The Head's Tales

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

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
The Christmas holidays tend to be a particularly reflective time of year and thought I would take some time to share a few of my own reflections: Last week I read two books – The Power of Nice by Linda Kaplan Thaler and The Power of Less by Leo Babuata. As we approach this holiday season and get... Read More
Last week Mr. Giommi, our Deputy Head, and I attended a presentation put on by students from both the Comparative Civilizations 12 and Writing 12 classes. It was a great example of how two curriculums, even those with different learning outcomes, can be integrated to create more engaging learning... Read More
This week I returned to SMS after a weeklong holiday in Hawaii. I spent much of my time relaxing on the beach with a book and managed to read six of them in total; four non-fiction and two fiction (because I ran out of reading material for school and my sister felt I was trying to sneak work into... Read More
At the start of the school year, I decided to harness this technology to better communicate with the SMS community, so I hope you will enjoy the irony that this blog is about why I sometimes find it hard to decide whether the internet helps us to better connect, or makes us more disconnected.  I... Read More
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