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…

First full week of classes completed!

This week we welcomed three new tigers to the house, Kira, Jenny and Ally! All girls are wonderful additions who have quickly been embraced by the group and who have involved themselves in the many activities offered. We also had our first full week of school which meant there was a lot more studying and…

Welcome Grade 11s!

We had many opportunities to connect, learn new names and routines, and settle in this week. It has been such a pleasure to meet the many new faces to Timmis and familiar smiles of Tigers, to see friends reconnect after a long time apart, to watch games of soccer incorporate new and returning boarders. Our…

September 2020 – Meet the Houseparents!

In Timmis this year we have some very lovely 🙂 houseparents who live in the house or very close by, and you will get to know us very well over the course of the year! Jess Hanna is excited to be returning for her sixth year as an Assistant Houseparent in Timmis, working alongside her…

The Arts hit the Stage at SMUS

Newsies – The Senior School Musical The Arts really took to the literal spotlight this week with the Annual Senior School musical hitting the stage at the McPherson Theatre this week, with the Newsies production! FIVE of our Timmis Tigers saw no fear and played their parts with incredible ease, talent and courage! Congratulations to…

Leapin’ into March!

Saturday activities this week included a hiking trip to Mt. Douglas and sewing bulk bags and making bees wax wraps – yay Eco crafts. Tessa and Tafel had a great night away camping on Mystic Beach. It was a bit rainy, but they enjoyed getting back into nature and being cozy in their tents. Last…