The Head's Tales

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

St. Margaret’s has the most enviable of locations allowing us to extend learning beyond the regular classroom.  This past year, St. Margaret’s introduced an innovative program entitled OWL (Outside While Learning) that has grouped our early learners together to explore our fabulous 22 acre campus... Read More
I have just completed reading an article from the Harvard Business Review entitled “Creating the Best Workplace on Earth” (May 2013). Within that article, the focus was on creating an environment that is aspirational, productive, and rewarding for the employees, management, and clients (in our case... Read More
Depending on your age, you might remember the lyrics from the composer – Peter Allan who stated:  “No need to remember when, 'cause everything old is new again.”  If this is going back too far, how about the Bare Naked Ladies and their song entitled:  “Everything Old is New Again.”  These thoughts... Read More
It is not always easy leading through change – particularly when you want to model for others what you expect of them!  It sometimes requires you to show your vulnerabilities, to acknowledge what you don’t know, and to ask others only to engage in changes that have meaning and value for them and... Read More
My colleagues and I have just returned from China having met with a number of current families who have chosen St. Margaret’s as the place for their daughters to continue their education abroad.  It seems rather strange that we traveled over 9000 km (12 hours) West to get to the Far East!! While... Read More
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