The Last Saturday in Boarding

June 11, 2022

The time has come! It is our last official full Saturday in boarding for the 2021-2022 school year. To celebrate, the sun decided to finally come out and the students got to enjoy the nice weather by playing volleyball, going on a slip and slide, and eating treats. For dinner, we had a BBQ and an ice cream truck came to campus which was extra special. It was a great day and a wonderful way to wrap up the year. And Carina and Nora won their sailing championship!

June Fun!

There has been a lot of fun activities for Symons to take part in before the year is over.

Everyone took part in the final house games called the House Olympics. It was a great day and fun seeing everyone smiling and laughing as they competed in a variety of events.

Claire and Patty taking part in a little Badminton action during the week. Way to go!

Symons sisters enjoying the rides at the annual Oak Bay Tea Party event.

Last weekend in May

May 28, 2022

It was a busy last week of May for the students. Serena helped organize a Mental Health themed chapel for the Senior School.

The Sr Girls Rugby team placed second on the Island and are headed to the provincials soon!

Melissa, Amy, and Euro performed in a school play titled “Lockdown.”

Today, all the girls in the house started getting organized for the end of the year departures by taking part in “the Big Clean.” They sorted their clothes etc and began donating items they don’t need.

Symons Chapel

The Symons boarders all came together to pull off one amazing chapel for the boarding community last week. Their theme was ‘high school memories’ and they can say with certainty that they have some wonderful high school memories. The chapel included a full Symons house performance of ‘Be our guest’ from Beauty and the Beast with the Symons band in full swing, a few different speeches regarding high school and childhood memories, another great singing performance ‘Love is an Open Door’ from Frozen, a well put together video full of interesting takes on boarding life with an appearance from a few, now, famous house parents and then a good ol’ sing along with everyone to ‘You Got a Friend in Me’ from Toy Story.

Everyone participated in some aspect of the chapel and it truly showed the Symons house spirit!

This week, as well, Bernice performed in assembly and the boarding community all dressed up in their finest number 1 uniforms for boarding pictures (professional photo was the whole house and then we took a few photos of our Grade 12s).

Exams are done and we saw the sun!

Congratulations to all our Symons Stars who completed their AP exams over the past two weeks!

They were rewarded with spring sunshine on Saturday and a chance to get outdoors and do some exploring.

Saturday activities this week included a trip to the Annual Times Colonist newspaper book sale, where many good deals were found. Students also baked up a storm, producing delicious treats (which they even shared with the houseparents on duty!).

Symons shone at the Open Mic Night this week, with stellar performances by our talented crew, and ran like the wind on the track!

What did Symons House get up to today?

Campus life is particularly busy these days with AP exams, the end of Term 5 and the start of Term 6, sport tournaments, regattas, and playoffs, and weekend activities! Springtime in Victoria this year has been particularly cold, wet, and grey but we saw a fair bit of blue sky and some sunshine today, although the wind still kept things quite chilly. This didn’t deter too many people as they were eager to spend some of their free time out of the house.

One of the Saturday activities was to the IMAX

Another Saturday activity was needle point

A group of friends made some homemade putty!

Shopping and ice cream is always a popular Saturday activity!

A big project around the house these days is our Symons House Chapel preparation. We have a very keen and dedicated planning group and today they started filming the house video.

House Games, House Dinner and Alumni Weekend Fun!

The boarding houses took part in another fun house games with a little basketball and kickball action.

Jr Basketball
Sr Basketball

The sun was out for a little kickball action!

House Dinner at Moxies

Each year Symons gets all dressed up and heads out for a nice house dinner together.

Alumni Weekend

It’s been three years since we were able to celebrate and enjoy the events for our annual alumni weekend. It was a bit rainy in the morning but the sun came out for the afternoon. Students enjoyed art, sports, food trucks, concerts and many more fun activities throughout the weekend.

Weekend Life in Symons

We wrapped up the Easter Long Weekend break with girls out and about on various activities. Nella visited WildPlay, Harley, Bernice, and Miranda saw the new Fantastic Beasts movie.

This week, the girls kept busy and enjoyed the emerging nice weather.

The Senior Girls Soccer Team won the ISA tournament today. Congratulations to Ms. Kaufmann and Julia on the gold medal!

Here are more snapshots of what the girls got up to this week/weekend:

Koharu, Katelynn, and Patrice learned how to make fried chicken. Miranda and Scarlet went to Craigdarroch Castle. Ally, Isabella, Sofia, and Ruby enjoyed drinks on campus, spent time in the Sun Centre studying, and walked up Mt. Tolmie.

Housegames!

After a week of adjusting to life back on campus, all boarding students participated in house games. This time there was badminton to be played, card houses to be made and origami frogs to race! Symons rose to the occasion by cheering on their friends and housemates as they competed.

Everyone put forth their best effort and enjoyed an afternoon of friendly competition. After the boarding community celebrated with a big dinner and a chapel presented by Harvey house.