The Head's Tales

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

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
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday full of joy, family fun, and wonder.  Rather than reflecting back on 2016 (which had lots to talk about, speculate on, and debate!), I am looking forward to 2017 as a year full of promise and hope. With the impact  of globalization, technological acceleration... Read More
When I think about this time of year, I realize that many folks use this time to travel home for the holidays or go on a trip. Some individuals will seek out Christmas traditions that connect us to our family, our past, and our hopes for the future.  Others will use this time to explore, and seek... Read More
Last week, SMS had the privilege of having Captain Cheryl C. Major, CD present to the girls at our Remembrance Day Assembly.  She is a great role model for our girls as well as a parent and an enthusiastic ambassador for our school!  She talked about the importance of Remembrance Day, even more so... Read More
The Head’s Tale    Confidence and Vulnerability  On Monday, October 31st, I read an article in the Times Colonist entitled: “Leadership is ‘confidence and vulnerability’.” I found this to be an interesting, but contradictory, combination of terms; in fact, my first reaction was to say these two... Read More
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