The Head's Tales

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

Back in 1996, the UNESCO International Commission on Education for the 21st Century stated in the Delors Report that schools should no longer emphasize the acquisition of knowledge as a benchmark for their success or that of their students.  Instead, the Report defined the attributes of lifelong... Read More
In mid-September, students from K – 12, as well as staff, participate in our annual Outweek Activities. As has been the norm at SMS for over 25 years, our students in grades 6 – 12 go up to Strathcona Provincial Park and choose a “Challenge by Choice” adventure such as hiking, climbing, canoeing... Read More
This week’s blog focuses on the concept of ONE.  This is the theme of student council for the 2017/18 school year and extends from the singular to the collective – our School of One.  This encourages all of us to use our individual voices in unity and to keep our focus on the power of a... Read More
Welcome Back! After a wonderful two months hiatus (which at SMS is a misnomer because we are never quiet), I am excited about the start of school. This summer we had an array of groups on campus taking advantage of our beautiful surroundings and facilities. A core group of us who stuck around got... Read More
Delivered by Cathy Thornicroft, Head of School | Closing 2017 I would like to welcome students, staff, parents, alumnae – Old Girls and special guests to this year’s Closing Ceremonies. It is hard to believe that behind these beautiful gowns are the young girls who we encouraged to imagine the... Read More
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