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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Students shine at STEM Expo

Congrats to all of the students who took part in the STEM Expo which took place Thursday, February 22, 2018. Participating students were judged by…

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New Director of External Relations

Please welcome Barbara Sutton as our new Director of External Relations at St. Margaret's School. In her role, Barbara oversees the School’s External…

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Social Media Safe

Social media continues to play a large role in our society and as SMS staff we are continually being challenged to help our students use social media…

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Cathy Thornicroft Retirement Announcement

Please click the links below to read letters from the Head of School and Boad Chair regarding Cathy Thornicroft's retirement announcement. Cathy…

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Faculty Friday

Every couple of 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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Demystifying Mental Health

January 31, 2018 was Bell Let’s Talk Day and Ms. Thompson’s Grade 6 class got involved in a big way. In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new…

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SMS goes two for two at Lego League Championships

On Saturday February 3, 2018 SMS hosted teams from across BC for the annual FIRST® LEGO® League BC Regional Championships. This marks the third year…

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Faculty Friday

Welcome to the first edition of Faculty Friday! Every couple of weeks we will be publishing a Q&A with a teacher or staff member to help us get…

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Head’s Tale – Learning to Use Your Voice Wisely

I have written about this topic in previous posts— “Finding Your Voice” (May 2014), “Exercising Your Voice” (October 2016), and “Finding Your…

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The 2017/2018 Winter edition of Spirit is here

Have you seen the 2017/2018 Winter Spirit magazine yet? You should receive your copy in the mail soon, if you don’t, let us know and maybe your…

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Life-hers: Celebrating our Residence Lifers

Written by Annie Maki, Residence House Parent & Communications Assistant Anyone familiar with boarding school life will venture that many of the…

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The Head’s Tales: Finding Your Narrative

Everyone has a story. Or rather everyone has the capacity to create an engaging, compelling story that connects their personal journey to the journey…

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The Head’s Tales: Embracing Possibility

At St. Margaret’s, we try to leave space for new frameworks of possibility.  As a small school, we strive to be nimble and sensitive to the…

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Video of Head Girl Election Panel

It's election time for student government. During a panel discussion, the candidates for Head Girl, Deputy Head, and Residence Head answered…

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Service Day Promotes Five Pillars of Healthy Communities

Service Day is an opportunity for the whole school (from kindergarten to grade 12) to give back to our local community and live our school motto…

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Provincial Mock Trial Competition

Law 12 students achieve an SMS first at annual competition On Saturday, April 22nd, the Law 12 class anxiously awaited the reveal of which side they…

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The Head’s Tales: Honouring the Quiet Ambassadors

Many people believe that leadership is all about leading from the front: being in charge and creating a demanding presence that people are excited to…

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SMS Students make a splash at Performing Arts Festival

For six weeks this spring, over nine thousand youth and adults participate in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF). The festival…

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Winter Athletics Review

Written by Emma Glasgow This past winter saw another exciting season of SMS Athletics. As the year moves along, our sport and team skills continue to…

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The Head’s Tales: Building Community

As St. Margaret’s continues to build upon its strengths, I have come to realize the importance of also growing our community by increasing the…

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Travel Blog: Annual Cultural Exchange to Chile

In the first week of our annual cultural exchange to Chile, we settled into our wonderful homestays, made our way through two regular school days,…

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FIRST LEGO League Recap

On Saturday, February 4, twenty nine teams from across BC competed at the annual BC Regional…

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The Head’s Tales: Who Are You?

At St. Margaret’s, we pride ourselves in helping each girl find her own voice and use it in a way that helps the collective good.  Last week was a…

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The Head’s Tales: World Read Aloud Day

Thinking about reading aloud conjures up many happy memories for me.  As a young child, I can remember being read to by my mom or dad just before…

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Victoria School Hosts Provincial Robotics Tournament

Feb 4 is BC Regional Championship Tournament for FIRST LEGO League When: Saturday, February 4 Where: St. Margaret's School, 1080 Lucas Ave Who:…

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The Head’s Tale: Defining SUCCESS

This is the time of year, when I can see the stress levels of our Grade 12s go up exponentially as they focus on university admission, Grade Point…

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