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News - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:37am

In my talk at our Graduation Ceremony, I observed that the graduates probably know already that their strongest SMUS emotional tug, once they’ve gone, will be their friends. These are people they have had numerous meaningful experiences with, playing on teams, performing in the musical, challenging the outdoors, and more. It will be a community […]

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The SMUS Class of 2017 “Lifers”

News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:32pm

A “Lifer” is a SMUS student that began at the school in either kindergarten or Grade 1 and graduated. Recently, the Grade 12 Lifers took a trip to their former Junior School to spend some time with the kindergarten kids and relive some of their favourite memories. It was a unique experience for a unique […]

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The Class of 2017

News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:16pm

Congratulations to the Class of 2017. Valedictorian Speech by Jamison Schulz-Franco Family. Everyone here tonight is part of a family, within one big family. The big family we all call Grad 2017. Like families, we may not always love each other, but that is the beauty of family, because here we are, together in one […]

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2017 Senior School Closing Ceremonies

News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:59pm

ADD VIDEO SMUS held the Senior School Closing Ceremonies on Friday, marking the official end of the school year for the Grade 9-11 students. Every year, students are nominated to deliver a speech that recaps their year. Below, we proudly share insightful, humorous and thoughtful reflections from our student speakers in Grade 9, Grade 10 […]

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Middle School Project Envisions Sustainable Urban Spaces

News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:06am

by Julie Harris This term, Grade 6 students collaborated on a real-world interdisciplinary project to redesign an urban space to meet the sustainability challenges of the future. Some students worked on a new plan for our Richmond Road campus, others redesigned downtown’s Centennial Square, and one class addressed real urban problems identified by Victoria Mayor […]

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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati

News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:33am

June 19, 2017 The Province Head of the Class 2017: Quinn Ngawati

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Boarding

News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 5:14pm

When I was a boarding student, I wasn’t anywhere near as reflective as the students I heard today in our Closing Ceremony for Grades 9, 10 and 11. Frankly boarding was different all those decades ago. The existing model at that time was a military barracks, adapted to teenage life, but with all the watered-down […]

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Grade 8 Students Create ‘Les Caravanes Gastronomiques’

News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:05pm

At lunchtime one day last week, our Grade 8 students opened for business their own “caravanes gastronomiques” a.k.a. food trucks! This year, the Grade 8 French and math teachers came together to create a fun project involving both subject areas. Student groups chose a theme, created a logo, set a small menu and then sold […]

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SMUS Bids Farewell to Three of the Best

News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:24pm

With almost 75 years of combined teaching experience at SMUS, we wish Jim DeGoede, Lisa Hyde-Lay and Lindy Van Alstine a fond farewell. Jim and Lindy are retiring, while Lisa will go on to pursue her real estate career. The excerpts below are from speeches delivered at the staff recognition dinner in May. Click to […]

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2017 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:19pm

The Middle School Closing Ceremonies provide an opportunity not only for students to look forward to summer break but also to reflect on the year that was. Students from each grade spoke about their experiences during the 2016-2017 school year. Below are excerpts from a few of their speeches. Grade 6 by Ethan W. One of the […]

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2017 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:06pm

Junior School staff and families celebrated the end of the year on Thursday by wishing the best for the Grade 5 students who will join the Middle School next year. Students also looked back on the past year and reflected on the many memorable moments. At the Junior School Closing Ceremonies, Grade 5 students Sierra […]

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Service Opportunities – June 15

News - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:11pm

Victoria Symphony Splash can’t happen without the support of over 350 volunteers each year, doing things from setting up tents to leading the parades to getting donations from the crowd. They are looking for good people to help put on this iconic Victoria event on August 6th, and hope you’re interested! Benefits of Volunteering at […]

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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Bob Snowden

News - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 1:13pm

Head of School Mr. Bob Snowden, who retires at the end of this school year, is highlighted in the SMUS Teacher Feature

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SMUS in the News: Punch Buggy

News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 8:06am

June 11, 2017 CHEK News Grade 10 Experiential Program Punch Buggy: St. Michaels’ students convert classic Volkswagen Beetle into electric car

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SMUS in the News: Simon Ibell

News - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:50am

June 11, 2017 Globe and Mail Simon Ibell ’96 Simon Ibell, inspirational advocate for the disabled, dies at 39

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Athletic Awards 2017

News - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:41am

Congratulations to SMUS's student athletes on a great year in sport, and to our 2017 athletic awards recipients

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“Best Exploratory Ever” Pairs Middle Schoolers with Local Seniors

News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 8:01am

"I don’t know if there will ever be something at school that will impact me the way this did." Middle School students reflect on a unique partnership they made with residents at a local seniors home

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Grade 10 Students Depart for Experiential Learning Pursuits

News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 2:30pm

Grade 10 students head out on 'the pursuit' to immerse themselves in real-world activities and environments for experiential learning

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Service Opportunities – June 8

News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:40am

Feeding Our Future started two summers ago in Victoria. Sodexo partners with SMUS and for six weeks prepars bag lunches for about 150 kids each day. Many children receive subsidized lunches throughout the school year, but not during the summer months. This program ensures they get a healthy lunch even in the summer. This Sodexo initiative can only […]

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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Lindy Van Alstine

News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:12am

Middle School science teacher Ms. Lindy Van Alstine, who retires this year after 26 years at SMUS, is featured in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

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