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Instilling Healthy Phone Habits in Students

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 2:30pm

Ritch Primrose offers strategies to help students develop healthy relationships with their smartphones and their digital world

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GALLERY: Final Days of February

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 9:40am

Check out a gallery of photos from our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools showcasing some of the learning and happenings during the past couple of weeks

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VIDEO: A Conversation with Mark Turner and Samantha Stone

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:48pm

Head of School Mark Turner sits down for a conversation with Samantha Stone, President of the SMUS Alumni Association

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A Letter to Parents

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 2:30pm

Mark Turner looks ahead to some important happenings, including the first meeting of the school's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

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Meet the Four Finalists in The Best School Year Ever Contest

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:04pm

We are excited to introduce you to the four finalists of The Best School Year Ever® contest

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Why I Give: Jack Wong ’96

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:51am

Jack Wong '96 shares how his experience as a SMUS student continues to motivate him to give back to the school community

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The Silver Lining of the New Athletic Normal

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 2:15pm

A stop to inter-school sports during the pandemic has allowed students to hone their athletic abilities in a significant way

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Sending Love and Kindness to Victoria Seniors

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 10:20am

A Valentine's Day service project spearheaded by a Middle School student aims to bring joy and positivity to local retirement homes

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5 Reasons to Enrol Your Child in a Spring Break Camp

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 9:57am

Spring Break camps offer children and families a variety of mental and physical benefits

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February 12, 2021 – Update from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 9:45am

Read the latest update from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group announcing the members of the EDI Advisory Committee

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SMUS in the News: Mareya Valeva ’20 Wins Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Award

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 8:41am

University of Victoria athlete Mareya Valeva '20 earns the inaugural Sybil Verch Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Award

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Helping Students Learn and Flourish

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 2:15pm

This year's matching campaign, Financial Aid February, prioritizes ensuring that great students continue to have access to a SMUS education

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How Do I Get Into My Dream School?

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 9:45am

Ruth McGhee, Interim Director of University Counselling, shares how students can stand out as leaders when applying for their dream school

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A Letter to Parents

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 2:30pm

Dear Parents and Guardians, On a variety of scales and for very different reasons, the last few weeks have been momentous. The Junior School experienced its first positive exposure of COVID-19. While this prompted an urgent convening of our COVID Response Committee, we had been planning for this eventuality for some time. During the event, […]

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Debate Club Builds Invaluable Skills for Life

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 11:00am

Three skilled public speakers represented SMUS at an international debate competition for independent school students

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Bringing Authentic First Nations Voices into the Math Classroom

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 10:35am

Senior School teacher Allison Higinbotham highlights how First Nations voices are being used to teach students math and history

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Toward a new website

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:00am

We are asking for our community's feedback to help us in the process of a complete rebuild of our website

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Hidden Achievements

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 2:30pm

Eliot Anderson celebrates student achievements at a time when we can't come together as a community to do so

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A New Year Message from the Chair of the Board of Governors

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 2:15pm

Tim McGee QC, Chair of the SMUS Board of Governors, shares an update with parents as we look ahead in 2021

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Outdoor Education Inspires Young Writers

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:55am

Grade 4 students use their outdoor education trips as inspiration to help build their writing and storytelling skills

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