The Head's Tales

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

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
Last week, four St. Margaret’s girls and I attended the ISABC Heads’ meeting at St. George’s School in Vancouver.  All of the ISABC Independent Schools (23 in total) were invited to send students to participate in a working session entitled: “Student Voice and Engagement in an Age of Distraction…... Read More
As many of you are aware, I am an avid reader.  I am often influenced by what I am reading, and always try to connect the lessons, experiences, or different perspectives expressed in these books to what we are attempting to achieve at St. Margaret’s.  Sometimes, it is a stretch but I always strive... Read More
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed a bit of a reprieve from school and work life, and found time to enjoy family and friends.  Daylight savings is one of our strongest reminders that winter is coming to an end and spring is here again.  This last term is also a time to “spring forward” in... Read More
With increased attention on the Ministry’s redesigned curriculum and its focus on competencies rather than content, including the importance of personalized learning, I am starting to think about how schools might begin developing “the student” from the inside out.  What things can teachers and... Read More
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