The Head’s Tales: Christmas reflections

The Christmas holidays tend to be a particularly reflective time of year and thought I would take some time to share a few of my own reflections:…

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The Head’s Tales: Collaborative learning

Last week Mr. Giommi, our Deputy Head, and I attended a presentation put on by students from both the Comparative Civilizations 12 and Writing 12…

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The Head’s Tales: Hindsight, Foresight and Insight

This week I returned to SMS after a weeklong holiday in Hawaii. I spent much of my time relaxing on the beach with a book and managed to read six of…

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SMS Blog: Young philanthropists honoured

By Natasha Carville, Junior School Educational Assistant For the last six years, I have had the privilege of working with our Junior School students…

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SMS Blog: Salmon Sightings

By Victoria Lee and Brecken Sales, Grade 6 On Friday, November 2, Grade 6 and Grade 3 went on an exciting field trip to Charters River Interpretive…

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The Head’s Tales: Connected, but disconnected

At the start of the school year, I decided to harness this technology to better communicate with the SMS community, so I hope you will enjoy the…

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The Head’s Tales: Educating girls worldwide

Last week, SMS celebrated the first International Day of the Girl with four remarkable girls from Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl Speakers Bureau,…

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SMS students clean up shorelines

By Deb Secco, Grade 3 Teacher On September 25, Grades 2-6 participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This year it is estimated that over…

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The Head’s Tales: Different but the same

I have been in Ottawa this past week, participating in a CAIS Accreditation of a Girls’ School of similar size and with a similar Mission – Inspiring…

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Outweek: It’s a wrap

By Mary Cameron, Principal of the Senior School Another Outweek has come and gone; last week, SMS students in Grades 6-12 returned from a week of…

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Homeward Bound: Thanks and goodbye to our Japanese friends and families

Seven SMS students recently returned from a student exchange program with Eiwa School in Shizouka, Japan. Below, some of the students reflect on…

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Japan Update: Cheering on Eiwa School

Seven SMS students are participating in a student exchange program with Eiwa School in Shizouka, Japan. Below, some of the students share…

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Japan Update: Weekend Warriors

Seven SMS students are participating in a student exchange program with Eiwa School in Shizouka, Japan. Below, some of the students share…

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Japan Update: A shopper’s paradise

Seven SMS students are participating in a student exchange program with Eiwa School in Shizouka, Japan. Below, some of the students share…

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Japan Update: Home away from home

Seven SMS students are participating in a student exchange program with Eiwa School in Shizouka, Japan. Below, some of the students share…

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Japan Update: School days at Shizouka Eiwa

Seven SMS students are participating in a student exchange program with Eiwa School in Shizouka, Japan. Below, some of the students share…

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The Head’s Tales: Challenge by Choice

Last week, I informed my 84-year-old mother that I was heading off with a group of SMS girls to learn how to sail on the Tall Ships in Victoria…

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Japan Update: First impressions

Seven SMS students are participating in a student exchange program with Eiwa School in Shizouka, Japan. Below, some of the students share some of…

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The Head’s Tales: Trying something new

I have never written a blog before, but I’m looking forward to exploring this form of online communication with you. First, a little about myself…

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Welcome to the incoming Head Girl

Dear Becky, First of all, major congratulations are in order! To be elected Head Girl is one of the highest honours one can be offered by their…

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Special places within a special place

SMS is an exciting and dynamic school, and this is reflected in the Creating Special Places initiative that Head of School, Cathy Thornicroft,…

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