The Head's Tales

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

 At St. Margaret's, one of our strategic goals is to help our students develop leadership skills by creating opportunities for our girls to build their confidence and find their voices. We believe that the top 10 success traits for any leader in the 21st century include: Being honest and having... Read More
St. Margaret’s provides many experiential learning opportunities for girls to participate in meaningful activities with adults both in the school and in the community.  Many of these activities begin with an invitation to participate alongside adults in real life situations, to participate with... Read More
A couple of weeks ago, there was an article in The Globe and Mail entitled "How a single-gender environment can lead girls to choose a STEM career" that totally resonated with me. One of the schools featured – St. Clements School – is our Eastern Canada "Red Blazer" counterpart. Much like us, their... Read More
How To Ignite Citizen Engagement? Over a year ago, I wrote a blog entitled Finding Your Voice (posted May 14, 2014).  At St. Margaret’s, there are three types of voices we try to develop—an authentic voice, a supportive voice, and, a voice of agency/advocacy. It is this latter voice that we are... Read More
Encouraging girls to face their fears, find their courage, and embrace adventure ...for life. For nearly three decades (and  7 000 girls later), the SMS girls in the senior grades have participated in activities such as guided hikes, high ropes, ocean canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, caving,... Read More
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