The Head’s Tales: More Alike Than Different

My colleagues and I have just returned from China having met with a number of current families who have chosen St. Margaret’s as the place for their…

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The Head’s Tales: Katniss – A Confident Girl. Inspiring Woman?

Katniss - A Confident Girl. Inspiring Woman? I have just returned from the NAPSG (National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls) Conference…

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The Head’s Tales: Think Big Act small

As St. Margaret's begins to build on its strength and implement its Strategic Plan, I have come to realize the importance of "THINK BIG but act…

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The Head’s Tales: Why Shared Vision is Important

When individual visions come together into shared vision, there is a collective power unlike anything else a group could experience.  Simply by…

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The Head’s Tales: Success – A Journey or a Destination?

Several weeks ago, our Athletics Coordinator posted a blog entitled Success Beyond Measures.  I would like to following up on his message… Defining…

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The Head’s Tales: New beginnings

Happy New Year! One of the things I love about being part of an educational setting is that we have the opportunity to celebrate a “new beginning”…

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The Head’s Tales: Christmas reflections

The Christmas holidays tend to be a particularly reflective time of year and thought I would take some time to share a few of my own reflections:…

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The Head’s Tales: Collaborative learning

Last week Mr. Giommi, our Deputy Head, and I attended a presentation put on by students from both the Comparative Civilizations 12 and Writing 12…

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The Head’s Tales: Hindsight, Foresight and Insight

This week I returned to SMS after a weeklong holiday in Hawaii. I spent much of my time relaxing on the beach with a book and managed to read six of…

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The Head’s Tales: Connected, but disconnected

At the start of the school year, I decided to harness this technology to better communicate with the SMS community, so I hope you will enjoy the…

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The Head’s Tales: Educating girls worldwide

Last week, SMS celebrated the first International Day of the Girl with four remarkable girls from Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl Speakers Bureau,…

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The Head’s Tales: Different but the same

I have been in Ottawa this past week, participating in a CAIS Accreditation of a Girls’ School of similar size and with a similar Mission – Inspiring…

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The Head’s Tales: Challenge by Choice

Last week, I informed my 84-year-old mother that I was heading off with a group of SMS girls to learn how to sail on the Tall Ships in Victoria…

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The Head’s Tales: Trying something new

I have never written a blog before, but I’m looking forward to exploring this form of online communication with you. First, a little about myself…

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