Tag: school history

Introducing Floreat

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

Our Most Popular SMUSpaper Stories of the Past Decade

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’

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...

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

Lest We Forget

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

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

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

Past, Present and Future

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

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

Our Junior School community gathered for Remembrance Day by reading poems, stories and prayers to honour those who served their country
Kenneth Oppel

Author Kenneth Oppel ’85 Named 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

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

SMUS in the News: Symons Family Helps Mark BMO Bicentennial in Oak Bay

"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

The St. Michaels University School community came together on Nov. 10 to mark Remembrance Day

SMUS in the News: Documentarian Focuses Project on University School ‘Old Boy’

March 9, 2016 Delta Optimist Sidney Rich (University School Old Boy) Delta filmmaker to tell 'Rich' story

Never Forget: Remembrance Day at the Middle and Senior Schools

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...

The SMUS Chapel: Reworking Space for Our Growing Community

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

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

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...

Remembrance Day is a Time for Honouring and Understanding

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

Remembrance Day: We Need to Remember

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

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

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...

We Mark Their Sacrifice and See Our Promise

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...

Spooky Stories From SMUS

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...

Another Amazing Alumni Weekend

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...

Remembrance Day at SMUS

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

Preserve the legacy, fulfill the Vision

This is the phrase that captures the essence of Founders’ Day, which occurred last Thursday, October 20. The centrepiece of the day is the...

SMUS History Goes Online and Interactive

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...


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

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...

The Flowers of the Forest

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

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...


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

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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