The Head's Tales

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

Sometimes expectations can pose a major challenge for organizations and for individuals – they can grow, shrink, change shape and/or direction.  In fact, expectations shift constantly and they shift easily.  A person's relative satisfaction or disatisfaction is contingent upon two things: ... Read More
Last week, students from K – 12 as well as staff participated in Outweek Activities. As has been the norm at St. Margaret’s for over two decades, students in  Senior Years participate in such activities such as guided hikes, high ropes, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, caving and the ultimate... Read More
At St. Margaret’s, you will see girls who are fully engaged (both in learning and leading), confident in sharing their voices, and comfortable trying new things.  Last week, our Student Council led the Welcome Back assembly encouraging the students to embrace the culture of SMS and to get involved... Read More
This summer I spent a great deal of time enjoying the fabulous weather and being “in the moment” appreciating what was in front of me.  I also allowed my mind to wander thinking about possibilities and being rejuvenated by the infusion of new ideas to help our learning community be the best it can... Read More
This is my last blog post for the school year.  Last August, I was challenged to put my thoughts on paper - in this case our website.  For someone who does not see herself as a writer, I have come to appreciate the phrase "no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."  I think... Read More
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