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List of 5 news stories.

  • RBC Training Ground finalist, a Shawnigan first

    A bit of hard work, grit and determination can get you almost anywhere. Just ask Ava F., a Grade 10 student at Shawnigan who recently competed in the RBC Training Ground top 100 finals, and earned a spot in the top 30! A huge accomplishment for anyone, RBC Training Ground is a program designed to seek out young Canadians with Olympic potential, through various tests of endurance, strength, power and speed to determine who has what it takes to achieve those podium dreams and award them with a spot on Team Canada. Only 100 athletes from across the country were selected to participate, and Shawnigan had two athletes represented this year.
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  • Working together for a safe return to school

    From heat domes to atmospheric rivers, mother nature has shown Shawnigan Lake School what she is truly made of in recent months, with the latest show of force coming in the form of a big snowfall that covered the grounds of the School in a beautiful white blanket of snow. With amounts of up to 50 cm in some places and the anticipated arrival of students back on campus after the winter break, the operations and transportation teams had their work cut out for them. Endless hours were spent shovelling and moving snow, with teachers and other support staff jumping in to help wherever they could. The operations team had their equipment running day in and day out to clear roads and walkways and remove icicles, ensuring all could get around campus safely. With cleaning staff needing to navigate between boarding houses to get the deep cleans done, and the transportation team needing to get the vehicles out safely to pick up students keen to arrive back on campus, it was all hands on deck.
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  • Christmas Carol Service

    On a chilly winter evening, students and staff gathered together to share in a longstanding Shawnigan tradition – a festive Christmas dinner in Marion Hall followed by a candlelit Christmas carol service in the Chapel.
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  • Vancouver Island VEX Robotics Tournament Season Opener hosted by Shawnigan

    For the first time in over 24 months, Shawnigan Robotics was thrilled to once again be hosting the Vancouver Island VEX Robotics Season Opener tournament. COVID-19 derailed their 2020 run to the World Championships and kept the 2021 season under wraps with only in house tournaments being held.  Finally, last week, the opportunity for an in-person robotics tournament for our keen roboteers happened.
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  • Caring Capstone Projects

    Each year the Grade 12s complete their Senior Capstone project, and this year Reese A. ’21 wanted to become more involved in community service and local volunteer work. For the first part of her project, she decided to collaborate with a local organization, Cowichan Neighborhood House, to raise money for local families around the Christmas season. Each year they run a Christmas Hamper program, where they buy and pack gift boxes for local families in need, then deliver them around Christmas. 
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    Jenny Dunbar 

    Communications & Marketing Manager
    250-743-5516 ext 232
  • Photo of Arden Gill

    Arden Gill 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Nicole Belanger

    Nicole Belanger 

    Web Coordinator
    250-743-5516 ext 376
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    Aren Goodman 

    Film Teacher, Communications Associate
  • Photo of Lauren Martinello

    Lauren Martinello 

    Communications Associate
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