Head of School


Congratulations to all of our students on the successful completion of the 2021-2022 school year - and what a year it was! The past 7 weeks have allowed students, parents and teachers to reconnect and bring back so many great feelings, opportunities and events that make HNMCS the amazing school that it is.

The class of 2022 - we are so proud of you. I know that you felt how blessed you were to have both prom and an in person graduation. The days leading up to these closing events were filled with new traditions and many familiar favourites. The legacy trip back to Teen Ranch, the new senior sunrise, the infamous grade 12 skip day and the pranks were all wonderful ways to mark the end of your time at HNMCS. We hope you are feeling ready for what the future brings and know that we cannot wait to hear all about your new adventures.

This week we also hosted an in person alumnae event where we welcomed many girls back from 2017-2021. It was great to see familiar faces and meet many new alumnae as well. We very much look forward to hosting more past students in the months and years to come.

We also hosted our first ever grade 8 stepping up ceremony. It was so wonderful to talk with parents and see the girls ascend those red stairs. What a beautiful day.

The final school mass was a great way to close the year. Thank you to Father Leung from St. Michael’s School for coming to us and helping us host our first in person mass in a very long time. It was a great reminder as to why we all come together in community to celebrate our Catholic values.

Thank you to all of the staff and faculty, the families and the students, the board and the sisters, as we would not be HNMCS without you. Please accept our gratitude for sharing your daughters with us each and every day. Have a great summer.

With appreciation,
Carrie Hughes-Grant


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Carrie Hughes-Grant
Head of School


Welcome to the Head of School blog - enCOURAGE. The name comes from the core values and our vision statement that aspire to support our girls to stand up for their convictions. By examining four themes - faith, teachers, the head of school position, and our girls, enCOURAGE communicates how we at HNMCS help our girls live our values.

JAN 13, 2022: WHY A SCHOOL FOR GIRLS?

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NOV 10, 2021: WHAT EVERY GIRL RECEIVES (PART 3)

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OCT 15, 2021: ACTIVE STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING (PART 2)

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OCT 5, 2021: EDUCATION - NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL (PART 1)

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MAR. 18, 2021: CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE

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FEB. 28, 2021: COVID SILVER LININGS

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JAN. 27, 2021: CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF FAILURE

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JAN. 05, 2021: FROM STEM TO STREAM

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Dec. 1, 2020: A Culture of Learning

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Nov. 12, 2020: WHY A VALUES BASED EDUCATION MATTERS

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OCT. 26, 2020: Transformation

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Oct. 8, 2020: Changing Properties of the Rock

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Sep. 24, 2020: What Rock?

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Sep. 17, 2020: Moving the Rock

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