Lifer in Residence

I grew up in Sooke, BC, and came to SMS in 2014, beginning my high school journey and moving into my new home in Grade 9. I remember touring the…

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A New Special Place on Campus

There is a new special place on campus and thanks to the Parent’s Auxiliary and SMS, the Early Learning/Junior Kindergarten students have a beautiful…

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Head’s Tale—What Makes a Great School?

When you ask people what they are looking for in a school, they will first focus on academic excellence, opportunities for their child to be…

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SMS Back to School Guide

It’s that time of year again and whether you are a new, returning or prospective student, we look forward to sharing the upcoming year with you. A…

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The Spring Edition of Spirit is here

Have you seen the Spring Spirit magazine yet? You should have received your copy in the mail, if not, let us know and maybe your record is out of…

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SMS Goes to Space

SMS is a place where girls are empowered to find their passions, explore opportunities, take risks and shape their dreams. For Paige Hudak-Kesteven,…

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SMS Athletes Shine at BC Summer Games

Three SMS students are returning home with a lot of new hardware after competing at the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan, BC, which took place from…

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SMS Grads are Going Places

Each year SMS boasts an impressive group of graduating students that go on to attend a diverse list of colleges and universities across the globe.…

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SMS Athletes Shine at BC Summer Games

Three SMS students are returning home with a lot of new hardware after competing at the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan, BC, which took place from…

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Growing Roots at SMS

At St. Margaret’s School, we are focused entirely on the education, development, and well-being of girls. We provide a personalized learning…

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The Head’s Tale – Closing Remarks

As the year draws to a close, we try to take the time to recognize the many achievements of our girls in the Foundation Years, Middle Years, and…

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Farewell from the Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 will walk the stage on Saturday June 23, 2018, leaving behind their mark on SMS, and entering the next stage of their life. From…

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Meet our new teachers

St. Margaret’s School is excited to welcome a group of new teachers to our team. This group of talented teachers comes from a variety of backgrounds…

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A Junior Jumpstart

As kids hit pre-school age, many parents are left wondering what’s the next best step for their child’s future?  SMS offers a robust Junior…

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Triathlon Club demonstrates strength in numbers

Colliding and falling to the ground as she tried to pass another cyclist during the Victoria Youth Triathlon on Sunday, June Sheppard didn’t so much…

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Athletic Awards Honours SMS Athletes

The 2017-18 school year has come to an end, and so too has another successful year of athletics at SMS. Pride of place goes to all the athletes and…

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SMS Supports Goddess Run

SMS students, staff and volunteers took part in the 7th Annual Victoria Goddess Run on June 2, 2018. The run, which is in support of the BC Cancer…

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Faculty Friday

What year did you start working at SMS?  I started as a co-op student in the Fall of 2015 and began my role of Athletic Coordinator in Fall 2016.…

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Educated

I have just finished reading a book by Tara Westover entitled Educated: A Memoir.   The story is about a young woman who overcomes immense odds to…

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Spring Reunion – A Family Affair

The food may have come from within 110km of Victoria, but the annual Spring Reunion saw attendees from across Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland,…

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Service Day 2018

Servite in Caritate, Service with Love. It has been the SMS motto for 110 years and something that we truly live by here at our school. Service Day…

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Peak Moments

I started thinking about those experiences that are at once meaningful, memorable, and short enough to be described as “defining moments.”  These are…

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The Head’s Tale – Leading Change

One of the most difficult challenges for any institution, as it strives for excellence, is the need to make decisions that focus on the well-being of…

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All-girls All-stars

How do we educate young women to be resilient – persevere against the odds, build confidence to take risks, have the courage and conviction to be…

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Environmental activist inspires the next generation through service with love

Left to right: SMS student Lauren Ebata, Alumna Vicky Husband, School Archivist Christine Godfrey, Head of School Cathy Thornicroft The need to fight…

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Faculty Friday

Every few weeks we will be publishing a Q&A with a teacher or staff member to help us get to know, and showcase the amazing people we have…

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Tackling her dreams

With only 30 students from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland accepted to the Canadian Sport School (CSS) annually, to say Maelle Reed is…

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The Head’s Tale – Girls Thriving (or not)

This past month, I have observed our Grade 12 students navigating the post-secondary admissions process and noticed an increasing level of anxiety…

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Environmental activist set to speak at SMS

Vicky Husband, SMS Class of 1958, and one of British Columbia’s best-known environmentalists, is set to give a presentation to students at the April…

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Giant Floor Map comes to SMS

St. Margaret’s School has a giant floor map on loan from Canadian Geographic Education until March 9. The Canadian Geographic Education’s giant floor…

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