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An Interview With Mr. Xavier Abrioux ’76

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 7:30am

An extended interview with Mr. Xavier Abrioux '76 from the Winter 2018 edition of School Ties

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SMUS in the News: Students Win Seed Money to Improve Quality of Life in Victoria

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:31am

A group of SMUS students was named a finalist in the South Island Prosperity Project's Future Innovator Challenge

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Athletics Week in Review: January 15

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:57pm

Basketball and some big soccer news on the alumni front are highlighted in the latest Athletics Week in Review

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Toward a Diverse Community

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 5:59pm

Independent schools in Canada strive to be learning communities that are as diverse as the communities they serve. At SMUS, our goal is to celebrate diversity in many important ways that include gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and physical ability, to name just a few. One way that we ensure another very important type of […]

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SMUS in the News: Callum Montgomery ’15 Selected Fourth in MLS SuperDraft

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 2:27pm

Callum Montgomery '14 was selected fourth in the MLS SuperDraft and is off to play soccer for FC Dallas

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The Hidden Benefits of SMUS’s Career Day

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:08am

Career Day offers much more for students than simply learning about a career you're interested in

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Service Opportunities – January 10

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:59am

Volunteer Victoria is calling all youth between the ages of 16 and 22. If you would like to become more involved in your community as a volunteer, why not join Volunteer Victoria’s Youth Engagement Team? For more information, please email George at [email protected] Silver Threads Services is looking for a thrift store volunteer to work […]

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‘Be Present. Phones Off and Away’ – Is Our New Smartphone Policy Working?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:55am

Our Director of Health and Wellness provides an update on the smartphone policy and considers the next steps that could be taken in the near future

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2019 Victoria City Police Basketball Tournament

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:28am

Girls Schedule Boys Schedule

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SMUS in the News: Ashley Stobbart ’98 Halfway Through Around-the-World Sailing Trip

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 1:43pm

Ashley Stobbart '98 and husband Ben Brehmer have spent the last four years sailing around the world – and they're only halfway there

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The Top 11 @YourSMUS Instagram Posts of 2018

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 3:17pm

We highlight the 11 most popular @yourSMUS Instagram posts of the past 365 days!

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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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