SMS Blog

The SMS Blog features stories and reflections from the entire SMS community; our students, parents, alumnae and friends.

All-girls All-stars

How do we educate young women to be resilient – persevere against the odds, build confidence to take risks, have the courage and conviction to be global-minded leaders and shape her own dreams? Brain research conducted over the past 20 years shows that girls’ and boys’ brains are programmed... Read More
Left to right: SMS student Lauren Ebata, Alumna Vicky Husband, School Archivist Christine Godfrey, Head of School Cathy Thornicroft The need to fight climate change, protect old growth forest, and defend wildlife is greater than ever before and it is up to the next generation to take on the... Read More

Faculty Friday

Every few 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 working at SMS. This week, we interviewed Donna Holmwood and also got her to flex her pipes.  What year did you start working at SMS?
I started... Read More
With only 30 students from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland accepted to the Canadian Sport School (CSS) annually, to say Maelle Reed is carving her own path is an understatement. After attending an information session last spring, the Grade 11 student immediately knew there was no option;... Read More
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 4, 2018 assembly. The focus of her presentation will be to form a discussion on the skills and techniques she used to become a successful leader who... Read More
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