Category: School News

School Spotlight

A huge congratulations to Ian Kunka ‘20 from Glenlyon Norfolk School for being awarded the Governor General’s Medal today on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette. Established in 1873, this award recognizes students who have achieved the highest academic average. Well done Ian and good luck with your studies at the University […]

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National Coming Out Day

Since 2018, every October 11th, Stratford Hall participates in National Coming Out Day (NCOD). NCOD was started in 1988 in the USA and is now observed worldwide. It was created to raise awareness of the existence and rights of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Psychologist, Dr. Robert H. Eichberg, one of the founding members of the NCOD, […]

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Public Speaking Prowess

Although public speaking is the smallest branch of our competitive debate and Model UN team, this year our students have managed to excel in the two major competitions of the season. Beginning with the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC) in late October, WPGA students outshone the competition. This annual event is a Canadian […]

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SMUS in the News: Dr. Bri Bentzon Budlovsky ’04 Named Victoria COVID Hero

Congratulations to Brianne Bentzon Budlovsky Class of ’04, alumna from St. Michaels University School for being named a Victoria COVID Hero. Brianne is an ER and cosmetic doctor who returned to work after 6 months maternity leave right at the beginning of the pandemic. She created the @doctorbri Instagram account which quickly amassed close to […]

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Senior Students Attend Harvard Leadership Conference

Two SMS students who share a passion for social justice recently participated in the Youth Lead the Change (YLC) virtual conference for high school students developed by Harvard undergrads. After reading about Grade 11 student, Marijke McDonald, founding the Home is Where the Heart is Foundation with the help of fellow classmate, Charlotte Jennings,  FY Principal Mary […]

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Two Cowichan Valley Schools Among Tops in Pandemic Challenge

Two Cowichan Valley schools finished atop their categories in terms of participation as BC School Sports presented its first-ever virtual province-wide cross-country running competition this fall – Duncan Christian and Shawnigan Lake School won respective categories in virtual cross-country event this year. Duncan Christian School and Shawnigan Lake School had the most participants in Group […]

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Pearson College Alumna – Kory Wilson

Kory Wilson, a Pearson College Alumna, is currently the Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships at BCIT and the National Indigenous Education Chair for CICan. She is a member of the BC Law Society and she practiced Criminal Defence and Family law. She has over 20 years experience in Post-Secondary education and has taught […]

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TAP IN!

TAP IN! hosted by Susan Hutchison (director of Junior School at Crofton House School) and Wendy Macken (assistant director of the Junior School at Crofton), is a podcast that explores topics which are important to Teachers And Parents, making it easy for you to be part of big conversations. For more information about TAP IN, please contact [email protected]

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