Weekly blog of Principal Martha Perry '85. St. Clement's School develops outstanding women who are intellectually curious, courageous and compassionate.

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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September 4, 2017


The beginning of a School year has always been a time of happy anticipation for me- when I was a student and now as an...

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June 16, 2017

Closing 2017 Message

Good evening and welcome. It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome all of you to our 116th Annual St. Clement’s School Closing. When...

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June 11, 2017

Are We There Yet?

On Friday, after a long week, I was looking forward to gathering with a few very close friends at a cottage north of the city....

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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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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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May 21, 2017

Is It 'Cool' To Be Stressed?!?

I have had many conversations over the last several weeks about stress. What both fascinates and concerns me is that there seems to be a...

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May 15, 2017

It's Not Just the Message That Counts

This week I received two separate hard copy letters from students, and these, and an article, reminded me of the power of communication, and, more...

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May 7, 2017

Hindsight is 20/20

As we continue to work on our strategic plan for the upcoming three years, I am mindful that its goals are planned to be completed...

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April 30, 2017

Standing Out

St. Clement’s School’s mission is to develop outstanding women who are intellectually curious, courageous and compassionate. When this mission was developed by our community five...

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April 23, 2017

Looking in to Speak Out

This past Thursday, Reverend Andrew Federle led our Easter Service at St. Clement's Church. At the end of his homily, he advised us that St....

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April 17, 2017

A Woman's Place is in The House

Over the last four years, Bishop Strachan School, Branksome Hall, Havergal College and St. Clement's School have hosted a Girls' Schools Collaborative Speaker Series to...

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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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April 3, 2017

The Power of Fiction

Those who know me well, know that I love reading, particularly fiction, and nonfiction pertaining to education, leadership and change. During holidays, I can often...

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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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March 5, 2017

Impact Through Clarity

On Saturday, our St. Clement’s Board of Governors and Senior Administrative Team gathered for a facilitated retreat about our strategic direction. As noted to our...

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February 26, 2017

It's Not Just About the Final Performance

On Friday evening I attended our St. Clement’s School production of Cinderella. It was a remarkable performance filled with superb singing, acting and choreography. It...

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