The Head's Tales

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

Katniss - A Confident Girl. Inspiring Woman? I have just returned from the NAPSG (National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls) Conference and  had the privilege of hearing  Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, an Ethics  Professor at Agnes Scott College talk about the need to seek out examples of... Read More
As St. Margaret's begins to build on its strength and implement its Strategic Plan, I have come to realize the importance of "THINK BIG but act small".  Our wonderful learning community, which is comprised of nearly 400 girls from ECE to Grade 12, allows us the privilege of knowing all of our girls... Read More
When individual visions come together into shared vision, there is a collective power unlike anything else a group could experience.  Simply by virtue of the energy it creates, shared vision becomes a resource or an asset that propels an organization forward and provides long-term direction and... Read More
Several weeks ago, our Athletics Coordinator posted a blog entitled Success Beyond Measures.  I would like to following up on his message… Defining success is a challenging task.  In the Oxford Dictionary, success is defined as: “a favourable result; the attainment of an aim,
or of wealth or... Read More
Happy New Year! One of the things I love about being part of an educational setting is that we have the opportunity to celebrate a “new beginning” twice each year – the traditional start of a new calendar year and the start of the academic year. The beginning of each new school year is full of... Read More
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