Reflections and Advice:
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The first thing you'll notice about Shawnigan that sets it apart is its stunning natural beauty set in a quiet, quaint, rural area. The buildings and facilities are spectacular and the very first time you drive through the gates you will find your surroundings difficult to comprehend.
But what makes Shawnigan truly amazing is the level of people who attend and educate at the School. They are entirely first-class, top to bottom, and truly set the School apart.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing about my experience at Shawnigan, without any shadow of doubt, were the friendships I took away from the School. It was such a unique opportunity to get to know a large group of people on a level usually reserved for only your closest friends and family. Twelve years removed from graduation the friends I made at Shawnigan are still my closest friends today.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I don't think I would have done anything differently during my time at Shawnigan. The only advice I would give is that you have to "buy in" to the program - take advantage of the opportunity presented to you and embrace your time there. I think that many students find that they don't know how lucky they are to be at Shawnigan until faced with the prospect of leaving.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The teachers. The students. The campus. The experience. Everything.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Play rugby. Go rowing. Enjoy Ski Week. Work hard. Have fun!