Passion Project Shaping Change at SMS

Each year the Grade 12 Leadership class is tasked with creating a passion project, and for Monica Song it was a no brainer—bring the Global Shapers…

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Festival of Trees

SMS is once again participating in the 27th Annual BC Children's Hospital Festival of Trees, hosted by the Bay Centre. This year, the Green Club took…

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Athletics Update

By Emma Glasgow, Athletics Coordinator “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle It may be cliché to…

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Faculty Friday

She is the friendly face on campus that helps our boarding students feel at home when they first arrive, and keeps everyone in line year-round ;) She…

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The Will to Change the World

On November 4, St. Margaret’s School partnered with the Fairmont Empress Hotel to host the shared 110th anniversary of two historic institutions with…

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Renowned Poet Visits SMS

On October 30, renowned Canadian poet and Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna Crozier visited SMS and read aloud some of her poems and stories to a…

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Head’s Tale – Creating Our Future Together

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” -- Abraham Lincoln Normally, I don’t lead with a quotation, choosing instead to share those…

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A Glimpse into Outweek Part 2

Outweek is a cornerstone of the SMS co-curriculum, and a beloved tradition. This year was yet another adventure that did not disappoint. We've…

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Athletics Update

By Emma Glasgow It has been another exciting two weeks for SMS Athletics. It’s championship time for many of our teams and our athletes took the…

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Halloween Means Empowerment at SMS

As per tradition, students put on the annual Halloween Carnival in conjunction with the Big Sister/Little Sister program here at SMS. This year the…

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Faculty Friday

The kids call her Mrs. P, but there is a lot more to SY/MY teacher Mrs. Procyshyn than her three-syllable last name.  Athlete, mother and speed…

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An Opera Star Among Us

One of St. Margaret’s newest additions, Ms. Humphries, may spend most of her time at school teaching French, but when the curtain drops on November…

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Confidence is Key at Model UN Conference

Forty-one SMS students were among more than 400 delegates to attend the Model UN (MUN) Global Goals Conference at Shawnigan Lake School on Tuesday,…

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A Glimpse into Outweek

Outweek is a cornerstone of the SMS co-curriculum, and a beloved tradition. It affords girls a variety of opportunities designed to challenge and…

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Athletics Update

By Emma Glasgow, Athletics Coordinator “Spirit and determination are very evident when we look at the participation and personal performances of our…

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Getting to know our Head Girls

The 2018/2019 school year has been a whirlwind so far from Spirit Week, to Outweek, to International Day of the Girl and everything in between. With…

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Faculty Friday

Happy Friday. This Friday's feature is one of our two Grade 7 teachers, family man, triathlete, dog lover - Mr. Jones. What year did you start…

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Empowering Girls

"On this International Day of the Girl, let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach…

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Head’s Tale – Creating a Community of Empowerment

This coming Thursday, October 11th, 2018, the Middle Years (MY) girls will be hosting their fourth annual Empowerment Day in honour of the UN…

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Outweek Student Video Contest

The Outdoor Education Program encourages students to challenge themselves in a range of outdoor activities and adventures. Students explore our…

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Athletics update

By Emma Glasgow, Athletics Coordinator The St. Margaret’s fall athletic season is in full-swing. The fall is always our busiest season and often…

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Faculty Friday

Happy Friday. The new school year is underway, and every two weeks we publish a Q&A with a teacher or staff member. What better a way to kick…

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SMS Terry Fox Run

On September 26, 2018 the entire SMS Community came together to participate in the 14th Annual SMS Terry Fox Run along Twigg's Trail. Twigg's Trail…

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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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Operation This is You

The Royal Canadian Navy had some new crew members from St. Margaret’s School join the Warship HMCS Vancouver on Saturday, October 20th. A group 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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