The Head's Tales

The Head's Tales features stories and reflections from our Head of School, Cathy Thornicroft.

Thinking about reading aloud conjures up many happy memories for me.  As a young child, I can remember being read to by my mom or dad just before bedtime.  It was a special moment when my parents were able to bring alive the words on the page allowing me to immerse myself into the characters and... Read More
This is the time of year, when I can see the stress levels of our Grade 12s go up exponentially as they focus on university admission, Grade Point Averages (GPA), SAT scores, and choosing “the right” university.  The purpose of learning shifts to compiling the right credentials and getting accepted... Read More
Technology provides us with the ubiquitous capacity to connect, interact, and exchange ideas at a speed that makes it difficult to navigate in a way that we can truly manage effectively.  Transformation of communication in the digital age can be both global and local, generic and customized,... Read More
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday full of joy, family fun, and wonder.  Rather than reflecting back on 2016 (which had lots to talk about, speculate on, and debate!), I am looking forward to 2017 as a year full of promise and hope. With the impact  of globalization, technological acceleration... Read More
When I think about this time of year, I realize that many folks use this time to travel home for the holidays or go on a trip. Some individuals will seek out Christmas traditions that connect us to our family, our past, and our hopes for the future.  Others will use this time to explore, and seek... Read More
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