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Primary Students Share ‘Holiday Memories’ in Concert

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:10pm

Junior School students reflect on the recent Primary Concert that celebrated the holiday season through song and dance

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A Letter to Parents

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:34am

Our Head of School reflects on the last few months, confirms some recent appointments and talks about some plans for January

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Athletics Week in Review: December 14

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:50am

Basketball The first school term came to a close on a high note this week, with two of our Middle School basketball teams taking home the title of City Champions. The Grade 8 girls captured the City Championship for the second consecutive season. The team had a perfect record of 10-0 on the season, including three […]

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Service Opportunities – December 13

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:18am

The Gift Wrap event is one of The Mustard Seed’s annual, volunteer-driven fundraising events. During the month of December, more than 100 volunteers participate in their annual Gift Wrap fundraising event. Volunteers wrap holiday gifts in exchange for a donation to The Mustard Seed. They are set up at Hillside Shopping Centre, Mayfair Shopping Centre […]

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SMUS in the News: An In-Depth Interview with Stewart Butterfield ’91

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 8:11am

Alumnus Stewart Butterfield '91 sits down for an interview on his strategies for motivating employees, why philosophy helps him be a better leader and more

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The Recipe for Success

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 6:00pm

Over the years, I have had many conversations with students and parents about whether there is a recipe for athletic success. As you can imagine, there is not one sole answer, but here are some points I believe are tremendously important. First, character trumps talent. Every aspiring athlete should aim to be the best at […]

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Helping Our Head of School Provide More Opportunities

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:11am

Head of School Mark Turner reflects on the Annual Appeal and how it impacts every student and every opportunity

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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Megan Blackey

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:07am

Middle School teacher Ms. Megan Blackey is now in her second year at SMUS. She is originally from Chilliwack and was raised in the Cowichan Valley. After high school, she studied education at the University of Victoria and moved to China to teach for a year. She returned to Canada and taught in Churchill, Man. […]

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Carol Service Brings the SMUS Community Together

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 8:59am

The SMUS community gathers for the annual Carol Service to enjoy choir performances and thoughtful messages about the holiday season

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Service Opportunities – December 6

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:52pm

Ho Ho Ho! The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of the most recognizable annual fundraising initiatives and the funds raised are critical to ensuring they can keep their services running all year round. Kettles shifts are available daily until December 24. They are open from 10 am to 6 pm, and shifts are […]

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Athletics Week in Review: December 5

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:04am

Basketball and volleyball are highlighted the in latest SMUS Athletics Week in Review

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Children Researching Their World

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

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

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

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

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

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Service Opportunities – November 26

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

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

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

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

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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