Holiday Decorating Has Begun!

The decorations came out this weekend, as we decked the halls of Timmis and Bolton. With less than 3 weeks until the winter break, we wanted to enjoy the holiday vibe for as long as possible. Julia, Isabella and Sofia were busting a move in the common room! Kira once again treated us to a…

A blustery long weekend blows into town

And just like that the week was over – it was only three days but it was filled with activities like baking, volleyball games, chapel performances and of course preparation for our Remembrance Day assembly. Rememberance Day Service If you have not had a chance to see the virtual assembly yet, please do with the…

Food and Fun Facts!

On Sunday, Timmis sisters baked ginger cookies as a treat for everyone. SMUS Eats is a club that Alana started at the school. Last week they had their first session and made salsa! Melissa What is the best part of the year so far? Being Kira’s roommate. She is supportive, super understanding, and we both…

Happy Halloween!

The Timmis girls have been working very hard this week. With the start of second term, there has been many new courses and sports. The girls also spent the week looking forward to Halloween. There was intense planning for what costumes and makeup to wear and what candies to buy. With COVID-19, we were not…

Pumpkins and Concerts and Fall…Oh My!

Term two officially began on Friday and all of the girls started their new classes. Exciting! The first term was strong and we know it will continue that way. The girls have done so well with all of the new expectations and safety measures. We had a chilly but sunny week, as it really starts…

Falling into Fall

We had a wet but relatively warm weekend here in Victoria. The leaves are falling and making a nice crispy layer on the ground! Here are Sofia and Marifer on the field this week for cohort soccer! Cozy weather means baking, cozy roommate hangs and dinner in the common room! Alana made some apple crisp…

Welcome to Mrs. Kim – Our New Houseparent!

Cindy is a recent SMUS grad (2015) and is very very excited to join SMUS again, this time as a Timmis houseparent! She recently married Wonjin Kim (who is a Bolton houseparent) in a small but beautiful COVID wedding. She was born in Korea and came to Victoria with her family when she was 12. She values…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mr. Danskin, who is a houseparent in Bolton House, took a group to Farmer Jim’s on Friday. Jenny went along and helped pick apples. Friday night saw a group head out to see Batman Begins at the Imax theatre. For a movie that is 15 years old, it really held up! On Saturday a group…

Trophies, Clubs and So Much More

As part of our daily routines in Timmis, the girls are asked to clean their rooms once as week. Parents, you can imagine this chore! To add incentive, any rooms meeting the clean criteria receive the silver dust pan award. This week, we asked one of our silver dustpan recipient rooms, Emma and Ashley, to…

Settling in to Routines

The girls are getting more comfortable with the schedule and expectations in Timmis and at SMUS. Mattea and May did a great job running the House Meeting on Thursday! Everyone has sorted out their timetables and classes and settling into the learning. Term one sports started this week, and our girls enthusiastically embraced the opportunity…