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List of 5 news stories.

  • 'Grease' - One Slick Show

    Over an intense three days before Ski Week, the cast and crew of Grease staged four phenomenal performances at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, demonstrating boundless talent, imagination, creativity and energy as they took the audience back in time to tell the tale of teenage paramours Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko, the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, and the rest of Rydell High School in 1959.
    A stellar cast, with Grade 12s in most of the key roles, rose to the occasion and put on brilliant shows night after night. And it wasn’t just the stars, but the entire cast, who stepped up.
    Josef J. and Ariel M. starred as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, respectively, returning after taking lead roles in last year’s production of The Addams Family. But they were far from the only standouts in an ensemble cast that also featured outstanding performances from – among others – Georgia G. as Rizzo, Keegan L. as Kenickie (“He killed every night,” said director and co-producer Mr. Salvatore Interlandi), Sharm P. as Marty, Grant N. as Doody, Luke V. as Roger, Emmett N. as Sonny, Clara P. (stepping up in her first and last year at Shawnigan) as Patty, and Grace S. as Frenchy.
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  • Another Splendid Ski Week

    Ski Week could be described as Shawnigan’s “alternate reality” – a parallel universe where the School exists in a different form for a few days.
    This year, both organizers and students were unsure what to expect. Conditions on the hill at Manning Park were said to be dubious, and only limited runs would be open. Of course, when all was said and done, many were calling it “the best Ski Week ever.”
    “Maybe that was because we were expecting less and got so much more,” Student Life Coordinator Ms. Katrina Cholack said. “The kids kept a positive attitude and took advantage of what was presented to them.”
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  • Welcome to Samuel House!

    Our Grade 8 program took a giant step forward this week as excited students moved into Samuel House, our specially designed and pioneering boarding house for all Grade 8 students. Grade 8 girls and boys are now under the same roof in Canada’s first co-ed boarding house for students of that age.
    Girls and boys are in separate wings, but have shared common areas. Rooms are designed to accommodate four students. Common spaces include fitness facilities, a kitchen, and lots of room for studying, socializing and relaxing. Furnishings have been specially selected by Ms. Kathini Cameron, and Ms. Cameron and Deputy Head Mr. William Nicholas designed custom-built bedroom furniture. Students are settling quickly into the comfortable atmosphere.
    Before moving into Samuel House, the students had a chance to tour the building and check out the new living spaces. Clad in new yellow hoodies emblazoned with a red dragon, the Grade 8s were delighted to explore the House and eager to move in.
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  • February Sports Update

    As we get closer to the end of the winter sports season and the beginning of the spring season, here is an update on how some of our teams have been doing.
    On January 13, Shawnigan played host to nearly 100 participants from Vancouver, Victoria and the Cowichan Valley in the largest Squash BC Junior Silver Event ever. Five Shawnigan athletes won their events: Kaleb A. (Div. 1), Tony Z. (Div. 4)., Justin L. (Div. 7), Eliza H. (Div. 8), and Daniel H. (Div. 9).
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  • SAR Goes Over the Edge

    A mutually beneficial collaboration between Shawnigan Lake School and Cowichan Search and Rescue saw students going over the edge — literally — in a slope rescue scenario at Stoney Hill Regional Park west of Duncan.
    Nine students, three Cowichan SAR members and two Shawnigan staff members took part in the session, the 10th of 16 sessions the School SAR team is conducting with Cowichan SAR this year.
    “Upon returning from Ski Week we will complete our sessions, still focusing on rope rescue but also adding in aspects of swiftwater rescue, such as throw bagging, foot entrapment procedures, and what live bait rescues entail,” explained Outdoor Education Coordinator Ms. Jessica Dick.
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    Jenny Dunbar 

    Communications & Marketing Manager
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    Arden Gill 

    Communications Associate
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    Elliot Logan 

    Communications Associate
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    Kevin Rothbauer 

    Communications Associate
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