The Head's Tales

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

Every day, I learn something new about communication and the various ways you can connect with people.  Technology has definitely influenced the way we communicate with others and although it can enhance communication, we also need to be mindful that we are also shaped by the tools we choose to use... Read More
On February 4th and 5th, the majority of the SMS staff are heading over to participate in the FISA Conference (The Federation of Independent Schools Association) which will bring over 5,000 educators together to learn from each other and to be inspired by some of the best 21st century thinkers in... Read More
One of the most difficult challenges for any institution, as it strives for excellence, is the need to make decisions that focus on the well-being of the organization and at the same time balance the personal impact such change may have on an individual or a group – both within and outside of the... Read More
New Year’s allows us to reflect on the past, assess the present, and make plans for the future. It is also a time when we begin to dream about new possibilities and sometimes lament over the "what if..." moments of our lives. At such a reflective time, I cannot think of a better goal than for us to... Read More
As the holiday season approaches with its frenzied pace, I wonder about what is meant when we talk about the “Holiday Spirit.”  It is often not easy to define, as it is usually very personal in nature.  I, however, believe it is quite simple.  It’s in your heart; it feels warm and inviting, like... Read More
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