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Virtue of the Month – Detachment

Virtue of the Month for May/June 2016:  Detachment Detachment is a wonderful virtue to bring into focus in our last term of the year, and...
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Valentines and Virtues at the Junior School

Valentine's Day at the Junior School is a wonderful day to highlight friendship and how much we care about one another. So it makes...

Virtue of the Month – Caring

St Michaels University School Tessa Lloyd, Junior School Counsellor Virtue of the Month for February/March Caring... It’s a wholesome, old-fashioned virtue that should never go out of style....
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SMUS Head Boy Talks “Excellence” at the Junior School

  On Friday, SMUS Head Boy Jasper Johnston visited the Junior School and spoke during assembly. He spoke from the heart to the K-5 students...
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Talking Virtues and Excellence in Junior School Chapel

Our Junior School isn’t shy about promoting character. Inspired by the work of The Virtues Project, we take a closer look at a particular value...

Virtue of the Month – Excellence

St Michaels University School Virtue of the Month for January - Excellence Tessa Lloyd, Junior School Counsellor Excellence. It’s a noble virtue that when practised attentively and...

Virtue of the Month: Co-Operation

St Michaels University School, from Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the Month for November/December: Co-Operation Co-operation is both the act and the art...

Junior School Virtues Come to Life at Camp Pringle

To help develop some important skills: teamwork, respect, communication and cooperation, Grade 4 and 5 students each recently spent a day at Camp Pringle...

Virtue of the Month – Flexibility

St Michaels University School, from Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the month for October 2015: Flexibility Flexibility is a worthwhile virtue that is...

Virtue of the Month – Love

St Michaels University School, from Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the month for September 2015:  Love Character development is a central component...
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Back to School, Back to Learning the Virtues: Compassion

by Tessa Lloyd, Junior School counsellor Compassion, according to German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, is the “basis of morality.” If kindness is an act, compassion is...
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Grade 4 Students Teach Mindfulness at the Senior School

by Ms. Heather Sandquist Mindfulness has become an integral part of many of the classes at the Junior School. A number of teachers incorporate various...

Virtue for March/April – Compassion

St. Michaels University School-Junior School Virtue of the Month for March/April 2015:  Compassion Compassion, according to German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is the “basis of morality”.  If...

Virtue for February – Kindness

From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the Month for February 2015:  Kindness Kindness.  A little can go a long, long way.  We live...

A New Year, A New Virtue: Purposefulness

by Tessa Lloyd, Junior School counsellor When we utter the wish “Happy New Year!” are we imagining happiness occurs by luck or by design? One...

Virtue for January – Purposefulness

From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School - Virtue of the Month for January 2015:  Purposefulness When we utter the wish “Happy New Year!” are we...

December Virtue – Generosity

From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School - Virtue of the Month for December 2014:  Generosity Generosity is a beautiful virtue.  It has many interesting...

November Virtue – Understanding

Virtue of the month for November 2014: Understanding With Remembrance Day not far away, let’s make time to contemplate the virtue of Understanding.  What would...
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Junior School Virtues in Practice

by Sara Ritchie, Junior School Learning Resource Teacher Students in Grades 4 and 5 each spent one day at Camp Pringle on beautiful Shawnigan Lake....

Virtue of the Month – Gratitude

As we approach the end of the school year, it is a marvelous time to turn our attention to what we are grateful for.  Here...

January’s Virtue – Commitment

Virtue of the month for January 2014:  Commitment A brand New Year with no mistakes!  Time to take a quick glance back over our shoulders...

Virtue of the month for October: Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and it is a lovely thing to turn our attention to what it means to be thankful. Why should we cultivate...

Virtue of the Month – Friendliness

One of the most important pieces of our leadership program and woven through so much of what we do at the school is character...
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Parents Tell Us: Why SMUS?

Why do parents choose SMUS for their kids? This week, the SMUS Open House will bring a lot of new families to campus, some...
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A Virtue to Inspire Improvement

The Junior School virtue for January is especially appropriate for the beginning of a new year: commitment. As countless adults set New Year's Resolutions,...
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Junior School: Inspiration and Virtues

The Junior School Closing Ceremonies is always a special occasion. For the Grade 5 students, it marks their transition into the Middle School; for...
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Virtue of the Month for May and June 2012: Kindness

Kindness. Where does it fit in our fast-paced, competitive and wired world? The answer is “everywhere... “. We are all so very busy balancing competing...
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The Virtue of Understanding

Junior School Counsellor, Tessa Lloyd, shares with us the Virtue of the month for March/April 2012. What would the world be like if we were...
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The Virtue of Flexibility

The Junior School Counsellor, Tessa Lloyd, shares with us the Virtue of the month for February 2012 Flexibility is a worthwhile virtue that is often overlooked...

Junior School Virtue: Gentleness

by Tessa Lloyd, counsellor Who wants to be gentle these days? If we look for role models in the media who practice this virtue, they...

Junior School Welcomes Families with Food

by Kathleen Cook, Admissions The Junior School celebrated the beginning of another year that past Friday with its traditional welcome barbecue. All families, staff and...

SMUS Scholar in Residence: Linda Kavelin Popov

by Nancy Richards, Director of the Junior School Last Friday, the Junior School staff and students were fortunate to have an opportunity to meet SMUS...

Junior School Illustrates the Virtues

by Kathleen Cook, Chair of the Leadership Committee This week, the students of the Junior School prepared for a very special visit by Linda Kavelin...

Grade 2 Students Make Peace With Dinosaur

Rainbow, the SMUSosaurus, joined Grade 2 students this week to help them learn about conflict resolution. The students are working on becoming the peacemakers...

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