Head of School

Welcome to Spring!

It is hard to believe that we are back in a lockdown with only weeks left until the 2020-21 year comes to an end. As the vaccine roll out is getting stronger and more people are taking advantage of this opportunity, we will begin to see many things that we have come to know and cherish re-open. For now, some words that found a place within me and I hope they also resonate with you:

Everyday:
1. Rise and Shine
2. Be thankful
3. Choose faith over fear
4. Replace “Have to” with “Get To”
5. Encourage others
6. Show up and do the work
7. Trust in a bigger plan and purpose for your life
8. Be the change you wish to see

In 8 weeks time we will say goodbye to the end of the 2020-21 school year with graduation for our class of 2021and final reports; in 7 weeks to the rest of the senior school students; in 6 weeks to the middle school. It has been a very interesting year- one of transformation, patience, flexibility and grace. It has been a year of examining what matters and exploring what is best for the entire HNMCS community. Let’s continue to find gratitude in our lives and pass it on with meaningful intention.

We got this - we are so close. #inthistogether

Our next scheduled Day Zero will be on Thursday, May 6. This will be a Wellness Day, where students will participate in a variety of activities of their choosing both on and off screen. Students will also hear from Katherine Regnier, Founder and CEO of Coconut Software. We are looking forward to this day and thank you to the PA for finding our speaker and the student government for planning the day.

Here’s to a terrific May and the hope for a return to school.

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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.

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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