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07 Sep 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Sept 7, 2018

How do we measure success? The start of a new session can be both exciting and slightly daunting. New pencil cases and stationery, pristine jotters and perhaps a brand new uniform all have so much promise about them. Making friends, an unfamiliar bui...

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22 Jun 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog June 22, 2018

Can the creative arts change lives?I had the great pleasure of starting the week with a group of Upper Sixth leavers, in the Gallery of Modern Art discussing the topic of Books that Might Change Your Life. Their reflections on their own reading choic...

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25 May 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog May 25, 2018

On Thursday evening St George's hosted an information event about the new Graduate Apprenticeships which are now available at ten universities and colleges across Scotland. These are unique to Scotland and have been developed with employers to ensure...

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11 May 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog May 11, 2018

How do we lay the foundations in our girls for a healthy lifestyle in adulthood?  In schools we are rightly concerned to ensure that we are encouraging our students to lay down healthy habits for life.  We teach this in our PSHE courses and wellbeing...

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27 Apr 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Apr 27, 2018

How do we prepare our leavers for the world of work?  In the final assembly before Study Leave begins for our Upper and Lower 6 students, I spoke about two alumnae of St George’s who have followed very different routes in life but both of whom have c...

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