Morocco 2014: Update from Tangiers

Today we woke up and we made our way to Tarifa to catch the ferry to North Africa. It took us 2 hrs to get there and we had to say goodbye to…

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Morocco 2014: Update from Seville

Today, we had a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Our walking adventure started by heading to different plazas before seeing the main cathedral. The…

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Talking Money Matters with Peace Lovin’ Granola

The Money Matters 11 class members were eager to welcome their latest guest speakers, Mt. Douglas grads and brothers Ryan and Trevor Lainchbury of…

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Morocco 2014: Update from Spain

It is 3:00 am and the school feels so quiet. At 3:05 a few familiar faces show up at the Res office with excited vibes. We hop on the bus and make…

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SMS & STEM 2014

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Amazing Kid – Lista Spensley-Tagornak

Congratulations to Lista (Grade 12) for winning this week’s Save-On Foods Amazing Kidscompetition. Each week, one entrant is selected from all…

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Never too young to save a life

Anabelle Welke had her fair share of exposure to the medical system as a child, but that’s not the only reason you would want the grade 11 student…

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Kick-start New Year’s learning goals with Terry Small

New Year, new goals, old challenge: how to achieve all that you’ve set out to do? Learning something new is a common resolution, but learning to…

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Limitless Learning: An Interview with BC Business

Recently we sat down with BC Business to talk shop. Here is where our discussion about the school and independent education led us: BC Business: Is…

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Guest Speakers Engage Students in Money Matters

With an aim to expose SMS students to real-life reflections of individuals in the financial world, dynamic speakers have visited our class and shared…

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Collaborative Drawing Project

Inspired by the work of artist Mica Angela Hendrick who collaborates with her 4-year-old daughter to create surreal caricatures, Grade 11 and 12…

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SMS Wins ISA Volleyball Tournament!

What a weekend! SMS hosted the ISA Senior Girls Volleyball tournament last weekend and after two gruelling days, playing through illness and injury,…

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SMS Student Blog: Inspiring Leadership Conference

The days of October 17 to 20th were filled with enthusiasm, cheers, laughter, connections, wisdoms, inspiration and hope. The student council of St.…

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SMS Student Blog: We Day

St. Margaret’s school sent 32 girls and 5 supervisors this past Friday, October 18th, to We Day in Vancouver. We Day is an educational event and…

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SMS Student Blog: Enchanted Hallowe’en

This weekend, I volunteered as an interactive performer at a Hallowe’en Carnival. On October 18th, I was a train robber. Heritage Acres, where the…

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Student Poems about Courage

As we continue to explore the theme of "Courage" this month, our Grade 3 class took some time to reflect on what courage looks, feels, ...and even…

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Adventure + Academics: The Duke of Edinburgh & Keys to well-rounded learning

The teachers and staff at St. Margaret's are passionate about providing our students with a complete education that prepares them to be well-rounded…

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Summer and Cultural Exchange at SMS

(ABOVE: the 2013 Maple girls) While SMS girls are off enjoying their summer, the campus remains a bustling community for students experiencing a…

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State of the Art: SMS Fine Arts Week Wrap-Up

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile It was smiles all around the Fine Arts department following three full nights and three full houses. On…

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BUSINESS SAVVY: Building Connections to Economics and Entrepreneurship

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." ― Harvard Business School…

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SMS Recognized as Healthy Living Success Story

Our school's commitment to healthy living should come as no surprise to our existing SMS community. From our high levels of participation in sports…

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Strong Showing at Regional Science Fair

Congratulations to all SMS participants at this week’s Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair hosted at UVic. We were pleased to honour these…

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Scholarship student promotes cultural literacy through art

St. Margaret’s School (SMS) recently unveiled a new feature in the junior school multi-purpose area: an igloo. Constructed to be more permanent than…

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Service Day 2013

Friday, April 19 marked SMS' first Service Day.  A student-driven initiative of the Leadership Class, students in Grades 7 - 12 and those in the…

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Europe Trip Update: Versailles & Final Day

Today we woke up at 8 am which was late for what we were used to, giving us some time to rest after 11 days of walking. We were very exited but sad…

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Europe Trip Update: Castles

Today we woke up at 6 which was really early. We were very tired because we have been walking for almost 11 days but we were excited for the new day…

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Europe Trip Update: Eiffel Tower

Today we woke up at around eight in the morning and after eating breakfast we made our way to the Gallery Lafayette for some shopping. We had 2 hours…

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Europe Trip Update: Louvre

Today we woke up fairly early, which was around 6 a.m. We ate our first breakfast in Paris which was different from Italy, but equally delicious.…

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Europe Trip Update: Paris

It's been a long way up to Paris! We were travelling for 18 hours on a train. We were supposed to get to Paris by 10 a.m. but there were technical…

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Europe Trip Update: Leaving Italy

Finally! 8am wake up call, even though some girls didn't heard it and woke up a little bit late. We had to get our suitcases down in the lobby by…

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