The Head's Tales

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

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
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
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