The Head's Tales

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

Last week, SMS had the privilege of having Captain Cheryl C. Major, CD present to the girls at our Remembrance Day Assembly.  She is a great role model for our girls as well as a parent and an enthusiastic ambassador for our school!  She talked about the importance of Remembrance Day, even more so... Read More
The Head’s Tale    Confidence and Vulnerability  On Monday, October 31st, I read an article in the Times Colonist entitled: “Leadership is ‘confidence and vulnerability’.” I found this to be an interesting, but contradictory, combination of terms; in fact, my first reaction was to say these two... Read More
Head’s Tale – Exercising Your Voice The past two weeks have been very busy at St. Margaret’s. We celebrated the International Day of the Girl, invited our moms to join their Middle Years’ daughters in celebrating girl power, and listened to Brie Mathers talk to both students and parents about the... Read More
Written by Cathy Thornicroft Last week, St. Margaret’s hosted a screening of Greg Whitley’s feature-length film entitled “Most Likely to Succeed.”  This is a documentary that highlights the difference between schooling and educating, and challenges us to examine how we prepare our students for... Read More
As the students in grades 6 –12 immerse themselves in the myriad of activities at  Strathcona, I am reminded of the importance of experiential learning and stepping out of your comfort level to experience new things in an environment that is not confined by the four walls of a classroom.  Even our... Read More
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