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Floreat! SMUS Unveils Bold New Strategic Plan

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We are delighted to introduce Floreat, St. Michaels University School's 2020-2030 strategic plan

Introducing Floreat

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We are delighted to introduce Floreat, St. Michaels University School's 2020-2030 strategic plan.

Our Most Popular SMUSpaper Stories of the Past Decade

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We look back at the 10 of the most-read stories on the SMUSpaper from the last 10 years

Remembrance Day: ‘Today We Remember Them All’

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The SMUS community gathered to celebrate Remembrance Day and honour the men and women who fought for their country

SMUS in the News: Prime Minister Reads Letter from University School Grad at D-Day...

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To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared the story of Lt.-Col. Cecil Merrit, a University School grad from 1923
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Lest We Forget

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When it comes to tradition, few events at our school stand equally with our Remembrance Day ceremony. It draws from our past as a cadet...

Great War History Comes Alive in Story Maps

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Mrs. Kirsten Davel writes about how students are using technology and GIS mapping to learn more about the World Wars

Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day 2018

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The SMUS community gathered to celebrate Remembrance Day and honour the men and women who fought for our country
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Past, Present and Future

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In light of our Founders' and Scholars' Dinner this week, Mr. Keith Driscoll writes about the past, present and future of our school community

A Prayer of Remembrance

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Rev. Fletcher's words from the Remembrance Day Service highlight why the day has a deep significance for our school

Remembrance Day: A Prayer for Humanity

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Our Junior School community gathered for Remembrance Day by reading poems, stories and prayers to honour those who served their country
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Author Kenneth Oppel ’85 Named 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

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Author Kenneth Oppel '85 was the keynote speaker for our Founders and Scholars Day and he was also the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award
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SMUS in the News: Symons Family Helps Mark BMO Bicentennial in Oak Bay

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"When Michael [Symons] was going through some family boxes, he came across a special half-penny Bank of Montreal token from 1844, which he gifted to the BMO branch."

Remembrance Day: Stand in Silence and Remember

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The St. Michaels University School community came together on Nov. 10 to mark Remembrance Day
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SMUS in the News: Documentarian Focuses Project on University School ‘Old Boy’

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March 9, 2016 Delta Optimist Sidney Rich (University School Old Boy) Delta filmmaker to tell 'Rich' story
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Never Forget: Remembrance Day at the Middle and Senior Schools

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May 8th of this year marked 100 years since University School founder Capt. Robert Harvey's death as a prisoner of war in a German...
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The SMUS Chapel: Reworking Space for Our Growing Community

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More than half a century ago the school community came together to do something extraordinary: build the Chapel. In the early 1960s, the school –...

SCHOOL TIES: In Their Own Words

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In September, 1978, 35 girls made St. Michaels University School history. They walked through the doors to form the first co-ed class.

Celebrating Basketball with the SMUS Community

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The 2014-2015 basketball season gets underway Saturday, November 22 with a Celebration of SMUS Basketball, a full day's worth of games featuring SMUS athletes from...
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Remembrance Day is a Time for Honouring and Understanding

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On Wednesday, our Junior School hosted its annual Remembrance Day service, featuring beautiful songs, evocative poetry and rich storytelling. Every year, our Head of...
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Remembrance Day: We Need to Remember

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Remembrance Day at SMUS is steeped in tradition as a way to honour those who served our country; those members of our community –...

Arboreal Life at SMUS

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Our campus is now officially in bloom and over the break we had a visit from Verna Mumby of Mumby Tree Services, who is...

Remembrance Day: A Collective Experience

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Remembrance Day on the SMUS campus is marked with special ceremonies, traditions and this year, a first. As you may have seen on the livestream...
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We Mark Their Sacrifice and See Our Promise

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by Keven Fletcher, Chaplain If you were to pick up pen and paper and write a letter setting out your life this week… If you were...
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Spooky Stories From SMUS

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by Sue Vachon, teacher When you have a school that is over 100 years old, there are bound to be ghost stories that surface. This...
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Another Amazing Alumni Weekend

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by Erin Anderson, editor Alumni Weekend, an annual event where SMUS alumni return to campus, ran from May 4-6 and featured all kinds of events...
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Remembrance Day at SMUS

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Each year, our school holds a very special service for Remembrance Day. Combining drama, music, speeches and song, this ceremony helps us to reflect...
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Preserve the legacy, fulfill the Vision

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This is the phrase that captures the essence of Founders’ Day, which occurred last Thursday, October 20. The centrepiece of the day is the...
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SMUS History Goes Online and Interactive

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by Laura Authier I love history. I love looking at old photographs and being surprised by what looks different and even more surprised by what...
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April

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In a memorable piece of irony, the poet T.S. Eliot called April the “cruellest month”. Eliot was fond of literary allusion, quoting - or...

Bolton House Expands Knowledge of Its Namesake

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by Brenda Waksel, archivist Last week, we unveiled three posters depicting the life of William Washington Bolton, one of our founders and the namesake of...
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The Flowers of the Forest

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To those who like their skirl, the bagpipes swell a poignant place in the heart’s cavity. Every Remembrance Day, one of our staff members,...

Remembrance Day: Past and Present

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Every year, SMUS commemorates Remembrance Day with a service that includes music, drama and prayer. This morning's service included a song from Head Boy...
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Founders

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We have a responsibility to both the past and the future. From the past, we are entrusted with the legacy of the school. To...

Junior Students and Alumni Celebrate Centennial

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by Grade 4 students Josh and Triumph The 100th year centennial celebration was a celebration for the 100 years that St. Michael’s School has been...

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