Principal’s Blog
January 7, 2018

The Power of Words: A Case for Reading

As a new term is about to begin, I reflect on the headspace in which I, admittedly, began my holiday: tired, feeling some trepidation for...

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Principal’s Blog
December 10, 2017

Beyond a Season of Giving

This time of year involves the giving of gifts; whether Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa, there are traditionally gift exchanges within the celebrations. However, over the...

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Principal’s Blog
December 3, 2017

Bored and Brilliant

On Saturday I received an email from a Grade 7 Clementine who wanted to share a TED Talk by Mamoush Zomorodi that she had found...

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Principal’s Blog
October 29, 2017

Trying Something New

This past week was a good reminder for me of the benefit of trying something new within a supportive and encouraging environment. On Wednesday evening,...

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Principal’s Blog
October 15, 2017

Shedding Light or Casting Shadows

On Friday, our Heads of Community, LINCWell, Eco Team and our Student Council Executive introduced our class representatives in assembly. Ms Macintosh began assembly by...

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Principal’s Blog
October 9, 2017

Gratitude

On Friday, our St. Clement’s School community welcomed back our graduates from 2017 for Homecoming, engaged in a very spirited Field Day organized by our...

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Principal’s Blog
September 10, 2017

The Power of Community

Last week as our school community returned for the beginning of a new year, I was reminded several times about the strength and support we...

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Principal’s Blog
June 4, 2017

Saying Goodbye

This weekend I was reminded of the power of place in one’s life. Our family has been blessed with having a farm north of Toronto...

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Principal’s Blog
May 28, 2017

The Building of Friendships

On Friday, our Grade 11 class held their Friendship Assembly for the Graduating Class. This is a tradition that affords our Grade 11s an opportunity...

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Principal’s Blog
April 9, 2017

The Importance of Solitude in Developing Relationships

On Wednesday evening, St. Clement’s School hosted Dr. Sherry Turkle as our final speaker in our Parents’ Association sponsored LINCWell Speaker Series. Dr. Turkle is...

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Principal’s Blog
March 26, 2017

The Importance of Giving and Receiving Feedback

As we work to educate our girls and young women, one of the most important skills to consider is not only how to provide effective...

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Inside Our Walls
February 23, 2017

The journey to reconciliation

Over the past seven years, St. Clement’s School’s Upper School students have visited the northern Cree community of Moose Factory, a small First Nation nestled...

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Principal’s Blog
February 20, 2017

Fake News: Some Communication Considerations

‘Fake news,’ a frequently discussed topic lately, is troubling to consider. Too often, people faced with news from a variety of sources take things at...

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Principal’s Blog
February 12, 2017

Same Message, Diverse Voices

As I sat in the airport lounge on Saturday waiting for my flight to Miami, Florida where I would be attending a National Coalition of...

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Principal’s Blog
January 8, 2017

Happy New Year

Ringing in a new year provides a time for reflection and an opportunity to consider what the future will bring. Typically, one takes stock of...

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Principal’s Blog
October 23, 2016

The Importance of Place

On Friday morning, we hosted our first of three Open Houses, and this was my message delivered to our guests. I have spoken and written...

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Principal’s Blog
September 11, 2016

Building Positive Relationships: Assume Good Intent

Over the last two weeks, the power of strong and positive student / teacher relationships has been highlighted over and over for me through a...

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