Candice Duncan

Weekday Lead Parent, French House

Mrs. Duncan has been a house mother since 1991, so she knows Residence life inside and out. She’s also known for decorating some of the houses, keeping them tidy, and putting personal touches in the common rooms to make them feel like a home.

Mrs. Duncan is very easy-going, and non-judgmental, and the girls appreciate her honesty. In return, she calls the girls a fun age group to hang out with, as there is always good conversation. She’s constantly encouraging them to work hard during their time at SMS, but believes that relaxing moments after school are always the most fun. Jewelry making and walking are some of the clubs she’s led, to get the girls engaged after school hours.

Over the years she’s had so many fond memories to fall back upon, but some of the most memorable include trips to Saltspring, as well as an excursion to see Paula Abdul in concert in Vancouver.

Why SMS? “We’re empowering our girls to be self-directed, and to be able to look after themselves.”

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