Chile 2014: A Day in the Life of our sister school

It's now the final days of this year's student exchange with St. Margaret's British School in Chile. We wanted to find out a little more about the…

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Chile 2014: Day Trip to Santiago

Each Wednesday the students take the day for a field trip.  This week the girls enjoyed visiting Santiago, the Capital city of Chile one and half…

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Chile 2014: Trip to the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is a trip not to be missed.  The landscape, small towns and sights were amazing.  One moment we were walking on the moon in the…

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Morocco 2014: Back to Spain to Explore Granada and Barcelona

Today at 6:30 am we get our wake up call to start exploring Granada. Granada is located 600 metres above sea level. Our first stop was the Alhambra.…

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Morocco 2014: Update from Fes

Our adventure to Fes started at 9:00. After a delicious breakfast, we drove for 1.5 hours through the rugged views of the Rif Mountains. These…

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Chile 2014: Our First Days

We arrived safe, sound and tired in Santiago, Chile on Monday morning March 17th to beautiful sunny weather. Our girls were introduced to the school…

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Morocco 2014: Enroute to Tangeres

Today we started our day leaving Rabat behind us. Our final destination of the day was Tangeres; however we made a stop in a small city called…

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Morocco 2014: Meknes and Rabat

Today we left Fes behind and made our way to Meknes and Rabat. Meknes, translates "make pilgrim". Muslims are known to make a pilgrimage to visit…

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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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Celebrating Diversity

In preparation for my return to Victoria, having spent nearly two weeks in China visiting current and new families, I have come to realize the…

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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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It’s all about perspective

Given our recent weather patterns and in particular our chilly nights (albeit not as crazy as what is happening in other parts of the country), I…

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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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Making Connections

I wrote a blog two years ago on this very topic entitled Connected but Disconnected. At that time, I wrote about social media creating a forum that…

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The Head’s Tales: Fail Forward

The theme this month at SMS is Perseverance – an important attribute that distinguishes winners from losers!  In general, winners focus on what they…

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The Head’s Tales: Using play to find passion and purpose

Over the winter break, I had the opportunity to read a number of books that sparked my curiosity and excitement for what is possible at St.…

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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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In Search of the Holiday Spirit

As the holiday season approaches with its frenzied pace, I wonder about what is meant when we talk about the “Holiday Spirit.”  It is not easy 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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The Head’s Tales: Simple Words, Powerful Message

I grew up with Dr. Seuss and although his stories on the surface appear whimsical and somewhat simple in text and format, his message 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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Doing the Right Thing

At our last assembly, Student Council introduced the value of Integrity to the student body. Integrity is a guiding principle within our Strategic…

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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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