At SMA, we're creating opportunities for young women to become leaders in the service of others beyond our local community.

We are now offering Extended Service Experiences (ESE), (formally called mission trips) to junior and senior students.

ESEs will be offered on alternating summers, with juniors in the summer of 2023 and seniors in the summer of 2024.

ESEs are longer than our usual service opportunities. Senior students will participate in an international experience and junior students in a four-day local experience.

ESEs will also include intentional preparation and follow-up, addressing the spirit, mind and body of participants.

Upcoming Extended Service Experiences

Junior Students

Beatitude Attitude—Be Happy
June 20-23, 2023

SMA’s Junior Extended Service Experience is based on Just5Days and delivered by the Mission and Charism Department. Beatitude Attitude—Be Happy is for students who are in Grades 7 and 8 in the 2022-2023 school year. The experience takes place at St. Mary’s Academy—students have most meals at SMA, sleep at SMA and participate at service sites during the day. Adult and senior high students accompany small groups. 

Senior Students

In late June and early July of 2024, SMA senior years (grades 9 to 12) students will have the opportunity to travel to Peru for a service experience. While there, the group will visit a SNJM congregation and connect with them and the work that they do. The group will also travel to a mountain community near Sacred Valley and work with the local government to complete a community project with an emphasis on helping the women and children of the community.

Fundraiser for SMA’s International Science and Service Trips

In the next school year, SMA is offering two separate international trips for students. During Spring Break 2024, a contingent of students will travel to Germany and Switzerland on a educational science themed trip, and in summer 2024, students will travel to Peru for a service experience. To help offset costs for families, we've teamed up with Dominos Pizza to offer a pizza fundraiser. From April 17th to 23rd, Dominos Pizza is running a special promotion where $5 from each order will be donated to SMA. Check out the attached pdf for details and offer codes. This deal is valid at all Dominos Pizza locations in Manitoba. Note that if you want to order more than one combo in a single order, please call your nearest location and provide them with your offer codes. Although, single code entries can be processed for online orders. We encourage you to spread the word to your family and friends, as everyone can order and support SMA's trips. The more combos sold, the more money raised. Thank you!