Elizabeth May Inspires the Next Generation of Girls

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, visited St. Margaret’s School as the distinguished guest of honour…

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Head of School News

With the recent retirement of longstanding Head of School Cathy Thornicroft, we are very fortunate to be able to bring Mr. Simon Bruce-Lockhart to…

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A Tribute to Cathy Thornicroft

In December 2018, Cathy Thornicroft retired from her role as Head of School. Ms. Thornicroft joined the school in 2010, bringing decades of…

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Happy Holidays from SMS

On behalf of the staff at St. Margaret’s, safe journeys over the holidays to those students who will be travelling home for the winter break. For…

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Extracurricular Update

By Emma Glasgow, Athletics Coordinator As 2018 comes to a close, it is important that we reflect on all of the great opportunities and experiences at…

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Faculty Friday

Happy Friday. T-5 days until Christmas holidays!!! This Friday’s feature has been a fixture at SMS for decades and has touched the lives of hundreds…

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Head’s Tale—The Final Word

I have been writing the Head’s Tale since 2012 and have now logged over 100 posts!  This is a pretty incredible number given that I would not have…

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Relive the 110th Anniversary Tea with Sally Armstrong

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Athletics & Club Update

By Emma Glasgow, Athletics Coordinator Athletics PSA: St. Margaret’s has caught the basketball bug. Over the past few weeks, the sound of squeaking…

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Faculty Friday

Happy Friday. This Friday’s feature is our amazing Grade 1 teacher, kid wizard, and mathlete, Mrs. Melodie Picco. What year did you start working at…

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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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