The Head's Tales

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

I have just returned from Finland where Darlene DeMerchant and I joined a group of educators from some of the other ISABC schools, exploring a school system that is revered by many other countries in regards to its commitment to academic excellence, access, and equity. In Finland, teachers are... Read More
One of the most favourite things that I will remember from Late Show with David Letterman was his Top 10, which he created to critique a myriad of topics ranging from the silly to pointed commentary.  Just last week, I received a lovely email from a parent, who provided me with her top 60 reasons (... Read More
Last week I was given the opportunity to attend the Entrepreneur of the Year Recognition Gala at the Empress Hotel. This event is sponsored by the University of Victoria’s Business School and this year’s honoree was David Foster. Although primarily known as a musician, songwriter, composer, and... Read More
During the past several months I have been observing the stress level among our most senior students rise to a frenzied level.  While the girls are waiting for their university acceptance letters (wondering if they have made the right decisions with regards to their schools of choice and their... Read More
I constantly hear people lament that they could get more things done IF they only had more time!  Well let’s be honest, no one can extend time beyond the prescribed minutes that measure an hour, a day, a week, a given year…   What we can do, however, is make sure we use our precious time more... Read More
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