Strategic Plan

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Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going?

These are the questions underlying any statement of mission or vision. A strong, living mission and vision articulate the common feelings, beliefs and aspirations of our community, and they continually guide our actions in support of our shared purpose. How will we deliver on our mission while progressing toward our vision? Where should we focus our people and our resources? How will we know when we’ve accomplished our goals? These are the questions addressed by our new strategic plan.

The 2012 Strategic Plan

In creating the 2012 Strategic Plan, the SMUS Board of Governors set out to capitalize on the school’s thriving status by determining how to build on our strengths while remaining on the leading edge of providing outstanding preparation for higher learning and for life.

The vision, updated in 2009 to work in harmony with the mission and capture the steadily evolving priorities of this community, was the starting point in the board’s reevaluation of the 2005 Strategic Plan priorities. “To learn, to lead, to serve” became the theme of the planning process. That process used industry-standard practices to evaluate the outcomes of our last strategic plan, assess our current environment and seek out input from parents, alumni and experts within and outside of the SMUS community.

After narrowing the possible strategic priorities down to nine, board “priority captains” were charged with leading their committees through a series of intense, focused sessions to further develop proposals for specific actions over the short and longer term. The set of key actions that emerged, together with the strategic priorities to which they belong, were endorsed by the board in 2012, resulting in a new strategic plan that will ensure continued success in our core goals of distinctive excellence, lifelong engagement and organizational strength.

Fulfilling Student Promise

Each of our students will be able to discover and fulfill their promise through an integrated program of academics, athletics and arts that also provides opportunities to personalize their learning, leadership and service experiences.

Staff Excellence

Recognizing that the most important element of fulfilling student promise is surrounding them with outstanding staff, we will attract, develop, and retain a team of truly excellent staff as well as engage in succession planning to ensure a high level of staff excellence is maintained over time.

Facilities and Technology

The physical environment in which our students learn and play as well as the tools they have at their disposal will be aligned with how education is to be delivered in the 21st century.

Strategic Plan 2012

Strategic Plan 2012

Strategic Plan 2012

Published: December, 2012

Who we are, why we are here and where we are going.

1.13 MB

Strategic Plan 2015 Update

Our Strategic Plan: 2015 Update

Strategic Plan 2015 Update

Published: October, 2015

The 2012 strategic plan identified three core goals: distinctive excellence, lifelong engagement and organizational strength, as well as nine strategic priorities, outlined in this document.

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Celebrating Diversity

We will increase our ability to provide financial assistance to excellent students and pursue greater geographic diversity in boarding to achieve an active mix of economic, geographic and ethnic backgrounds that will enrich the experience of all who attend and work at the school.

Energizing Relationships

We will focus on increasing meaningful engagement with our students, alumni, parents, staff, grandparents and friends in order to foster strong, positive and lifelong relationships and build a sense of one united school.

Culture of Philanthropy

We will build a culture of philanthropy so that all community members participate in philanthropic support and service to the school and celebrate our success in providing financial aid to mission-appropriate students.

Strategic Plan 2012

Strategic Plan 2012

Strategic Plan 2012

Published: December, 2012

Who we are, why we are here and where we are going.

1.13 MB

Strategic Plan 2015 Update

Our Strategic Plan: 2015 Update

Strategic Plan 2015 Update

Published: October, 2015

The 2012 strategic plan identified three core goals: distinctive excellence, lifelong engagement and organizational strength, as well as nine strategic priorities, outlined in this document.

698.47 KB

Financial Stability and Capacity

To ensure financial stability and the capacity to finance our strategic goals, the school will have full enrollment in boarding and day, exercise prudent operational spending, maintain an appropriate and affordable level of debt, and keep adequate reserves for contingencies.

Understanding, Serving & Growing Our Market

To effectively investigate, assess and execute on strategic opportunities that fulfill our vision and mission, the school will strive to fully understand and serve its current market as a day/boarding school located in Victoria, BC.

Governance

Believing firmly that good governance is the cornerstone of any organization’s success, we will revisit traditional areas of governance and expand on new ones such as risk management to ensure we reflect best practices, remain current and execute effectively.

Strategic Plan 2012

Strategic Plan 2012

Strategic Plan 2012

Published: December, 2012

Who we are, why we are here and where we are going.

1.13 MB

Strategic Plan 2015 Update

Our Strategic Plan: 2015 Update

Strategic Plan 2015 Update

Published: October, 2015

The 2012 strategic plan identified three core goals: distinctive excellence, lifelong engagement and organizational strength, as well as nine strategic priorities, outlined in this document.

698.47 KB