Headmistress’ Blog

Celebrating

Celebrating

Posted: 7th December 2018

As the Upper School girls celebrated the Carol Service at Christ Church yesterday evening, two things really stood out for me, and I discovered afterwards that I was not alone in thinking this way. The first thing that gradually dawned...

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The Christmas Message

The Christmas Message

Posted: 3rd December 2018

Christmas, and all that goes with it, is most definitely coming – and not soon enough for some of the younger members of the Stormont community! Today I was lucky enough to go swimming with Form 2, and was treated...

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Social Media

Social Media

Posted: 26th November 2018

Social media – boon or curse? For children, social media apps and online chat and gaming sites are an enticing digital jungle: exciting to explore, yet fraught with unseen hazards. Do you (sensibly) keep screens and technology in the family...

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Believe

Believe

Posted: 12th July 2018

I never cease to be impressed with how much the girls achieve, because they believe. Believing that you can do something is always the first step. Positive thinking opens doors and resilience and determination keep you trying. This morning in...

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Mrs Morag Johnston Memorial Service

Mrs Morag Johnston Memorial Service

Posted: 15th June 2018

(Headmistress 1993-2013) We learned this week that the memorial service for Morag will take place at St James’s Church, Piccadilly at 2:30pm on Thursday 12th July. Chris Kelly, Morag’s husband, has let us know that she wanted any donations in...

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Online Safety for Children

Online Safety for Children

Posted: 7th June 2018

On the way to school this morning I listened to Dr Tanya Byron talking about children and online safety. Ten years ago she was asked by government to look at this important area, and made a number of recommendations. The...

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Time to Play and Time to Work

Time to Play and Time to Work

Posted: 7th June 2018

I have always believed that intelligence is not fixed and that every child, given a variety of opportunities and the right environment, can achieve and flourish. Support and challenge at school and at home are fundamental in this, as is...

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Residential School Trips

Residential School Trips

Posted: 7th June 2018

As I write this, Form 4 are about to land back at Stormont after two days and one night away at the Kingswood Centre in Kent. I have heard that they all went to bed on time (!) and so...

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Time Out

Time Out

Posted: 7th June 2018

After another busy week at Stormont I am reflecting on the importance of time out, for girls for staff and parents too. What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. So begins...

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Golden Rules

Golden Rules

Posted: 6th June 2018

As well as talking to the girls in assembly on Wednesday about how worms can help us to put our Golden Rules into practice (I would love to know if they can remember how I linked these), I have also...

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