New Deputy Head of School

I was delighted to welcome to campus Bill Nicholas, our new Deputy Head, at the start of this week. Bill has joined us directly after the conclusion of the winter term at Marlborough College, his former school in the UK, and has had a busy first week familiarizing himself with the rhythms of the School and meeting Shawnigan students and staff. Bill’s wife, Sheryl, will be joining us in the summer after the conclusion of the academic year at Marlborough, where she is currently Executive Assistant to the Master (Head of School). She will be joined by their son, Jonty, who we were thrilled to learn will be joining us for his Grade 11 year. Their daughter Georgie is currently studying for her Master’s at the University of Edinburgh.
Following his first week at Shawnigan, Bill shares, “It has been spectacular to arrive in Shawnigan with the new term already in full swing, with an exciting buzz in the air and strong sense of purpose very much in evidence across the campus. Students, colleagues, and parents have all been incredibly warm and generous with their welcome, reflecting the outstanding community values of the School and providing strong affirmation of our decision to move to BC. I am very proud to join this great school and I look forward to getting to know more of the Shawnigan family over the days, weeks, and months ahead.”

Richard D. A. Lamont
Head of Shawnigan Lake School
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.