Head's Welcome

Head of School's Welcome

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  • Welcome to Shawnigan! Our responsibility as staff here at Shawnigan is to support and inspire our students – with our values-based education at the heart of our teaching – so that they can achieve their potential and live fulfilling lives.

    Shawnigan Lake School's mission and values are inseparable from the fact that we are first and foremost a co-educational boarding school; a welcoming community whose aim it is to prepare our young men and women equally for independent and inspiring futures through the means of a well-balanced, holistic education. 

    Five hundred students, representing over thirty nations, come together each year to live and study in this unparalleled setting on the edge of Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island. We encourage all students to develop an understanding of and commitment to the people, the place and the heritage of Canada, British Columbia and Shawnigan. At the same time, we challenge ourselves each year to be relevant, purposeful and of service in a changing and increasingly global world.

    The conversations, connections, sense of community, and friendships forged through these shared experiences are, I believe, part of the magic of our School.

    On this website, we will try to give you a sense of who we are and what we do – and we hope that your exploration of these pages will lead you to visit us in real time and to meet the people who together create this unique and remarkable community at Shawnigan.

    I look forward to meeting you.

    Larry's Signature

    Richard D A Lamont
    Head of School
Project Future

Head's office

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  • Photo of Richard Lamont

    Richard Lamont 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Cheryl Miranda

    Cheryl Miranda 

    Director of the Head's Office
  • Photo of Melody Vouriot

    Melody Vouriot 

    Executive Assistant

Head's Reflection

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  • Head of School’s 2024 Closing Day Address

    Head’s Address – Closing Day 
    Shawnigan 2024
    Kaye Gardens
    In Chapel, we often hear tales of the Rev’s cat, Peek-a-Boo.
    I have to declare, at this point, that I am an out-and-out dog lover and avoid cats wherever possible. But wherever I go, cats inevitably follow me: brushing through my legs, jumping unexpectedly onto my lap – allergies abound. When we lived in the fjords of Norway, our daughter Poppy (then aged about four) asked Kathini from the back of the car if she could get a cat when Dad dies.
    And I was also in the car!
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We acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional lands and waterways we live, learn and play. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in this beautiful region, and we aspire to healthy and respectful relationships with those who have lived on and cared for these lands for millennia.