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  • June

    Darrin Austin

    Shawnigan legend Darrin Austin is retiring after 32 years of teaching at the School! In his years at Shawnigan, Darrin has held more roles than we could possibly list, including math and science teacher, coach, House Director for both Junior House and Lake’s House, Director of Athletics, Risk Management, and so much more! Thank you, Darrin, for your dedication and service to the School.
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  • Henri G. '23 (Co-Head of School and Head of Ripley’s House)

    “I am so grateful I came in Grade 8 and can be called a Shawnigan lifer. Fun fact: I actually redid Grade 8 and that means I have now been at Shawnigan for six years. 
    Before coming to Shawnigan, I was attending a school on the mainland. I didn’t feel like I fit in, so we decided to visit some boarding schools in Vancouver and on the Island to see if we could find a better fit. Shawnigan was the last school we visited, and I automatically knew that this was the place I wanted to be – I felt like I was home.
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