The Head's Tales

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

As the students in grades 6 –12 immerse themselves in the myriad of activities at  Strathcona, I am reminded of the importance of experiential learning and stepping out of your comfort level to experience new things in an environment that is not confined by the four walls of a classroom.  Even our... Read More
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016/17 school year.  As I watched the Summer Olympics in Rio, I came to realize that every athlete’s success story is driven by the desire to achieve excellence. As each athlete shared his/her story (either in triumph or disappointment), I was reminded that... Read More
Written by Cathy Thornicroft St. Margaret’s has just finished a very action-packed school year with lots to celebrate and to reflect upon as we prepare for the 2016/17 school year.  Some of the staff highlights include: Beautification of the school campus (most recently, the student designed... Read More
How do we go about finding our passion?  Do we start with tiny steps of exploration, encouragement and early success?  Or are our passions created through focused attention, perseverance, and earned recognition?  I think finding our passion involves both.  On June 9th, I had the privilege of... Read More
Last Tuesday evening, St. Margaret’s hosted an Information Session entitled Disconnect and Reconnect.  The presenter, Cris Rowan – occupational therapist and renowned speaker on digital habits and social development – spoke to a highly engaged parent community regarding the impact of technology on... Read More
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