SMUS in the News

Children Researching Their World

News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 6:00pm

As we look ahead to the Junior School Parent Coffee Talk about Reggio-inspired learning next week, we are presented with a good opportunity to reflect on and articulate the ‘why’ of what we do. As educators, it is important to look beyond curriculum, to the pedagogy that supports teaching and learning and to ensure our […]

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The Next Generation of Engaged, Informed Citizens

News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:19am

Students in AP Comparative Government and Politics use real-world example to understand the value of being informed citizens

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Athletics Week in Review: November 29

News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:14pm

Volleyball For the first time in SMUS sporting history, both the Junior girls and Senior boys volleyball teams qualified for the provincial tournament. The Junior girls scraped their way into the event as the final team to qualify via the wild card route. The opening match versus eventual champion Semiahmoo Secondary proved a tough assignment, […]

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2018 ISA Senior Girls Basketball Tournament

News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 4:13pm

Tournament Draw and Results NB: Home teams are listed first. 

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Service Opportunities – November 26

News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:47am

There is a volunteer opportunity on Thursday, Dec. 6. This is a SMUS sponsored event and transportation and a chaperone are provided. Organizers of the Jingle Mingle event need 10 people to help take down decorations from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Boarders would get to miss prep, but with houseparent permission ONLY. The bus will leave SMUS at 7:50 […]

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Humility, Compassion and Service

News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 6:00pm

SMUS has four pillars – Respect, Honesty, Courage and Service – that buttress the Vision and Mission. The pillars are part of our daily school life and can quite literally be recited by most students. Each of the pillars speaks to heartened qualities for every SMUS member, which combine to create our compassionate and caring […]

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Middle School Math Rooms Get Learning Upgrades

News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 11:05am

Classroom renovations featuring flexible furniture and whiteboard walls help support learning Middle School math

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Grade 10 Students Brew Up a Unique Coffee Project

News - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:52pm

Business students and Grade 10 experiential students work together to roast, market and sell coffee beans

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SMUS in the News: Diya Courty-Stephens ’19 Wins Philanthropy Award

News - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:07am

November 16, 2018 Diya Courty-Stephens ’19 CTV Vancouver Island Video to come Victoria News Local leaders of all ages honoured at National Philanthropy Day event Association of Fundraising Professionals Award recipients honoured at National Philanthropy Day Celebration Read more about Diya and Neighbourhood Bites from this recent SMUSpaper story.

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The Importance of Feedback

News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 6:00pm

A question we often ask students (and each other) in the Middle School is “how are you showing up”? How are your choices and actions being received and perceived by those around you? We engage students and staff in this process of self-reflection and feedback so that what we are putting out into the world […]

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There’s More to Math Class Than Solving Equations

News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:14pm

Math at the Junior School is all about teaching the fundamentals so students learn and understand how to problem-solve

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Are School Fees Expensive?

News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:08pm

With planning underway for next year's budget, Head of School Mark Turner considers the question: Are school fees expensive?

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Service Opportunities – November 15

News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:32pm

On Saturday, Dec. 8 the Victoria West Community Centre is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 7:30 a.m. to noon! They need help with various duties including setting up, taking down, and food preparation. Duties include: – Assist in the preparation of breakfast foods – Ensure tables are set – Ensure area is clear of garbage – […]

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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 in Demand for Canadian Rugby Teams

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 1:29pm

The future possibilities in 2017 grad Quinn Ngawati's rugby career are outlined by the Canadian Press

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Athletics Week in Review: November 14

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:11am

Cross country, field hockey, soccer, squash, volleyball and rowing are highlighted in the latest Athletics Week in Review

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Lest We Forget

News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:00pm

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 school, when students marched with precision across our quad and fields. We still process with crucifer and flags. We still join our voices around anthems and hymns that were familiar […]

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Great War History Comes Alive in Story Maps

News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:17pm

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

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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day 2018

News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:03am

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

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SMUS in the News: Anna Mollenhauer ’17 Named Field Hockey Player of the Year

News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:15am

Anna Mollenhauer '17 was named U SPORTS Canada's field hockey Player of the Year

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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Chris Bateman

News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 11:54am

Mr. Chris Bateman, Head of Visual Art and Design, is highlighted in our latest SMUS Teacher Feature

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