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Reflections from Our Class of 2020 Lifers

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Lifers from the Class of 2020 reflect on being a SMUS student for their entire education

Carol Service: Traditions and Rituals Connecting a Community

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The SMUS community gathers for the annual Carol Service to enjoy music and thoughtful student reflections

Reflections from the Outgoing Head Girl and Head Boy

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Outgoing Head Girl and Head Boy – Sarah Jones and Jasper Johnston – reflect on their time as school leaders and heads of SMUS's Prefect Council

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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Four Grade 8 students who've enjoyed their time at the Middle School reflect on their experiences in Grades 6-8
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SMUS’s Club Hub: 30 Hour Famine Club

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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