The Head's Tales

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

As St. Margaret’s continues to build upon its strengths, I have come to realize the importance of also growing our community by increasing the opportunities to connect with others and to share our hopes and dreams for our girls – within classes, across grades, between parents, and in the greater... Read More
At St. Margaret’s, we pride ourselves in helping each girl find her own voice and use it in a way that helps the collective good.  Last week was a perfect example of how a group of girls, with the support of their drama teacher and mentor, Jane Leavitt, was able to share that collective voice to... Read More
Thinking about reading aloud conjures up many happy memories for me.  As a young child, I can remember being read to by my mom or dad just before bedtime.  It was a special moment when my parents were able to bring alive the words on the page allowing me to immerse myself into the characters and... Read More
This is the time of year, when I can see the stress levels of our Grade 12s go up exponentially as they focus on university admission, Grade Point Averages (GPA), SAT scores, and choosing “the right” university.  The purpose of learning shifts to compiling the right credentials and getting accepted... Read More
Technology provides us with the ubiquitous capacity to connect, interact, and exchange ideas at a speed that makes it difficult to navigate in a way that we can truly manage effectively.  Transformation of communication in the digital age can be both global and local, generic and customized,... Read More
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