News & updates


List of 5 news stories.

  • Going Beyond the Gates

    Launched as a pilot program in September 2021 as part of Project Future, Shawnigan’s strategic plan, Beyond the Gates has taken a group of Grade 9 students through a dynamic experiential learning journey in its first year. The program aims to take learning out of the traditional classroom and into the beautiful and diverse wilderness of Vancouver Island, deliver a more hands-on approach to lessons, connect lived learning experiences with academic classes, focus on place-based learning, and challenge students in new and exciting ways.
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  • Shawnigan Stag gifted to the School by Rande Cook, Kwagiulth artist

    Indigenous History Month

    Throughout National Indigenous History Month, the Shawnigan community has had many opportunities to learn more about the rich and diverse histories and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
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  • The Lion King Jr.

    The African savannah came to life on the Hugh Wilkinson Theatre stage as the Grade 8 class ended their year of Fine Art ventures with a spectacular production of The Lion King Jr.
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  • Five Year Dinner 2022

    The Shawnigan journey is shared by all who attend the School, and while it may look a little different for each individual, there are a select few whose journeys have a commonality; their Shawnigan journey has spanned five years, taking them from Grade 8 to Grade 12. For this group of students, the five-year dinner is a rite of passage dating back to 2015, when it was decided that those who have dedicated their high school years to Shawnigan should be celebrated!
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  • Inter-House Track and Field

    Inter-House events at Shawnigan are instrumental in providing an avenue for students to connect, have fun, let loose and show their House spirit in an exciting and memorable way. Throughout the year, students have enjoyed many different inter-House events in academic, artistic, and athletic disciplines. In the lead-up to the end of the school year, the School community participated in one of the biggest events of the year, Inter-House Track and Field. Gathering after lunch on a Saturday, the fields were a sea of colour as students donned their finest House colours and prepared for an afternoon of friendly competition. From long jump to high jump, and shot put to sprints, there was something for everyone.
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Communications office

List of 5 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 

    Film Teacher, Communications Associate
  • Photo of Elliot Logan

    Elliot Logan 

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.