News & updates


List of 5 news stories.

  • Hatchery Experience Is a Net Win for Students

    Shawnigan students have been doing their part recently to ensure the survival of another generation of coho salmon with their work in the School’s own Mark Hobson Hatchery.
    After first catching mature fish for broodstock after they returned to spawn in Shawnigan Creek, students — and some adventurous staff members — had the opportunity to take eggs and milt (sperm) from the fish, beginning the process that will eventually lead to the release of young fish to begin the cycle once again.

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  • The Addams Family Comes Together

    Over more than 90 years and countless incarnations — or maybe “reincarnations” is the proper term — the Addams Family has found ways to remain popular and relevant.
    The first Addams Family cartoon appeared in the New Yorker in February 1932. The original TV series ran from 1964 to 1966, followed by several more TV series, one-off specials, and movies, both live action and animated. Most recently, there have been animated movies released in 2019 and 2021, and the Netflix series Wednesday (which takes place at a boarding school) was released on November 23 of this year.
    The ghoulish clan’s timelessness is a major reason why The Addams Family was selected as this year’s major Musical Theatre production. The students are all familiar with the characters, director Mrs. Rosalynd Roome ’91 explains.
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  • A Spectacular Start to Robotics Season

    Shawnigan Robotics got the 2022-23 season off to a spectacular start last weekend as hosts and winners of the first tournament of the year.
    The School played host to 34 robotics teams from six organizations (five individual high schools, as well as a combined group representing the Comox Valley School District). The robots competed in a disc golf-type game called Spin Up, going through a total of 53 qualifying matches to rank the teams. The top 32 teams made the playoffs, then paired up and played through four rounds to determine the champions.
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  • The Globe Reads and Word Week

    Shawnigan students have spent the last two weeks connecting with the written word, and through that, connecting with each other and far-flung peers.
    Last week, students took part in The Globe Reads, a program that promotes social engagement across borders and oceans by digitally pairing up classes from schools around the world to read and discuss a piece of written work — a poem or a short story.
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  • Remembrance Day at Shawnigan

    Shawnigan Lake School joined the rest of Canada on November 11 to honour those who have served, those who continue to serve, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom in a sombre Remembrance Day ceremony with a special focus on members of the Shawnigan community who died in the Second World War.
    Conflict is something unfamiliar to most Shawnigan students, but not all. A film produced by the School, Shawnigan Remembrance Day Reflection 2022: Shawnigan Stories, shared the harrowing experiences of some of our students from places like Ukraine and Afghanistan. Remembrance Day began with an opportunity for students to view that film in their Houses, after which they sang their House hymns and the national anthem before gathering in the Quad with the rest of the School.
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Communications office

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Jenny Dunbar

    Jenny Dunbar 

    Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Photo of Arden Gill

    Arden Gill 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Nicole Belanger

    Nicole Belanger 

    Web Coordinator
    250-743-5516 ext 376
  • Photo of Aren Goodman

    Aren Goodman 

    Assistant House Director - Renfrew, Film Teacher, Communications Associate
  • Photo of Elliot Logan

    Elliot Logan 

    Communications Associate
  • Kevin Rothbauer 

    Communications Associate
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