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Virtue of the Month – Detachment

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Junior School counsellor Tessa Lloyd highlights detachment as the Virtue of the Month

Compassion, Empathy and Community Engagement

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Kathleen Cook highlights how compassion and empathy are woven into Junior School lessons

Virtue of the Month – Excellence

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Junior School counsellor Tessa Lloyd writes about January's Virtue of the Month: Excellence
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Valentines and Virtues at the Junior School

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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

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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

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  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

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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: Co-Operation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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