days last week at the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference which was hosted in Seattle with several other...
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Outdoor Education Offers Beaver Tails and Snow Flurries

by Mike Danskin '98, coaching intern and house parent 5:15 am comes early on a Saturday morning. There were plenty of pillows stuffed under arms...
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Junior Students Workshop Their Writing

by Nicky Newsome, Grade 5 teacher This year Grade 5 students have been participating in Writing Workshops. These are explicit writing lessons that have a...

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