News & updates


List of 5 news stories.

  • Esso Fun Day 2021

    Students at Shawnigan lead busy lives filled with classes, 360 co-curriculars, athletics, as well as learning to balance their personal health and wellness. Part of the journey at Shawnigan for all students is the SOUL Seeking program, an early pandemic online initiative that has evolved into a permanent yearlong inquiry-based learning program where students select a topic or area they wish to explore further then engage in research and present their findings at the end of the year. For our Grade 12 students, the program is important as it fulfils their Capstone requirement for graduation.
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  • Inter-House Air Band

    It was a night to remember as a beloved Shawnigan tradition returned on Friday after a one-year pandemic pause: Inter-House Air Band! For years, this annual competition has been a marquee event on the inter-House calendar, and students were beyond excited for its return. This is an inter-House event like none other – the result of hours of collaboration and rehearsals.
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  • Beyond the Gates

    Students in Grade 9 this year had the opportunity to sign up for Shawnigan’s newest pilot program, Beyond the Gates (BTG). A program that was designed to take advantage of the natural wilderness that surrounds the campus, along with embracing the many local cultural traditions of the West Coast of Canada, all while incorporating experiential learning, this small group of 20-25 students benefit from an all-encompassing educational experience through Beyond the Gates.
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  • Model United Nations Goes to Montreal

    After a year of no inter-provincial travel due to the pandemic and getting creative and adapting to participating in a virtual setting in 2020, the Shawnigan Model United Nations (MUN) team was able to put that behind them and fly to Montreal to escape the ‘wet’ coast albeit for a few days to participate at this year’s conference in person. Held each November, the Secondary Schools United Nations Summit (SSUNS) is an opportunity for students from across the country to participate in an educational simulation that provides students with firsthand experience in diplomacy and international relations through teamwork, critical thinking, research, public speaking, and debating all while garnering an intimate understanding of the United Nations. The end goal? For students to come home with the confidence in their ‘ability to effect change in the areas they are inspired to do so.’
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  • Sitting Down with Mr. Tristan Eysele

    Venture into the Sportsplex on campus and you’ll see two full-size gyms, fitness areas, a high-performance weight room, and four glass back squash courts where students can train under the watchful eye of a team of world-class coaches, including professional squash player Mr. Tristan Eysele. After being introduced to the game of squash as a young boy, Tristan quickly fell in love with the game with the goal of playing professionally. Fast forward two decades and hundreds of games later and Tristan is passing on this love of the game to the up-and-coming squash players at Shawnigan. After competing in South Africa recently, we sat down with Tristan to find out the results from the tournament and how he got to this point in his career.
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Communications office

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Jenny Dunbar

    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
  • Photo of Aren Goodman

    Aren Goodman 

    Film Teacher, Communications Associate
  • Photo of Lauren Martinello

    Lauren Martinello 

    Communications Associate
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